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Church Camp 2021

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You are invited this Summer to adventure at Cross of Grace Church Camp on Fri-Sun, August 13-15, at Camp Shamineau in Motley, MN. 

What is church camp? 

This will be a weekend to gather in a unique setting for an extended time to be together as a church community for fellowship and fun. We will spend time worshiping, laughing, eating, playing, building friendships, and making memories - together to the glory of God!  Built into our weekend will be devoted times for worship and God’s Word.

Where? 

Camp Shamineau is located on beautiful Lake Shamineau in Motley MN, about 2.5hrs from Chaska, 25 miles north of Little Falls or 5 miles south of Motley on Hwy 10. The camp is situated on 230 acres of woods and one mile of lakeshore. 

What else do I need to know?

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Lodging

Camp Shamineau has a variety of buildings that house guests. The Retreat Centers have sleeping rooms that each typically have 3 sets of bunks in them, with the bathrooms just a short walk down the hallway.  The cabins have 6 sets of bunks with the bathrooms located in a building just a short walk away from the cabin. Each family has their own housing. (More details below). View a camp map.

Meals

There will be 4 meals served during our weekend – Breakfast, Lunch and Supper on Saturday, and Brunch on Sunday morning.  All meals are served buffet style. (No cooking, mom!)

Schedule

See schedule below under FAQ.

Cost

The cost for camp varies and is calculated by which the size of your family, housing choice, and food. The cost includes all activities. This can be calculated by using our registration form. This form will be filled out, and payment made online.

 

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DETAILS

 

LODGING/COSTS

Price includes housing for a family of up to 5 people.  There is an additional price for over 5 in a cabin. Children 4 and under stay and eat for free. 

Oak Hollow $125   (info/layout)
       Additional person - $20
Thorwall $125   (info/layout)
      Additional person - $20
Sky Cabins $100   (info/layout)
      Additional person - $20
Lake Cabins $100  (info/layout)
     Additional person - $20
Ridge Cabin $100  (info/layout)
      Additional person - $20
Campground $50
     Additional person - $7.50 
(all campsites have water and electricity)

View 360 images of housing/buildings and rooms:

Oak Hollow
Thorwall
Lake Cabins
Sky Cabins  
Ridge Cabins

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*Lodging cap of $225/family in Oak Hollow and Thorwall

*Lodging cap of $176/family in Sky, Ridge, and Lake Cabin and Lakeview

(Why the price difference? Oak Hollow and Thorwall cabin/rooms are located in Retreat Centers, so within larger buildings and therefore connected to restrooms. The other cabins are separate buildings and have short walks to restrooms/showers). 

 


FOOD

Meal Plans 

4 meals are served – Breakfast, Lunch and Supper on Saturday, and Brunch on Sunday morning.  All meals are served buffet style.

Adult 4 meals - $28                
Child 4 meals - $20

Adult Individual Meal - $7        
Child Individual Meal - $5 

 

*Children 4 & Under eat for free!

 

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(You can see Camp Shamineau's statement on dietary restrictions/needs here):

 

 

 

 

SCHEDULE

(Estimated schedule)
Friday:

3-6:00pm Arrive at Camp Shamineau
8:30pm Chapel in Oak Hollow
10:00pm Open Gym/Campfire

Saturday:
8:30am Breakfast
10:00am Chapel in Oak Hollow
12:30pm Lunch/Gift Shop Open
1-5:00pm Free Time / Activities
5:30pm Dinner
6:30pm Chapel in Oak Hollow
8:30pm Campfire Donuts, Activities

Sunday:
9:30am Brunch in Dining Hall
9:30-10:30am Free Time Activities
10:30am Session in Oak Hollow
12:00pm Head Home

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FAQ 

1. What kind of activities will be available for the weekend?

We offer a variety of activities over the weekend and you can pick and choose which ones you would want to be part of. (Some activites we are asking for a suggested donation to help cover costs. See registation form for details). There will be a variety like:

• Rock climbing wall
• Horse Trail Rides
• Pony Rides
• Campfire Doughnuts
• High Ropes Course
• Nature Center
• Rifle Range
• Waterfront – Kayaks, Canoes, Paddleboats
• Swimming
• Open Gym including Basketball, Volleyball, and more

2. What time is check in? When are we done on Sunday?

Check in is from 3:00 – 7:30 PM on Friday night. Camp finishes around noon on Sunday afternoon.

3. What are the sleeping arrangements? 

Camp Shamineau has a variety of buildings that house guests. The Retreat Centers have sleeping rooms that each typically have 3 sets of bunks in them, with the bathrooms just a short walk down the hallway.  The cabins have 6 sets of bunks with the bathrooms located in a building just a short walk away from the cabin. Each family/household has their own housing. See links above for images. 

 4. Are you able to accommodate food allergies?

The food service is used to working with guests with food allergies and special diets. Gluten sensitive options and dairy free options are offered at each meal. For more specific food issues it would be best to call camp and speak with our Food Service Director and she can go over the weekend menus to help with your planning.

5. What do I need to pack?

If you think you need additional items, bring them!

• Pillow and sleeping bag or bedding for a twin size bed
• Bible
• Towels and toiletries
• Flashlight
• Casual Clothes
• Tennis shoes
• Fan, lawn chairs
• Money for the gift shop and snack shop
• Modest Swimwear – 1 piece swimsuit or modest tankini for females
• Hard soled shoes if going on horse trail ride (athletic shoes are okay)

6. How do I register?

Complete a registration here and make payment by check, or through Giving on Realm, select “2021 Church Camp” Fund. (We would request you use Echeck if possible, to minimize hight credit card fees)

 Important Registration Information

- All campers MUST be pre-registered. No unregistered guests.
- Price adjustments/reimbursements are NOT given for partial stays/missed meals.
- Absolutely NO pets, drugs, alcohol, firearms, drones or fireworks are allowed.

 

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