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.

“Creation” Preschool VBS

August 12-14, 2019

August 12, 13 and 14 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 $60.00 and this covers camp, meals and a t-shirt. Register

Luther Crest Day Camp

Join us next year as we will be inviting the staff from Luther Crest Bible Camp in Alexandria, MN. to run this great week of 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

Check out this camp next year! This camp is for those who have finished 1st grade through 8th grade. Throughout the week, the kids, along with the high school leaders, will learn and perform an entire musical. We meet from 9:00am to 2:00pm with a performance on Friday evening at 7:00pm. The cost is $80.00. 

Mission Day Camp:

July 15-18, 2019

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 3:00p on Monday and Wednesday and 9:00a to 4:00p on Tuesday and Thursday.   Register

  • 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

Summer White Water Adventure: This year Family of Christ is partnering with Amnicon Wilderness camp that offers white water rafting. Their mission is “to equip people to experience grace beyond their comfort zone through adventure centered programming, life and christian community, and access to wild places in God’s creation.” During our time at camp, we will volunteer with the National Park Service, practicing creation care, and help out around the camp with small projects. The majority of our time will be adventure-based spiritual growth. July 21-26, 2019 (6th-12th graders)
Puerto Rico Mission: Work within a Puerto Rico community doing various projects including hurricane clean-up, building projects, visiting students and community members and much more. Each day has bible studies, prayer, and small group time. While being a US territory, Puerto Rico offers a cultural experience in addition to service. Students do not need to speak Spanish. July 27-August 2, 2019 (8th – 12th graders)
Urban Immersion Service Retreat: This trip is centered on service and service learning. Join us as we see Minneapolis from a different perspective as we volunteer all over the city. Learn about social justice topics in the evenings and enjoy time together in the retreat center (sleeping on beds!). We leave Sunday late afternoon and return mid-morning on Wednesday. July 7-10, 2019 (6th-12th graders)

El Salvador Adult Mission Trip

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 11-18, 2019 (11th graders – adult) Cost: $1700

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.

*** To make a camp or mission trip payment, click HERE ***