Youth completing Grades 1-2

Mini-Campers will experience three fun-filled days at camp. Meet new friends, sleep in cozy cabins, make a splash creek-stomping and swimming in the pool, learn about Bible stories, and cook your own food one night—all with wonderful staff excited to hang out with first-time campers! Choose a Sunday–Tuesday (A) or Wednesday–Friday (B) schedule.

Cost: $235 (Early Discounts: First $215, Second $225)

2023 Session A Dates (Sun.–Tues.): June 18-20, 25-27, July 9-11, 16-18, 23-25
2023 Session B Dates
(Wed.–Fri.): June 21-23, 28-30, July 19-21, Aug. 9-11

Day Camp

Youth completing Grades 1-3

During this on-site program at Ewalu, you’ll get the opportunity to experience all of the classic camp activities. Spend time exploring camp, learning about the Bible, singing songs, playing games, making crafts, and swimming at the pool. Join us Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for a great week at camp! This is not an overnight program. Parents/guardians are responsible for transportation to and from camp each day. Thank you! Day Camp is a great way for younger kids to “dip their toe” into being a camper at Ewalu without an overnight stay.


Cost: $149 (Early Discounts: First $129, Second $139)

2023 Session Dates (Mon.– Fri.): June 12-16, 19-23


Youth completing Grade 3

Explore more of camp during this week-long program. As an Explorer, you’ll get to learn more about God’s awesome love, relax by the pool, enjoy creation, make s’mores, and sleep in nice cabins. You’ll also get to sing songs, watch skits, and take part in worship around a cozy campfire!

Cost: $499 (Early Discounts: First $459, Second $479)

2023 Dates: June 11-16, 18-23, July 9-14, July 16-21, July 23-28


Youth completing Grade 4

Find new trails on camp as you spend a week in your very own Trailblazer Village! Play outdoor games, swim in the pool and spend more time in the forest village across the Maquoketa River at Ewalu. Trailblazers will cook yummy food over a fire, participate in daily Bible studies, experience creation, and learn more about nature.

Cost: $499 (Early Discounts: First $459, Second $479)

2023 Dates: June 18-23, June 25-30, July 9-14, July 23-28, July 30- Aug. 4, Aug. 6-11


Youth completing Grade 5

Get ready to branch out as you spend a week living in Ewalu’s pine forest. Spend the nights in various woodland shelters, like a teepee, yurt, or longhouse, and spend the days exploring the forest, learning about nature, growing in faith, and cooking meals over a fire.

Cost: $499 (Early Discounts: First $459, Second $479)

2023 Dates: June 18-23, June 25-30, July 9-14, July 23-38, July 30- Aug. 4, Aug. 6-11


Youth completing Grade 6

Explore new frontiers for a week as a Pioneer. Spend time on the Ewalu farm caring for the animals, try your hand at gardening, and even have a wild hoe-down to end the week! You’ll also enjoy other camp activities like swimming, crafts, and the High Ropes Course. At the end of each day, hit the hay in a covered wagon just like in the “good ol’ days.”

Cost: $499 (Early Discounts: First $459, Second $479)

2023 Dates: June 18-23, June 25-30, July 9-14, July 16-21, July 23-28, July 30-Aug. 4

Registration Information

These programs are for children and youth completing grades 1-6. For grades 6-9 and 9-12, click the “Middle School” or “High School” pages on the menu, above.

Note: Elementary-age campers may register up or down one grade level. Example: a child completing 4th grade in the spring may sign up for Explorers, Trailblazers, or Foresters. Please notify our camp office if you would like to register for a program other than the grade listed. 

To reserve your spot, we must receive your registration and refundable $100 deposit.

A sibling discount of $15 is given for each additional camper from the same family. To receive the Early Discount prices listed, registration forms must be received or postmarked by the First Early Discount Deadline of Feb. 28, 2023. The Second Early Discount Deadline is April 18, 2023. Additional 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 be distributed at many Lutheran churches across Eastern Iowa; check with your local congregation, or contact us for a full-color brochure.

Complete Registration Online
Download Registration Form
View Summer Schedule Grid


Emily Tull, 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.