Family Camp is one of the hidden treasures of Camp Shalom. It provides families an amazing opportunity to play, rest, learn and grow together. Discover the joy of spending a weekend together in a time and place apart.
Families arrive for dinner on Friday evening and stay through worship on Sunday morning. Delicious meals are prepared and served by our cooks in the Program Center. Saturday evening is a cookout in the Outpost Pavilion. Following the evening campfires staff helps put younger children to bed while adults and older children enjoy social time.
Led by the Camp Shalom staff, families are invited to help plan campfire services, toast marshmallows for s’mores, and play family games. On Saturday, staff lead children in games while the adults meet for Bible Study and discussion. The afternoon is spent canoeing on the Maquoketa River, shooting arrows at the archery range and making crafts. We also take a staff-led trip to the Maquoketa Caves and offer Challenge Course activities. Families go swimming at the Maquoketa pool following supper on Saturday.
This program offers several options for housing. The Charis House offers high comfort accommodations for those not excited about roughing it. The Village cabins provide a warm camp-type experience and the Outpost cabins are for those looking for an adventure.
Families come in all shapes and sizes and all are welcomed to join us. So come and join us for a family-focused weekend under the peaceful Shalom sky.