Northland Family Camp offers your family the unique opportunity to escape the normal schedule, accumulating emails, and pressures of everyday business, to relax with your family in the beautiful north woods of Wisconsin. A week of Family Camp is structured to allow you to decide how "active" you want to be as a family. Choose from exciting activities for the kids, special events just for couples - with childcare provided of course - or one of our daily extravaganzas for the entire family, like Carnival or Tic-Tac Challenge. One of the other highlights is knowing that every member of your family will hear Biblical teaching and Christ-honoring music in their age-specific services. When you put it all together, a week at Family Camp will encourage your heart and refresh your spirit. Come see for yourself!
|"June 30-July 5||2014"||"Family Camp 1"|
|"July 28-Aug. 2||2014 "||"Family Camp 2"|
- Early Bird Discount: $50 off total camp price per family for registrations postmarked by March 24, 2014.
Only one of the following discounts can be applied per family.
- Pastoral Discount: 10% off per additional family attending from your church. (Example: If two additional families from your church attend camp, the pastor would receive a 20% discount.) The Pastoral Discount may be applied to any pastor on church staff, or divided among multiple pastors.
- Northland Alumni Discount: 10% off of balance
- Maximum Family Charge: $1,700
- If cancellation is requested 30 or more days before camp begins all payments will be refunded except 50% of the registration fee.
- If cancellation is requested less than 30 days before camp, all payments will be refunded except the registration fee.
Additional Financial Information:
- Registration is confirmed with completed form and $100 registration fee.
- Accommodation requests are met in order received.
- An invoice for the balance is issued upon receipt of payments.
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Pioneer Village Cabins
Our beautiful, new Pioneer Village 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 $75 charge for these rooms because of size and air-conditioning/heat.
Lakeside and Timberside Lodging
These center court rooms are located close to the Dining Hall, Chapel, Daily Grind coffee shop, and Rec Hall. Each room houses up to 10 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 of $75 per room.
Paul Patz Residence Hall
For more private housing, the Paul Patz Residence Hall is located beside the gym and approximately 200 yards from the main activity area. Each room comfortably houses four people (extra mattresses are available upon request for extra family members). Facilities include a private bathroom, public kitchen, public sitting area and vending machines.
Mamie Patz Residence Hall
This housing option is located 100 yards from the main activity area. Each room houses up to four people (mattresses are available upon request for extra family members). Facilities include a private bathroom, public kitchen, vending room and handicapped-accessible room.
- The Liquidator: our 90-foot water slide on the shore of Camp Lake
- Vertical Venture: our towering 35-foot climbing wall that offers 5 runs with varying levels of difficulty
- The Zipper: a 610-foot peaceful glide over the valley as well as a 390-foot thrill ride through the forest
- SwingShot: a breathtaking 40-foot giant swing
- Sidewinder: a horizontal climbing wall
- Challenge Course: 12 events of teamwork, trust, and achievement
- High Ropes Course: new, challenging activities for adventure lovers
- Camp Lake Activities: Water Trampoline with Blob and Rope Swing, Walk-on-Water Mats, boating, fishing
- Camp Cove: 18-hole mini golf course. It's fun for all ages!
- Rifle and Archery Ranges
- Cageball Chaos and Human Foosball
- Splatwood Forest: our paintball facility with field games and a large scenario game
- Basketball and Sand Volleyball
- Carpetball, Ping-Pong, and Foosball
Additional Tournaments & Activities
Family Field Games, Fishing Derby, Trap-shooting Tournament, Egg Drop, Couples' Tournaments, Date Night, Family Bonfires, Putt-putt Scramble, Carnival, Tic-Tac Challenge, Teen Volleyball Tournament, Kids' Night Hike, and much, much, more!
Babies Block (0-2 years old)
The Babies Block is for children up to 2 years old. Several of our trained summer staff will attentively care for your babies during each session so that you can enjoy the services and camp activities. Babies are divided up into two groups (0-12 mos. and 13-24 mos.) so that we can best attend to your children's needs.
Happy Hoppers (2-3 years old)
The Happy Hoppers group is for children 2-3 years old. During their morning and evening sessions together, they enjoy memorizing Bible verses (with special hand motions) from the summer theme passage, learning songs, taking special adventure trips to the Ball Room, playing outside, and making crafts for their parents. On Friday morning, the Happy Hoppers will be a part of a special program for parents, where they will recite the verses and songs that they have learned that week.
Primary Playhouse (4-5 years old)
Designed especially for children ages 4-5 years old, the Primary Playhouse offers a more structured program than the Happy Hoppers. The Primary Playhouse offers Bible lesson times, scripture and song times, a special story time, and a number of exciting trips to the Ball Room. This age group also has several game times so that the kids are constantly on the move. This year, we will also have a puppet theatre set up for some special shows throughout the week that the kids will love! The Primary Playhouse will also be a part of the Friday morning program for parents.
Backyard Gang (1st - 3rd Grade)
Our 1st - 3rd graders will enjoy a more advanced program offered in the Backyard Gang. Each meeting time, the "Gang" will spend part of their time as a small group working on a song and memorizing Bible verses for the Friday morning parents' program. They will also join up with "The Zone" for Rally Time, where they will sing songs, participate in Bible trivia games, and hear dynamic preaching from a children's speaker. These two groups will also have some intense competition on the game field and during the special "Night Hike".
The Zone (4th - 6th Grade)
Just like the "Backyard Gang", "The Zone" is a special program geared towards the 4th - 6th graders. During their small group time, the children will divide into small groups (called POWER groups) of 5 or 6 and a counselor to discuss a portion of the summer theme passage and the preaching times from that day. "The Zone" also enjoys some special outdoor competition, an intense night hike, and a giant water slide down Northland's biggest hill! Your kids will not want to miss this!
One of the more exciting and active sections of the campsite during Family Camp is the Teen Group. With the help of a dozen or so Teen counselors, our program staff intently plan and run a week of activities, skits, crazy indoor and outdoor games, encouraging music, powerful preaching, and daily small-group devotionals. You can also count on a few surprises along the way. It's our prayer that your teen will end the week with new friends, wholesome memories, and a passion to serve God!.
Family Camp Frequently Asked Questions
When should we arrive on campus?
You may arrive any time on Monday to enjoy the activities on campus. Between 1:30 - 4:00p.m., stop by the Founder's Center to check-in. Make sure to come by during this time to pay any remaining balances as well as sign up for the week's activities!
Is Family Camp at Northland really a vacation?
Definitely! We offer a wide variety of activities for all ages, and you can pick the ones that fit your style. Because our schedule is flexible, you can choose to be as busy or relaxed as you would like. With our affordable rates, you won't spend a fortune!
Isn't camp for kids?
Of course! And moms and dads, too! The whole family will have so many fun-filled opportunities that you won't know where to start. You can't possibly do everything in only one week, but you're welcome to try!
What kind of spiritual input can I expect?
You'll have several daily sessions available along with personal time for yourself or with your spouse. The summer's theme passage is taught expositionally each morning, with a scheduled discussion/application time to follow. Other morning and evening sessions focus on practical topics and other passages from Scripture. Our staff is available for counseling, and we'd love to spend time talking with you.
What measures does Northland take to ensure the safety of my family?
All of our activity areas are supervised, and we provide a trained, knowledgeable staff who will care for your children during the sessions and selected activities. Our full-time registered nurse is on 24-hour emergency call to administer first aid if the need should arise, and our overnight Security Team will keep a watchful eye on the camp while you sleep.
What do I need to bring with me to camp?
Bring twin-size sheets, pillows, sleeping bags, extra blankets, health and beauty items, laundry soap and fabric softener, extra shoes and clothes for rugged activities, insect repellent, spending money, alarm clock, flashlight, fan, Bible, jacket, swimsuit, towels, rain gear, drinking glasses for the room, iron, and bikes.
What do people wear at camp?
Northland Camp desires that all of our staff and campers observe the Biblical principle of modesty. In addition, our burden is that clothing not be a distraction during our week together. We trust each family to govern themselves and maintain the following institutional expectations while here:
-Most of the thigh should be covered when sitting.
-Please do not bring strapless shirts or tops with thin straps.
-Please do not bring tight or form-fitting clothing.
Some adult campers choose to dress nicer (slacks/skirts, collared shirts, etc.) for the evening services, but that is up to each individual. Teens and children stay pretty active all day, including as part of their morning and evening services, so no need for them to “dress up” for that.
Monday from 1:30-4:00 p.m. in the Atrium of the Founder's Center
Optional Sunday Check-in (for an additional cost) - 8:00-10:00 p.m. at the Camp Office
Check-out & Departure
Saturday by 9:00 a.m.
Family Camp Schedule
|"9:00-12:00"||"Teen Group & Children's Groups Sessions and Activities"|
|"9:00-12:00"||"Teaching Sessions for adults|
|"1:00-5:00"||"Free Time Activities"|
|"6:00-8:00"||"Teen & Children's Groups|
|"8:00-10:00"||"Family Activity & Free Time"|