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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!

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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.

July 18 - Jul 23, 2021

613 - SMC Peak Experience (WAITLIST Available for GIRLS) Storm Mountain Center

(WAITLIST Available for GIRLS) You'll never be bored at Peak Experience! You'll hike, climb, and spend a day at the Aerial Adventure Park in Keystone. This will be a camp that will stretch and challenge you to learn about yourself, others and God! Pace yourself this spring and summer as you do a bit of training so you’re ready to get the most out of this camp. Grades: 5-7

July 18 - Jul 20, 2021

625 - SMC Kidventures 1 Storm Mountain Center

This two-night camp is designed to help new campers get into the rhythm and possibilities of camp while having a friendly and familiar adult (shepherd) there to encourage, grow, learn, and have fun with. This is a great opportunity for those important beginning steps in personal faith and positive encounters with Christ and God’s love. Grades: K-3

July 19 - Jul 21, 2021

583 - LPC Grandparents & Me 4 (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

July 23 - Jul 25, 2021

607 - SMC Family Fun-4-All Storm Mountain Center

Bring the whole family, from the youngest to the oldest and leave the cooking and the dishes to the staff at Storm Mountain Center while you enjoy a fun filled weekend of fellowship, worship, Bible study & quality family time! A portion of Saturday will be left for you to spend time together as a family in an activity of your choosing, either exploring the sights of the Black Hills or discovering all that Storm Mountain has to offer. Limit 21 families. Ages: Intergenerational  

July 25 - Jul 27, 2021

635 - SMC Kidventures 2 (WAITLIST Available for GIRLS) Storm Mountain Center

(WAITLIST Available for GIRLS) This two-night camp is designed to help new campers get into the rhythm and possibilities of camp while having a friendly and familiar adult (shepherd) there to encourage, grow, learn, and have fun with. This is a great opportunity for those important beginning steps in personal faith and positive encounters with Christ and God’s love. Grades: K-3

July 25 - Jul 30, 2021

575 - LPC LTC (Leadership Training Camp) Lake Poinsett Camp

This camp rocks with a rich tradition and celebration of our Christian faith. Our focus is on youth leadership in our church and world while celebrating God’s unconditional love, sharing in high-energy worship, studying aspects of faith, and leadership. It is a week filled with laughter, praise, wacky Olympics, and fun. Grades: 9-12

July 26 - Jul 29, 2021

765 - WAC Circle of Friends Wesley Acres Camp

Circle of Friends is the perfect camp for our uniquely gifted friends of all ages. Experience games, boat rides, music, and more. Wesley Acres is a safe and wonderful place for every single one of God’s children. If you have a higher level of need, bring someone to work with you one-on-one, and enjoy the fun. Learn songs, worship, play games, dancing, and experience joy of camp. 

July 29 - Aug 1, 2021

775 - WAC July 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

July 30 - Aug 1, 2021

576 - LPC College LTC (Leadership Training Camp) Lake Poinsett Camp

This is a weekend for the graduating seniors of 2020 and 2021 to celebrate and share in making camp memories. We know that because of COVID-19, a lot has had to be different this past year, and we want you to share in the opportunity to be a camper again. Our theme will be "The Oscar goes to..." as we take God in the movies to the next step, with special guest Stephanie Caro. Be sure to register early as there is a limited amount of space!

601 - SMC A Rockin’ Experience Storm Mountain Center

Join us for two days of rock climbing adventure! Experience God’s wonders and awe-inspiring creation among the granite rock formations of the Black Hills. Try something new, or challenge yourself to go further and climb higher. You will spend your evenings around the campfire, swimming in Spring Creek, and growing together as a group. No climbing experience needed. (Limit 12 participants.) Grades: 8-12

August 1 - Aug 4, 2021

620 - SMC Summer’s Last Blast Storm Mountain Center

You'll make the most out of the last days of summer as we will hike, play, swim, and enjoy the great outdoors. This is an action packed camp and a great way to cap off summer with old and new friends and time spent exploring and growing in faith together. Grades: 3-5

505 - LPC Summer’s Last Blast 1 (WAITLIST Available) Lake Poinsett Camp

(WAITLIST AVAILABLE) This is our last blast of the summer! It will be an action-packed few days! Waterfront activities, games, Bible studies, and more. Shepherds are welcome. Grades: K-5

506 - LPC Summer’s Last Blast 2 (Waitlist Available) Lake Poinsett Camp

(WAITLIST AVAILABLE) This is our last blast of the summer! It will be an action-packed few days! Waterfront activities, games, Bible studies, and more. Grades: 6-9

August 8 - Aug 12, 2021

609 - SMC God, Guys, Golf, and Gears Storm Mountain Center

Join us for several days of good fellowship, great food and playing on three elite courses in the Black Hills, or biking some of the amazing area trails. Evenings will be shared fellowship time and days will be either golf or gears. Ages: Adult Men 

August 29 - Sep 1, 2021

612 - SMC Lover of God’s Hills Storm Mountain Center

Some gentle hiking of His hills, inspiring songs and devotions, rich relationships, a touch of geology, and great food make this a most enjoyable camp. Invite your friends and come enjoy! 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: Adult 50+

September 23 - Sep 24, 2021

621 - SMC Buffalo Round-Up Storm Mountain Center

You will not want to miss this unique fall outing to experience the great fall colors and the thunder of the buffalo herd at the annual roundup in Custer State Park! Join us for supper and fellowship Thursday night. Friday we will get up early and head for Custer State Park. There we will watch as riders on horseback roundup and drive the herd of approximately 1,300 buffalo. Ages: Intergenerational

October 22 - Oct 23, 2021

622 - SMC Confirmation Retreat Storm Mountain Center

Experience connections with other United Methodist churches and confirmands. Learn about a part of your Christian and United Methodist heritage. Develop your faith while playing and studying during this retreat. Bring your own group leaders. Note: Each camper must register individually. Grades: 6-9

November 12 - Nov 14, 2021

810 - DAKYOUTH 2021 Aberdeen Recreation and Cultural Center (SD)

DAKYOUTH is an annual youth event like no other and is for both middle school and high school youth in the Dakotas Conference. Youth gather from all around the conference to learn about leadership, discipleship, and service. There are engaging speakers, workshops, inspiring worship, and fun entertainment for all to enjoy. The DAKYOUTH 2021 theme will be: “Bent, not Broken.” Our scripture focus is 2 Corinthians 4:8-9. You'll make new friends, worship, learn at workshops, and have lots of fun!

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