Summer Camps

VBS 2024

SCUBA
DIVING INTO FRIENDSHIP WITH GOD!

At SCUBA, Incarnation’s Vacation Bible School, kids will dive deep into an amazing undersea adventure where they’ll experience the ever-flowing, never-ending love of God. At Scuba VBS, kids will be immersed in the Word and discover what living water is really all about!
Plus, we will discover how to see evidence of God in everyday life in our daily God Sightings.

When: June 17 – 20, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon
Ages: Preschool – 4th Grade (last completed)
Cost: $25 per child Maximum per family $70

Register by June 12 by 4:00 p.m., after this date you will be placed on a wait list.
Your registration will be complete once registration and payment are completed.
CLICK HERE to get signed up!

Volunteer Opportunities

At Vacation Bible School, we look forward to serving alongside the many volunteers! There are many opportunities, behind the scenes and upfront!
CLICK HERE to see all the opportunities that we have available.
CLICK HERE to sign up to volunteer!

Crew Leaders will have a celebration event following VBS on Thursday, June 20!

Art Camp

Children will explore their creative side each day. This camp will provide opportunities for children to use their gifts that God has given to them. Jenny Popp, a local artist, will be leading this camp.

When: July 8 – 10, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Grades: Grades: 2nd through 5th (last completed)
Cost: $25.00
This is a first come, first serve for the first 20 people that sign up! After we reach 20 students, we will start a waitlist.
CLICK HERE to get signed up!


Green Lake Bible Camp

“We are God’s work of art, created in Christ Jesus to do good things
God created us to do from the beginning.” Ephesians 2: 10

At Camp, your child(ren) will experience meaningful worship, exciting games, swimming,  campfires, spending time with friends, and growing in faith.

Important dates to remember:
Early bird Discount: February 15 is the last day to receive the early bird discount.
Final Camper Payments Due
: May 23 and should be made to Green Lake Lutheran Ministries.

CLICK HERE for all Registration Information (for all ages/grades)
for Green Lake Lutheran Ministry

Green Lake Bible Camp registration process is online this includes the registration form, medical form, and payments.

Note: if you see a “waitlist” alert tag when registering your child for week 6 camp (July 14 – 18), don’t panic. It’ll be OK. Add “Incarnation Lutheran Church” to the congregational information drop-down in your family profile. Continue through the registration process and finish. When the registrar sees this, they will wave you through. This is how GLLM saves space for their participating congregations. 

HALF BLAST

When: July 14 – 16
Ages/Grades: completed grades 1-4
Cost: $355 
Try Half Blast at Shores of St. Andrew Bible Camp, perfect for newcomers and those seeking a short camp getaway! Starting Sunday and ending Tuesday evening with a closing worship—featuring campers’ highlights for family attendance—immerse yourself in swimming, cabin bonding, campfires, faith development, worship, and exhilarating games and activities.

BASE CAMP (Formerly Andy’s Gang)

When: July 14 – 18
Ages/Grades: ​
completed grades 2-5
Cost: $695 
Formerly “Andy’s Gang”, Base Camp will invite campers to experience the essence of outdoor ministry at Shores of St. Andrew Bible Camp. It’s a Sunday-to-Thursday immersive journey, promising faith-encounters, vibrant worship, and diverse activities encapsulating an authentic summer camp experience. Amid stunning scenery, engage in learning, play, music, and new friendships—ideal for novice and seasoned campers alike. Join our nurturing community, flourishing in faith and fun. Get ready for unforgettable memories!

TRAIL BLAZERS

Come enjoy all that you have loved about camp and be ready to explore new grounds! Trailblazers have the opportunity to challenge themselves by blazing a trail on the rock wall and traversing trails in God’s creation outside the typical space by the lake at Shores. Trailblazers also experience more intentional small group building, worship, and Bible studies designed to stretch what you know about your faith and the amazing things you can accomplish on your own and with others in God’s community.

When: July 14 – 18
Ages/Grades: completed grades 5-7
Cost: $695

STARGAZERS

For those seeking what lies beyond, Stargazers at Shores of St. Andrew Bible Camp opens up a world of nighttime activities and a chance to strengthen faith. With an array of new opportunities, Stargazers can expect to challenge themselves and deepen their understanding of community. Embarking on high ropes courses at Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center, they will build strong bonds with fellow campers. Sleeping under the twinkling stars in cozy hammocks for one night and cooking meals over a glowing fire, they will connect with nature in a profound way. Say goodbye to the “norm” of summer camp and get immersed in a summer adventure like never before!

When:
July 14 – 18
Ages/Grades: completed grades 7-9
Cost: $695

COMMUNITY GUIDES

Aspire to be a dynamic cabin leader? Give it a whirl with our Community Guide program – and embrace the responsibilities of being a vital community member while experiencing the joys of camp in a whole new way. Assist in leading Bible studies, worship, large group games, managing cabin communities, and executing tasks crucial for smooth camp operations for Half Blast campers at Shores of St. Andrew Bible Camp. On Tuesday, Community Guides transition to offering comprehensive support to the entire camp community and embark on exciting off-site adventures, including a service-oriented afternoon and opportunities to participate in high ropes elements.

When: Throughout the summer! June 16-20, June 23-27, July 14-18, July 21-25, July 28-Aug 1
Ages/Grades: completed grades 10 – 12
Cost: NO COST. Community Guides is FREE but space is limited.


Middle School Ministry (MSM) & High School Ministry (HSM)

SUMMER STRETCH

Join us for this multi-church, mid-week day-camp. Experience unique opportunities to engage in both local-area service events and all-out fun within our community.

When: August 6 – 8
Ages/Grades: completed grades 5 – 12
Cost: $50 – $100 (options for participation)

Registration: Registration and more specific details will be made available as soon as possible.
Until then, let us know you’re interested: nbergengren@ incarnationmn.org

ELCA Youth Gathering in New Orleans, July 2024

Come celebrate life in God together with 30,000 others which will take place in New Orleans.

When: July 16 – 20
Ages/Grades: Current 8th – 12th grade students (as of winter/spring 2024)
Cost: The trip cost is $1500, and we are committed to helping you raise funds.
Registration deadline is February 14, 2024. A $150 deposit is due at registration and can be paid via Realm or by check to the front office. Talk to Mike or Nate for more info.


Fundraising Opportunity – Wall-O-Money –
Thank you for your support! 

We don’t feel finances should keep a child away from experiencing camp.
If you would like to fundraise money during Wall-O-Money, February 18 & 25, contact Heather Hoecke at hhoecke@incarnationmn.org

Scholarship Information

If you would like a scholarship, download the Scholarship Form and return to any Children, Youth and Family staff. All scholarship information remains confidential.