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Registration NOW OPEN! Click on the title of the camp for more information, and to download the welcome letter. Camper grade is designated as the grade completed as of June 2020. When registering online for the first time, plan for the process to take 15-20 minutes to complete.

Please see our FAQ section for answers to common registration questions. If you need further assistance, contact the camping office at, or give us a call toll-free at 855-622-1973.

January 24 - Jan 25, 2020

800 - 2020 Winter Connections Three locations: Bismarck, Rapid City, and Sioux Falls 

Winter Connection is an annual event for middle school and high school youth that takes place in the Bismarck, Rapid City, and Sioux Falls this year. This is an opportunity for youth to gather, share, worship, and serve others. Each year there is a focus on a particular theme and scripture along with a unique and important component of service. Our theme for 2020 is "Love Is" Our scripture is 1 Corinthians 13:4-7.   

April 17 - Apr 19, 2020

865 - Youth Worker Academy - Postponed Storm Mountain Center

Join us for an amazing time of training, sharing and connection for pastors and lay leaders that work with youth in churches across the Conference. Youth Worker Academy will be held at Storm Mountain Center on April 17-19, 2020. Our guest presenter will be Chris Hansen of Leadership Harbor.

May 31 - Jun 3, 2020

547 - LPC Mission Possible Lake Poinsett Camp

This camp is perfect for churches, youth groups, or individuals that want to come help with some service projects but also have fun. Come help us perform a variety of much needed projects around camp. In addition to working around camp, participants will have time to swim, play games, and have devotions. Families will room together. Youth may come by themselves if they are 11 and older. Counselors will supervise them.

June 1 - Jun 2, 2020

535 - LPC Teddy Bear Camp 1 Lake Poinsett Camp

This camp is designed for a parent, grandparent, or important adult to share that first camp experience with their child(ren). Come join us for 24 hours of fun. Stay in the beautiful retreat center. Bring your favorite teddy bear and come meet new friends. Ages: Adult(s) with child(ren) up to age 7.

June 4 - Jun 6, 2020

700 - WAC Counselor-in-Training (CIT) Wesley Acres Camp

Are you interested in being a camp counselor someday? Would you like to help as a Counselor-in-Training this summer? Spend two days learning to be a part of the camp leadership team and earn a Dakotas UM Camping CIT certificate. Put your new skills to the test by signing up as a CIT for WAC June SonSeekers, which starts June 7. After completing your certification, you are welcome to serve as a CIT at any of our Dakotas UM Camps locations! CIT space is limited, and approval required from the site director at each location. Grades: 9-12

June 5 - Jun 7, 2020

605 - SMC Circle of Friends Storm Mountain Center

Take a break from your normal summer routine. Come spend some time with God and friends at camp. The pace of this camp is geared for school-aged through older mentally and/or physically challenged campers. There will be activities, crafts, campfires, lots of music, and Bible studies. A camp buddy (caregiver) may register and accompany each camper (at no charge) and participate in all camp activities. Ages: Special needs age 10 up to Adult 

June 7 - Jun 9, 2020

705 - WAC June SonSeekers Wesley Acres Camp

A great beginning camp experience. Bring an adult shepherd or come on your own. We pack action, fun, and learning into two quick days. Swim in our heated outdoor pool. Canoe with a friend. Join us in group games like gaga ball, 4-square, and 9-square in the air. Grow in faith while learning about God’s son, Jesus Christ, who loves and rejoices with all who seek. Grades: K-4

June 14 - Jun 19, 2020

725 - WAC My Craft Camp Wesley Acres Camp

Everything you would expect in an elementary camp with an emphasis on crafts. Create amazing take home crafts and friendships with other campers. Explore the Bible and your talents. Find a place where you feel God’s presence in nature, fellowship, and art. Grades: 4-6

740 - WAC Minecraft Camp Wesley Acres Camp

Our creative God crafted us for his kingdom and challenges us to continue to build it; come to play, create, learn, and share through Minecraft. Grades: 5-8

June 14 - Jun 16, 2020

510 - LPC Mini-Camp A Lake Poinsett Camp

All the fun of a weeklong camp packed into a fraction of the time! Get ready for waterfront fun, crafts, games, outdoor chapel, and more. While our mini camps give first time campers a taste of the ultimate overnight camp experience, we have campers that return to mini camp summer after summer! Shepherds are welcome. Grades: 1-3

511 - LPC Mini-Camp B Lake Poinsett Camp

All the fun of a week-long camp packed into a fraction of the time! Get ready for waterfront fun, crafts, games, outdoor chapel, and more. While our mini camps give first time campers a taste of the ultimate overnight camp experience, we have campers that return to mini camp summer after summer! Shepherds are welcome. Grades: 4-6

June 14 - Jun 19, 2020

755 - WAC Senior High Service Camp Wesley Acres Camp

Join the mission field right here at Wesley Acres Camp. Spend the week doing all of the normal camp activities but add in a daily time of service. Finish repair projects, stain buildings, lead games for younger campers, and discover some of our local mission opportunities. Grades: 9-12

June 14 - Jun 16, 2020

590 - LPC Women’s Getaway Lake Poinsett Camp

Calling all women! Come join us for some rest and relaxation at the lake. We will have a variety of options for you to pick from including: candy making, crafts, swimming, boating, hiking, Bible Lessons, and more. If you are a mom of campers in grades 1-9, they can attend one of our action-packed summer camps offered this week. Single rooms available at additional cost.

517 - LPC Middle School Mania Lake Poinsett Camp

Middle school campers are busy! That is why we designed this two-night camp just for you. Spend time tubing, swimming in the lake, playing games, growing in your faith, and making friends to last a lifetime. S’mores included! Grades: 6-9

June 14 - Jun 19, 2020

606 - SMC Wizarding Camp Storm Mountain Center

Your days will be filled with adventure and exploration.  With the guidance of the head master, professors, and heads of house teams, explore biblical themes and discover your own God-given gifts as you experience personal transfiguration. Grades 6-8

610 - SMC Heritage Storm Mountain Center

You’ll discover more about your heritage in the Black Hills as you experience high-spirit adventure and action while panning for gold, discovering Native American folklore, logging trees and being a missionary. Perfect for curious and energetic fourth graders. Grade: 4  

June 16 - Jun 19, 2020

520 - LPC Fish On 1 Lake Poinsett Camp

Fish on in hopes of landing a Lake Poinsett monster walleye. This camp is for the beginner and master fisherman alike. Share your love of fishing in a Christian setting, make new fishing buddies for life, and discover the beauty of creation. Grades: 3-6

527 - LPC Brownies, Cookies, and More Lake Poinsett Camp

Baking brownies in a cardboard box?! You bet! Join us to find out how. Besides creating delicious treats together, there will be opportunities for camp games, water play, and learning about God. Grades: 4-6

June 17 - Jun 19, 2020

580 - LPC Grandparents & Me 1 Lake Poinsett Camp

Calling all grandparents! Bring your grandchildren to camp for a fantastic time! Stay in the beautiful air-conditioned rooms at the Living Waters Retreat Center. Spend time experiencing God in a multitude of ways. Campers will have Bible studies, arts and crafts, games, and more. Ages: Grandparent(s) with Child(ren) Ages 5-12

June 19 - Jun 21, 2020

770 - WAC June Family Camp Wesley Acres Camp

Come enjoy a great time away together. You will find something fun for all ages and a time for everyone to grow in faith and relationship. Note: Each member of your party must register! Please make sure to list roommate/cabin mate requests so we know who will be staying with you at camp.​​​​​​​ Ages: Intergenerational


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