You’re invited to have silly amounts of both fun and rest in a place where you’ll be known by name by the end of the first day—and challenged to grow every day after. There are no pretenses here—no pressure to impress or perform. Just the chance to unplug, be yourself with other people, and let Jesus transform you.
What matters at Hope Shores?
We want to know you by name and for you to come exactly as you are.
Everything we do is centered on Jesus and His transforming hope.
Youth camps are week-long camps for students who have completed grades 2 – 12. From Penguins in the morning to Vespers at night, your days will be filled with fun, and laughter, good food and great friendships. Campers will learn about faith in God through counselors, meaningful talks, activities, and worship.
For 5 nights (includes lodging, meals, camp t-shirt, canteen)
Pick up at Hope Church on Friday
During this week of Day Camp, your kids who have completed grades 2-6 will be invited to experience fun outdoor activities and meaningful faith-building memories. They will learn Bible Stories, sing worship songs, and enjoy swimming, boating, crafts, and games each day. A week of Day Camp is similar to our overnight camps, but we pack all the fun in and send them home to sleep soundly! We hope this fun Day Camp serves local families in new ways.
For 5 days (Includes lunch each day, T-shirt, canteen, and crafts)
Pick up at Hope Shores
We are able to offer a limited number of reduced campership fees to those in genuine need. Hope Shores understands that sometimes financial difficulties arise for families; we never want to turn a child away from camp. Help us stretch our resources and please provide what you are able so that we can help as many kids as possible. Scholarships are only available for our overnight youth camps.
Our family camps are a vacation with a purpose. Camp is a place outside of life’s mainstream where you are invited to come rest and be strengthened in faith and family life.
We invite both single-parent and two-parent families to enjoy our family camps. Includes 5 meals (modern dining facility overlooking Rice Lake), 2 nights lodging (cabins with bunk beds and a separate bathhouse). Check-in is between 6:00 – 7:00 pm on Friday night.
0-3 = Free
4-11 = $105
(Family Max includes up to two adults 21+. Additional adults 21+ must pay the adult rate of $125. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details).
1:30 - 3:00 pm
Depart Hope Shores on Sunday
Connect with other single mom families. Includes 8 meals, 3 nights lodging. Family includes you and your unmarried children through age 21. Check-in is between 6:00 – 7:00 pm on the first night after dinner. You will share a cabin with another family; some partitions are available for privacy. If you have children too small for a bunk bed, please bring a pack-n-play. Modern bathroom facilities, sinks and showers are in a nearby building.
Paid in full reserves your family a spot
1:30 - 3:00 pm
Depart Hope Shores on Sunday
The key to camp’s successful ministry has always been our staff and the power of God working through them. The college-aged staff is deeply committed to Jesus Christ, to young people, and to having FUN!
March 9 | 5:00 - 8:00 pm | Hope Church
The Hope Shores Gala is an event that celebrates and supports the camping ministry of Hope Shore Bible Camp + Retreat Center. The evening will include a social hour with silent auction, dinner, testimonies, Hall of Faith inductions, and alive auction. This year’s Hall of Faith inductees are Jim and Sue Rock. It is a semi-formal event. Please join us for a fun and meaningful evening to bless and support Hope Shores! Tickets go on sale February 1st.
Hope Shores Bible Camp + Retreat Center is open between May and November and has a capacity of 120. Retreat availability between June and August is subject to the existing summer schedule.
Please complete the rental reservation application to help us gather information about your group.
I’m Greta Schutte, and though I am the Hope Shores Camp Director now, I was once a camper and camp staff myself! I have a clinical doctorate in Athletic Training, and I’ve worked with college students for 18 years as an Athletic Trainer. I also have eight years of ministry experience with children and youth. See how God transforms lives and builds up leaders by being a Hope Shores camper or staff!