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GEM Fishing Camps: 

Fishing for Life's GEM Fishing Camps are faith-based camps that provide fishing instruction, guided fishing experiences, leadership training, environmental education and praise and worship/Bible study times.  GEM Camps have a special heart for ministry to metro youth from single-parent families, but all youth ages 11-17 who love to fish are welcome!

 

At our week-long fishing camps, your child will often fish 8-10 hours a day!  A typical day during the week of camp includes Bible study, fishing, fun and fellowship with other campers.  Camps are usually Sunday-Friday, but each year we offer at least one Monday-Friday metro area Day Camp through Minnehaha Academy.  Our host camps are Luther Dell, Rock Ridge and St. Andrews.  We also have a special Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA) trip for the older, more experienced camper.  Camp costs vary from $260 to $410 per week.  We do have limited scholarships available.



2016 GEM Camp Schedule:


June 12-17: GEM Fishing Camp - Green Lake
$450/week

We are excited to enter into our 2nd year of camps with Green Lake Lutheran Ministries! This will be a unique camp that merges loads of fishing with a more traditional large camp experience. Green Lake is in Spicer, MN. This will be a great week of fishing!

June 16-19: Man Camp for Fathers and Sons - Rock Ridge
$400 per Father/Son Pair
Man Camp is a unique opportunity for a Father and Son to spend time with other Father/Son pairs as we address the sensitive yet invaluable topics of integrity, sexual purity and other issues related to adolescence and the transition into Biblical manhood.


June 20-24 GEM Day Camp - Minnehaha Academy*
$260/week

For 16 years, GEM camps have been offering a 5 day metro Day Camp option through Minnehaha Academy for middle school youth. This program is for all students entering grades 5-8. You do not have to be affiliated with Minnehaha Academy to register.
*Please register directly through Minnehaha Academy at: http://www.minnehahaacademy.net/schools/summerprograms/

July 10-15 GEM Fishing Supercamp- Luther Dell
$300/week

If fishing is all you can think about, this is the camp for you! Staged at Luther Dell in Remer, MN, 8-10 hours of fishing is not uncommon at this camp!  We call this a "Supercamp" because it is supersized!

July 17-22: GEM Fishing Camp BWCA Canoe Experience - Red Rock Lake
$300/week
This week of camp is for the more seasoned outdoorsman and fisherman. Fishing is emphasized more than paddling and portaging. Campers must have completed 8th grade to qualify for this trip.

July 24-29: GEM Fishing Camp at Luther Dell: Special Parent/Child Week 
$400 per parent/child pair
If you've always wanted to take your child fishing but you find yourself lacking in knowledge or gear, or if you'd simply enjoy doing this with other parents and their kids, then this is the camp for you!  Staged at Luther Dell in Remer, MN, 8-10 hours of daily guided fishing experiences with your child are in store for you!
Please fill out a registration packet for each person attending.

July 31- August 5: GEM Fishing Camp - Green Lake
$450/week
We are excited to enter into our 2nd year of camps with Green Lake Lutheran Ministries! This will be a unique camp that merges loads of fishing with a more traditional large camp experience. Green Lake is in Spicer, MN. This will be a great week of fishing!

August 7-12: GEM Fishing Supercamp- Luther Dell - Luther Dell
$300/week
If fishing is all you can think about, this is the camp for you! Staged at Luther Dell in Remer, MN, 8-10 hours of fishing is not uncommon at this camp!  We call this a "Supercamp" because it is supersized!



 

Need a 2016 Registration Packet? Please click here

For more information on any of our GEM Fishing Camps please contact our Camp Director Dave Lindmark. Dave is a retired school teacher, a licensed Pastor and has been GEM's Camp Director for nearly 30 years. Contact Dave at dave@fishingforlife.org  or at 952-201-6849.


Do you have a registration question?  Contact our Registrar Joelle Friesen at joelle@fishingforlife.org or at 763-242-5652.

 
Camper Registration Packets and payments can be mailed directly to:
Joelle Friesen
GEM Fishing Camps
11509 Arnold Palmer Drive
Blaine, MN 55449

Please make checks payable to Fishing for Life.

You will receive a confirmation email once your child has been registered.



 

 

 

 

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