The Village Cabin Area 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 an up-to-date shower house facility and eat at the Program Center. While each cabin is a small community, cabins are close enough to each other to form a larger community. For more information on specific activities for each of the programs below, please visit the Camp Shalom website.
There are three different camp options for young campers in the Village at Camp Shalom!
Entering grades: 2-3
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 11:30 a.m. / Week B check-in: Wednesday at 2 p.m., Week B check-out: Friday at 11:30 a.m. just beyond the Program Center, for the closing ceremony.
Week 2A: June 11-13, Week 2B: June 14-16, Week 3A: June 18-20, Week 3B: June 21-23, Week 5A: July 2-4, Week 7B: July 19-21
Entering grades: 4-6
Explorers is a half-week program (3 days, 2 nights) for campers who want to get a taste of camp but may not be ready for a whole week away from home. They will stay in Village cabins with their counselors and will experience much of the same excitement as Villagers, participating in all-camp games, archery, low ropes, worship, and more!
Week 4A: June 25-27, Week 4B: June 28-30, Week 5B: July 5-7, Week 7A: July 16-18
Week A check-in: Sunday at 2 p.m., Week A check-out: Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. / Week B check-in: Wednesday at 2 p.m., Week B check-out: Friday at 11:30 a.m. just beyond the Program Center for the closing ceremony.
Entering grades: 4-6
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 at 11:30 a.m. for the closing ceremony, just beyond the Program Center.
Week 2: June 11-16, Week 3: June 18-23, Week 4: June 25-30, Week 5: July 2-7,
Week 6: July 9-14, Week 7: July 16-21, Week 9: July 30-August 4