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COVID-19 Information

NEW!  Please review Summer 2021 COVID-19 Safety Protocols and Procedures

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! 

Camp Is Back In 2021

Registration is now open and information on all 2021 events is available now on this website. However, space is extremely limited and many events are now full due to COVID-19 safety guidance that requires reduced capacity.  If an event is full, you will be placed on a waitlist. But don’t give up! 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. 

As always, the safety and well-being of our campers, staff, and volunteers remains our top priority. Our Summer 2021 COVID-19 Safety Protocols and Procedures are based on the most current state, national, and industry guidance and are subject to change.  Please know that we’ll continue to pay close attention to COVID-19 conditions and will update any modifications as needed and as soon as possible.   

It’s important to stay connected with Dakotas and Minnesota Camping during this time. Information and updates will be shared regularly through social media, email, and website updates.  

All campers and volunteers are required to complete the “Healthy Camper” survey prior to the start of camp.  A link to the online survey will be emailed to you four weeks prior to the start of your camping event.  Be sure to complete this survey as soon as possible and no later than three weeks prior to your arrival at camp.  Planning for a safe and healthy time at camp starts at home. This survey helps our staff gain a better understanding of camper health and COVID-19 exposure and history.  In addition, campers and volunteers will receive a reminder to start their 14-day period of being extra careful about limiting possible exposure to COVID-19 (applies to unvaccinated campers and staff only).

For the latest information on COVID-19 and summer planning, check the Covid-19 and Camp FAQ'ssection 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, 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!   

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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
40 South Lake Dr.
Arlington, SD 57212
Office: 605-983-5547

Wesley Acres Camp
1847 115th Ave. SE
Dazey, ND  58429
Office: 701-733-2413

Storm Mountain Center
23740 Storm Mt. Rd.
Rapid City, SD 57702
Office: 605-343-4391


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