Summer Trips, Camps, and VBS

Summers are a fun and busy time at Family of Christ.
Check out all of the summer options below, from youngest to oldest.

If you have any questions about summer offerings, please email:

 Andie Rydberg, Minister to Youth and Families or Teri Burns, Minister to Children and Families.

Noah’s Ark Preschool VBS

August 10-12, 2020

August 10, 11 and 12 from 5:00pm to 7:45pm. This camp is for ages 3 – 5, not yet having attended Kindergarten. We will begin with a kid friendly meal for the whole family. After dinner, parents and siblings may leave and pick up at 7:45pm, unless you are volunteering of course. The cost is $55.00 and this covers camp, meals and a t-shirt. Register

Luther Crest Day Camp

June 22-25, 2020

The staff from Luther Crest Bible Camp in Alexandria, MN run this great week of day camp. Register for LutherCrest Day Camp

  • For Preschoolers (age 3 and up to 5) This is a 9:00a to 11:30a program, Monday through Thursday at a cost of $75 for the week
  • Kindergarten through 5th grade (those who have finished the grade). This is a 9:00a to 3:00p Monday through Thursday program at a cost of $100 for the week.

Musical Day Camp

June 8-12, 2020

This camp is for those who have finished 1st grade through 8th grade. Throughout the week, participants will learn and perform an entire musical, under the direction of Senior High counselors. Monday-Friday 9:00am to 2:00pm with a performance on Friday evening at 7:00pm. The cost is $80.00.  Register for Musical Day Camp

Mission Day Camp:

July 13-16, 2020

We will spend Monday through Wednesday serving in the Chaska/Chanhassen/Mpls areas with a fun day at Valley Fair on Thursday. Camp runs from 9:00a to 3/4:00p on Monday – Thursday.   Register for Mission Day Camp

  • This camp is for campers who have completed 3rd through 8th grades
  • The cost is $95.00 and covers all of the expenses for the different service opportunities of the week. We will also collect $28 dollars for Valley Fair on Thursday for those who are going and do not have a Valley Fair pass.

Senior High and Middle School Trips

Idaho Servant Adventure:

Join us for a service trip based out of an incredible mountain retreat. Projects include helping with small home repairs (incl. training/supervision on power tools), painting and working with kids. In the afternoon/evening, we return to camp for swimming, rock climbing, horseback riding, zip lines, campfires, worship and devotions. On our free day, the group can choose to mountain bike down a mountain or a famous trail, whitewater raft, or go to a theme park. July 26-August 1, 2020 (6th-12th graders) $900. This trip is full. 

South Dakota: Through local organizations and the Lakota people, this camp blends service and cultural immersion for an experience to remember! Projects include soup kitchen, food shelf, construction projects, clothing sorting/distribution, working with people and many others. During evening time, we can ride horses, learn more about Lakota culture, and have bonfires. Free day TBD by the group but can include Mt. Rushmore, tours, tubing, swimming, more horseback riding. June 14-20 (6th – 12th graders) $600 Register for South Dakota

El Salvador Adult Mission Trip

(Jr/Sr in High school)

This summer, Family of Christ youth and adults will travel out of our comfort zones into a unique adventure of faith, learning, and self-discovery.  We’ll fly to San Salvador, where we’ll be met by Salvadoran church leaders. Each day we’ll go out in microbuses to explore the treasures of El Salvador and walk alongside our Salvadoran friends. Daily activities: service, sponsorship parties, visits to historical sites, hearing testimonies, small group devotions, singing, worship, and more. July 15-23, 2020 (11th graders – adult) Cost: $1700 Register for El Salvador


National Youth Gathering – Minneapolis 2021

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. Check out the latest news by clicking here.


For all trips and Camps:

  • Checks and EFT (electronic check) online payments are preferred. EFT payments are available by clicking here.
  • There is an extra fee for using a credit card; please contact Andie or Teri if you would like to pay by credit card. This fee needs to be paid with the final balance or before the start of camp.
  • When making payments, please make sure you add the participant’s name and Camp/Trip to the memo/comments section.


Deposits in the form of a check are needed to hold your spot on a trip and are non-refundable. After transportation has been booked, you are responsible for the full amount of the trip. In some cases, substitutions can be made to recoup part of the fee; ask your trip leader for specifics.


Payment is needed to hold your spot in a camp, as some do fill up quickly. Refunds/partial refunds are available up to 2 weeks before camp start date.

Want to Chaperone a trip? Volunteer for camp?

Please fill out this interest form to go on 6-12th grade trips. 

Camp Volunteers needed as well. Please email Teri or indicate your interest on the registration form for your student.



Please do not let cost keep you from summer experiences! Let us know if we can help with cost.

Also, let us know if you would consider donating a part or entire fee to send someone to a camp/trip. Thank you for your generosity so all can participate!