Family Camp

Your family is invited to Ewalu for a wonderful three-day event! Stay in cabins or pitch your tent in our family campground. You will love the variety of activities, classic campfires, Bible studies, games, and quality outdoor time together. Hike, swim at the pool, eat, explore, and learn in the Ewalu summer camp atmosphere with other camp-loving families. All types, sizes, and shapes of families are welcome! Register ASAP for your first choice of housing! $50/family discount if you choose to stay in the Ewalu campground.

Cost: $130/Adult, $105/Child (14 and under), Ages 1-3 FREE
Discount Rates: $120/Adult, $95/Child if registered by Feb. 29
                    NOTE: No 2nd discount rate, and no sibling discount for Family Camp
Campground Discount: $50/Family discount if you choose to stay in the Ewalu Campground. You won’t need to pay to book a site at the campground.

2024 Dates: June 14-16, July 12-14, July 26-28

Sample Family Camp Schedule

Grandparent Camp

Join us for this popular program for grandparents and grandchildren! Make memories as you grow in faith and enjoy fun camp activities together. Stay in the comfort of the Stone Center (our retreat space just minutes from the main camp site) and join with other families in Bible study, games, campfire, and other activities, all led by your counselors. You’ll also shuttle to Ewalu’s main site for swimming at the pool, visiting the farm, and the opportunity to participate in activities with other campers on-site.

All ages are welcome, but the program is designed for grandchildren ages 4 through 12 years old. There is a limit of four people per room.

Please call Emily or Diane at the camp office at 563-933-4700 to learn more.

Cost: $180/Adult, $155/Child
Discount Rates: $170/Adult, $145/Child if registered by Feb. 29
            NOTE: No 2nd discount rate, and no sibling discount for Grandparent Camp

2024 Dates: June 24-26, July 15-17  (Dates are Monday through Wednesday)

Sample Schedule and Basic Information

Inclusive Camp Experience (ICE)

Are you looking for a camp for your special needs camper? Our ICE (Inclusive Camping Experience) week is perfect for you! Campers will sign up for a program with other campers during Week 2 (June 16-21) and we’ll work with you to plan for a great week! Resource volunteers with years of experience working with youth with differing needs will be onsite to provide extra support.

Contact camp for more information and to register. Phone 563-933-4700 to learn more, and to register.

Cost: No additional charge, pay the price for your chosen program during Week 2 (options are Farm Mini-Camp, Explorers, Trailblazers, Foresters, Pioneers, Confirmation Camp, and Uplifted)
2024 Dates: June 16-21 (Week 2)

Youth Groups & Custom Programs

Youth leaders, imagine – a high adventure trip or custom meaningful “theme retreat” for all your kids with the schedule and details taken care of! Choose the ideal trip for your group, or consult with our experienced program director to customize your own unique adventure. Count on the type of world-class conversation and truly immersive faith-building that only happens in an “unplugged” week of action-packed outdoor ministries.

Ewalu programs strengthen the connection between youth and your home church. They can also help you achieve your own custom goals to boost your ministry community for the years ahead. Journey together as you and your group build trust, faith, knowledge, and stronger individual leadership skills – all while having a blast and making fun, lifelong memories! Pick from among Ewalu’s onsite or offsite programs; ask us for details. (Plus, youth leaders and pastors can attend onsite programs for free!) Return to your church with new connections and stronger identity as people of Christian faith – as campers at Ewalu have been doing for over 60 years.

Minimum and maximum group sizes and registration costs vary with each program. Call today and reserve your memorable, theologically sound, faith-filled journey in God’s great outdoors.

Emily Tull, Program Director
Phone: 563-933-4700

Programs typically fill up early, so reserve your week soon!

Volunteer at camp!

Are you an adult with a calling to work with youth at camp–or a parent or grandparent who wants to be around while your kid is at camp? Come this summer for a week or just a few days to volunteer with our campers! Bring the gifts God gave you into the Ewalu community to share God’s love with the kids and summer youth ministry staff.

Strengthen our camp programs by your presence at activities, share stories, help kids with arts & crafts, comfort a homesick child, teach kids about life and faith – or even lend a hand to take care of the Ewalu property. Build relationships with young people and earn a place in the hearts of campers and staff. Room and board provided; no charge. Please call the camp office. Phone: 563-933-4700 to learn more.


Planning a family or church campout? Check out Hickory Heights, Ewalu’s campground, open to friends of Ewalu! A well-stocked trout stream is within walking distance and the pool is available during regular pool hours for no extra charge. The campground includes access to electrical hook-ups, showers, bathrooms, hiking trails, cast iron fire grates, water spigots, a large playing field, and a playground for the kids.

The cost is $20 per night for tent sites (up to two tents per site) or $40 per night for electrical/RV sites. The campground is open mid-May to early October. Please call ahead to register.

Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Phone: 1-563-933-4700

NOTE: If you are attending Family Camp and choose to stay at the campground, please register as normal; no additional campground registration is required.

Registration Information

Use the links below to register online or download a registration form to mail or email your registration. Financial assistance is available; contact Ewalu for more information.

Complete Registration Online
Download Registration Form
Summer Program Grid