Hello Friends of Hope Shores!

We are excitedly planning for camp this summer, and we can’t wait to see all our campers on the shores of Rice Lake! Throughout this season, we have continued to meet and consult with our Camp Ministry Team to make preparations for the upcoming summer. We have been working to align our programming with the guidance provided by MDH, CDC, and ACA for overnight camps. As we considered what our capacity for each youth camp would be like, we found that we would not be able to host as many youth campers as we wanted…

A conversation between Michaela Pankratz & Jonathan Connors.

Season 2 of the Hope Shores Podcast kicks off with Michaela Pankratz speaking with Jonathan Connors about growing up at camp, and why he joyfully returns to serve at Hope Shores as a college student. You don’t want to miss this great and insightful conversation!

Click play to listen to Season 2 when you are ready!


Hello from Hope Shores!

On May 10, 2020, we announced our decision to delay summer programming to July with hopes of running youth camps at Hope Shores. Since then, we have very prayerfully been seeking wisdom and discernment from the Lord surrounding our July camp plans. We have also continued to stay updated and informed on all new guidance issued from the state of MN, the CDC, and the American Camping Association. …


Hello from Hope Shores!

Over the past several weeks, we at Hope Shores have been watching, listening, and waiting, seeking wisdom and discernment surrounding our plans for camp this summer. Our desire has been and continues to be, to make the best decisions possible regarding camp amidst the COVID-19 crisis. We have participated in many conversations with other ACA accredited camps and Hope Church staff, and have also been monitoring guidelines and recommendations from the Governor, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), and the CDC. After much thoughtful reflection and prayer, we have made the…

Hello from Hope Shores!

We hope this email finds you safe and healthy! As summer approaches each year, we become more excited about camp with each passing day — and this year is no different! Maybe like us, you find yourself daydreaming about the tube grab during Game Time, hearing the morning cowbell, watching funny skits, eating a delicious Ooey Gooey Bar, worshiping during Vespers, digging your feet into the sand on the volleyball court, or falling off the torpedo into the water. Hope Shores really is “almost heaven!”

Check out this one minute video highlighting some of the best…

Dear Hope Shores family,

With concerns around COVID-19 on the rise, we want to share a few updates with you as we continue to monitor the situation and how it may impact this year’s camp season.

The health and safety of our campers, retreat groups, and staff is our top priority. Our Hope Shores leadership team will continue to follow the most recent recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH).

We want to assure you that we are continuously monitoring the latest information from the CDC and local and state…

Episode 003 of the Hope Shores podcast is now live!

In episode 003, Megan Moya speaks with Anna Peterson about the many roles of being a camp staffer and how a summer at camp was more than she ever anticipated.

Amy Blazanin — From longtime camper to CIT.

In the second episode of our podcast, Michaela speaks with Amy Blazanin about growing up at camp, being a CIT and experiencing camp as a graduating senior in high school.

Today we are launching the first of 5 podcast conversations before our 2020 summer season begins. We want these episodes and conversations to bring you a deeper insight into how God is moving and impacting camper lives through our ministry! We are excited about the variety of stories that we are planning and for many more people to hear how God is at work on the shores of Rice Lake.

Join us for meaningful conversations about the impact that happens at Hope Shores Bible Camp! …

By Nora Rasmussen

When you’re a part of the summer staff at Hope Shores you’re going to get opportunities and experiences that are once in a lifetime. You will flourish in your faith like you will never believe, create relationships with people you can’t imagine living without, and grow in more ways than one. However, in order to get the full rewards that come from spending a summer at camp, you need to be fully invested. This is where the challenges come into play. It can be hard to leave behind your life at home, your friends, and missing out on events with…


Hope Shores Bible Camp + Retreat Center is a place where it's safe to let Jesus change everything!

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