Leif Ericson

AGES 6-9

Kids simply love Leif Ericson Day Camp.  Summer after summer, our campers return to reunite with their best friends and camp counselors. There are favorite horses to ride, campfires to enjoy, and old camp stories to be re-told.  Many of our camper parents are often seen reconnecting with old friends and warm memories during parent’s night each summer. Our counselors also give special attention to our new campers, who quickly make friends and are welcomed into the camp family.  Your child remains with the same counselor and small group of children each week as they travel to activities together.  The first day at camp includes several “get to know you” activities and games to make your child comfortable.


  • FREE daily bus transportation for your child to/from camp

  • Before and after camp childcare (7:30am to 5:30pm) for a one-time fee of $49.00

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Family Night- On Tuesday evening, during the second week of the session, campers and their families come together for a special program that includes singing, skits, tours of camp and meeting staff.   

Overnight- On the second Thursday evening of the Camp session, 8&9 year old campers begin their "Leif Ericson overnight." Campers gather at Campfire Point for an inspirational program before returning to their individual campsites for snacks and fun.

Field Trips- Campers get the opportunity to visit the following off-site places:

  • 6&7 year old campers

    • YMCA​

  • 8&9 year old campers

    • Wild Water West​

    • Wall Lake


  • Archery

  • Arts & Crafts

  • BB Range Sports

  • Boating

  • Fishing

  • Horseback Riding

  • Music

  • Nature Education

  • Sports​

  • Special Themed Events

  • Field Trips

  • Many more!



Camp Leif Ericson is split into two parts. 6&7 year old campers are placed in groups together, and 8&9 year old campers are placed together. The age groups provide the opportunity for campers to progress through their years of camp, and experience different and exciting activities as they get older. 

Pricing Information:

Tier 1: $355

Tier 2: $365

Tier 3: $375

*If you're interested in receiving financial aid, please follow the link provided to the financial aid application.

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