The Episcopal Church in Minnesota has a rich history of providing camping opportunities for young people. Camp is a transformational opportunity for kids and youth to step away from the everyday, and immerse themselves in something new and different. Its the immersion that’s truly transformational and unforgettable. Our five current programs are supported by strong lay and clergy, who are often past campers. We look forward to continued growth and development in years to come.
Each of these 5 camping programs are dreamed, planned, run, and prayed for by a great team of lay and clergy volunteers. Join us this summer! Find out more by contacting your Missioner for Children, Youth and Camp, Sarah Barnett at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here are two stories from young people about their camp experiences:
There are 5 opportunities to go to camp in ECMN in this summer. Each camp has a unique focus, vibe and set of activities, so check out the descriptions below to find out which one sounds like the best match for you!
SINC: Summer in the City
June 16-18, 2019 [Gr. 6-8]
St. Mark's Cathedral, Minneapolis, MN
SINC is a 3-day service immersion camp in downtown Minneapolis. Youth build relationships across the city as they celebrate ways to be Christ's hands and feet with local charity/non-profit partners. We sleep at St. Mark's Cathedral and use public transportation.
EKID: Episcopal Kids
June 19-22, 2019 [PreK - Gr. 5]
Camp Miller, Sturgeon Lake, MN
EKID is a 3-day introductory overnight camp for kids entering PreK - Grade 5. Each kid comes with one adult, who could be a parent, godparent, aunt, uncle, grandparent, family friend, etc. These duos (or families) explore climbing, hiking, and waterfront activities together and discover the joy of camp! This is a great way to prepare your kid for camp before attending EYQC or EYMC. We are currently building our leadership team to plan and run this camp. Please reply to this email if interested.
EYQC: Episcopal Youth Quest Camp
July 14-20, 2019 [Gr. 6-12]
Camp Miller, Sturgeon Lake, MN
Episcopal Youth Quest Camp is a week long camp offering youth entering Grades 6-12 an opportunity to have fun, build friendships, and grow in their faith! This camp focuses on outdoor learning and adventure through creation care, hiking, canoeing, high/low ropes, one night tent camping, and more!
ECAD: Episcopal Creative Arts Day Camp
July 29 - Aug 2, 2019 [PreK - Gr. 6]
St. Mark's Cathedral, Mpls
ECAD runs from 9am-3pm M-F for children Age 4 - entering Grade 6. Before and aftercare is available. We’ll sing, dance, tinker, tell stories, and play, finding the Holy and experiencing God in everyday moments.
EYMC: Episcopal Youth Music Camp
August 4-10, 2019 [Gr. 3-12]
Camp OneHeartland, Willow River
EYMC offers an overnight camp experience to youth entering Grades 3-12. We rehearse and perform a condensed musical each summer with orchestra, band, bells, recorder, piano, drama, and more! Our week also includes morning and evening worship, faith formation, and traditional camp activities (swimming, crafts, games, etc.)