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programs

summer youth camps

Summer Youth Camp: it's the bomb!
Cabin groups led by trained college aged staff. Daily worship, Bible study, age appropriate activities, games and camp crafts create a wonderful time together in Christian community.
Camp is a significant experience that will last a lifetime. Join us this summer!

COVID NOTES:
Due to the unpredictability of the virus, Camp will be following guidelines set by the state and CDC during the period camp is in session. Look for an update on this by June 1.

THE VALUE OF THE SUMMER CAMP EXPERIENCE: 

Camp Onomia strives to keep the cost of the summer camp experience down, but we all have experienced significant rises in the cost of food and utilities and many everyday items that we haven't worried about before. In 2022, the estimated cost per camper to attend a week at camp is almost $900. Camp donations from individuals and congregations subsidize this real cost of a session at camp by almost 40%. What does that mean for you? We ask that you consider an added donation as you are able this year to help us continue this tradition of supporting kids from all financial situations to attend Onomia.
As
always, we NEVER  turn a child away from camp due to financial hardship.

BEGINNERS

We have a wonderful opportunity for kids who want to go to camp like their older siblings, but just aren't old enough to handle time away from mom and dad. This session is a simple overnight camp that the parent experiences along side their child. Lodging will be together in our retreat center! Staff lead activities!

Grades K-2 and adult(s)
Begins 10am Wednesday Ends 7pm Thursday

Fee: $70 per person

$90 after March 15th

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Offered July 6-7, 2022. Fee is per person attending, youth or adult.

GRANDPARENT/KID

This is a wonderful Intergenerational Experience!  Children need mentors in faith - what better place than here at Onomia for Grandpa and Grandma to walk along side their grandkids!  Enjoy playing and sharing stories of faith together!  Stay in our comfy Retreat Center. Activities led by summer staff!

Grades K-4 and Adult(s)

Begins 10am Wednesday
Ends 1pm Friday

Fee: $190 per person

$250 after March 15th

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Offered July 6-8, 2022. Fee is per person attending, youth or adult.

PIONEERS

Pioneers have completed grades 1-3. The shorter camp experience enables them to enjoy time away from mom or dad while learning new games and meeting new friends in their cabin. Their cabin counselor becomes parent, friend, and activity leader. Daily Bible stories, fun worship, and sunset campfire!

Grades 1-3
Begins 3pm Sunday

Ends 7pm Tuesday

Fee: $290 per person

$350 after March 15th

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Offered July 10-12, 2022 or July 31- August 2, 2022

FISH CAMP

Fish Camp is back! Our guides have been our researching the best fishin spots on Lake Shakopee. In addition to the usual fun camp stuff, participants in Fish Camp spend extra time during the day learning fishing skills. Board the pontoon before breakfast in search of that huge sunny or lunker northern. Bring your own rod and gear if you can.

Grades 5-7

Begins 3pm Sunday
Ends 1pm Friday

Fee: $490 per person

$590 after March 15th

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Offered July 10-15, 2022. Bring your buddy and fishin pole!

EXPLORERS

A whole week of camp fun is just waiting for upper elementary children to explore at Camp Onomia. You will experience all of the great activities that make camp the awesome experience that it is... creative and inspirational camp style worships, daily Bible studies,and other fun stuff like swimming, games, crafts, and visits to Kathio!

Grades 3-6

Begins 3pm Sunday
Ends 1pm Friday

Fee: $490 per person

$590 after March 15th

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Offered July 10-15, 2022 or July 31- August 5, 2022

ADVENTURE CLUB

Join the CLUB for outside the box fun!  Adventure Club will teach you canoe and outdoor living skills, how to handle paddle boards and more! We will head out on an overnight canoe trip from Mille Lacs Lake through Kathio State Park this week,  along the way we will camp out, cook some grub over a campfire, and hike Kathio! Step out of the ordinary!

Grades 6-8

Begins 3pm Sunday
Ends 1pm  Friday

Fee: $540 per person

$640 after March 15th

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Offered June 12-17, 2022 or July 31- August 5, 2022

CONFIRMATION

We have something special for you to experience at Onomia this summer that will not only get you excited about your faith, but challenge you to step up and make it your own! Camp is all about building relationships and a week of camp fun is the ticket! Great discussions, river canoeing, tons of games make this an awesome experience!

Grades 6-9

Begins 3pm Sunday
Ends 1pm Friday

Fee: $490 per person

$590 after March 15th

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Offered June 12-17, 2022. Registration open to church groups only.

NIGHT OWLS

In this awesome program, campers stay up late into the night and sleep late into the morning.  God's creation is a whole different adventure during the dark hours. There will be stargazing and night time games.  You will also experience late night worship by candle light in the chapel.  Campers will find this week a great break from "normal " camp.

Grades 6-8

Begins 3pm Sunday
Ends 1pm Friday

Fee: $490 per person

$590 after March 15th

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Offered June 26- July 1, 2022. 

NIGHT HAWKS

LOVE the late nights and later mornings? As a Night Hawk, you will stay up even later, join in some of the activities that the Night Owls indulge in like late night games and evening shenanigans. But you will also develop leadership skills, lead a late night campfire, and a morning First Word at the Stone Cross.  We will Rock You...

Grades 9-12

Begins 3pm Sunday
Ends 1pm Friday

Fee: $490 per person

$590 after March 15th

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Offered June 26- July 1, 2022. 

LEADERSHIP LTE

This is our traditional SIT program with a few new twists! This Leadership Training Experience digs deeper into your faith with opportunities to lead and to walk alongside our summer counselors, learn more about yourself, your God, and your vocational goals. It is all here this week. Training week as scheduled, return for a second week to assist program. Awesome.
We encourage you to ask your congregation for a scholarship to cover the cost of this training.

Grades 10-12

Begins Sunday 3pm

Ends Friday 1pm

Fee: $490 per person

$590 after March 15th

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Offered June 12- 17. Return to volunteer for a second week.
Pastor/YD referral is required. 

God's Boundless Love @CAMP

NEW  NEW  NEW  NEW 

Bummers, the NYG is not. 
But GBL@CAMP is! We invite church groups to join us for 4 fabulous days at Onomia, Enjoy typical summer camp options, stay in our comfy hotel-like retreat center with all meals provided. There will be service opportunities and interaction with our local Native American community 
PLUS

we add in evening SPLASH with scheduled guests David Scherer (Agape), Joe Davis, Jonathan Rundman Band, Rachel Kurtz and other guest speakers. 

POSTER here
INFO SHEET here
or call for details!

Completed Grades 6-12

Fee: $400 per person

Group Registration Preferred: email us!
Individual registration is now open. Use link:

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Offered July 17-21, 2022. 
Individual registration is now open for youth who do not have a church group to attend with. Campers who have already registered for one of our summer programs cannot transfer into this event.  Contact our office for a possible second program discount.