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Grades 9th-12th 

July 9-13, 2018

Encounter camp

Encounter camp at Ironwood is a great opportunity for campers to encounter the presence of God through worship, teaching, and community. All of our classic camp activities are taken to the next level; along with Chapel, worship, "BIFFER", "cabin clean up", big games, and team building activities, many unique and special events are planned. Our speaker, and worship leader will lead campers through a week of pursuing God, and encourage them to share what they have learned at camp and put it to use after they leave camp and enter their personal mission field. 

Our track program gives campers the opportunity to focus their time on an activity that interests them. The will spend time each morning in their track, learning new skills that they can take with them. 

Shooting SportsParticipants will learn the basics of firearms safety for rifle, pistol, and shotguns.  The SE Minnesota Sportsman's Club is providing NRA certified shooting instructors and shooting range time for this camp.  Most shooting will be done at the Club.  Transportation will be provided.  Additional waivers for the Stewartville Sportsman Club and SE MN Sportsman Club are required for this track.

ArtParticipants will learn to use and exercise their creativity through many different areas of art including: sketching, watercolor, and textiles, weaving, embroidery, tie dye. Most of all, the participants will come to an understanding of what it means to be made in the image of God who is the ultimate Creator. We are creative because we are made in His image, and this, more than anything else, should encourage us to ALWAYS be passionately creating! 

Cooking This track will be taught by our Kitchen Director Jan Odle and her team. Participants will have the opportunity to learn various kitchen skills and cooking methods. We will start by learning the basics of safe and healthy food choices, then move on in learning how to use many of the tools of cooking: such  as knives, meat thermometers, measuring utensils, etc. We will be helping prep for one of the camp meals and try our hand at outdoor cooking! The best part is we will get to eat what we make each day! 

Horsemanship: Horsemanship includes indoor western riding lessons & outdoor scenic trail rides. Campers will review and learn more about horse behavior, horse care, colors and breeds, grooming, how to catch and halter a horse and groundwork. Quest horsemanship participants will also learn how to saddle their horse.  Campers will experience about 13 hours of horsemanship.  We require that anyone registering for this camp weigh 225# or less. This track has limited spots available, so register early! An additional equine waiver is required for this track.

Robotics: Description coming soon!
Camp Cost:
  • $380.00
  • $150 Horsemanship
  • $20 early bird discount available if registration is received by May 1
  • $15 multi-child discount available
  • $15 multi-camp discount available

Online registration for summer youth camps is preferred. A paper registration form is available if needed.

Check In:
8:00 a.m. Monday, July 9 at the Main Office Building

Closing Program:
5:30 p.m. Friday, July 13 at the Chapel
Parents are encouraged to attend! Join us for food and fellowship after the closing program at the family cookout

Meals are provided Monday lunch through Friday supper

Who can attend:
For boys and girls going into grades 9-12 in the fall of 2018

Campers will stay in the dorms or the cabins which are air conditioned. They will need to bring their own bedding.

Camp Highlights:

  • Bible messages
  • Worship 
  • Bible Studies
  • Cabin Clean Up
  • Team building activities
  • Balloon Blitz
  • snack Shack
  • Challenge Course
  • Mini Golf
  • Archery
  • Games
  • Free Time
  • Crafts
  • Swimming
  • Variety Show
  • And more

E-Mail Grace
Call 507-533-4315