Questions

Have some questions? We knew you would! We posted the most common questions we get from campers and parents here. Skim through these, you’ll probably find what you need. If you don’t find the answer to your question here, feel free to contact us.

What Activities Are Available?
Beautiful Cedar Island Lake is used often for swimming, canoeing, fishing, and kayaking. We also have a gymnasium, a volleyball court, a baseball field and a soccer field.

There is a small playground for the little ones, and for the older ones there is tetherball, box hockey, foosball, and ping pong. Adults may also enjoy horseshoes.

What Should I Bring to Camp?

  • Sleeping bag
  • Pillow
  • Towels & washcloths
  • Play clothes
  • Warm jacket
  • Swim suit
  • Soap & shampoo
  • Toothbrush & toothpaste
  • Tennis shoes
  • Bible
 Additional optional items:

  • Camera
  • $$ for candy, pop, books, t-shirt
  • Notebook & pen/pencil
  • Flashlight
  • Dress up clothes for 1 dinner
  • Mosquito repellant
  • Your best friend
Please do not bring:

  • Cell phone, smart phone or other communication device
  • iPod, iPad, MP3 player, compact disc player, radio
  • Air-Soft Guns
  • Drugs (other than prescription medications which must be turned into the nurse)
  • Alcohol
  • Cigarettes or other tobacco products

How Do I Get To Camp?
Camp is located approximately 4 miles south of Biwabik, MN on Vermilion Trail. Here is a link to Google Maps.

Who Supervises the Campers?
Each group of young people will have a caring counselor and at least one helpful junior counselor through the camping week. Our staff members are enthusiastic, choice volunteers. They are well-known to us and include many fathers and mothers who take their precious vacation time to minister to the children and the teens. All staff members profess to be Bible-believing Christians and adhere to our Statement of Faith while serving at camp.

When Does Camp Begin?
Please register at the camp office between the hours of 3:00 and 5:30 p.m. on the Sunday when your particular camp session opens. Youth camp programs begin with supper at 5:30 and campfire that evening at 8:30.

When Does Camp End?
Each camp ends on a Saturday morning after breakfast, around 10:00 a.m. Be aware of the length of camp that you are attending (whether it be one or two weeks). Because our camps run consecutively throughout the summer, please be considerate of our staff and their need for a short respite between camps. We ask that all campers cooperate with this and plan to leave shortly after breakfast on Saturday. If this is not possible, please write and explain your situation to us ahead of time.

How Can I Contact My Camper
The best communication a concerned parent can make is through letter writing. We encourage the campers to write home as well. Campers eagerly anticipate the mail call each day and are always excited to get letters and packages.

If the parents are unsure that their camper is mature enough to be away from home for a week, we would encourage waiting until such maturity is evident.

Parents and friends are welcome to e-mail campers at: story.book.lodge@juno.com.

NOTE: Campers may receive e-mails, but they will not be able to reply. 

What are the facilities like?
Campers sleep in groups of 8-10 in cabins of various shapes including a Shoe, a Pumpkin, a Barn, a Caboose, and several more traditional cabins.

Our dining hall seats approximately 160 and our chapel has room for 240.

What is Camp’s Cancellation Policy?
If you cannot come, please let us know, even if it is at the last minute.

We often have a waiting list, so please do not substitute another person in your place. Instead, please contact the camp director Bill Howell at (218) 865-4379 or by email.