NEW for 2024: Ranch Camp

Youth completing Grades 7-9

Camper riding a brown horse

A brand-new camp in partnership with Sugar Creek Bible Camp and their horse program. The week will begin and end at Ewalu with farm activities, pool, high ropes, and outdoor adventures. In the middle of the week, Ewalu will transport you to Sugar Creek in SW Wisconsin, where you will spend two days caring for and riding horses while experiencing life on the ranch. This new program is a trial run and open to a very limited number of campers.

Cost: $575 (Early Discounts: First $535, Second $555)

2024 Dates: July 28-August 2


Youth completing Grade 6

Explore new frontiers for a week as a Pioneer. Spend time on the farm caring for the animals, try your hand at gardening, and even have a wild hoe-down at the end of 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: $525 (Early Discounts: First $485, Second $505)

2024 Dates: June 16-21, June 23-28, July 7-12, July 14-19, July 21-26, July 28-August 2

Night Camp

Youth completing Grade 7

Have a hoot during Night Camp! Spend the week having night-time adventures like calling owls, gazing up at the stars, and going for a midnight swim—all while transitioning to a nocturnal schedule and back. You’ll also get to share faith stories, try the High Ropes Course, cook some of your own meals, and spend time around the campfire.

Cost: $525 (Early Discounts: First $485, Second $505)

2024 Dates: June 9-14, July 7-12, July 28-August 2, August 4-9

Confirmation Camp

Youth completing Grades 6-9

Ramp up your confirmation classes in a powerful way! Youth and leaders will make connections with their home church through our High Ropes Course, meaningful campfires, and an overnight canoe trip. Practice faith and leadership skills, build trust, and experience God’s grace that you’ve been learning about in this memorable week!

Cost: $525 (Early Discounts: First $485, Second $505)
Up to 2 chaperones free.
Each additional chaperone: $250

Sample Confirmation Camp Schedule

2024 Dates: June 9-14, June 16-21, July 7-12, July 21-26, August 4-9

M.A.D. Camp

Youth completing Grades 6-8

Express yourself at Music, Art, and Drama (M.A.D.) Camp! Devote your week to learning an instrument, singing, harvesting blue clay from a local stream, writing and performing your own skits, and more. You’ll swim in the pool, hike, play games, and explore your faith with friends. At night, return to modern cabins to rest up for the next day! Your group will write, stage and perform a short musical for parents and guardians at 1 p.m. Friday before the Closing Program. Click here for special M.A.D. Camp information (PDF).

Cost: $525 (Early Discounts: First $485, Second $505)

2024 Dates: June 23-28, July 21-26

Pack & Paddle

Youth completing Grades 7-9

Pack & Paddlers will backpack to beautiful Backbone State park and canoe the scenic Turkey River. There will be time to enjoy the sights, climb on natural rock faces, and sit around a fire with friends and awesome counselors. Enjoy wildlife, hearty meals, chats about faith and life, outdoor challenges, and a memorable Christian community. Click here for the Pack & Paddle packing list and release form (PDF).

Cost: $525 (Early Discounts: First $485, Second $505)

2024 Dates: June 9-14, June 23-28, July 14-19, August 4-9

Registration Information

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

Special Note: Youth may register up or down one grade level. (However, youth in Grade 8 may NOT register up a year for High School programs.)

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. 29, 2024. The Second Early Discount Deadline is April 18, 2024. 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 will be distributed at many Lutheran churches across Eastern Iowa (starting in December); check with your local congregation, or contact us for a full-color brochure.

Complete Registration Online
Download Registration Form
View Summer Schedule Grid

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


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.