Individuals may register online or fill out a form in our brochure, or print a registration form to submit by email or mail.

PLEASE NOTE: Youth in grades 1-7 may register for programs one year above or below their current grade level. If you would like to register your child/youth for a program other than for his/her listed grade, please call our office to inform our registrar. (Youth completing 8th grade may register down one grade level if desired, but cannot yet sign up for High School youth programs.)

Program Availability

Programs fill up quickly! The Ewalu fish symbol indicates the types of camps that are available for the week noted by column. Go to our online registration site for availability, or call the Ewalu office.

Discounts and Deposit

Registration forms received or postmarked by February 28 are eligible for a $40 early discount on week-long programs (or $20 off for shorter programs). Or, if postmarked by April 16, registrations are eligible for a $20 early discount on week-long programs.*

Day Camp, Ranch Day Camp, and Family Camp, for early discount information.

*Shorter programs typically have a $20 discount if registered by Feb. 28, or $10 if by April 16. Please review the descriptions of shorter programs such as Mini-Camp, Ranch Mini-Camp, Junior Ranch Day Camp, Ranch Day Camp, and Family Camp, for early discount information.

A $15 sibling discount is also offered for each additional camper from the same family.

We must receive your registration form and deposit to reserve your spot. 

Financial assistance is available; contact Ewalu for information.

Camperships

It is the desire of the whole Ewalu community of churches and individuals that no child is ever denied the amazing camp experience due to a family’s financial constraints. Through the help of many generous donors, Ewalu has “campership” funds available for those in need. Please contact Ewalu to learn more. We want to make sure your child has this safe, uplifting, adventurous life experience every year.

Additional Information

When registering online, after our office receives your registration form and deposit, you will receive a link to download information specific to your child’s program.  When registering by mail, you will receive information and a health form by email. Please watch for this important email. If no email is provided, your packet will be mailed within 2-3 weeks to your billing address.

The packet includes information about your child’s specific program, expectations, and a detailed list of what to bring to camp for your specific program.

Registration/check-in for most programs is Sunday from 2-4 p.m. and the week concludes on Friday at 2 p.m. with a closing program for families.

Directions to Camp Ewalu

Ewalu is located 3 miles west of Strawberry Point on Highway 3. Follow the signs from Highway 3, turn onto Alpha Avenue, and travel south about one mile to Ewalu. Continue through camp another 1/4 mile (passing the swimming pool and office) until you see a lot of friendly people who will welcome you to camp.

Cost of Camp

Traditional week-long, for-profit summer camp programs in the Midwest, such as ACA-accredited sports camps, usually cost about $1100/week. At Ewalu, an ACA-accredited and 501c3 nonprofit organization, the “true cost” of providing your child’s Ewalu experience has for years been greater than the prices listed. Thanks to your generous donations, year-round rental income, volunteerism, and careful management in partnership with congregations, all campers receive a large subsidy to attend Ewalu: the listed price for a typical program is reduced from $735 (true cost) to $479, or $439, if registering early.

 

We realize not every family needs this financial gift from Ewalu in order to attend camp, while others require more assistance. We hope to serve all, and therefore trust in the honesty of each family and in God’s ability to provide for your participation. If you are able to pay your actual cost ($735) for a program, this ministry will redirect your family’s subsidy so children who need more assistance can come. To help families for whom the reduced rate of $479 is a hurdle, additional campership funds are available.

If your family does not require this automatic financial gift to reduce the $735 true cost, or if you would like to apply for a campership, please let us know. All are welcome!

Questions?

Call 1-563-933-4700 or email camp@ewalu.org. We want each youth and adult to have a faith-forming, character-building, empathy-growing, leadership-inspiring, life-empowering, and FUN summer camp experience! Your questions and concerns are important. An Ewalu outdoor ministry professional would love to help if we can.

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