Elementary Camps

Elementary Camps


The Village is the original cabin community at Camp Shalom. For decades young people have been introduced to outdoor ministry in this beautiful, peaceful setting. Campers in the Village have access to a shower house facility and eat at the Program Center. While each cabin is its own small community, cabins are close enough to each other to form a larger community.

There are three different camp options for young campers in the Village at Camp Shalom!

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Entering grades: 2-3
Cost: $275
Mini Camp is a half-week program (3 days, 2 nights) for our most energetic campers! Mini-campers will live in the two largest Village cabins with their counselors and operate on their own schedule, participating in water games, nature activities, Bible study, and more! Additionally, mini-campers will have their own high-energy worships in the morning and evening, and they will travel to Little Bear Park in Maquoketa for a picnic lunch and playground exploration. Each session will culminate with a campfire and delicious s’mores.

Week A check-in: Sunday at 2 p.m., Week A check-out: Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. / Week B check-in: Wednesday at 2 p.m., Week B check-out: Friday, 11 am

2021 Mini-Camp Dates:

June 27-29, June 30-July 2, July 18-20, July 21-23


Entering grades: 4-9
Cost: $320

We are excited to offer you a special Sunday to Wednesday session of camp to finish our summer with a bang! This isn’t just any old session of camp—Like the name says, for two straight days we will be playing all-camp games! Bonkers, Capture the Flag, Escape from the Planet of the Apes, Medieval Times, Bombs Away, Staff Hunt, dodgeball tournament, Clue, Monsters vs. Humans, Shalom Showcase… We are going to play all the all-camp games. It’s never been done before. Come join us as we make Camp Shalom history!


August 8th, Sunday, check-in at our usual time (2-4 pm).

August 11th, Wednesday, closing worship at 11am.

Campers will still be assigned a cabin group and a counselor. They will also do Bible study and worship every day. We will still reserve some time for “regular” activities like archery and crafts, but primarily this week is all about the large group games our campers love so much!

2021 All Camp Week date:

August 8-11

Check-in: between 2-4 pm on Sunday / Check-out: Wednesday, 11 am

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Entering grades: 4-6
Cost: $495
Villagers is a week-long program for campers who are ready for the full Camp Shalom experience! Campers stay in the village cabins with their counselors and have the opportunity to build their own cabin schedules, experiencing many traditional camp activities such as canoeing, archery, crafts, Bible study, worship, and field games. Villagers swim every day at the YMCA in Maquoketa and also travel off-site for an afternoon adventure and a picnic lunch at Little Bear Park.

Check-in is Sunday between 2-4 pm, check-out is Friday, 11 am

2021 Villagers Dates:

June 13-18, June 20-25, June 27-July 2, July 18-23, July 25-30, August 1-6



Entering grade: 6
Cost: $495
Villagers – 6th Grade is a week-long program for campers entering the 6th grade who may already know their way around Camp Shalom. Campers still stay in the village cabins and participate in all their favorite activities, but they also get to have their own special adventure, including an abbreviated session on the high ropes course, while the Villagers travel to Little Bear Park in Maquoketa. Villagers – 6th Grade will give campers a taste of what they can look forward to as Outpost campers!

Check-in is Sunday between 2-4 pm, check-out is Friday, 11 am

2021 Villagers 6th Grade Dates:

June 13-18, June 20-25, July 25-30, August 1-6