a ministry of the Northern Plains District of the Church of the Brethren
At Camp Pine Lake, we strive to provide a Christian camping experience that is formative and reaching for transformational for each of our campers. We utilize the resources of talented and experienced staff and volunteers, the beauty of Creation in the Pine Lake area, and some of the best curriculum the camping industry has to offer. We hope to see you at one of our camps!
2017 Church of the Brethren Camp Schedule
Start: Friday, June 23, 4 p.m. End: Saturday, June 24, 4 p.m. Grades completed: K-2 with an adult Fees: $40/camper
Introduce your child to camp with the added comfort and security of having an adult with her or him. Children will explore the facilities of camp and experience many activities done at camp: craft, campfire, meals, waterslide, canoeing, sleeping in a cabin, games, worship, and more!
Start:Monday, June 12, 2016
End: Friday, June 16, 2016
Time: 9am - 4pm daily
Grades completed: 3-6
Fees: No cost to campers
Location: South Waterloo Church of the Brethren
Our day camp is a camp away from camp, where a camper can have the opportunity to share in some of the experiences of traditional camp without the overnight commitment. This year campers will have fun learning about Biblical characters who together, have the courage to show up, trust, forgive, stand, do justice, change, and connect in our Fearless Faith-Courage in Community program. At day camp each day there will be a special activity such as a water slide, crafts, water balloons, water games, Gaga Ball, and other fun activities! Lunch and snacks will be provided each day of camp with a family picnic on Friday, June 16 for all participants and their familes. Please come join us!
Start: Monday, July 17, 10 a.m.
End: Saturday, July 22, following a family lunch at 12 p.m.
Grades completed: 9-12
A full week of camp that is designed with older youth in mind. A variety of activities and opportunities to keep older youth busy and challenged. As with all of our camps, we take a break from cell phones and other technology to engage with one another and with God's Creation. We also take the next step in our canoes with an exciting trip down the river. On the last day, campers will welcome their families to camp to share some of their camp experience and a picnic meal provided by camp.
Start: Monday, July 10, 10 a.m.
End: Saturday, July 15, following a family lunch at 12 p.m.
Grades completed: 6-8
Youth explore through worship and activities, learning about themselves and their role in world. They will also have an afternoon canoe journey on the lake. Junior Youth also take a special time to reflect on the understandings of human beauty that we receive from God and from culture and how it impacts our relationships with ourselves, each other, and with God. These human body image conversations are guided by our most experienced adult staff in small groups and then in a large group to reflect on the negative impact of the images we receive from popular culture and the positive, alternative values of the gospel. On the last day, campers will welcome their families to camp to share some of their camp experience and a picnic meal provided by camp.
Middler Start: Sunday, July 23, 3 p.m. End: Thursday, July 27, following a family dinner at 5 p.m. Grades completed: 3-5 Fees: $180
A week at camp for children to experience camp. Worship, crafts, games, hiking, swimming, campfires, singing and more activities will keep your child busy. They will live in cabin groups and then be mixed with small groups as they participate in the daily activities of camp. On the last day, campers will welcome their families to camp to share some of their camp experience and a picnic meal provided by camp.
Come, bring people of all ages to experience camp together for a weekend of fun. This event is open to individuals and to families. All youth and children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Programming will start on Satuday. On Sunday a variety of options and activities (including canoeing) will be offered. Monday morning is an unprogrammed time. Enjoy Creation, camp, and great fellowship!