Summer Camps

Summer 2022: What’s in a Name

Scholarship Opportunities

Ethnic Minority Local Church Scholarship– Through a gracious grant provided by the EMLC, campers that self-identify as an ethnic minority qualify for a scholarship that covers 100% of their registration costs to come to camp! When registering use the discount code EMLC!

Watch the video to learn if Camp Chippewa is right for you

Prepare for the summer of a lifetime!

With 9 different weeks and many camps to choose from, there is a camp for everyone! Chippewa offers 1-night Kids and Parent 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-$30

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) and Middle School campers (6th-8th grade). Only on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays during the summer camp season.

Lunch is provided!

*Does not include a free t-shirt, horse programming is not guaranteed, activities change daily*

Faith & Fun -$310

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-$180

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)

Kids And Parents (KAP)-$80

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.   

KAP 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-$385

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 ($190)

Specialty Camps

Counselor in Training (CIT)-$170

Have you moved beyond your role as the camper and wish to explore a leadership role? During the first half of the week, CITs develop their leadership skills. In the second half of the week, CITs will assist the Core Counselors with a camp! Upon successful completion of the CIT program, an invitation may be extended to volunteer during the summer. (10th-12th Grade)

Survivor-$330

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. (6th-12th Grade)

S.T.E.A.M. Adventure-$330

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-8th Grade)

Worship through the Arts-$330

Do you love Camp and the arts? Come experience how the arts can help you grow in your faith. Photography, Painting, Music & More! (9th-12th Grade)

Performing Arts Camp-$330

Performing arts camp is for those who love to perform. This can be your first production or your 12th; we welcome all! This camp is dedicated to learning a short play that you will perform at the end of the week for your parents and fellow campers. You will receive your part and script ahead of time, which you will prepare before coming to camp. At camp, you will work alongside the other cast members under a director who will help you in pulling the performance altogether. This camp provides a great way to meet other friends interested in performing arts and work on your own acting skills in a low-key environment. You will also get to participate in other camp activities such as archery, campfire and smores, bible studies, praise and worship, and camp-wide activities. (9th-12th Grade)

Confirmation Camp-$330

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)

Confirmation Retreat-$180

Come to Camp Chippewa to celebrate your journey to confirmation! Bring your entire confirmation class and your leader or pastor with you. Build relationships with your friends and make new friends that are also on the same journey of discipleship. Confirmation is not an end. It is a part of the lifelong journey with God. We would love for you to include us in that journey at Camp Chippewa! (6th-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 3rd-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 horseback riding, archery, worship, fishing, canoeing, crafts, bible study, swimming, hiking, disc golf, low ropes challenge course, and more!

Scholarships are available up to 100% of the costs! See the top of this page to learn more!

Institute-$390

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
campchippewa@greatplainsumc.org