Dear Family and Friends,
On behalf of our entire staff, let me invite you to a family vacation where each family member is treated like our special guest . . . guaranteed! Northland Camp provides child care and special programs for all age groups. We also serve our guests with genuine care and thoughtfulness. Our kitchen staff prepares delicious meals throughout the week, and our program staff is constantly planning your day’s recreation opportunities. We offer you a painless, stress-free, affordable vacation package which your entire family will enjoy.
You will also receive excellent instruction and preaching by our special speakers during each week of family camp, which will provide opportunities for spiritual growth for your family. This is why we bring in gifted communicators on family issues and personal growth. You will certainly leave physically refreshed, but it is our desire that your entire family returns home emotionally, spiritually, and relationally encouraged as well.
Please join us for family camp this summer!
Jeff Kahl, Executive Director
2020 schedule & Speakers
Check-in & Check-out
Monday from 2-4p in the Camp Office
Optional Saturday or Sunday Check-in (for an additional cost)
Check-out & Departure: Saturday by 9a
The $200 registration fee is required before a registration can be processed and will be applied to the total camp fee. Registration fees may be refunded if registrations are canceled more than 30 days prior to the event. If within 30 days of the event, registration fees are nonrefundable but may be transferable to another camper or to Northland Camp for the current season only. All remaining balances will be fully refunded.
Additional Financial Information:
Registration is confirmed with completed form and $200 registration fee.
Accommodation requests are given on a first-come, first-serve basis. Housing may not be guaranteed.
A statement for the balance is issued upon receipt of payments.
Rooms are available for check-in after 2p on Monday.
Additional Early Arrival Cost (Saturday and/or Sunday Check-in):
If registered by April 15, 2019: $25 per night before camp starts on Monday
If registered after April 15, 2019: $75 per night before camp starts on Monday
Check-in on Saturday: 7-10p
Check-in on Sunday: 2-4p
Meal tickets can be purchased individually for Saturday and Sunday upon arrival.
Registration Fee: $200
(are only applicable if postmarked by April 15)
Early Registration Bonus for 2020, if registered by April 15: Receive a $100 discount toward your 2021 Family Camp registration (cannot be redeemed for cash).
Pastoral Discount if registered by April 15: 10% off a pastor's camp cost, per family, attending from the member's church, will be applied at registration once the pastor provides a list of his church families. (Example: If two families from the same church attend camp, the senior pastor would receive a 20% discount, or the discount would be divided among another key promoter.)
Maximum Family Charge if registered by April 15: $1,100 for a family of six or fewer/$1,400 for a family of seven or more. Note: The maximum family charge does not include the additional cost for air-conditioned rooms, accommodations at the Family Resort, or the early check-in fees.
Activities include: two indoor gymnasiums, individual and family competitions and tournaments, arts and crafts, snack shop, zipline, waterfront, coffee shop, climbing wall, mini-golf, basketball, volleyball, ping pong, Frisbee golf, laser tag, family challenge course, and much more.
Each person under the age of 18 is placed in one of several age-specific groups for the week. These groups have a wonderful time as our team leaders and trained college-age staff guide them in special activities and programs for each individual age group for the entire week. The teen group has never experienced more fun and friendship at camp than a week at family camp. The nursery practices the highest standards of cleanliness, hospitality, and child care, and every group is committed to the highest camp excellence to promote a great vacation that your family can have confidence in year after year.
The Northland Family Resort
Our beautiful cabins are located across the lake from the main campsite. Rooms are air-conditioned/heated with a loft, oversized bathroom, and bunk beds for up to 14 people. This is a nice option for families who bring along bicycles or who enjoy a little extra walking. There is an additional $200 charge for these rooms because of size and air-conditioning/ heat.
Lakeside and Timberside Cabins
These center court rooms are located close to the Dining Hall, Chapel, Daily Grind coffee shop, and Rec Hall. Each room houses 6-8 people, and some include full or queen beds. These rooms are convenient for large families with small children. We are happy to offer air conditioning in all of the center court cabins for an additional charge - $75 per room/week for rooms with just bunk beds (sleeps 6-8) or $100 per room/week for rooms with a queen/full bed and bunk beds (sleeps 6).
Toiletries (soap, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrush, etc.)
Snacks specific to your family’s dietary needs
Ladies: Knee-length shorts, slacks, jeans, skirts, modest tops, one-piece swimsuits, and cover-ups for to/from the beachfront
Men: Knee-length shorts, jeans, casual pants, modest shirts
Bedding (sleeping bags or bedding for twin beds—twin XL sheets work best, but twin will work). Linens will be provided for rooms that contain a full or queen bed. Pack-N-Plays are available upon request.
Miscellaneous: Mosquito spray, Bible, notebook, pen, sunblock, umbrella, bikes if desired
Can families not familiar with Northland attend?
Absolutely! Families seeking a family-friendly, Christian atmosphere are welcome to register. We have new families attend each year that then become regular camp attendees.
How structured is the family camp schedule?
Because of the number of people preparing camp programs and events, we provide a detailed schedule so that we can be as organized as possible to serve our family campers. At the same time, our family campers are encouraged to participate in the weekly schedule to the extent they choose. Generally, each family uses the schedule as a guide rather than an obligation.
Do families really have a good, solid vacation experience?
Once you come, you will experience a vacation like no other. It is relaxing and helpful at the same time.
Who can attend family camp?
Anyone! Of course, Mom and Dad bring the kids, but sometimes, it is just a single parent with the children, or grandparents who bring grandkids with them. Even widows and couples who no longer have any children with them have enjoyed the fellowship with other adults and the programs available to them.
Isn’t camp just for kids?
Absolutely not! In fact, after coming to family camp, our adults cannot wait to return for other programs throughout the year. We have transferred the youth camp experience so adults can fully enjoy a camp experience too. We write a completely different schedule and program for our adult groups which they thoroughly enjoy.
How many families can attend?
It really depends on how many cabins are available. Generally speaking, as many as 100-125 families can attend family camp—not to mention the RV and tent sites.
How does the cost of family camp differ from other vacation costs?
While the price isn’t the only measuring tool used to determine value, this family vacation is truly a great deal. The price includes staff services generally unavailable at other locations, housing for five days, delicious meals for every family member, expert family training from gifted speakers, daily programming, access to the full facility, and you don’t have to get in the car each day to decide what to do next. This is indeed a great package, and we doubt you can come close to matching it anywhere else, and when Mom is so happy with all the help she receives on this family camp vacation, she will return with her family year after year! Mom, that’s a value like nothing else!