Check here for the latest information regarding summer camps and the COVID-19 Pandemic.
For answers to frequently asked questions, check out our COVID-19 and Camps FAQ's.
Welcome Back, Summer! It’s time to Camp!
We’re excited to let you know that camp is back in 2021 at each of your United Methodist campsites in the Dakotas and Minnesota. Summer is better with camp! We’ve missed you and we can’t wait to see soon!
Registration is now open and information on all 2021 events is available now on this website. Space may be limited this season, so sign up soon! Looking for your printed camping brochure this year? With the potential for changes to schedules and events leading up to summer due to the coronavirus pandemic, your camping team chose to forgo the traditional printed camp brochure this year. Instead, we will have all camp listings and registration information on the Dakotas United Methodist Camps website where details can be updated quickly, and changes made in real time. This helps to ensure that you will always have the most up-to-date information.
As always, the safety and well-being of our campers, staff, and volunteers remains our top priority. In the months leading up to summer 2021, we’ll continue to pay close attention to COVID-19 conditions as they fluctuate and follow expert guidance from health professionals and the American Camp Association as it emerges. We will adapt our plans and protocols as needed to ensure the safety of all involved.
We will provide you with updates as conditions change and new information becomes available that may impact the 2021 camping season. It’s important to stay connected with Dakotas and Minnesota Camping during this season. Information will be shared regularly through social media, email, and website updates. In addition, you will be informed well in advance of your time at camp, of any pre-camp requirements, changes to the schedule, and safety protocols that will be in effect during your time at camp.
For the latest information on COVID-19 and summer planning, check the Covid-19 and Camp FAQ's section of our COVID-19 webpage. Please check back regularly for updates.
We're grateful for the chance to share Christ, Creation, and Community with the churches and families of the Dakotas and Minnesota Conferences of The United Methodist Church. Your trust in us is a gift that we do not take for granted. Keeping our campers and staff safe is at the heart of all we do. We hope you will choose to make Dakotas United Methodist Camps programs part of your summer.
If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 855-622-1973.
See you soon at camp,
Dakotas United Methodist Camps staff
January 11, 2021
United Methodist Camps Welcome You Back This Summer!
Read the article by Doreen Gosmire, director of communication, Dakotas UMC
September 30, 2020
Your Dakotas and Minnesota Camps are OPEN!
Your Dakotas and Minnesota Camps are OPEN for small group gatherings and retreats, personal/family time away, or volunteer group work projects!
Need some time away from your own four walls these days? Is your small group or ministry team looking for a place to gather that’s quiet, safe, and immersed in the beauty and peace of creation? Your United Methodist camps would LOVE to be that place! Come stay with us for a time apart to experience Christ, Creation, and Community. Each camp follows COVID-19 safety protocols and procedures that meet guidelines set by each state and the CDC. These include requiring masks and social distancing in common areas, limiting space in individual bedrooms to family groups, minimal to no contact with other onsite groups or staff, reducing group sizes as needed, and maximizing time outdoors when possible.
A reminder that all clergy and their household families are welcome to stay at any of our United Methodist Camp and Retreat Centers at no cost. Discounts may be available, as well, for those groups doing volunteer work projects at the camp. There are always special projects to do around camp that could use your help!
For questions or information about getaway options for your family or group, opportunities for work teams, safety concerns, and availability, please contact the campsites directly.
Lake Poinsett Camp
Wesley Acres Camp
Storm Mountain Center