For Ages 6-15


Boys and girls, ages 6 to 15, enjoy week long overnight sessions from Sunday until Saturday during June, July, and the first week of August.  Campers stay in cabins with top notch counselors and enjoy all the fun activities Camp Ernst has to offer, including the lake, ropes course and traditional camp activities. 

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Themes for Summer 2019:

Week 1:  Birthday Bash- Who doesn’t love a birthday party!?  Grab your party hat as we celebrate everyone’s birthday this week. 

Week 2: Beach Party-  Think Hawaiian shirts, beach balls, leis, and sunglasses.  Join us this week for some fun in the sun!

Week 3: Toy Story- To infinity and beyond!  Dress like your favorite character or toy for a week that is full of fun and imagination.

Week 4: Party in the USA- Fourth of July-  We’ll start this week off with a bang!  Wear your best red, white, and blue as we celebrate the fourth of July with fireworks, a parade, and much more camp fun!

Week 5: Around the World- International-  Pick your favorite country to represent and join us as we celebrate our heritage and the homes of our many international counselors.

Week 6: Superhero vs Villains-  Put on your cape (or towel) as we suit up for a week full of camp adventure.  Which side will you choose?

Week 7: Christmas in July- Dust off your Santa hats and jingle bells for a party rockin around the shade tree.

Week 8: Time Traveler- Past or future, it's your call, because this week we are hopping in the Camp Ernst Time Machine!

Week 9: (Camp Corral) Wild and Wacky- Crazy hair, mismatched clothes, inside out, neon, backwards...  This week is guaranteed to be wild and wacky!




Campers are divided into units based on the grade level they will enter in the Fall.  Each camper will be assigned a cabin with 10-12 other campers and two counselors, with whom they will participate in camp activities.

Lakeview Campers
(typically grades 1-4)

The Lakeview program is specifically designed for our youngest campers.  Campers live in Lakeview Lodge which has all the camp amenities under one roof.  Lakeview campers get to participate in all of the typical camp activities like the zipline, the banana boat, archery, arts and crafts, sports, and more.  They travel through camp with their cabinmates and fun camp counselors.  Lakeview also has many special traditions which add a lot of fun, wacky twists to each day, including  Monday Night Maddness, the Word of the Day, and Wheel of Wonder.


Valley Campers
(typically grades 5-7)

The valley camp is divided into red and yellow units (based on grade level) and campers live in traditional summer cabins and eat meals in the historic dining hall.  Valley campers build friendships while participating in camp activities such as the ropes course, lakefront, and other traditional camp activities.  Campers and Counselors alike take great pride in the valley, where every meal is a party and each day is packed full of fun.  Valley campers enjoy traditions like Girls Night Out(side) and Dudes Dogs and Dodgeball, an evening of cookouts, dodgeball, and s’mores. 


The Leaders in Training (LITS)
(typically grades 8, 9, & 10)

The leaders in training program or L.I.T.s, is specifically designed for our oldest campers.  Leaders in training live in the Loft and Longhouse, cabins designed specially to foster community in the Leadership Village.  In addition to the traditional camp activities, campers also participate in leadership rotations that are focused around team building, communication, role modeling, and problem solving.  LITs enjoy traditions like a Tuesday cookout, Pizza making and dodgeball, LIT/Lakeview Day, service projects, and the LIT favorite, the After-Party.