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Several Grand Forks-area Bible camps will offer fun activities this year for children of all ages

Park River and FaHoCha Bible Camps will host a variety of different summer camps, each with different activities

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GRAND FORKS – With summer quickly approaching, registration for a pair of area summer camps is now open.

Both the Park River and FaHoCha Bible Camps offer various summer camps for kids pre-K up to 18 throughout the summer months.

The Park River Bible Camp offers several day camps in Park River, including the Sprouts Day Camp, which will be held May 31 through Aug. 12, from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. The camp is for children who have completed kindergarten through the sixth grade and will include activities such as games, swimming and Bible studies.

For children in preschool through third grade, the Pewee Day Camp will be held July 20-21 as well as Aug. 3-4. Activities throughout the day camp will include water games, crafts, and Bible studies.

Another day camp option is the Jubilee Day Camp, which will be held June 27-30 from 1-4 p.m. The camp is for people of all ages with intellectual and/or physical disabilities. Activities during the Jubilee Day Camp will include singing, skits, puppet shows, Bible studies, craft times, swimming, fishing and hay rides.


Park River also offers several overnight camps for various age groups. The first option is Camp Hope, which will be June 19-22 for children pre-K through 12th grade who are in the foster care program. The four-day, three-night camp will include activities such as games, tie-dying, campfires and music therapy, with a certified counselor on site. Park River hopes to offer a meditative painting event for older kids during the camp session as well.

Park River also offers overnight camps for older children throughout the summer, including Mini Camp for children in third through fourth grade, Adventure Camp for children in fourth through sixth grade and Youth Fest for teens in seventh through the 12th grade. All three camps offer a wide range of activities, including Bible studies, games and campfires, with the Youth Fest also hosting several speakers throughout the week.

Anyone interested in working at the various summer camps can apply as summer staff positions are currently open.

The FaHoCha Bible Camp also offers various overnight camps throughout the summer in Devils Lake for anyone ranging 8-19 years old. The camp activities offered include tubing, paddle boarding, kayaking, sports, music and chapel services hosting special speakers. Registration is currently open.

How can parents prepare their children for going to summer camp away from home?

"Have your child spend the night at a friend's house to get used to being away," suggests Park River Bible Camp. "Have them try new foods. The dining hall chooses the meals, and
they should be prepared to at least try things. Have your child go outside. So much time at PRBC is spent outside, enjoying God's great

To check out the summer camp options and prices at Park River Bible Camp, check out the website at https://www.parkriverbiblecamp.org/

To check out the summer camp options and prices at FaHoCha Bible Camp, check out the website at https://www.parkriverbiblecamp.org/

Related Topics: SUMMER FUN
Meghan Arbegast grew up in Security-Widefield, Colorado. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from North Dakota State University in Fargo, in 2021.

Arbegast wrote for The Spectrum, NDSU's student newspaper, for three years and was Head News Editor for two years. She was an intern with University Relations her last two semesters of college.

Arbegast covers news pertaining to the city of Grand Forks/East Grand Forks including city hall coverage.

Readers can reach Arbegast at 719-235-8640 or MArbegast@gfherald.com.

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