Driven by adventure, inspired by tradition.

An overnight wilderness experience where boys forge friendships, build confidence, and discover their true character.

canoe on a misty lake.


Days to 
Summer 2024

Find joy, challenge, resilience–and yourself.

Camp Chippewa is a second home for our campers; a place that fosters physical and emotional growth, awakens a love for adventure, and inspires boys ages 8–17 to find new confidence amidst a beautiful backdrop of the Minnesotan wilderness.

two boys running off a dock towards the water.
aerial shot of lake shore.

Our Program

From flag raising to lights out, every day at Camp Chippewa brings endless opportunities for boys to learn, grow, and explore.

boys sailing a small boat on a lake.
boy pulling back a bow with an arrow.
boy in green shirt climbing on climbing tower outdoors.
boy returning a tennis volley.
boy aiming down the sights of a rifle on a range.
two boys fencing on a tennis court.


All camp activities promote individual achievement and mastery. The lessons learned here are more than just skills—they promote lifelong strengths like courage and independence.

boys on a dock on a lake.

Camp Life

Whether you’re catching a beautiful Buck Lake sunset or playing a match on Bear Paw tennis courts, there’s always something exciting to do at Chippewa.

two boys on a canoe on rapids.


There is no better way to travel through the wilderness than by canoe. Whether it is an overnight trip to Star Island or a multi-week expedition through Canadian waterways, campers experience the thrill of wild places and the beauty of nights under the stars.

boy running to finish line tape at end of triathalon under arms of camp counselors arched overhead.


Here, camaraderie is in full swing—between our campers, our staff, and our leadership team. We’re in this together, and we’re dedicated to giving our campers summer experiences they’ll never forget.

boy climbing a climbing wall.

My son returns from camp as a calm, confident, kind and respectful kid. What Chippewa does for these boys is something we as parents can’t give to them on our own.

Nancy W., Camp Parent, Kansas

He absolutely loves Camp Chippewa. The experience has provided such positive development for our son in terms of hard work, self-reliance, maturity, and patience. He also looks forward to seeing his cabin mates each year.

Jennifer Y., Camp Parent, New York

We are so thankful for Chippewa and all that it does for our son. Of all of the things we do for him (private school, competitive soccer clubs, even religious education!), Chippewa is one of the most valuable investments we make. Thank you for your commitment to developing men of character and honor.

Heidi B., Camp Parent, Colorado

Again for the eighth summer, thank you for a wonderful summer for our son. He said it was awesome, especially the canoe trip. Now, he is looking forward to eight weeks next summer, the trip and CLT training. Thanks for all.

Elizabeth P., Camp Parent, Oklahoma

Experience nature, brotherhood, and adventure this summer.

boys overlooking a river.