Several Bible Camps in the Grand Forks area will offer fun activities for kids of all ages this year – Grand Forks Herald

GRAND FORKS – With summer fast approaching, registration for two summer camps in the region is now open.

Park River and FaHoCha Bible Camps offer a variety of summer camps for children from kindergarten through 18 throughout the summer months.

Park River Bible Camp offers several day camps in Park River, including Sprouts Day Camp, which will be held May 31 through August 12, from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. The camp is for children who have completed kindergarten through sixth grade and will include activities such as games, swimming and Bible studies.

For children in Kindergarten through Grade 3, Pewee Day Camp will be held July 20-21 and August 3-4. Activities throughout the day camp will include water games, crafts and Bible studies.

Another day camp option is the Jubilee Day Camp, which will take place June 27-30 from 1-4 p.m. The camp is for people of all ages with intellectual and/or physical disabilities. Jubilee day camp activities will include singing, skits, puppet shows, Bible studies, craft sessions, swimming, fishing and hay rides.

Park River also offers several overnight camps for different age groups. The first option is Camp Hope, which will run June 19-22 for K-12 children who are in the foster care program. The four-day, three-night camp will include activities such as games, dyeing, campfires and music therapy, with a certified counselor on site. Park River also hopes to offer a meditative painting event for older children during the camp session.

Park River also offers overnight camps for older kids throughout the summer, including Mini Camp for kids in grades three through four, Adventure Camp for kids in grades four through sixth grade and the Youth Fest for teens in grades seven through 12. All three camps offer a wide range of activities including Bible studies, games and campfires, with the Youth Fest also hosting several guest speakers throughout the week.

Anyone interested in working in the various summer camps can apply as summer positions are currently open.

FaHoCha Bible Camp also offers various overnight camps throughout the summer at Devils Lake for anyone ages 8-19. Camp activities offered include tubing, paddle boarding, kayaking, sports, music and chapel services hosting special speakers. Registration is currently open.

How can parents prepare their children for summer camp away from home?

“Have your child spend the night at a friend’s house to get used to being away,” suggests Park River Bible Camp. “Have them try new foods. The dining room chooses the meals and
they should be willing to at least try things. Get your child out. So much time at PRBC is spent on the outside, appreciating the greatness of God

For summer camp options and pricing at Park River Bible Camp, see the website at

For summer camp options and prices at FaHoCha Bible Camp, visit the website at

Sally J. Minick