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California

Mount Cross Ministries:  Adventures on the Coast
Want to have an unforgettable experience in the coastal redwoods, explore world class beaches, and dive deeper into your faith with your youth group? Adventures on the Coast provides you a flexible, build-your-own week of camp to fit your budget and adventure levels. Each group will be guaranteed special bible studies, worships, and team building experiences to give your group a life changing experience. You can also build a week of service or adventure, or a lot of both! We offer trips to the Homeless Garden Project and Grey Bears Food Bank to volunteer and educate on the importance of food and economic justice. We also offer surf lessons and ocean kayaking lessons for those who want extreme adventure. Take advantage of our unique and beautiful redwood forest with a day hike through Big Basin State Park, or a light walk through Henry Cowell State Park. We work with each group to build a week that will give each participant a chance to grow both in their faith and comfort zones. Let’s go for an adventure!

Contact:  Allison Westerhoff
Email: 
Phone:  831-336-5179
Website:  www.mtcross.org
ACA Accredited:  Yes


Colorado

Rainbow Trail Lutheran Camp:  Compass Points

Hike through the breathtaking Sangre de Cristo Mountains, raft the white-water of the Arkansas River, take a leap of faith, or work on a service project. Compass Points, the wilderness adventure program at Rainbow Trail Lutheran Camp, offers you the opportunity to do all of this in a supportive Christian environment that will challenge you to try new things and grow in your own faith journey.  Each week-long adventure is centered on a 3-5 day wilderness backpacking experience led by trained guides and is tailored to make the journey your own. Whether you are are an individual or a group, adult or youth, new to backpacking or a seasoned pro, there’s a trip that is right for you.  Contact us today!

Contact: Sam Berglund
Contact Phone: 406-202-2990
Email:  
ACA Accredited:  Yes

 

Sky Ranch Lutheran Camp:  High Wilderness Backpacking

Step away from the familiar and start exploring God’s creation in the pristine Rocky Mountains. Sky Ranch has a long history of taking youth out on trail and seeing sites enjoyed by few others. Experience the thrill of summiting a peak and seeing for miles in every direction. Challenge yourself as you walk through a high alpine meadow. Feel the peace of sleeping next to a mountain stream.  All trips leave directly from camp into the more than one million acres of public land surrounding our property.  There are exciting route options for everyone, including those who have never been on trail and those who have climbed all around the world. A life-changing trip is calling.

Contact:  Hannah Anderson
Email: 
Phone:  970.493.5258
Website:  www.skyranchcolorado.org
ACA Accredited: No


Idaho

Luther Heights Bible Camp:  Senior High Backpacking
Spend a week backpacking in the magnificent Sawtooth Wilderness or White Cloud mountains.  Together, with trained staff, everything needed for a week of backcountry adventure will be packed-in.  As you cross over rocky terrain, mountain meadows and divides you’ll take a journey of faith, experiencing creation as it was entrusted to us.

Contact Phone:  208-886-7657
Website:  www.lutherheights.org
ACA Accredited:  Yes


Minnesota

Camp Emmaus (Pathways Lutheran Outdoor Ministries):  Houseboat Program
For 50 years, groups from all over the country have come to the northwoods of Minnesota to explore the power and splendor of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness with the guidance of Voyageurs Lutheran Ministry staff. Our staff are trained to lead your group into the wilderness to discover the beauty and wonder of creation and the beauty and wonder of faith. Through daily Bible studies, guided conversations, and times of reflection, your guide will help connect each day’s experience to your personal journey of faith.

Contact:  Brooke Klemetsrud
Email: 
Phone:  218-987-2600
Website:  www.PathwaysBibleCamps.org
ACA Accredited:  No

 

Voyaguers Lutheran Ministries:  Voyageurs Canoe Country

For 50 years, groups from all over the country have come to the northwoods of Minnesota to explore the power and splendor of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness with the guidance of Voyageurs Lutheran Ministry staff. Our staff are trained to lead your group into the wilderness to discover the beauty and wonder of creation and the beauty and wonder of faith. Through daily Bible studies, guided conversations, and times of reflection, your guide will help connect each day’s experience to your personal journey of faith.

Contact:  Grant Winters
Email: 
Phone:  218-780-2696
Website: www.VLMcamps.org
ACA Accredited:  No


Montana

Chritikon:  Mountain Wilderness Backpacking
“Life together at the top of the world: during five-day trips in Montana’s Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness Area just north of Yellowstone Park, participants explore life together, the life of faith, and some of the world’s loveliest mountain country. Senior high youth and young adults move camp most days; junior high and other adult groups hike from back country base camps. Two Christikon staff lead each group of up to twelve guests.  Creation Care trips add a environmental stewardship component to a week of backpacking, see our website for more information.
Contact:   
Phone:  406 656-1969
ACA Accredited:  Yes

 

Flathead Lutheran Bible Camp:  Glacier Wilderness
You are invited to come and share the beauty of God’s creation in the stunning Montana backcountry.  Groups are invited to backpack, sail, whitewater raft, kayak, rock climb, mountain bike, and canoe in sites around the Glacier National Park area.  Build community through cooking, setting up tents, and everyday camping tasks.  Let us customize a trip for you to help foster community within your home congregation and strengthen existing friendships.  Join us for a unique and memorable adventure hiking through mountains, sailing on Flathead Lake, or paddling head on into rushing rapids.   One adult leader is at no cost for every ten paying campers.
Contact:Ian Bartling
Email: 
Phone:  406-844-3201
ACA Accredited:  No

North Carolina

Lutheridge Camp:  Outdoor Adventure Programs
Set in the Appalachian mountains, Lutheridge offers many Outdoor Adventure Programs for youth groups, including Rock ‘n Raft (rock climbing + rafting), Saddle ‘n Paddle (horseback riding + rafting), Surf ‘n Turf (backpack Appalachian Trail + rafting), WaveRiders (canoe whitewater + rafting) and High in the Sky (canyon zipline + hiking Chimney Rock + rafting). All programs include on site ropes course (low ropes, challenge tower, indoor climbing wall). Please visit our website for a full description of each program.
Contact:  Pastor Tim Canniff-Kuhn
Email: 
Phone:  828-209-6306
ACA Accredited:  Yes

 

Lutherock:  High Adventure Programs

Lutherock is a premier high adventure camp in the Southeastern United States. Located near Boone, NC, Lutherock is an 800 acre site in the Appalachian Mountains. Adventure activites for groups include backpacking on the Appalachian Trail, rafting the Nolichucky, Gauley and New Rivers, caving, low and high ropes courses and an Alpine Tower. Groups can pick from a wide variety of programs or customize their own including adding servant work experiences.
Contact:  Jacob Ridenhour or Kara Ridenhour
Email:  or 
Phone:  828-733-5868
Website:
 www.novusway.com
ACA Accredited:  Yes

North Dakota

Badlands Ministries:  Badlands Adventure
Badlands Ministries would like to work with you to create a unique, custom, faith filled, adventure experience for your youth group. We are located in the beautiful rustic badlands along the Little Missouri River within 5 miles of the Theodore Roosevelt National Park and the world renowned Maah Daah Hey Trail (a 97 mile trail for hikers, bikers, and horse back riders). Let us guide you on a backpacking trip, horseback riding, mountain biking, tent camping, or tepee experience. Our high ropes course will allow for team building and focus on community before the journey begins!
Contact: Christina Lantz
Email: 
Phone:  701-623-4332
ACA Accredited:  No

South Dakota

Outlaw Ranch:  Adventures
This small group adventure experience includes full-day adventures such as hiking or overnight backpacking, biking on the Mickelson Trail, lake and creek kayaking, caving, service projects, and the low ropes challenge course and trail ride. The week includes daily worship, Bible study, great food and awesome counselors.
Contact: Mara Stilson
Email: 
Phone:  605-274-4027
ACA Accredited:  Yes

Wisconsin

Camp Amnicon:  Wilderness Adventures–Be Real, Be Challenged, Be Changed 
Camp Amnicon offers a variety of wilderness tripping programs designed to strengthen community, build faith, and grow leaders.  Amnicon will provide all of the skills, gear, and programming that you need for a safe wilderness trip—but as one camper put it, Amnicon teaches “a lot more than camping.”  Learn teamwork as you paddle a 34’ canoe, seek quiet on the peaceful Namekagon, or join us for one of 13 other program offerings. Come away with us to experience the beauty of Lake Superior—and to be real, be challenged, and be changed.  Explore trips for Junior High and up, Senior High, adults, and families at www.amnicon.org.
Contact: Hannah Damon
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Phone:  715-364-2602
ACA Accredited:  Yes

 

Crossways Camping Ministries:  Backpacking in the Porkies 
Backpacking in the Porkies is a one-week hiking experience (for 9th to 12th graders) on the south shore of Lake Superior in the beautiful Porcupine State Park in Upper Michigan.  Campers learn hiking, camping, and map reading skills – while focusing on teamwork and strengthening faith.  Groups begin and end the adventure at one of the camps of Crossways.
Contact: Crossways Camping Ministries Registrar
Email: 
Phone:  920-882-0023
ACA Accredited:  No

 

Luther Point Bible Camp:  Outpost Adventure Group Trips

Kayak through the Apostle Islands of Lake Superior or canoe down the St. Croix & Namekagon Riverway.  Our Outpost Adventure program is designed to grow participants closer to God & closer to each other through a unique & challenging experience in God’s creation. The relationships formed through teamwork, fellowship, seclusion, and devotion will strengthen the faith lives of your group.   Visit our website for complete details.

Contact:     715-629-1019
ACA Accredited:  No