Campers, families, guests, and friends—we miss you, we are praying for you, and we can’t wait until our camps are back open and we can see you again!
A time at camp would not be complete without a campfire—a time to gather and center with camp friends around a warm, glowing fire at the end of our day, to sing together, to be inspired, to worship, reflect and pray, to leave feeling changed, knowing that God is real and is present. For generations of Dakotans and Minnesotans, it was around a campfire when God ignited a spark in their hearts. Lives are changed forever at camp, and for many the change started around the campfire.
During times like these, now more than ever, our world needs camp. We seek desperately the sacred and safe spaces, set apart from the world, where we experience Christ, Creation, and Community in the meaningful and impactful ways only camp can provide. We want to gather around the glowing campfire at the end of a fun day, to be still, and to know that God is here.
Watch the Keep our Campfires Glowing Testimonial Video to hear from campers, camp deans, and pastors about how camp has impacted their lives.
Follow the Camp Minnesota Facebook page to see new videos each day about the many ways camp changes lives.
The campfires at your Dakotas and Minnesota camps are not glowing as brightly this summer and we need your financial help to rekindle the fire. As you know, the summer operations at your resident camps were suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While suspension of our 2020 camps has been the right decision, our sites are struggling financially with the loss of ministry this spring and summer. Each campsite’s operational costs are funded nearly 100 percent by camper and guest group fees. The loss of revenue this summer has significantly impacted the financial health and the ability of your camps to do ministry.
Perhaps you might consider using the funds you had already budgeted to send your family to camp as your gift during this time? Or consider giving at a level that supports things like: