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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*in 2020, the week 4 session will end on Friday evening instead of Saturday morning!



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.