Arctic Blast

January 12-14, 2024

6th to 12th Grade

Ages 11-18

Join Teens from across the state for frozen fun.

Check in starts at 6 p.m. on Friday first session begins at 7:30 pm. The retreat ends at 2 p.m. on Sunday.

We offer seminars on Saturday for you to continue to grow in your relationship with the Lord.

We have split chapel sessions for 6th-8th grade and 9th-12th grade.

We, of course, still provide caring, trained adult staff, as well as supervised activities.

So, come and enjoy time with your friends playing games, going tubing, playing broomball or taking a ride down the ultimate ice slide.

We will have awesome worship time, great food and so much more!

COST:

The cost is only $90 per camper for the whole weekend.

Space is limited, so get your registration in sooner rather than later!

Youth leaders coming with three or more campers come for FREE!

Youth leaders must complete free ministry safe online training and attend orientation when they arrive.

For more info or to register call 218-829-6767 or email us at campjimregistrar@gmail.com

This Years Speakers

Junior High Speaker: Caleb Kunze

Energetic and passionate for students, Caleb Kunze is excited to join Arctic Blast AGAIN for this year’s retreat! Born and raised in Wisconsin, Caleb is no stranger to big groups! He comes from a large family with four older brothers, two sisters, and 28 nieces and nephews (and counting!). He’s been involved in camp ministry his whole life, first as a camper, and later as a counselor during college. Currently, Caleb serves as a Youth Director in Saint Cloud and enjoys hunting, bonfires, dodgeball puppies, mountain dew, and Star Wars. He recently married his gorgeous wife Karissa, the love of his life and best friend. He prays this weekend will bring laughter, wild memories, joy, life change, and a new excitement for Jesus. Most importantly, he wants to share the love of Jesus with students at Arctic Blast in January!

Senior High Speaker: Dan Hubbard

Dan Hubbard will be back to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ in a fun way! Dan is a motivational/inspirational speaker, a recorded musician, and an entertaining humorist…more importantly, Dan is a deeply committed Christian and a gifted evangelist.

Dan’s love for kids, and his ability to effectively communicate with them, make him a “sought-after” speaker/musician.

What to Expect

Activities

  • Broomball
  • Tubing
  • Board Games
  • Wooden Roller Coaster Iceslide
  • Break out sessions
  • Snowman making
  • Making new friends
  • Snack Shack
  • Campfires
  • Hot Cocoa
  • Awesome Food
  • and so much more!

What To Bring:

– Sleeping bag or bedding for a single bed

– Pillow

– Towel and Toiletries (Shampoo, Soap,)

– Toothbrush and Toothpaste

– Winter clothing – Coat, Boots, Hat, Mittens, Snow pants

– Bible

– Notebook

– Pen or Pencil

– Flashlight

Dietary needs

  • Let us know if you have any special diet concerns, we have gluten and dairy free options available!
  • Campers can also have access to a refrigerator and microwave for food they would like to bring (please bring clearly labeled food with full name on package).

Please contact us if you have ANY questions, we would love to help!

camp@campjim.org or call 218-829-6767

Medical

  • All medications must be in original containers.
  • Emergency inhalers and epi pens may be carried by camper with parents permission.  Nurse must record camper having those items.
  • Campers with a fever cannot attend camp without a Dr’s note.
  • Campers with certain medical conditions like contagious illness or pregnancy must have a Dr. note.
  • OTC medications must be turned in to the nurse.  Campers may go to nurses as needed.

About Our Staff

We are committed to providing a safe, quality and affordable camp experience.  This starts with our counselors.

  • All counselors are previous summer staff that have completed references, work history and thorough interviews.
  • Completed background checks
  • Completed “Ministry Safe” sexual abuse prevention and response training.
  • Each counselor works with up to 8 campers per cabins. Most of the time with a counselor in training.

FAQ

What Are The Cabins Like?

All our cabins have bathrooms, showers and heat.

They are carpeted and located within 200′ of a basement or storm shelter.

Can I write or call my camper during camp?

 We encourage that you bring mail on the day of registration for Arctic Blast. We will do a mail call on Saturday.  

We discourage calls as it may cause home sickness, but you are welcome to contact the office 218-829-6767 and we will connect you with your child.

Can my child attend special events during camp if I come and pick them up.  Things like sports, medical appointments, etc?

Yes, Just talk to the registration staff and they can provide you with the form you need so that your child can be picked up and dropped off at prearranged times.  

What do I do if I find my camper lost something?

Contact the office via phone 218-829-6767 or email camp@campjim.org with name, contact, item description and where camper thinks he/she may have lost it.  We will contact you back and if found return it to you at your expense.  

All lost and found items are disposed of after 30 days.

Policies and What Not To Bring

  • All campers must attend all required activities like meal time and chapels.
  • Cell phones are not allowed at camp.  If one is found it will be turned into the office for safe keeping and returned at end of the weekend.  It is our desire that campers are able to “unplug” during the week allowing them to fully experience camp and all it has to offer.  Not having cell phones removes distractions, increases safety and prevents inappropriate pictures from being posted.  If your camper needs to call home they can ask their counselor and arrangements can be made.
  • NO drugs, alcohol, magazines, pornography, e-cigarette devices, fireworks, smoke bombs, duct tape, weapons of any kind, knives, music, i pods, mp3, mp4 or related items are allowed.
  • Do not bring clothing with vulgar writing, nudity. We will ask you to change if you show up with the above listed.
  • Bullying and fighting is absolutely forbidden and campers will be sent home if it persists at the parents expense, no refund will be provided.
  • Sexual harassment is forbidden including but not limited to “unwanted physical touch, cat calling, name calling”.  Campers will be sent home at parent/guardians expense, no refund will be provided.