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Summer camp 2024!

Camp Shalom is 311 acres of woodlands, quiet ravines, and natural prairie located along the Maquoketa River in Jackson County, Iowa. While the beauty of the natural creation at Camp Shalom makes it worth the trip, it is what happens once you’re here that makes campers want to return year after year.

Our summer programs are designed to encourage campers' spirit of adventure and inspire them to become a better version of themselves. They will grow in confidence and community as they progress through the various programs we offer. TO LEARN MORE

Camp Shalom is a Christ-centered Christian camp that serves all people regardless of their faith background or religious affiliation. Summer campers participate in worship services that combine Scripture and music with the testimony of the committed Christians who serve as staff members. Respect for all denominations makes worship an inclusive and welcoming experience for everyone.

Camp Shalom has woodland trails, high and low ropes challenge courses, an archery range, canoeing on the Maquoketa River, a soccer field, campfire rings, and much more.  Our cabins and facilities are well-maintained and offer a range of housing options.

As a fully accredited member of the American Camping Association, Camp Shalom requires its summer staff to complete an intensive two-week training program before campers arrive. All our staff are certified in first aid and CPR.

 It is Camp Shalom's policy not to discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, gender, disability, religion, age, political party affiliation, or actual or potential parental, family or marital status in its programs, activities, or employment practices as required by Iowa Code sections 216.9 and 256.10(2), Titles VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1973, Title IX, Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973), and the Americans with Disabilities Act.



(GRADES 2-3)
Campers test their wings away from home, with bunk beds, sleeping bags, singing, hiking and crafts.


Campers still stay in the village cabins and will get a taste of what they can look forward to as Outpost campers!


(GRADES 9-12)
Campers sleep in tents, cook their own breakfast and dinner and will operate on their own schedule, spend time in the woods, and learn how to camp the classic way!


(GRADES 3-4)
Campers who aren't quite ready for a full week of camp can gain confidence and experience growth. 


(GRADES 7-8)
A 6-day, 5-night camp experience. Campers stay in the more rustic Outpost cabins without electricity and cook their own breakfast.


(GRADES 10-12)
Senior High camp is all about new adventures and old favorites. Campers have a lot of input in designing their week.


(GRADES 4-6)
Campers live in cabins complete with electricity and learn to explore camp through a broad base of activities.


Campers will still sleep in the Outpost cabins, and cook their own breakfast each morning.


(GRADES 10-12)
Campers live for a week on a houseboat traveling in between Lock and Dam 9 and 10 on the Mississippi River.