Youth Summer 2018!

There are too many great summer youth experiences coming this summer... You won't want to miss! Read below to learn what's going on.

At Normandale we believe that all opportunites should be available to all youth. Scholarships are available to help with activity costs, if needed. Please contact Maggie Jones for more details at 952.929.1697 x369 /

Interested in summer activities for children in preschool and elementary schoolClick here >

ABLAZE Summer Youth Group

Wednesdays, June 13-27; July 11-25; August 1 & 15  |  7:15 - 8:00 pm  |  Graduating 6th-12th Graders

ABLAZESo they said to each other, "Weren't our hearts ablaze within us while He was talking with us on the road and explaining the Scriptures to us?" Luke 24:34

Songs, Scripture & S'mores around the campfire following Wednesday evening worships from 7:15-8:00 pm. ABLAZE will feature the Youth Band Squad and will take place on weeks where there are no summer trips. 


ELCA Youth Gathering 2018




ELCA Youth Gathering  |  June 25 - July 1

Sixteen of our NLC Youth who are headed to Houston for the ELCA Youth Gathering June 25-July 1! Please pray for
safe travels and a fun, faith-filled time together!

Summer Stretch  |  July 10-12  |  9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Calling all middle schoolers... Be Bold, Strong & Courageous! Join in three great days of fun, adventure,
and service. Invite your friends!

Who: Kids who have completed 5th grade - completed 7th grade
What: 3 days of worship, games, service, and adventure!
When: July 10-12 | 9:00am - 3:00pm
Cost: $95

We’ll spend each morning at NLC worshiping, playing games, and doing a service project for the community.  After lunch we’ll take a bus to a MYSTERY location for a fun afternoon!  A water park?  The MN Zoo?  Valleyfair?  An IMAX movie? Rock Climbing?  You’ll have to experience it to find out! Questions? Contact Maggie Jones at 952.929.1697 x369 / OR Kari Warnke at 952.977.9350 /


Wilderness Canoe Base & the Boundary Waters | July 23-29

We are headed back to the Boundary Waters! This trip offers an unmatched experience in one of the most unique wilderness areas in the entire world and a treasure of Minnesota. It will feature 1-2 nights and days spent in service and fun in and around Wilderness Canoe Base, followed by 3-4 days and nights camping and canoeing in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA). It will be a wonderful adventure in God's creation which you will not soon forget!

Who: All students completing 9th-12th grade
When: July 23-29
Where: Wilderness Canoe Base & Boundary Waters Canoe Area
Cost: $425, includes transportation, lodging, food, gear rental, and guides
($150 due at registration)

**Only 21 spots reserved for NLC Youth. Sign up deadline has passed.  Contact Maggie Jones @ 952.929.1697 x369 / for more information. 

Camp Vermilion

NEW! Camp Vermillion: All-Normandale Youth Camp | Aug 5-10

We are so excited to announce that NLC kids and youth graduating from grades 3-12 have the opportunity to attend our NEW CAMP EXPERIENCE at Camp Vermilion in Cook, Minnesota at a one-of-a-kind, specially tailored week of camp in God’s Great Northwoods just for Normandale kids, youth and friends!

Camp Vermilion is a beautiful camp on Lake Vermilion four hours north of the Cities. It will be a week of a lifetime: canoeing, learning camping skills, cooking over a fire, teamwork, deepening friendships and making new NLC friends, being silly, laughing, and learning what it means to live and love as God’s people in the world.

Camp Vermilion (of Voyageurs Lutheran Ministry) carefully selects their staff in order to provide the best experience possible for each camper, including yummy meals for hungry campers. Everything VLM does is to help kids see it truly is great to be alive in God's Great Northwoods!

Camp VermilionWe’ll offer camp programs for:

     Seekers: Completed grades 3 & 4
     Trekkers: Completed grades 5 & 6
     Explorers: Completed grades 7 & 8
     Junior Counselors*: Completed grades 9-12
     *Applications and a counselor training session are prerequisites for being a Jr. Counselor.

Who: All students completing 3rd - 12th grade
When: Aug 5-10
Where: Camp Vermilion, Cook, MN
Cost: $100/Jr. Counselor! 

Late Camper Registration $440/Camper

Transportation: Bus