Camp of the Cross Ministries
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Live a life fueled by faith and centered on Christ

Camp of the Cross is a year-round camp and retreat center where you can be yourself, feel like part of the family, and connect with God in Christ Jesus.

P.S. If you believe in the importance of spaces that ignite personal growth and life-long faith, you can Help more people connect with God at camp.

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I love going to Camp of the Cross every year. It is just so much fun that I can’t get enough. To me, just once a summer isn’t enough of Camp of the Cross.
— Former Camper

What’s special about Camp of the Cross?

We often hear things like "I feel so close to God at Camp" and "It was just what I needed." We've been creating spaces and experiences for people to connect with God for over 50 years, supported by a constituency of 70+ Lutheran and UCC congregations in North Dakota.

Whether it's a week of summer camp or the weekend of a retreat, at Camp of the Cross you'll feel God's presence and be energized in your faith.


Our Four Promises


We create holy space centered on Christ. Whether at Camp or off-site, we foster an environment centered on Christ.


We are family. From first-time campers, to retreaters, to long-time donors—everyone is part of the CCM Family. #ccmfamily


We share a message of grace. You're safe to be yourself, experience your faith out loud, and grow as a person.

God's Call

We help people hear God's call in their lives—for "lives of faith." Bring your energized faith back into your everyday life.

Join Us For An Upcoming Retreat

Youth Retreats

Fall Youth Bashes

Come join us for a great opportunity for youth to come together in fellowship, grow together in lives of fatih, and have a good ol' time in between. Join us for a day of activities, games, Bible study, worship, and more! As Fall approaches, we learn about how water continues to replenish, sustain, and create life in a physical and spiritual way. God continually shows God's vibrant colors through all of creation through His love poured out for all of us.

Spring Youth Bashes

As the flowers and trees begin to bloom, we are reminded of the God's everlasting creation through the sustaining and life-giving waters that God has poured out for us. Join us as we continue our journey through learning about the water of life through which gives us life and leads us to be transformed every day. We learn about this special gift from God through games, activities, worship, and Bible studies. Come and join us for an exciting weekend with endless fun, friends, fellowship, and worship!

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Save the Dates!

FALL 2018

4-6th Grade: October 26th-27th


4-6th Grade: April 5th-6th

7-9th Grade: April 12th-13th

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$35 per youth

FREE for adult chaperones

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About Our Theme: This Changes Everything

For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God. (Ephesians 2:8)

This Changes Everything's curriculum gives campers and retreat participants the opportunity to experience how the life-changing love of God in Christ—grace—changes everything. Sin and death, which held humanity captive, have been defeated. This love that God has for us and for all creation changes everything about our world, creating a new commu-nity of followers of Jesus Christ who re-flect that love of God for the world.





Please contact our office ( if you have any questions or concerns regarding the bashes!  We look forward to having you with us this fall (and next spring)!

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This is a place where worship requires no walls and the freedom of nature and its glory created by the Lord our God is shown to all and appreciated through his grace.
— Michael Gunsch

Your Gift Will Last For Generations

Help Us Finish the Race and Build the New Dining Hall/Fellowship Center

This is the next generation of ministry at Camp of the Cross. We have had incredible support so far from people like you who have been touched by camp. Without additional funds, building has temporarily paused.

We need your help to finish this project sooner rather than later, because clock is ticking on the old Dining Hall. 

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Like a breath of fresh air. You come and all your cares go away.
— Lisa Lindquist Haugen

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