CULTURAL IMMERSION | PINE RIDGE, SOUTH DAKOTA
Bring your hearts and hands to the people of the Pine Ridge Reservation during this weeklong service opportunity with a strong emphasis on cultural immersion. Volunteers complete projects across the reservation while learning about the culture and history of the Lakota people.
June 11 – 18, 2022 | Grades 8 – 12
Please join us for four fun filled days of God’s big story, Creation. Here at Mount Calvary we will be crafting, singing, and enjoying this beautiful world God gave us. You won’t want to miss all the fun we will have.
June 13 – 16, 2022 | Potty Trained – Kindergarten | 9am – 11:30am
VBS / VBX @ MINNEWASHTA PARK
VBS. Join us for four fun-filled days of camp, as we head to Minnewashta Regional Park again. We will begin and end each day with campfires. In between there will be bible stories, crafts, swimming, games, laughter, friendship and so much more. Join us as we discover the many gifts God has given us.
VBX: Open to youth entering 5th and 6th grade in the fall of 2021. Too old for VBS and too young to be a counselor, this camp is designed with your older child in mind. We focus on nature craftwork, like: baking bread on sticks over the fire, forging wooden mallets and using them to build benches and tables from split logs. More freedom, a unique schedule, hands-on learning, and lots of nature will make for a fun week!
Counselors in training:
New this year, Students entering 7th Grade (as of Fall 2022). Will learn how to be the best couneslors and leaders, while still enjoying the activities of camp. They will shadow and learn from our, our best counselors and leaders. This is the final step before becoming one of our esteemed counselors. We hope to see you there.
June 20 – 23, 2022 | Grades 1 – 6 | 9am – 2pm
THEATRE 301 LIFTOFF! | SHREK THE MUSICAL JR.
Come explore the world of theater in this two-week intensive camp from Theatre 301 – Shrek The Musical Jr. – A Musical Review – songs, scenes, and dances from Broadway’s hit show! The cost of the camp covers nine days of camp, music and script, camp t-shirt, snacks, digital recording of the performance, and two show tickets. There is a registration limit of 35 for this fun and fast production, so be sure to register early!
July 11 – 15, 2022 + July 18 – 21 | Grades 4 – 9
YOUTHWORKS | LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY
You have heard it said that we are the hands and feet of God, but what does that mean? Where lies the potential of our own ability to fallow our call to service? This July the youth of Mount Calvary will be taking an amazing opportunity to see if we can’t find some practical answers to these questions. Mount Calvary will be teaming up with Youth Works, a company that has been connecting parishes to communities in need for 28 years. Together we will be headed to Louisville, Kentucky to meet up with youth of other congregations to practice service and become equipped with tools for when we head back home. To keep us focused on places with the greatest need, we won’t know what we will be doing until the weeks before we arrive, but food pantries, clothing distribution centers, soup kitchens, and simple home repair projects, are all possibilities. This trip is available for youth entering 9th-12th grade and will be this July from the 23rd- 31st!
July 23 – 31, 2022 | Grades 9 – 12
Art Camp with Andrea and Ann Groton all stem from our belief at Mount Calvary that the arts not only inform and teach us but that we can use them to teach others and speak to others about ourselves and God. During Art Camp, each child and teen will have the opportunity to experience and explore their art forms and use them to tell their own unique story and experience of God.
July 25 – 28, 2022 | Grades 3 – 12 | 9am – 1pm
ELCA YOUTH GATHERING | MINNEAPOLIS
Every three years, 30,000 high school youth and their adult leaders from across the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America gather for a week of faith formation known as the ELCA Youth Gathering. Through days spent in interactive learning, worship, Bible study, service and fellowship, young people grow in faith and are challenged and inspired to live their faith in their daily lives.
July 23 – 28, 2022 | Grades 9 – 12
CONFIRMATION CAMP @ MINNEWASHTA PARK
Middle Schoolers come and enjoy the delights of camp close to home, campfires, swimming, morning marshmallows, singing, crafts, connecting, peer leadership and much more. We hope to see you there, you won’t want to miss it!
August 1 – 4, 2022 | Grades 6 – 9 | 9am – 4pm
COMPASS POINTS BACKPACKING | COLORADO
A weeklong backpacking trip based on the Bible’s example of going into the wilderness. Grow in your faith and community with one another. Every day on trail is different but we can tell you that they will be full adventuresome days that are wrapped around First Word, sharing stories, Sacred Silence, cooking meals together, Worship, and camping in some of the most beautiful country that you will find anywhere.
August 13 – 21, 2022 | Grades 9 – 12