Get a glimpse of what we’re planning for summer!

We’re working to create safe, meaningful, and affordable summer programs for our kids and families. Thank you for your patience as we work on creative possibilities with our camp, community, and ministry partners. All summer programs must be designed and approved following St. Andrew’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.

Here are the summer ministries we’ll (hopefully) make happen this summer! Our plans may need to change, but we want you to have a sneak peek right away. Registrations will begin to open in the coming weeks – stay tuned for details.

Children’s Ministries

All on-site children’s programs will be organized in groups of 20 or fewer with no large group gatherings. Safety guidelines will be provided at the time of registration and prior to each event.

June 15, 22 & 29
Who Is My Neighbor?
Choose morning session (9-11 a.m.) or afternoon session (1-3 p.m.)
Capacity: 40 per session (20 in Grades K-2 and 20 in Grades 3-5)
Join a small group experience, with the parable of the Good Samaritan guiding us to explore what it means to listen and care for our neighbors.

July 12-16
Virtual Vacation Bible School (online)
Morning broadcasts each day at 10 a.m.
Join our “Knights of North Castle” VBS experience from home, with music, Bible stories, and skits, plus other at-home activities for kids and families.

July 12-16
Vacation Bible School – Week 1 (in person)
Choose morning session (9-11 a.m.) or afternoon session (1-3 p.m.)
Capacity: 70 children (K-5) per session; 20 children (PreK/age 4-5) morning only
“Knights of North Castle” activities include Bible story, craft activities, dance party, and outdoor games. Children will be organized into small groups of approx. 15-18 children.

July 19-23
Vacation Bible School – Week 2 (in person)
Morning session (9-11 a.m.) only
Capacity: 70 children (K-5); 20 children (PreK/age 4-5)
Week 2 is the same program as Week 1 (see above). Children attend one week only.

Vacation Bible School at St. Andrew’s Village
Preschool children enrolled at St. Andrew’s Village will get to experience VBS week in their classrooms. Dates to be determined.

July 21-23
Seeds Camp at Camp Wapo
Grades 1-3
Experience summer camp at Camp Wapo, near Amery, WI! Registration is open at http://www.lakewapo.org. St. Andrew’s has 25 spots reserved until Feb. 28 (space is still available as of 2/15).

Aug. 8-13
Youth Camp at Camp Wapo
Grades 4-5
Registration is open at http://www.lakewapo.org. Our 32 reserved spots filled quickly, but kids can register (without a deposit) to be added to the waitlist. When unfilled reserved spots are released in March, or as more campers are allowed, kids are automatically added from the waitlist.

Middle School and High School Ministries

All summer ministries will be designed and approved following St. Andrew’s COVID-19 safety guidelines, as well as precautions taken by our camp, community, and ministry partners. Youth will largely participate in activities with a cabin/family group of 10 or fewer, with expectations required of all participants before and during the trip.

June 14-18
Confirmation Camp at Camp Wapo
Grades 6-8
Learn and grow in your faith through our popular Confirmation Camp, held at Camp Wapo and next door at Ox Lake. Youth will be assigned to a family/cabin group for all activities, meals, sleeping, etc. Limited space is available. High school leader involvement will be significantly limited this year.

June 27-July 2
Boundary Waters Canoe Adventure
Grades 9-12
Immerse yourself in God’s Creation for a six-day adventure, including three days in the Boundary Waters. Family/van/canoe groups will be 7 youth, plus a St. Andrew’s adult and Wilderness Canoe Base guide. Groups will travel, sleep, and canoe together. Limited space is available.

July 22-27
Lake Superior Retreat
Grades 6-12
Enjoy the great outdoors and beautiful scenery at Camp Amnicon on the shores of Lake Superior! Small/family groups of 10 or fewer will camp out in tents and rotate daily activities including hiking along the Amnicon River, Voyageur canoes on Lake Superior, a day trip to Duluth, and (for most groups) an overnight trip to Madeline Island.

Aug. 1-7
Middle School Service Trip – Denver
Grades 6-8
Denver will be our destination as we serve and learn from the people of this beautiful city in the mountains. Family/van groups of 10 or fewer will be assigned for traveling, sleeping, and working at service project sites (groups will not mix). Space is limited.

Questions and More Information

For specific questions about summer ministry plans, contact Mark Jackson at 651.762.9146 or email youth@saintandrews.org.

Questions about summer program registrations (once opened) can be directed to Mary Post at 651.762.9131 or youth@saintandrews.org.

Information about summer camp at Camp Wapo (except for St. Andrew’s Confirmation Camp) can be found at http://www.lakewapo.org. Registration questions should go directly to the camp. If you need assistance, contact Erika Hiland at 651.762.9126 or childrens@saintandrews.org.