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2020 Lake Louise Summer Camps
Camp Beloved | June 14-June 20
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 | June 21 - 27
Have you ever followed someone who didn’t seem to know where they were going? You have to admit, following someone in today’s world can come with a lot of conditions. Maybe you follow, but opt to not get alerts, maybe you mute them, or maybe you get tired of them and UNFOLLOW altogether?
“Following” happens more than ever, but we know less about what it really means. Your life is filled with many decisions, some you realize you’re making and some you don’t even notice. The choices you make define who you follow and how you live.
Jesus reached out to everyday people and said to them two simple words…He wanted them to GO where he was going, SEE what he was seeing and DO what he was doing. No conditions, no questions, no mixed messages. Being at camp allows you the opportunity to disconnect from your busy world and slow down to focus on God’s heart. Our days are filled with adventures, worship, large group games and small group discussions. Our evenings include campfires, stargazing, laughter, and songs. Join us for a week full of fun, fresh faith, and found friends. Together we will see what a life of following Jesus looks like: no bots, no filters.
Learn to lead your life…by following HIS!
Choir Camp | June 28 - July 4
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 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 | July 5 - 11
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.
We’re all looking for a solution right? A formula to make life just a little easier. A way to stay anchored in our faith and have meaningful relationships with God and others. When asked how to pray, Jesus left his followers with a basic template: the Lord’s Prayer. But, what does it mean? Join us as we explore how this root of our faith can impact our relationships with God, our communities and ourselves.
Teddy Bear Camps 1 & 2 | July 12 - 14 and July 16-18
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 | July 12 - 15
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 | July 12 - 18
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.
L.I.F.E. Camp | July 19 - 25
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!
Middle School Camp | July 26 - August 1
Families, some are large and some are small but all are a part of the greatest family of all: God’s Family. Have you ever wondered what it means to be in God’s Family? Come spend a week with us at Middle School Camp and explore God’s family through the eyes of some of your favorite characters. Get rooted in Christ in uplifting worship, build relationships with your cabin, prayer, and family groups. Enjoy amazing afternoons at the lake, and renew your spirit around the campfire at Firebowl each night. Of course, there will be lots of Ga-Ga Ball, Nukem, Tree Climbing, Bottle Rockets, and many more of your camp favorites. Bring a friend or two and experience God’s Family first hand. Middle School Camp 2020 is waiting for you…are you ready for the adventure?
Clergy Family Camp | August 2 - 7
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 time to connect with other colleagues, spouses, and children in an informal and supportive setting and is a great opportunity to grow professionally.
LLCC Family Camp | August 8 - 11
Looking to grow closer to God and your family? How about a fun, relaxing Christ-centered getaway with your family? Join us! All activities are family focused and fun for all ages. Your family with stay together in a modern cabin or lodge with private bath room. One day is set aside for out-of-camp excursions to explore the beauty of Northern Michigan.