Summer Camps

Summer 2023: FruitFull Faith

Scholarship Opportunities

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Prepare for the summer of a lifetime!

With 8 different weeks and many camps to choose from, there is a camp for everyone! Chippewa offers 1-night Family camps, 3-day Mini-Camps, and 5-day camps to fit any schedule and adventure level!

Every day is a new adventure at camp. We’ll always eat, sleep, and swim every day, while facing new challenges, learning new skills, and growing closer to God with our lifelong friends.

Discover the answer to Frequently Asked Questions about camp here! Questions include what to pack and how to contact your camper.

Day Camps

Want to learn what camp is like, but aren’t ready to stay overnight? Come to Day Camp! Experience a variety of activities like archery, swimming, low ropes, canoes/paddleboats, worship, bible study, crafts, and more!

Available for Elementary campers (Kindergarten-5th grade). From 7am-6pm

Week 1- Art

Week 2- Sports

Week 3- STEAM

Week 4- Music

Week 5 (Only Wednesday-Friday)- Wild West

Week 6- Nature

Week 7- Superhero

Week 8-Water

*horse programming is not guaranteed, activities change daily*

Faith & Fun

Experience a little of everything at Chippewa while developing new friendships and growing in your faith! Faith & Fun Camps are split into Elementary (3rd-5th) and Middle School (6th-8th) groups. Activities include:

  • horseback riding
  • archery
  • swimming
  • low ropes   
  • canoes/paddleboats
  • worship
  • Bible study
  • crafts
  • and much more! 

Campers stay in cabins with air conditioning and private bathrooms with their counselors while at camp. Occasionally a camp will sleep under the stars at night too!

Mini Faith & Fun

A shortened version of our week-long Faith & Fun camp! Campers will get to experience a little bit of everything while at camp! Including, horseback rides, swimming, archery, a challenge course, and more! (3rd-8th Grade)

Family Camp (Formally KAP)

Or Grandparents, Or Aunts, or Uncles, or Guardians!

A Friday night-Saturday afternoon camp experience for younger campers and their parent/grandparent/guardian(s). Campers will experience a wagon ride, camp-fire & s’mores, crafts, archery, horseback riding, swimming, and more! Campers will get a taste of our summer theme through activities.   

Family Camp is a great introductory camp to give families a shorter camp experience, where they can participate in activities together! Camps are led by our summer core counselors. (Kindergarten-5th grade)

Boots ‘N’ Bible

Saddle up and explore Camp Chippewa from the back of a horse! Campers will be assigned a horse for their session and learn how to take care of their horse, improve their riding, and grow in their horsemanship. Campers will learn from CHA Certified riding instructors.

Additional activities include archery, swimming, worship, canoes, crafts, Bible study, and much more! 

Beginner Boots ‘N’ Bible- 5th-6th Grade

Boots ‘N’ Bible – 7th-8th Grade

Sr. High Boots ‘N’ Bible – 9th-12 Grade

Mini Boots ‘N’ Bible- 5th-6th Grade

Specialty Camps

Counselor in Training (CIT)

Have you moved beyond your role as the camper and wish to explore a leadership role? During the week, CITs will develop their leadership skills then will use those skills to assist the Core Counselors with a camp! Upon successful completion of the CIT program, an invitation may be extended to volunteer during the summer at no cost. (10th-12th Grade)


Journey with us around the 640 acres of Camp Chippewa and encounter God in new ways! Working together, we will learn various survival skills for life and your walk with Christ. Campers will be camping out this week in different parts of the camp and will participate in a variety of camp activities. It is recommended that campers pack their belongings in a backpack/duffle bag for easy packing and moving. (8th-12th Grade)

S.T.E.A.M. Adventure

Join us as we explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math and how God has made such a wondrous world through adventures at Camp! Many areas of STEAM will be explored along with traditional camp activities such as worship, archery, swimming, horseback riding, and more! (6th-12th Grade)

High School Camp

Ready to change up a traditional week of camp? Come experience a little of everything at Chippewa while delevoping new friendships and diving deeper in your faith! Activities include: horseback riding, archery, swimming, low ropes, canoes/paddleboats/kayaks, worship, spiritual formation, crafts, and much more! (9th-12th Grade)

Middle School Camp

Ready to change up a traditional week of camp? Come experience a little of everything at Chippewa while delevoping new friendships and diving deeper in your faith! Activities include: archery, swimming, low ropes, canoes/paddleboats/kayaks, worship, spiritual formation, crafts, and much more! (6th-8th Grade)

Confirmation Camp

Confirmation is a call to discipleship, a call for our camp friends to claim the name, Christian. Our camp will be led by clergy in the Great Plains Conference with a heart for students. We will be concentrating on learning about God, Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit, our heritage as United Methodists and giving campers a skill set to begin a lifetime of discipleship. This camp is ideal for students from small membership churches that may not have other students to journey into confirmation with. (6th-12th Grade)

Out on the Range

Saddle up as we hit the trails in more places than just Camp Chippewa! Campers will spend two nights camping out offsite and riding different trails. Additional Activities: cookouts, worship, spiritual formation, games, and much more! (9th-12th Grade)

Christian Urban Core Youth Camp

Join us for the opportunity to get out of the city and into nature! Come see all camp has to offer! The Christian Urban Core Youth Camp is a camp designed for 6th-graduated seniors living in an urban community to come explore the nature of camp, make new friends and learn about God’s love. Activities include archery, worship, fishing, canoeing, crafts, bible study, swimming, hiking, disc golf, low ropes challenge course, and more!


Institute is a week of Christian spiritual growth and faith development for high school students. It is held at Baker University in Baldwin City and is intentional about making disciples for the transformation of the world. The week will be packed with powerful worships, impactful small groups, and meaningful workshops. Instituters will stay in the dorms at Baker. (9th-12th Grade)

Camp Chippewa Office

2577 Idaho Road
Ottawa, KS 66067-9007
Phone: 785-242-6797
Fax: 785-242-8525