WInter Camp

february 24-26, 2023

Campers arrive in time for dinner on Friday, Feb. 24 and head home before lunch on Sunday, Feb. 26. In between, students and their leaders will hear practical biblical teaching, take part in powerful worship, connect over small group conversations and play hilarious games. 


Come join old friends from summer camp and make new ones in a familiar and faith-filled environment. 


Fun themes, camp-wide activities and afternoon fun are all designed to engage students' heart, soul, mind and body. It might be just what you need to beat those winter blues!


REGISTER FOR 2023 WINTER CAMP

PROJECT CAMP

MAY 21-25, 2023

Roll up your sleeves and register for Project Camp! This free camp is for students entering grades 9 and up. Projects include some major clean-up work, such as building brush and building fire lines, fix-up jobs, wood cutting, simple construction and other needed repairs or improvements to camp facilities and grounds. 


Campers who register for Project Camp should expect to work and come prepared to do so, but they will learn to find joy and unity of purpose in serving alongside others.


Register early, as this camp is limited to 30 campers.


Register for 2023 Project Camp

June HIGH SCHOOL CAMP

JUNE 18-23, 2023

Students who attend June High School Camp enjoy a variety of activities as well as great teaching that challenges them in their relationship with Jesus Christ. This six-day, five-night camp intentionally takes students in grades 9 through 12 out of their regular routines and away from the distractions of everyday life so they can focus on their relationship with God and others. Camp is a powerful way to introduce unreached friends to the Gospel and build Christian relationships with mentors who model what it means to be a follower of Jesus Christ.


What to expect from a week at Converge Heartland High School Camp:


Engaging speakers — Dig deeper into the Word of God through Bible teaching that captivates hearts and minds


Exciting activities – Rock climbing, group games, outdoor challenges, campfires


Quality time with friends — Enjoy hanging out with friends and sharing like experiences, whether it’s over lunch or down by the lake


Small group times — Bible study, singing, roasting marshmallows and more


July HIGH SCHOOL CAMP

JULY 9-15, 2023

A seven-day, six-night camp for students entering grades 9 through 12. Cost includes lodging, meals and programming (speakers, activities and games). 


High School Camp is marked by engaging speakers, hilarious team-building activities, insane rec games and challenging small group times. High School campers begin their day with a 7 a.m. wake-up bell and wind down with an evening campfire that helps them reflect on and process what they've heard and experienced. 


A week of High School Camp includes an optional day at the lake, where students may swim, go boating or just relax on the beach; a chartered bus ride to and from the nearby historic town of Keystone for some sight-seeing and shopping; and several opportunities to hike trails that lead out of camp to nearby breathtaking vistas.


Register for july 2023 High School Camp

JUNIOR CAMP

JULY 16-21, 2023

A six-day, five-night camp for children entering grades 4 through 6. Cost includes lodging, meals and programming (speakers, activities and games). A typical camp day begins with a 7 a.m. wake-up bell and ends with singing around an evening campfire. In between, campers engage in small and large group Bible studies, bond over mealtimes, enjoy structured play and learning, and pause to rest and reflect during a daily quiet hour with counselors and cabinmates.

 

Mornings and afternoons feature daily rotating schedules that expose campers to musical, performing and visual arts, recreational games and swimming, and other water sports. One evening includes a ride on the Black Hills Central Railroad 1880 Train, a vintage locomotive that regularly steams past Camp on daily round trips between Keystone and Hill City. Junior Campers get to experience the thrill of boarding the train at camp and riding it to Hill City and back.


Camp is all about encouraging and equipping kids and adults to live out their faith in the real world, and that includes sending campers home with some life skills. One of those invaluable skills is managing money, so campers may stop by the store twice a day. Whatever money parents, grandparents or guardians decide to send with their children goes on a reloadable card. Counselors and support staff help youngsters manage and make wise decisions about their money. 


In addition to our regular counseling staff, several "grandparents" volunteer during this week to help Junior campers transition to waht might be their first time away from home.


Register for 2023 Junior Camp

TRAIL CAMP

JULY 16-22, 2023

Tell boring summers to take a hike. Come to Trail Camp instead! Climb to new heights, sleep under the stars, take a swim, tube or learn how to wakeboard, study God's Word in the great outdoors and burn a marshmallow over a roaring campfire! This and more awaits our Trail campers every summer.


Students in grades 7 and up may participate in this unique seven-day, six-night outdoor experience. Campers spend their first night at Camp Judson before heading to a nearby lakefront for five days of tent camping, hiking, boating and growing closer to God. Campers spend their final night back at Camp Judson. 


Camp Judson staff make several drops throughout the week to ensure Trail campers are adequately supplied with food and other amenities. All campers are expected to pitch in to help counselors prepare meals at their campsite.


Please note that Trail Camp comes with a packing list that's unique to the challenges of this particular week. A packing list with other helpful details will be mailed out several weeks prior to the start of Trail Camp. In the meantime, below is a list of items that will help your Trail camper thrive:


Complete mess kit (plate, cup, knife, fork and spoon)

Tent/ground cover and fly (please waterproof your tent)

Warm sleeping bag

Canteen or heavy-duty water bottle

Backpack and plastic bag to cover it in case of rain

Bible, small notebook and pen

Biodegradable soap/shampoo

Towels and wash cloth

Toiletries (toothbrush, unbreakable mirror, deodorant, etc.)

Jacket or sweater

3 washable shirts

2 pairs of jeans

5 pairs of socks (at least one should be heavy)

Hiking boots (broken in well ahead of time)

1 pair of swimming/water shoes

1 pair of flannel pajamas or sleepwear

Modest swimming suit

Rain gear


Register now, as this particular camp is limited to the first 30 registrants and always sells out early. Latecomers will be placed on a waiting list. 


Register for 2023 Trail Camp

JUNIOR HIGH CAMP

JULY 23-29, 2023

A seven-day, six-night camp for students entering grades 7 through 9. Cost includes lodging, meals and programming (speakers, activities and games). Mornings begin with a 7 a.m. wake-up bell, and evenings wind down with songs and sharing around the campfire. 


A day in the life of a Junior High camper includes small and large group Bible studies, engaging mealtimes, quiet time to rest and reflect and Vespers -- an outdoor evening worship service. Afternoons provide plenty of opportunities to learn a new skill, build relationships with peers and mentors and discover the value of teamwork. Campers may choose to participate in organized team play, cool off in the lake or on our waterslide, brush up on their artwork in our craft shop or grab a sweet treat from the camp store. 


On the final night of Junior High Camp, staff treat campers to a theme night in the dining hall. Campers enjoy a festive, themed meal served by costumed staff -- just one of many highlights they'll never forget.


Register for 2023 Junior High Camp