Camps
  • Summer Camps

Come spend a week with us.



Campers at Badlands Ministries are placed in small groups with young adult counselors who guide them through each day of activities. Our ministry strives to bring our Christian faith to the reality of today's children and youth, and our summer programs emphasize faith growth, relationship building, love for God's creation, and developing young leaders.

We hope this summer is a time for your whole family to grow in faith through this experience! Parents are welcome to tour the camp when you arrive for check-in and to participate in our closing worship on the last day of camp. Parents are also encouraged to utilize campers' Manna Books in the weeks following camp to share the camp experience as a family. We believe that the home is a very special place for the faith formation of your child, and are proud to be your partners on this journey we call faith.

REGISTER FOR CAMP
Printable Camper Health Form
Printable Registration Form
Camper Brochure

Day Camps


Badlands Ministries' summer staff will be providing day camp programs in the following communities throughout the summer.
Check back here as the summer approaches for locations, costs, and dates. If your congregation is interested in hosting our day camp program for a week this summer, please contact Christina in the camp office!


Medora Day Camp

  • Medora Day Camp
K - 6th Grade
This Wednesday afternoon day camp program is perfect for families enjoying the sights and events in Medora; it gives your child a great summer camp experience at an unbeatable price. Roundtrip bus transportation from Medora to the camp is provided, and activities include crafts, fun games, hiking in the badlands, singing songs, Bible study, and much more!

Date(s)
Every Wednesday (June 14 - August 9, no camp July 5)

Time
1:30-5:30 PM

Cost
$25 per child ($20 for each additional sibling)
$60 per child for a season pass

Trail Blazers

  • Trail Blazers
  • Trail Blazers
K & 1st Grade
This sneak peek of camp gives our youngest campers the chance to have a day filled with fun and faith in the beautiful badlands, but without spending the night. Families are welcomed to join the youth for worship every evening.

Please indicate on the registration form how many and which days your camper will be attending.
Parents and campers are welcome to stay in our Retreat House during the week for an additional fee.

Date(s)
Week 2: June 12-15, 2017

Time
2:00-7:30 PM
Monday - Thursday

Cost
$40 per child (discount for multiple days)

Discovery

  • Discovery
  • Discovery
2nd & 3rd Grade
All the adventures of a great week at camp, but with a shorter time away from home! This 3 day, 2 night program is great for younger campers who are excited to learn more about God, meet new friends, and enjoy many fun-filled camp activities.

Date(s)
Week 5: July 9-11, 2017
Week 7: July 23-25, 2017
Week 7: July 26-28, 2017

Cost
$200

Pioneers

  • Pioneers
  • Pioneers
  • Pioneers
4th - 6th Grade
A full week of camp in the badlands packed with all the "must haves:" hiking, great Bible studies, swimming, creative crafts, fun games, campfires, exploring nature, and singing songs.

During Week 3 you may add 3 days of horsemanship for only $75!
During Week 6 you may add swimming lessons, which will be taught by the Medora Swimming pool (all levels welcome) for only $35.

Badlands Ministries will provide transportation to and from the pool, and campers won't miss out on any important camp experiences while they are swimming!

Date(s)
Week 3: June 18-23, 2017
Week 6: July 16-21, 2017
Week 7: July 23-28, 2017

Cost
$350

Roughriders

  • Roughriders
  • Roughriders
  • Roughriders
4th - 6th Grade
This awesome program gives your camper the opportunity to enjoy rustic life in the great outdoors while still participating in the all the experiences of our onsite programming. Youth will camp in tipis for four nights, cook meals over an open fire, learn about the plants and animals in our area, go hiking and stargazing, and so much more! No camping experience necessary—everyone will love being surrounded by God's amazing creation in the badlands during this week of camp.

Date(s)
Week 5: July 9-14, 2017

Cost
$350

Wranglers I & II

  • Wranglers
  • Wranglers
  • Wranglers
6th - 12th Grade
Working with our professional wrangler onsite, 1st year Wranglers will learn horsemanship basics and riding skills. 2nd year Wranglers will build upon last year's learning and ride longer distances. Both groups will experience connections between horsemanship and living lives of faith. There isn't a more beautiful place to learn more about God and these amazing creatures!

Date(s)
Week 2: June 11-16, 2017

Cost
$475

Golf Camp

  • Golf Camp
  • Golf Camp
6th - 12th Grade
Named one of the "World's Best Golf Destinations" by Golf Odyssey©, the Bully Pulpit Golf Course is located less than a mile from Badlands Ministries. During this week you will work with our counselors and Bully Pulpit golf pros to learn the basics of the sport while also enjoying all the activities of a full week at camp.
All skill levels are welcome. Please bring your own clubs.

Date(s)
Week 6: July 16-21, 2017

Cost
$400

Nightlife

  • Nightlife
  • Nightlife
  • Nightlife
7th - 9th Grade
Come be a part of this unforgettable Badlands Ministries tradition! This program includes all of the great activities of a week at camp except that we sleep by day and play by night. We'll learn more about God and each other through high ropes, late-night Bible studies, night hikes, campfires, and glow in the dark games. Watching the sunrise in the badlands is an amazing sight. Come see it for yourself!

Date(s)
Week 4: June 25-30, 2017
Week 8: July 30-August 4, 2017

Cost
$375

High Adventure

  • High Adventure
  • High Adventure
7th - 12th Grade
Can't get enough of outdoor living? Looking for a way to test your outdoor skills? Join our staff and a guide for a great week of camping, hiking, cooking over a fire, Bible study, and growing in faith at an exciting, off-site location! Camp in Makoshika State Park during this week of camp-High Adventure Style!

Date(s)
Week 5: July 9-14, 2017

Cost
$475

AT&C Camp

10th - 12th Grade
Adventurous Teens and Christ, unite! This week of camp is designed for high school age campers who want to have even more camp fun! Sing all the old favorite camp songs and playing some of the all-time favorite games while also having the opportunity to do high ropes, camp out, explore the badlands, stay up late, do a service project, and have meaningful conversations about faith and life with our summer staff. ATnC campers will also be given the opportunity to lead camp activities and act as role models to the younger campers throughout the week.

Date(s)
Week 4: June 25-30, 2017

Cost
$375

Staff In Training

10th - 12th Grade
Do you live and breathe camp and would love to be a counselor some day? This program gives you the opportunity to work alongside our staff to share your experience with younger campers.

Contact the camp office for details and an SIT application.

Date(s)
Week 7: July 23-28, 2017

Cost
$225

Family Weekend

This special weekend gives you an opportunity to spend time together enjoying the very best of Badlands Ministries' summer programming as a family. You will stay in our beautiful retreat house, "Gethsemane," and enjoy freshly prepared meals, Bible studies, games, crafts, hiking, and the sights of Medora. Family weekend also coincides with our annual Family Day event, featuring a Saturday evening concert. You don't want to miss this exciting weekend!

Date(s)
July 7-9, 2017

Cost
Family Unit $250