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Camps and Events

Adventure Awaits

Welcome back, summer! It's time to CAMP! We’ll have a ton of that traditional camp fun all while following the latest coronavirus safety standards from the CDC and state and local departments of health. Camp may look a little different in 2021, but it’s going to be a great summer!

Already know exactly which camp you want to sign up for? 
Click here to access the online registration system. 

KEEP SCROLLING to see the complete list of 2021 camps and events.

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 in the current school year. When registering online for the first time, plan for the process to take 15-20 minutes to complete.

Current COVID-19 safety guidelines include reductions to overall group size and camp capacity, so we will have less space in our summer camping events. If an event is full, you will be placed on a waitlist. But don’t give up! As COVID-19 conditions change we hope to adjust our capacities upward and register those on our waitlists for their chosen event. You will be notified no later than 3-weeks prior to the start of your event if you are moved from a waitlist onto the event roster. Please let our central office camp staff know as soon as possible if you decide to register for a different event and no longer wish to remain on the waitlist. 

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

April 23 - Apr 24, 2021

547 - LPC Mission Possible 1 (CANCELLED) Lake Poinsett Camp

(CANCELLED) 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.

April 23 - Apr 25, 2021

865 - Youth Worker Academy 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 23-25, 2021. Our guest presenter will be Chris Hansen of Leadership Harbor.

April 30 - May 1, 2021

548 - LPC Mission Possible 2 (WAITLIST AVAILABLE) Lake Poinsett Camp

(WAITLIST AVAILABLE) 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.

May 28 - May 30, 2021

540 - LPC Family Camp 1 Lake Poinsett Camp

Spend a relaxing weekend with your family in a cabin at the lake! Two families per cabin. You will have your own room/bathroom. There will be some structure but we have designed this camp for family time. Enjoy games, crafts, Bible lessons, waterfront (weather permitting), campfires, and more!

June 6 - Jun 11, 2021

640 - SMC Jr High Wilderness Adventure Storm Mountain Center

Experience new adventures each day as you explore Storm Mountain and engage in the wonder of God’s creation. You will stay in the Creekside Cabins with daily adventures including archery, hiking and wilderness skills. Your afternoons and evenings will be filled with swimming, games and campfires as we grow together in faith and friendship. Grades: 6-8

June 7 - Jun 9, 2021

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 SonSeekers, which starts June 12. 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 13 - Jun 18, 2021

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 and all your favorite camp experiences. Campers will need their portable gaming devices and chargers. Grades: 5-8

645 - SMC Teen Wilderness Adventure (WAITLIST Available for BOYS) Storm Mountain Center

(WAITLIST Available for BOYS) - Experience new adventures each day as you explore Storm Mountain and engage in the wonder of God’s creation. You will stay in the Creekside Cabins with daily adventures including archery, hiking and wilderness skills. Your afternoons and evenings will be filled with swimming, games and campfires as we grow together in faith and friendship.

June 14 - Jun 15, 2021

536 - LPC Teddy Bear Camp 2 (WAITLIST AVAILABLE) Lake Poinsett Camp

(WAITLIST AVAILABLE) 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 14 - Jun 16, 2021

595 - LPC Golf Camp Lake Poinsett Camp

Do you love playing golf? Or ever thought it would be fun to learn to play golf ? Here is your chance! Join us for three days of golf at nearby courses plus all the other great things you love about camp. Please bring your own golf clubs, if you don’t have any please contact us. All experience levels welcome.

June 16 - Jun 17, 2021

535 - LPC Teddy Bear Camp (WAITLIST Available) Lake Poinsett Camp

(WAITLIST AVAILABLE) 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 18 - Jun 20, 2021

541 - LPC Family Camp 2 Lake Poinsett Camp

Spend a relaxing weekend with your family in a cabin at the lake! Two families per cabin. You will have your own room/bathroom. There will be some structure but we have designed this camp for family time. Enjoy games, crafts, Bible lessons, waterfront (weather permitting), campfires, and more!

June 20 - Jun 25, 2021

733 - WAC Middle School Mayhem Wesley Acres Camp

Come enjoy the craziness that we call camp! We will play, worship, learn together. Try new things, spend time doing your favorite activities, explore the ropes course, and maybe even learn a new skill. Grades: 6-8

604 - SMC Black Hills Trek Storm Mountain Center

Challenge yourself both physically and spiritually as you backpack one of the beautiful Black Hills. Plan your spring and summer accordingly so you know your hiking shows are comfortable and you are physically ready to carry your tent and all your gear. You will be on the trail in the midst of God’s marvelous creation for three nights and four days. (Limit 10 participants) Grades: 6-8

June 21 - Jun 24, 2021

525 - LPC Games Galore & More (WAITLIST Available for GIRLS) Lake Poinsett Camp

(WAITLIST Available for GIRLS) Immerse yourself in fun! Campers will spend time playing games and sports, swimming in the lake, learning about God, and making new friends. Grades: 3-5

530 - LPC Crafts, Photography & More (WAITLIST AVILABLE) Lake Poinsett Camp

(WAITLIST AVILABLE) If you have an interest in photography and crafts, this is the camp for you! Capture photos of friends and fun times. You may bring a camera, but it is not required. Grades: 3-5

June 25 - Jun 27, 2021

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

June 27 - Jul 1, 2021

550 - LPC Water Mania (Waitlist Available) Lake Poinsett Camp

(WAITLIST AVAILABLE) Come join a water sports adventure! There are so many great choices at the lake! Splash on the water trampoline, enjoy the tube or torpedo behind the boat. We also have time for you and your new friends on a kayak, canoe, paddle boat or playing on the beach. Learn how Jesus loves us unconditionally through zany games, fun skits, cool songs and campfires. Grades: 6-8

June 27 - Jun 29, 2021

507 - LPC Super Hero Camp (WAITLIST AVAILABLE FOR BOYS) Lake Poinsett Camp

(WAITLIST Available for BOYS) Throw on your super hero cape and head on over to the lake for games, swimming, campfires, and more! We will learn about super heroes of the Bible along with some inspirational everyday heroes. Grades: 2-4

580 - LPC Grandparents & Me 1 (WAITLIST AVAILABLE) Lake Poinsett Camp

(WAITLIST AVAILABLE) 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

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