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Lake Louise Christian Summer Camps
Check out the camps we are offering in 2023!
Camp Beloved is an inclusive community for LGBTQIA+ youth and allies to gather together to celebrate diversity and value God’s creation through a camping experience. Camp Beloved is a safe place where youth of all faith background (or none) are welcomed and loved.
Holy Ground Camp
During the week at Holy Ground, we focus on your relationship with God, whether it’s just beginning, has been a part of your whole life, or something you’ve never considered. Through large group praise and teaching sessions, smaller “family” group Bible studies and evening fireside devotionals, we stretch to hear God’s calling on our lives. The rest of our days are spent participating in large group games and fun experiences as well as personal choice activity times. We are surrounded by God’s majesty at Lake Louise and spend lots of time outside hiking, swimming, and just enjoying nature. Each year we focus our week on a theme that weaves its way into our daily activities, messages and surroundings. By creating bonds with our cabin and family groups, we will all experience the vast love of God and how that love affects our everyday lives.
Choir Camp is a life-changing experience. It is a place where everyone from third grade through high school can be themselves and be loved as the unique person God created them to be. It is unlike any other camp at Lake Louise because you can come for a total of ten summers in a row if you start in elementary school! Our campers say time and again that the friendships you form and the faith you grow along your Choir Camp journey will get you through the other 51 weeks of the year! It is a place of safety, community, and support from counselors and campers alike. No matter who you are, what you know, or where you’ve been, in this community, YOU ARE LOVED AND YOU BELONG.
At Choir Camp, you will find friendships, faith development, and fabulous musical opportunities you will not find anywhere else. We praise God, laugh (a LOT), pray, splash, cheer, and of course—sing! Not a singer? Come anyway! Our campers range from singing experts to kids who have never sung before. As one wise camper said, “It’s not just about singing-there are also many opportunities to make new friends!”
Come and make lifelong friends while joining voices praising God, playing crazy games, and appreciating everyone’s unique gifts! All those who experience our closing celebration concert find their hearts and spirits moved. Come once and find that Choir Camp is where you want to come for life!
As We Are Camp
Your life is full and you do a lot. It’s overwhelming at times. Do you feel like you are constantly fighting to make yourself seen and heard? Do you just go with the flow because that’s easier? Jesus tells us we are uniquely created, well-loved children of God, but do you feel that way in the spaces you are in? Part of answering God’s call (“Here I am, Lord!”) is discovering who you are as part of the bigger picture. We invite you to make your space and find your people with the As We Are Camp community. Join us for a week of all the activities Lake Louise has to offer as we build our community together.
All are welcome here. For the love of God, we really mean it. We are an imperfect group of Christ followers on a faith journey together. We are inviting imperfect people of all differing abilities, ethnicities, gender identities, income levels, races, and sexual orientations to join us and be fully included in the ever-widening circle of this faith community. We want to be a place where everyone can ask their questions and seek their truth. Come spend a week living with each other As We Are, striving to share in the love and grace of Christ.
Middle School Camp
At Middle School Camp, we provide Middle Schoolers a fun space to learn about God, follow Jesus, explore faith, discover who they are, and authentically be themselves. In worship and Bible study, we explore questions like, “Who is God?” “Why is following Jesus important?” “Who has God created me to be?” and “How can I show God’s love in the world?” We give campers space to build community, participate in fun activities, and spend time in God’s creation. Knowing Middle School is a time of identity formation and discovery, we give our campers space to fully be who they are, ask questions about their faith, and discover more ways to connect with God. We welcome and love all our campers, just as Christ welcomes and loves all people. Above all, we strive to make sure our camp is a place where all campers experience God’s unconditional love in their lives.
In a world where it is difficult to disconnect from the busyness of daily life and social media, LIFE Camp offers a refreshing take on what it means to be present with others, try new experiences, and grow closer to God. Wake up each morning and spend time with God by learning new songs and worshiping with your fellow campers followed by some time with your cabin group. Each afternoon, try something new by participating in our activity workshops like tie dye, poetry, outdoor adventuring, swing dancing, board games, learning to play the ukulele and more. Located in the beautiful Northern Michigan wilderness, you can swim, kayak, walk trails, try new sports and activities all while building your faith and understanding God’s grace and peace. In this safe and inviting setting, each camper, whether lifelong churchgoers or those just starting their faith journey, can explore themes relevant to them; recent topics include the many diverse ways to worship and grow in faith as well as how labels given by ourselves and others can change your life. Most importantly, campers will talk away with new ‘family’; lifelong friends that will always be there to support them no matter where life’s path may lead. Disconnect from the everyday; discover something new; grow in your faith. Join us at LIFE Camp and bring a friend too!
Teddy Bear Camp
Teddy Bear Camp is designed to introduce children and adults to camping together. We will worship, explore nature, sing around the campfire, eat s’mores, hike, and hear stories that will shape our faith and life. Children and their adult camper will participate in all activities together and share a room in the Retreat Center.
Black Bear Camp
Black Bear Camp is a four-day, three-night camp designed for younger elementary age children as a foundation for their camping experience. Children and their adult attend camp together. Children stay in cabins with counselors with their adults in nearby cabins and everyone participates in joint and separate activities. The cabins or retreat buildings are modern with accessible bathrooms. During Black Bear Camp, campers are given the experience of building relationships with counselors and peers. Highlights of camp include family time, building leadership qualities in campers, afternoons at the waterfront, joyful worship, fun games and activities, as well as learning faith stories. Watch your camper grow in confidence as they gain independence in a loving community. Start or continue a great tradition with your family at Black Bear Camp.
Polar Bear Camp
Polar Bear Camp is a week-long adventure for elementary campers who are ready for the full camp experience. This means they will stay in camp cabins where they will build friendships that will last a lifetime. These friendships will foster confidence, kindness, joy and faith in ways that are only possible through the experience of camp. Campers will wake up each morning knowing their day will be filled with games, activities, stories, and song. A typical day begins with breakfast – campers gather for a buffet-style meal that is filling and nutritious. Then campers gather for chapel. Every chapel gathering involves singing, learning about God’s unending love, and a story with a few laughs. Each day also includes “choice time” when campers can choose from a variety of activities including Metal Detecting, Games on the Field, Archery, Yoga, Tree Climbing, Rock Polishing, and plenty of other choices. Campers will come home with lots of new experiences to talk about. All of our campers will get to spend plenty of time at our beautiful beach, and every camp day ends with a gathering around the fire bowl for more singing, joy, and laughter to wrap up their day. Polar Bear Camp is a camping experience elementary-aged campers will cherish, and is sure to become the memory of a lifetime.
Clergy Family Camp
Family camp for clergy and ministry professionals is an opportunity for those in ministry to break from their hectic schedules and spend time in renewal and relaxation with their families and others in the ministry. The week provides retreat time to connect with other colleagues, spouses, and children in an informal and supportive setting and is a great opportunity to grow professionally. Families stay in individual cabins/rooms as family units. This is considered continuing education for clergy and ministry professionals. We strive to have an easy going schedule for families. Baby needs to nap? Want more beach time? Can’t make it to an activity? All of this (and more) is fine. Do what you can, leave what you can’t. Wednesdays we have a free day to explore northern Michigan. This camping retreat is a great time to learn, meet new friends, and get reacquainted with old. But above all – to worship and spend time with your family in ways you don’t always have space to do during regular church life.
Lake Louise Alumni & Friends Family Camp
Dust off your camp shirt, warm up your campfire singing voice, and get ready for the first annual Lake Louise Alumni and Friends Family Camp! Come enjoy a time to remember, reconnect, relive, and renew as we celebrate all of the amazing campers, staff, and friends of Lake Louise. Remember all of the stories and trails through camp. Reconnect with fellow campers from years past. Relive the experiences of camp through swimming, boating, tree climbing, rocket launching, and playing classic camp games! Renew the youthful excitement and joy that being at camp brings!
Arrive Friday evening after dinner and have multiple options to stay all the way through Tuesday Lunch. We have options to stay through Sunday or Monday. Also available is a Saturday only day rate. You DO NOT have to be a Lake Louise alumni to attend.
Saturday will be a day to reflect and celebrate this past camp seasons and all seasons past with friendly competition. The day will conclude with a casual banquet to commemorate the ministry of Lake Louise Summer Camp.