Explorer's Camp

June 23-28, 2024

3rd to 5th grade

Ages 8-10


Youth entering grades 3-5 Fall 2024


June 23-28, 2024

Drop off: 

Sunday: 6:30 -7:30 PM Registration Begins

Pick Up: 

Friday: 10:00 AM: Closing Ceremony

Cost: $299

$12 – Summer Themed T-shirt

Free t-shirt if registered by May 1st, 2024

$7 – Media Pack Download

No more CD’s but would be $10 if purchased


Our Speaker: Jared Siebert

Just starting his work as a mathematics teacher with a passion for inspiring young minds, Jared Seibert finds joy in equipping students with the tools to unlock the wonders of the world around them. Jared is married to AJ, who has been an Art Teacher for a few years now. Their journey together takes an exciting turn as they eagerly anticipate the arrival of their first child in March of 2024, embarking on a new adventure in parenthood. Having once been a camper at this very camp, Jared holds a special connection to its mission and values. Memories of past summers spent here fuel his enthusiasm for returning again, as a speaker, to impart wisdom and encouragement to the next generation of campers. Jared enjoys being outdoors, playing games, watching movies, and serving on worship teams. His favorite life verse is Philippians 4:13, as it reminds him that through every challenge and triumph, God is his unwavering source of strength and resilience, just as He was for Paul in his moments of suffering.


  • Air Rifles
  • Archery
  • Kayaks, canoeing, fishing, paddle boards, swimming.
  • Crafts
  • Speleo box challenges
  • Archery Tag
  • Laser tag
  • Carpet ball
  • Ga-Ga Ball
  • Snack shop/Canteen
  • Group games
  • Roller coaster water slide
  • Diving tower
  • Much More…


What To Bring

(Italics Overnight Camps Only)

  • Sleeping bag or bedding for a single bed
  • Pillow
  • Flashlight
  • Favorite teddy bear
  • Towel and toiletries (shampoo, soap,)
  • Tooth brush and tooth paste
  • Flip flops
  • Swim wear
  • Sun block
  • Bug repellent
  • Good shoes for outdoors
  • Rain gear
  • Light Jacket
  • Bible
  • Notebook
  • Pen or pencil
  • There is an banquet, you have the option to  bring dress up cloths for the event.
  • Optional $ to put into your canteen account.


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 clearly label food with campers full name).

Please contact us if you have ANY questions, we would love to help! camp@campjim.org or call 218-829-6767


  • Nurse is available day and night.
  • 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’s must have a DR. note.
  • OTC and prescription medications must be turned 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 completed references, work history and thorough interviews.
  • Completed back ground checks
  • Completed “Ministry Safe” sexual abuse prevention and response training.
  • 10+ day staff training
  • Each counselor works with up to 8 campers per cabins.  Most of the time with a counselor in training.
  • Parents/guardians are encouraged to meet the counselor when dropping off your camper. 


What are the cabins like?

All our cabins have bathrooms, showers and air conditioning.

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

How long can I expect registration and check in to last?

Registration will be in the large white barn type building this year, we have greeters to help guide you to where to go and haul luggage.

Typically registration can last 20-30 minutes depending on if you prepaid, have medications and where your cabin is located.  We have people with golf carts available for people needing assistance getting around, just ask at registration.

Can I write or call my camper during camp?

We encourage letter writing, you may drop off pre- labeled letters and packages at registration.  Packages/letters will be delivered on pre-arranged days. 

You can mail letters to 1026 Camp Jim Rd SW Pillager, MN 56473.   Attn: child’s name.

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.  

How do I pick up my child at the end of camp?

All youth camps end at 2:30 with a special awards or program.  This will be located in a designated area marked when you arrive.  The program lasts 30 minutes.  For all younger campers you need to check them out with their counselor or designated person.  You can pick up medications at that time as well as any left over canteen monies and check the lost and found for missing items.

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

Contact the office via phone 218-829-6767 or email ccamp@campjim.orgpwith 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.

What do we do in response to Covid 19

We closely monitor the MN Dept of health for guidelines regarding Covid 19 and youth camps.

We will make changes based on current guidelines.


Policies and what not to bring

  • All campers must attend all required activities like meal time and chapels.
  • Deposits are refundable till 14 days prior to start of camp.  With the exception of medical emergencies.
  • 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 camp week.  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.
  • Because swimwear can be a distraction for some, we do not allow bikinis “unless covered by a shirt” or speedo’s at camp.
  • Do not bring clothing with vulgar writing, nudity or with holes in bikini areas.  We will ask you to change if you show up with the above listed.
  • Bulling 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.

Ready to join the fun?