There are numerous opportunities to grow in faith, build relationships, and have a great time during our summer ministry programs.
Lake Wapogasset Lutheran Bible Camp (Camp Wapo) is a camping and retreat ministry serving youth, adults, and families throughout the year, with thousands of campers participating every summer in the life-changing experience that is discovering Jesus Christ through Christian community in an outdoor ministry setting. Camp Wapo has a number of opportunities for children and youth. Detailed information about each program is available at www.campwapo.org
- Seeds Weekend—for students who have completed second and third grade.
- Youth Camp—two separate opportunities for students who have completed 4-6th grade or 7-9th grade.
- Teens In Mission (T.I.M.)--TIM Team is a leadership development opportunity for Senior High youth. TIM teamers commit to one year of service as leaders in their home congregations working primarily with younger youth.
Camp Allegro/VBS is a week-long immersion into the stories of the Bible through a musical theater setting for students in Kindergarten through 5th grade. Students have the opportunity to learn about Bible stories, act, sing, dance, make crafts, play games, and build relationships. Pre-school students take part in the program through by participating through the Lake Area Discovery Center located at Redeemer.
Summer BLAST (Believers Learning And Serving Together) is a week-long, ecumenical program for White Bear Lake area students who have completed 6th, 7th, or 8th grade. More than 100 middle school students gather each morning for learning time before they venture out into the surrounding community to participate in service projects. Afternoons are spent at a fun site in the Twin Cities such as Bunker Beach, Nickelodeon Universe at the Mall of America, Grand Slam, and Stars and Strikes Bowling. A day is also set aside later in the summer to attend Valley Fair. Opportunities are available for high school leaders who are interested in developing their leadership abilities and sharing their faith with younger students.
High School Summer Trips are set up on a three-year rotation. High school youth are able to grow deeper in their relationship with God and one another by: traveling to Christikon Bible Camp locate in the mountains of Montana; gathering with tens of thousands of other high school Lutherans at the ELCA Youth Gathering; serving those in need on mission trips throughout the United States.
Family Camp events are also offered during the summer. Opportunities are available for families to travel to Outlaw Ranch Family Camp in the Black Hills area of South Dakota, family mission trips provided through the YouthWorks organization, or by participating at Family Camp at Lake Wapogasset Bible Camp.