Residential church camps
Introduce kids to a relationship with Jesus Christ and encourage them to live lives of purpose and adventure that will make a lasting difference in the world. Where: Camp Spalding, Davis Lake, 45 minutes north of Spokane. Cost: $125-395. Ages: Grades 2-4 (half week), Grades 5-6, 7-8, 9-12 (all one week). Dates: Various sessions from June 21-Aug. 23. Contact: (877) 595-1512. Web site:www.campspalding.org.
A ministry of Seventh-day Adventist Church. Adventure, Teen, Junior and Spanish. Dates: Weeklong sessions from June 28-July 26. Where: Hayden Lake, Idaho. Cost: $220-$285/week, specialty camps $140-$605/week. Contact: (509) 838-2761. Web site: www.mivoden.com.
SHOSHONE BASE CAMP
Operated by Lutherhaven, activities include river tubing, zip line, rock climbing, mountain biking, hiking and more. Where: North Fork of Coeur d’Alene River. Cost: $158-$360, financial assistance available. Ages: 8-18. Dates: Week long sessions from July 5-Aug. 18. Contact: (208) 667-3459 ext. 13. Web site: www.lutherhaven.com.
A joining of youth groups on the Washington/Idaho border. Activities include swimming, boating, daily worship times and more. Cost: $150 before June 21, $175 after. Ages: Grades 6-12. Dates: July 26-31. Contact: (509) 209-1647. Web site:www.borderyouth.com.
WAITT’S LAKE OPEN BIBLE CAMP
Where: 50 miles north of Spokane. Cost: $125. Ages: Grades 3-12. Dates: July 6-10 (Grades 3-5); July 20-24 (Grades 6-8); July 27-31 (Grades 9-12). Contact: (509) 467-5122.
ROSS POINT BAPTIST CAMP
A Christ-centered, safe, fun-filled camp designed to stretch faith and grow your understanding of God and life issues. Where: 820 S. Ross Point Rd, Post Falls. Cost: $25-$230 depending on age group. Ages: 7-18. Dates: June 26-27 (Under Grade 2), July 5-8 (Grades 2-4), July 5-10 (Grades 4-6), June 21-26 (Grades 6-9), June 28-July 3 (Grades 9-12). Contact: (208) 773-1655. Web site:www.rosspoint.org.
Christ based youth camp from the Disciples of Christ Church. Ages: Grades 2-12. Dates: July 20-25 (Grades 7-9), July 20-25 (Grades 10-12), Aug. 10-13 (Grades 2-3), Aug. 10-15 (Grades 4-6). Web site:www.disciplesnw.org.
NORTH IDAHO CATHOLIC YOUTH CAMP
Activities include rock climbing, mountain biking, zip line, daily Mass, Stations of the Cross and more. Where: Shoshone Base Camp, 60 miles northeast of Coeur d’Alene. Cost: $210. Dates: July 12-17. Contact: (208) 773-3760 OR (208) 773-6255. Web site:www.nicyc.org.
RIVERVIEW BIBLE CAMP
Activities include zip lines, climbing wall, archery, skate park, paint ball and more. Where: 10 miles north of Cusick, WA. Cost: $210-$260. Ages: Grades 3-12. Dates: July 5-10 or July 26-31 (middle school), July 12-17 or Aug. 2-7 (high school), June 22-26 or July 20-24 (Grades 3-6). Contact: (509) 999-9919. Web site:www.riverviewbiblecamp.com.
TWINLOW CAMP AND RETREAT CENTER
A natural space, set apart to explore God’s love and experience Christian community. Day camps and family camps also available. Where: Twinlow camp, 5 miles north of Rathdrum,, ID. Cost: $285-440. Ages: Grades 1-13. Dates: June 22-27l June 29-July 3; July 6-11; July 19-24. Contact: (208) 687-1146.
ALACCA BIBLE CAMP
Various youth camps and retreats offered throughout the summer. Where: 101 China Garden Rd, Harpster, ID. Cost: $50-100. Ages: all. Dates: various scheduled events from May-December. Contact: (208) 983-1188. Web site:www.alacca.org.