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.


A Place For Boys to Grow


At Camp Nathanael we believe it's important for boys to have a place 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


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

How Camp Nathanael Works


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.



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.


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.
There are still spots open for summer 2017. 



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.

There is also a camp bus that picks up in Burnsville and Shoreview. 


What is Camp Nathanael Like?

To get an idea about what your son can expect at Camp Nathanael, check out this video. 


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