Explorers Plus

For ages:

1st Grade
2nd Grade

This program is a great opportunity for kids and parents to experience camp together, make lasting memories, and have conversations about faith that you can take home.
At this 24-hour overnight camp, you will join a cabin of other kids and adults and make new friends, bond together, and grow in faith as you play games, worship, and hear stories about who God is, and how loved we are. You will get a chance to spend time unplugged with each other, in a faith-centered environment that encourages play, and individuality as an important part of community.

Note: As housing is in a shared cabin space, the program is designed for same-gender adult/child pairs. Housing may be available for mixed-gender pairs, but please contact the office (218-227-5107) before registering — housing options for mixed gender pairs is limited, when available, and therefore not guaranteed.

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Each schedule may differ slightly, but will center around core parts of the camp experience. There will be some times when the kids and adults will split up in order for the kids to have fun together and for the adults to relax and enjoy the beauty of camp while your kids are taken care of by our awesome staff.

Sample schedule

Day 1

  • Cabin Bonding/Introductions – Get to know your fellow campers!
  • Dinner
  • After Dinner Entertainment – Something fun, silly, and often surprising!
  • Worship – We gather to sing, pray, and hear the Word
  • Family Field Game
  • Campfire & Snack – We gather around a campfire in praise and song
  • Omega – Reflect on the day with your cabin and end the day in prayer together

Day 2

  • Wake Up
  • Morning Movers & Alpha (Kids only!) – Start the day with some silly fun and a prayer
  • Breakfast
  • Morning Chapel – We gather for worship together, to introduce the theme of the day!
  • All Family Game
  • Bible Party – Games and activities help us explore the Bible and talk about God together
  • Field Game (Kids only!)
  • Lunch
  • Family Craft – Create something together that you can take home
  • Lake time!
  • Canteen
  • Pack Up

Packing List

Campers spend most of their time outdoors, check the weather and bring clothes suitable for warm days and cool nights—layers work best.

Suggested Clothing

  • A change of clothes
  • Swim Suit & Beach Towel
  • Pajamas
  • Rain Jacket
  • Shoes (hiking or tennis shoes as well as shower sandals)

Non-clothing Items

  • Sleeping bag, pillow, fitted sheet
  • Personal items (soap, shampoo/conditioner, toothbrush, deodorant, bath towels, etc.)
  • Water bottle
  • Flashlight
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug repellent
  • Bible
  • Paper and pencil or pen
  • Sunglasses or Hat
  • Camera (optional)
  • Postcards or stationery and stamps (optional)


  • June 16, 2024 - June 17, 2024
  • July 14, 2024 - July 15, 2024



Need some ideas on how to share your camper’s experience, even if you weren’t there? Check out the Camp Conversation Guide!