Riverside Summer Camp 2014 Theme is: In Christ!

Summer Programs

Alpha Camp (entering grades 3-4)

Alpha Camp is an awesome half-week opportunity to experience camp for the first time. During this two-night adventure, you will experience the daily life of camp at Riverside, giving you a glimpse of how awesome a full week here would be! Your adventure will include learning more about Jesus through Bible Study, singing, chapel fun, swimming at the pool, large group games, art fun, meeting new friends, and much more! We are excited to have you at Camp for the first time!

Fee: $210 before Feb. 15, $225 after Feb. 15
The only discount honored for alpha campers is the member congregation discount of $15

Juniors (entering grades 4-6)

Juniors Camp is a great time to experience all camp has to offer for an entire week in a community of other fourth through sixth graders. Great counselors, great food, tons of fun, and learning more about the amazing love of Jesus!

Fee: $410 before Feb. 15, $425 after Feb. 15

Junior High (entering grades 6-9)

Junior High Week has all the amazing parts of camp that you are used to at Riverside but it also features our Challenge Course where you get to do team-building and problem-solving alongside your cabin as well as an amazing guest speaker who will guide us through our theme!

Fee: $410 before Feb. 15, $425 after Feb. 15

Junior High Week Speakers


Jody Skogen
Jody loves to see teens and pre-teens begin or grow in their relationship with Jesus and uncover the wonder of God's Word! She serves as Director of Youth and Family Ministries at St. Mark's Lutheran in Marion/Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and is also a seminary student at The Master's Institute. Jody loves to spend time with her husband, Dan, and their daughter, Tara. Jody is famous for leading the middle schoolers and their leaders to two consecutive triumphant victories over the high schoolers and their leaders in tug-o-war competitions over the St. Mark’s pond!


Susan Kliment
Susan Kliment lives in Northwood, IA with her husband Darrin and their 3 sons Caleb, Samuel and Josiah where they raise chickens and buffalo. Susan loves to jump on the trampoline, swim with her kids, sit around the fire pit and roast marshmallows with the kids, and laugh with friends. Susan is currently serving as the Children’s Ministry Director at their church in Albert Lea, MN. She’s passionate about sharing Jesus with others and has a deep love for Camping Ministry, so she looks forward to spending time with some great kids at Riverside this summer.

Confirmation Camp

Confirmation groups are welcome during any Junior High week at Riverside. This week of camp provides the church with a great camp program and time for your Confirmation class to meet daily. Pastors may lead their own Bible studies or our counselors can provide the summer Bible study. This week includes chapel, great devotions, a horseback ride, quiet time, swimming, campfires, great games and great opportunities as a group to grow together in their living relationship with Jesus.

Fee: $410 before Feb. 15, $425 after Feb. 15

Senior High
(entering grades 10-12, and just completed grade 12)

Senior High Camp is an amazing experience with everything Riverside has to offer: Authentic worship, God's Word, great counselors, a dynamic speaker, and so much more. This is a unique opportunity to encounter Jesus in a truely incredible way. Register early, this week fills quickly!


Our special guest speaker for Senior High is Chris Dahl
Chris lives in Altoona, Iowa and is husband to Kelly, father to Joshua and Isaac, and in ministry at Lutheran Church of the Cross. Chris loves Jesus and loves people, and desires for all people to know the incredible love of Jesus Christ and find their life and identity rooted in His love. Favorite camp food includes Smores Bars and Green Bean Casserole, and anything with Honey Jalepeno salad dressing. For fun, he enjoys laughter and adventures with his family, camping and hiking, biking and running, any sport, and cheering on any pro Minnesota sports team.

Fee: $410 before Feb. 15, $425 after Feb. 15