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Like No Other Place

Character-shaping, Outdoor Adventure for Boys. Far From Distraction, Close to God.

About Camp Nathanael

Every Christian parent wants their son to grow into an honorable young man who loves and follows Jesus.

But it's tough for those values to compete against the distractions of entertainment, technology and cultural pressures.

 

Camp Nathanael is a place where boys become men of God.

 

A Place to Grow

Camp Nathanael is a place for boys and young men to get away from the distractions of their daily lives.

A place where boys can have strong role models, grow in maturity, deepen their spiritual life and develop new skills.

That's why we have been providing character-shaping outdoor adventures for boys for over 50 years.

What Parents Say About Camp Nathanael

My son GREW in the short time that he was at camp. He didn't change in stature, but in maturity, and with a firmer grasp of being a young man of God. He felt safe and grew in confidence. He is looking forward to next year!

— J.T., North Branch, Minnesota

I have experience at YMCA camps, and other church sponsored camps, which were all good, but Camp Nathanael outshined them in the quality of staff and the atmosphere. I would encourage anyone to bring their son here.

— Camper Parent

Our Programs

Camp Nathanael has programs that are challenging and character building for boys from ages 5 to 18.

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Classic Camp Weeks

Your son spends a week in a cabin with two counselors and 8-10 other boys his age. Morning devotions, cabin team building activities, skill building activities, and more.

Junior Camp is for younger boys (going into 3rd – 6th grade), and Senior Camp for older boys (going into 7th-12th grade).

 

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Base Camp Trips

For guys going into 8th grade and up we offer Adventure Base Camp trips.

  • Whitewater canoeing
  • Trail biking
  • Climbing & Rappelling.

The boys will spend some nights at camp, but much of the week will be out at some of the most beautiful places in Minnesota gaining new experiences and challenging themselves physically, mentally and spiritually

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Father/Son Camp

Boys as young as Kindergarten can come to camp for a half week with their dad, grandpa or father figure.

It’s a great introduction to all of the fun things at camp with the security of having dad there, too.

Older boys get to spend quality time connecting with their dad through the same classic “guy” activities.

What is Camp Nathanael Like?

Check out this video to catch a small glimpse into a week at Camp Nathanael.

How Camp Nathanael Works

We have 9 week of camp each summer. Most Camp weeks go from Sunday afternoon to the following Saturday morning. We also have some half weeks for Junior campers and Father/Son camp. Space is limited so make sure you sign up early.

1. SIGN YOUR SON
UP FOR CAMP

Find the week that works best for your family through our online registration system, and get your son signed up.

2. DRIVE YOUR
SON TO CAMP

Camp weeks start on Sunday afternoon. You can walk around and tour the camp with him and meet his cabin leaders and camp staff.

3. PICK HIM UP THE
FOLLOWING SATURDAY

Meet his new friends and be ready to hear all his stories about the games, skill classes and cabin leaders from the week at Camp the whole ride home.

Register for Camp Today

The only thing that we're missing is your son.
Now take registrations for summer 2018.

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Camp Nathanael is just 90 minutes north of the Twin Cities.

Take the Hinkley Exit, grab a caramel roll at Tobies and head east on Highway 48.

The Camp entrance is one mile past St. Croix State Park on the left.