Pack & Paddle

Youth completing 7th–9th Grades

Canoeing, backpacking, rock climbing and tent camping… As a Pack and Paddler, you get the all-around experience in the great outdoors! You and your friends will enjoy three days of hiking and rock climbing in Backbone State Park. Then gear up to canoe and camp along the Turkey River. Enjoy awesome counselors, wildlife, power-packed Bible studies, outdoor challenges, and forming a memorable new group of friends.
Additional weeks may be available for youth groups… Call for details. 

Cost: $495 
2019 Dates
: June 7-9, June 23-28, July 14-19, August 4-9

Confirmation Camp

Youth completing 6th-9th Grades

Enhance your Confirmation classes in a powerful way! Youth and adult leaders will love these new adventures together including epic games, meaningful campfires and worships, our High Ropes Challenge Course, a camping-canoeing trip on the Turkey River, and active Bible studies led by highly devoted, fun-loving counselors. Grow in faith while adventuring with new friends in the great outdoors. You’ll experience the grace you’ve been learning about in new ways, together in this action-packed week of Christian community.

Cost: $479
1st Chaperone: Free
Each Additional Chaperone: $250

2019 Dates: June 9-14, June 16-21, July 7-12, Aug. 4-9

Rock & Raft

Youth completing 9th-12th Grades

Begin your epic adventure as you set up camp in the vast Nicolet National Forest. Prepare for whitewater rafting on the Wolf River… Then gear up for rock climbing and incredible overlooks at Devil’s Lake State Park! Ewalu will provide all your equipment and a fun, top-notch staff team. Remember your camera – your friends back home will regret settling for a week of ball camp when you post your photos from this high adventure!

Note: This trip leaves early Sunday morning.

Cost: $569
2019 Dates: June 16-21, July 21-26


Youth completing 9th-12th Grades

Get ready for a voyage on a 50-foot houseboat! You’ll explore remote islands, sandy beaches and riverside towns along the biggest river in North America. Beach your houseboat for the night and join your houseboat crew for swimming, fishing, games and amazing conversations about life and faith. Soak up an awesome week on the Mississippi River!

Cost: $549
2019 Dates: June 23-28, July 7-12, July 14-19, July 28-Aug. 2

“Uplifted” New!

Youth completing 9th-12th Grades

Spend a week off the ground in a new mobile hammock village! Experience the best activities and traditions from classic on-site Ewalu programs. Bring your favorite hammock from home, or purchase a cool Ewalu one when you arrive, and “hang out” in the many awesome villages and unforgettable landmarks of Ewalu. Enjoy spontaneous camp adventures while you build confidence, explore your faith, and develop your unique gifts as a leader.

Cost: $479
2019 Dates: June 23-28, July 21-16

Boundary Waters

Youth completing 10th–12th Grades

An extreme, yet serene, true wilderness adventure… Voyage through the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness to the Canadian border. Explore remote lakes and campsites living in the simplicity and beauty of the unspoiled wilderness. You’ll venture through quiet, clean lakes and encounter mind-blowing sunsets, incredible wildlife, and inspiring night skies together with your team, as we explore the joys of faith and life together in one of the entire world’s most beautiful places. Canoeing experience and swimming skills are a must. 

Cost: $589 
2019 Dates
: July 28 – August 2

Leadership Training (LT)

Youth completing 10th–12th Grades

As a Leadership Training participant (LT), you’ll practice effective leadership skills for your school, church, community, and home, through this powerful four-week immersion program. Many participants each year say it was the “best four weeks of their life!” Explore all aspects of camping ministry while growing in faith, boosting your self-confidence, and living in Christian community. Serve as a great role model for younger campers, practice your own unique leadership style for life and ministry, and grow along with an excellent and supportive peer group.

Small stipend provided. Choose one four-week session:

LT Program Dates (choose one session):
Session I: June 9-28 & July 7-12
Session II: July 14 – August 9

Applications will be posted below starting on January 1. Please complete all application materials by February 28, 2019.

Registration Information

The above programs are for youth completing 9th through 12th Grade unless otherwise noted. For kids & youth completing grades 1-6 or 7-9, click the “Elementary” or “Middle School” pages in the menu system.

We must receive your registration and $100 deposit to reserve your spot. Additional sibling discount of $15 is given for each additional camper from the same family. To receive the early bird discount price listed, registration forms must be received or postmarked by February 28th.  Our second deadline for a $20 discount is April 15th. Financial assistance is available; contact Ewalu for more information.

Use the links below to register online or download a registration form to mail or email your registration. Summer camp brochures/registration forms have been mailed out to many Lutheran churches; check with your local congregation. Or contact Ewalu for a full-color brochure.

Additional weeks and custom programs may be available for youth groups by request. Please call for details, cost, and availability.


Jesse Klosterboer, Program Director
Phone: 1-563-933-4700

Ewalu is a non-profit organization and serves all people regardless of race, creed, sex, or national origin.