Camps

If you are a college student or a high school senior who is interested in spending your summer investing in people's lives through a Christian summer camp, then check out our Great Plains United Methodist camps. We offer summer camp counselor positions, as well as many other Christian camp positions, job opportunities and internship positions. This summer camp job will be one that will impact your life for years to come!

Apply now to be a part of one of the six Great Plains camps' summer staff in 2018.

A strong camping ministry is an important component of the Great Plains Area's commitment to develop Christian spiritual leaders. This emphasis is one of seven foundations for camping and retreat ministries. The other six are to provide intentional places apart to encounter God, to extend genuine Christian hospitality and community, to nurture Christian faith and discipleship, to teach creation care and appreciation, to collaborate with United Methodist churches and agencies and to inspire and equip guests to do love and justice.

The coordinator of camping ministry, Sara Shaw, provides support and accountability for the site directors and serves as the staff leader for visioning, branding and overall program design.

Read camp testimonials. Each camp is offering specific camps for specific ages. A list of all the camps broken into age groups will be available soon so you can find the perfect camp for your camper.

 


Confirmation Camp

Confirmation is an important stop along life’s journey in our walk with Christ. But sometimes it’s difficult to set aside the time necessary for the learning and discussion a confirmation class requires. One solution that is both educational and fun is a confirmation camp. See how such an event at Camp Fontanelle, northwest of Omaha, has touched the lives of young people in the Great Plains Conference.
 

 


2577 Idaho Road, Ottawa, KS 66067
785-242-6797 | campchippewa@greatplainsumc.org

Camp Chippewa, located in the middle of a former Indian reservation, is a United Methodist camp and retreat center. The mission for the center is to provide an atmosphere in a simple outdoor setting where individuals — children, youth and adults — can experience the presence of God through retreats and camping experiences.

Visit Camp Chippewa’s website.

Learn more about summer camps. Click here for information about Institute.

 

               
  

75670 Road 417, Cozad, NE 69130
308-784-2808 | comeca@greatplainsumc.org

Camp Comeca and Retreat Center is a place to relax, refresh and restore. If you are looking for an adult-friendly space to host your program, look no further. Comeca’s space is ideal for adult and youth retreats. With three different lodging styles to choose from and 10 different indoor meeting areas, Comeca is just the right fit for your needs.  In addition to retreats, Comeca offers a wide range of summer camps and other programs for children. Visit Camp Comeca’s website and follow the camp on Facebook.

Summer camps brochure
Printable health form

 

9677 County Road 3, Fontanelle, NE 68044
402-478-4296 | fontanelle@greatplainsumc.org

Camp Fontanelle is a facility of the United Methodist Church. Camp Fontanelle seeks an intentional integration with the seasons of God's natural world and the seasons of people's lives to provide an opportunity for growth. Camp Fontanelle is open year round for everyone, including groups beyond the United Methodist Church, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex or handicap.

Visit Camp Fontanelle’s website and follow the camp on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

View Camp Fontanelle's schedule and registration information

30811 Horizon Drive, Arkansas City, KS 67005
620-442-5533 | office@horizoncenter.org

Camp Horizon is 160 acres of woods and trails, rustic lodges and camp sites making it an ideal location for campers to get away from daily life and be closer to God. Horizon is a quiet place for spiritual renewal, with trees and natural beauty that foster a feeling of being away from everyday problems and interruptions. With accommodations available year-round, Horizon is available for a variety of uses. A new dining hall and meeting facilities at the camp have been completed. Horizon also has six outdoor chapels.

Visit Camp Horizon’s website and follow the camp on Facebook.

Learn more about summer camp.

 

300 E Scott Lake Drive, Scott City, KS 67871
620-872-2021 | camplakeside@wbsnet.org

Camp Lakeside is located in a stunning limestone canyon adjacent to Scott State Lake in southwest Kansas. Camp Lakeside is open to groups of all backgrounds, faiths, and interests. Camp Lakeside’s Mission is to provide a sanctuary where all people may come to recognize God's presence, to enter into and to grow in their relationship with God. With a total capacity of 140 guests, the camp site features both rustic and year-round accommodations. The camp site is handicap-accessible, and facilities are available for retreats. 

Visit Camp Lakeside’s website and download registration forms.

Learn more about summer camp.

 

79 Camp Norwesca Road, Chadron, NE 69337
308-432-3872 | norwesca@greatplainsumc.org

Nestled in the beauty of the Pine Ridge District of the Nebraska National Forest, Norwesca is ready to provide warm hospitality and a unique, comfortable setting for church, family, and community groups in our year-round facility. The camp is open for use to all denominations and community groups.

Visit Camp Norwesca's website and follow the camp on Facebook and Twitter.

Learn more about summer camp.

Printable health and registration forms


At each of the above camps, the local site council retains day-to-day operational responsibility for the camp — including use and care of the property. The site director for each camp coordinates local and site-specific programming efforts.