Upcoming Events

Here are some of the upcoming Camp Northward events we would like to highlight. Check out our expanded 2022-2023 calendar of events as well!


Homeschool Days

Fall 2022 | Tuesdays | 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Through Dec. 6

This is a big one, folks. Camp Northward wants to stand by its mission statement of encouraging, strengthening and equipping individuals for personal growth in a relationship with Jesus Christ. We know that homeschooling, for many of our camp families, is a HUGE part of that.


That is why, in an effort to remain aligned with our vision, Camp Northward is extending open-door days to the homeschooling community. Starting this fall, we invite homeschooling families and individuals to make use of our Pavilion and grounds on Tuesdays from 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM. This includes access to restrooms, a microwave/sink for dishes, the playground and more. Tables are first come, first serve. Please note that Camp Northward will provide access only; programming/curriculum is up to parents and guardians.

All participants agree that on-campus behavior will be aligned with our Camp Northward values & Statement of Beliefs.

Matthew is the Youth Minister at New Hope Christian Church. He grew up going to Camp North

Men's Gathering

Friday, October 14 
Doors open at 6:00 p.m. | Meal Served at 6:30 p.m.

Cost: $20 (Early Bird) | $30 after October 3

Featuring speaker Larry Travis, a rep from 4C Ministry Institute and live worship.

Save the date! More info coming soon.

Chili Cookoff

Sunday, October 23 | 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Cost: $5.00 per ticket.

Arguably our most delicious event of the year. The chili cookoff is an annual event where all our best chili chefs come together to strut their stuff. We had about 10 entries last year. While small prizes are offered for the top three, the best part of this event is that it brings our camp community together potluck-style.

100% of the proceeds from the tickets and associated donations of this event go to our 10,000 Reasons Capital Campaign! 

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Vision Cast 2022

followed by Annual Corporation Meeting

Tuesday, October 25 | Evening 

Do you get excited thinking about the future of Camp Northward? Then this is the event for you. Join us for a combination event: Vision Cast 2022, immediately followed by our Annual Corporation Meeting.


Vision Cast: an annual event where the Camp Northward staff highlights our favorite stories from the year, provides a Capital Campaign update and dreams about the future alongside our community. Please join us for this celebration and discussion of camp's future.  


Annual Corporation Meeting: this meeting is scheduled to take place immediately following Vision Cast. Visitors are welcome to stay for the meeting to witness it but only corporation members may vote on Camp Northward business matters. 


This meeting will take place the evening of Tuesday, October 25th. More information coming soon. Save the date!


Middle School Fall Retreat

Dean: Jimmy Ranshaw

Friday, Nov. 4 - Sunday, Nov. 6 | Cost: $65 until Sept. 25

Camp Northward has done Senior High Impact for high school students in the past, but we think it's time for a Middle School Retreat, don't you? 

Come for a weekend full of fun, worship, teaching and transformational experiences.


This event is for students in 6th-8th grades. 

Jimmy Ranshaw is the NextGen Minister at Plum Creek Christian Church.

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Father + Son Campout

Start: Friday, November 18 | Time TBD
End: Sunday, November 20 | Time TBD


Ages: for sons 5th-12th grade and their fathers.
Cost: $40 each.

Nathan Derico, Doug Hartley and Matt Nelson will facilitate this campout.

Save the date! More info coming soon.


Photos with Santa

Saturday, December 3 | 9:00 a.m.  - 1:00 p.m.

Cost: photos free. | Optional small marketplace.

Did you hear? Santa is coming to Camp Northward! On December 3rd our Pavilion will be transformed into a little slice of the North Pole. Join Santa and his elf for a free Christmas photo of you and your family that will be emailed to you. 

After, feel free to eat snacks and explore our small marketplace, where you might do a little Christmas gift shopping.