Friendship Celebration Lutheran Church offers a 7-week Summer Day Camp called “Camp Friendship”. Camp Friendship runs Monday-Friday starting on June 10, 2024. Camp Friendship is led by a team of teachers and daycare professionals with the support of youth counselors. Camp Friendship provides a safe, caring, Christian environment for children during the summer.  

Summer Day Camp runs from 9am-3pm Monday through Friday starting the week of June 10. Summer Day Camp will not be held the week of July 1-5. The last day of Summer Day Camp is Friday, August 2.

Each week of camp will have a different theme and focus.

June 10-14 – Lego Camp

Campers will enjoy a week of fun and learning all centered around building with LEGO blocks of various sizes. Outdoor games, crafts, and indoor LEGO building are all part of the active learning this week!

June 17-21 – Wonder Camp

Campers will enjoy a week of fun and activities as we engage kid's imaginations and discover the God who created us!

June 24-28 – Wild Life Camp

Campers will enjoy a wild week of fun and learning about animals in the wild and discover how special we are to God!

July 8-12 – Deep Sea Camp

No scuba gear required! Campers will enjoy a week of fun and activities and will learn how deep the love of Jesus is for us!

July 15-19 – Set Sail Camp

Time to set sail as the campers will enjoy a week of fun and activities learning about following Jesus, our captain!

July 22-26 – Explorers Camp

Do you crave adventure? Campers will enjoy a week of fun and exploration as they dig into the stories Jesus told to help us grow in our faith and to love others.

July 29-August 2 – Extreme Splash Camp

Campers will enjoy a week of water fun outside on inflatables and at all the water activities. What a great way to end the summer!


The registration and payment process are entirely online. Please click the button "Step-by-Step Online Registration Instructions" below to read through the steps to register. Use the button "Register for Camp" to start the online registration process. To register, you'll first pay a one-time, non-refundable $50 deposit. This will hold your child's spot at camp and allow you full access to camp throughout the summer. However, you are encouraged to register by May 3rd to save $20/full week with our Early Registration Discount. There is no discount for single day registrations. You can pay in full or choose one of our convenient payment plan options. Payment plan options are only available for our weekly rates.

Please note that space is limited each week of camp. There is a waiting list if a week reaches capacity. 






High school aged youth and adults who wish to work as a camp counselor at our Summer Day Camp must complete a Camp Counselor Application. Youth in 7th and 8th grade may volunteer to work a week or more. High school youth and adults are needed to serve as Camp Counselors and other jobs all summer long. If you are interested in working at camp this summer, please download and complete the online "Employment Application Form". (Coming Soon).

Meet the Summer Day Camp Leadership Team!

  • Tim Kaufmann | Camp Director

    Hi! I'm Tim Kaufmann and I also serve on staff as the Director of Youth and Family Ministry at Friendship Celebration. I've served as a Director of Christian Education for over 30 years at five different churches. Our parents and campers will be blessed by the wonderful leadership team and staff serving at Summer Day Camp this year!

  • Heather Walkup | Program Director

    Hi there! I'm Heather Walkup and I'm thrilled to be a part of the team at Friendship Celebration Summer Camp. With 15 years of experience in early childhood and children's ministry, I'm passionate about creating meaningful and memorable experiences for young campers. My love for camping and outdoor activities runs deep, and I can't wait to share that enthusiasm with everyone at camp this summer. Let's make it a summer of friendship, fun, and faith! 

  • Brittney Linafelter | Preschool Director

    Hello, everyone! I'm Brittney, and I'm excited to embark on an adventure at Friendship Celebration Lutheran Summer Camp. With six years of experience in early childhood and preschool development, I'm dedicated to fostering growth and creativity in our youngest campers. At home, my three-year-old daughter Kinsey, keeps me on my toes with her love for all things messy and fun, especially arts and crafts. I can't wait to bring that same joy and excitement to our summer camp activities. Let's make this summer a celebration of friendship, creativity, and endless fun!

  • Michelle Rickerl | Registrar

  • Emma Schutte | Recreational Director

    Hi! My name is Emma and I’ve worked in childcare for 5+ years, having served on staff since I was 13.  I am passionate about having fun and making the memories that stick with you for the rest of your life. I love working with both the campers and everyone on staff. I am committed to bringing a fun environment to everyone, and if I’m not at camp, you can catch me paddle boarding or hiking! I am beyond enthusiastic to work with everyone this summer! 

  • Suzie Hawkins | Creative Arts Director

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Contact Information

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