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September 2019

2019 Fall Festival & Quilt Auction

September 21, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join us for live music, a worship service, hayride tours of the camp, and quilts displayed for review.  A free-will lunch is served at noon and the auction itself starts at 1:00.  It is a day to celebrate and support the incredible ministry that occurs at Camp Ewalu. Visit our Fall Festival & Quilt Auction page for more information.  

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October 2019

2019 Fall Dirty Feet Retreat

October 4, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - October 6, 2019 @ 11:00 am

Recharge your Middle School / Junior High youth at the Dirty Feet Retreat! Enjoy two nights of lodging in cabins, relevant Bible studies, quality meals & snacks, energetic camp counselors, active praise music, the High Ropes Course, epic games, a crazy Talent Show, outdoor campfire worship, fun skits, and memorable adventures. Get your feet dirty as you follow Christ out into the world! Learn and practice living out your faith in spite of the world's pressures, because of God's awesome love and…

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Adult Enrichment Day with Guest Mary French

October 17, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

We’re excited to welcome Mary French as our Adult Enrichment Day speaker this fall. Adults, come and spend the morning at Camp Ewalu and hear about Mary's exciting work as an architect for the US embassy in Iraq. Enjoy a morning of coffee and fellowship at Ewalu’s beautiful main site. Come at 9:00 a.m. for coffee and rolls in the Creation Center chapel. Mary will start her presentation shortly after. A free-will lunch will be served at 12:00 p.m. in Cedar Lodge.…

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Fall Volunteer Work Saturday

October 19, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

This fall we are hosting two Volunteer Work Saturdays on September 28th and October 19th. These are great oppotunities to join other volunteers, families, and church groups help Ewalu get ready for the winter season. It's also a wonderful time to explore camp, get to know some camp staff and volunteers, and return home renewed and refreshed from your time in this special place in God's Kingdom. Meals and Lodging, if needed, are provided. Saturday Schedule 9:00 a.m. Work Projects…

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March 2020

First Early Discount Deadline for Summer Camp

March 2

Sign up for summer camp before March 2nd, 2020 for a $40 Early Discount on week-long programs, or $20 off on shorter (or non-overnight) programs.

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Elementary Retreat “Teach us to Pray”

March 14 @ 10:00 am - March 15 @ 11:00 am

Are your elementary students ready for an awesome adventure at Camp Ewalu?  Youth will explore their faith while learning about prayer, prayer practices and different ways to tune in and talk to God. Time will fly by with fun games, meaningful Bible studies, yummy meals, and even a campfire! Enjoy a sleepover in cool cabins with your new friends and caring camp counselors. Check-in is from 10-10:30 a.m. on Saturday and campers can be picked up after worship at 11:00…

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2020 Annual Meeting

March 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

The annual meeting for Camp Ewalu and Retreat Center is postponed indefinitely at this time in compliance with the Iowa Department of Health and CDC guidelines to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. We will continue to operate with the current board of directors, policies and interim board approved budget until a meeting can be convened under safer circumstances. Find more information about how Ewalu is practicing safety in the COVID-19 Pandemic Here. We want to remind you that each…

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May 2020

Spring Volunteer Work Weekend

May 2 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

COVID-19 Update: Camp Ewalu will be open this Saturday, May 2nd, for Volunteer Work Weekend with some changes and safety precautions. Work projects are only scheduled for Saturday We will no longer be offering lodging. We will keep all work groups under the ten-person limit. A sack lunch will be provided rather than a buffet-style meal. We also encourage volunteers to bring face masks to wear while working. Join other volunteers, families, and church groups to help Ewalu get ready…

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June 2020

First Day of Summer Camp 2020

June 28

We’ve been waiting all year for the first day of the summer season!   It isn’t too late to register for your summer adventure.  Join us for a week or a few days! Register now!

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July 2020

Family Camp Weekend

July 10 @ 5:30 pm - July 12 @ 11:00 am

Your whole extended family is invited to Ewalu for a wonderful 3-day weekend! Come stay in comfy cabins or pitch your tent in our beautiful family campground. You’ll enjoy classic campfires, Bible studies, games and quality time together. Take this opportunity to hike, swim, grill, or just relax in the outdoors with other families and the Ewalu staff. Activities for kids and adults are offered throughout the weekend, as well as less structured family time.  Family Camp is your chance to step away…

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