Youth completing 6th Grade

Experience the “good old days” as a Pioneer! Take care real farm animals and tend a pioneer garden, then sing songs by firelight and rest in a covered wagon on the peaceful tall-grass prairie. Grow and cook food from the garden, explore the fronteirs of the Ewalu forests, swim at the pool, take the High Ropes Course challenge, and enjoy an old-fashioned hoe-down with classic outdoor contests only experienced by Pioneers. 🙂 Hone your skills with early American tools and traditions as you practice ways to live close to God and to our world.

Cost: $479
2018 Dates: June 17-22, June 24-29, July 15-20, July 22-27, July 29-Aug. 3

Night Camp

Youth completing 7th Grade

See the dark side of the forest… Enjoy world-class campfires, adventures on the High Ropes Course, late-night faith conversations, night-time wildlife, and a midnight swim! We will transition to a nocturnal schedule and back by the end of the week. Call in real owls, share life stories, and experience the natural “nightlife” of the woods.

Cost: $479
2018 Dates: June 10-15, July 8-13, July 15-20, July 29-Aug. 3

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

2018 Dates: June 10-15, June 17-22, July 8-13, Aug. 5-10

Ranch Camp

Youth completing 6th-8th Grades OR Advance Ranch Camp: completing 8th-10th grades 

Saddle up for a trail ride! Get to know your specially assigned horse and spend time each day training him/her. You’ll camp under the stars in a covered wagon at Ewalu, cook over a fire, and enjoy life on the ranch – with other farm animals, too! Then use your new skills on the open trail. Learn better horsemanship as you bond with your horse, meet new friends who love riding, and grow closer to God.

Previous Ewalu Ranch Campers now in grades 8-10 are invited back to attend a week of “Advanced Ranch Camp” on July 22-27!

NOTE: Due to the size of our horses, riders must weigh less than 200 lbs.

Cost: $495
2018 Dates: June 45-29 , July 8-13
2018 Advanced Ranch Camp: July 22-27

M.A.D. Camp

Youth completing 6th-8th Grades

Express your gifts at Music, Art, and Drama (M.A.D.) Camp! Learn guitar chords, photography, pottery – and enjoy singing, acting and more. Develop film in the darkroom, harvest rare blue clay from a local stream, and fire your own pottery in a kiln. You’ll also get time to swim, hike, play games, have thoughtful Bible studies and awesome Ewalu campfires. Use your creative side to glorify God and make the world better in fun ways.

Cost: $479
2018 Dates: June 24-29, July 22-27

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 Christian friend group.

Additional weeks may be available for youth groups… Please call for details. 

Cost: $495
2018 Dates: June 17-22, July 15-20, August 5-10

Registration Information

Youth completing grades 6-9 are welcome. For other youth completing grades 1-5 or 9-12, click the “Elementary” or “High School” pages in menu system.

Special Note: Campers may register up or down one grade level. (Youth in 8th grade may not register up a year for High School programs.)

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 the early-bird discount deadline of February 28th.  Or for a $20 discount, register by April 16th. 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 simply contact us for a full-color brochure.

Additional custom weeks may be available for youth groups by request. Please call Jesse for details. 


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

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