We have rustic, log-style cabins designed in the early 1930s, with appropriate modern renovations over the years. Most of our cabins are alike with three bedrooms (called chalets), a large center room, and a bathroom right in the cabin. The bedrooms sleep five to eight campers with cubby areas for clothes, and a traditional “green shelf” by each bed that holds each camper’s belongings. The large center room is like a living room for the cabin. It has a traditional wood burning fireplace, a great place where cabin meetings and fun cabin events take place. As mentioned, bathrooms are located inside the cabin with toilets and sinks. Hot water showers and bathrooms are located within walking distance.
Absolutely! Pictures and appropriate posters are all acceptable to bring from home to make your sleeping space your own. We just ask that you please use masking or painters tape so that we can keep our cabin walls in pristine condition.
Our meals are pretty great! Our camp focuses on child friendly meals with a variety of options to choose from.
Breakfast includes a hot entree and a cereal bar. At lunch and dinner we have a hot entree with a side, and a salad bar with rotating options for salad and sandwich making. At most meals we serve water, milk, and juice. A healthy snack is provided each day, in either the late afternoon or evening. Fresh fruit and water is always readily available throughout the day.
We also have a weekly cabin cookout, special meals, and all-camp field meals on our Special Days. Some of these specials meals include: Build-Your-Own-Pizza Night and International Food Night. Every week campers will also get to enjoy a “Lazy Breakfast”, which includes a hot breakfast buffet and yummy pastries.
Please note: Camp does offer vegetarian, gluten-free, and dairy-free options. If you have additional dietary concerns please contact our main office.
We are a non-uniform camp, but we do ask that all clothing brought to camp is appropriate. We usually recommend comfortable and functional clothing, while also being prepared for Minnesota’s diverse weather. At Camp Lincoln, Sunday morning’s Camp Church service requires campers to dress in Camp Lincoln Apparel. During Special Day activities, campers may dress up for the theme of the day. These themes are announced in the Spring, so you will be able to prepare in advance. We also have an on-site camp store if you would like to purchase items with our camp logo. If you would like to purchase camp logo items before the summer, you can visit our online store located on our website.
Yes, if you are a Three or Four-week Camper you will have an opportunity to get your laundry done. Our laundry service is not available for Two-week, Intro or Coed Campers, unless needed.
Yes, you will get to choose your own activities! Camp Lincoln and Camp Lake Hubert offer 40+ land and water activities to choose from! You get to choose four activities per day and do these same activities for three days. After the three days (we call this a “block”), you choose activities for the next three days. You can choose to continue in some of the same activities or pick something entirely new. We encourage campers to continually try new activities. Check out all of the activities we offer on our website!
Your Counselors, Division Directors and Camp Directors are always able to assist you. We know it is not always easy adapting to a new environment away from home, and all our staff are well-equipped to help you deal with problems that may arise. They are very eager to help you adjust and to ensure that your stay with us is a happy and fulfilling one. Any time you need to talk, we will always be there for you. You can also prepare before you get to camp. Maybe spend a week at your Grandparent’s!
Our campers come from all over the world. Many campers come from areas such as: Minnesota, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Colorado, Texas, Iowa, California, Connecticut, Virginia and New York. We also have campers that travel internationally from Mexico, France, Spain, Italy and The United Kingdom. Coming to camp is a great way to meet new friends from around the world.
No, you will not be the only new camper in your cabin. We have both new and returning campers in each age group and cabin. Besides having campers from different states and countries, a good mix of new and returning campers also helps keep the camp population diverse.
We are an “unplugged” camp. You may travel with all of your electronic devices, but once at camp we ask that you turn them in for safe keeping in the camp office. Camp is a place to celebrate and enjoy the great outdoors and take a break from the electronic connection of everyday life. At the end of each session cellular phones will be charged and returned for the trip home.
Within the cabin, we do allow CD/MP3 players, iPods and kindles that do not have video capability.
Due to the natural world that we are surrounded by at camp, we suggest that speakers are left at home. If you choose to pack one for camp, please leave it in your cabin and be mindful of when you use it and the volume level. Camp puts a lot of importance on community, so we all do our best to be respectful to our cabinmates.
7:30am – Morning Bell
7:45-9:15am – Breakfast and Cabin Cleanup
9:20am – Flag Raising
9:30-10:30am – First Activity
10:40-11:40am – Second Activity
12:15-2:20pm – Lunch and Rest Hour
2:30-3:30pm – Third Activity
3:40-4:40pm – Fourth Activity
4:40pm – Free Swim
5:30pm – Dinner
7:00pm – Evening Activity
8:10pm – Snack
9:15pm – Vespers
9:45pm – Lights Out
We believe that camp is a gift unto itself. Therefore, care packages and gifts are not allowed at camp. Any forgotten items on our Packing List can be sent. All packages bigger than a flat envelope will be opened by the Camp Director or their appointed staff. Care packages and all items not listed on the Camp Packing List will be donated to a local charity.
If you come by plane then you will call home upon your arrival at camp to let your parents know that you have arrived safely. During the rest of the session, you will communicate with your parents through letters, so make sure to bring your favorite stationery and stamps. Your parents will also be able to send you letters and one-way emails through “CampInTouch”. You can even reply to their emails by writing on our special email paper that camp will scan and send to your parents.
CampInTouch is a service provider with a link on our website where parents can log onto and send you electronic emails during your camp stay. The camp will also upload lots of photos during the camp session and your parents can look for you and your cabin mates in the photos. So make sure that you are smiling when the photographer shows up at your activity!
We will do our best to honor your cabinmate request for same length of stay and grade. Camp will only honor one cabinmate request, and are only eligible for the same cabin and not for the same chalet (sleeping room). Please make sure to make this request at least two weeks BEFORE coming to camp. Campers will find out their cabin placement once they arrive at camp.
The Booster Club is our Camper Referral Program. All you have to do to become an honorary member is to fill out a Booster Club Postcard or complete a form on our website. If your friend decides to come to camp, then you will begin earning your Booster Club levels and prizes.
Our limited edition prizes are all personalized with our Booster Club insignia and your “Level” of commitment.
• Level One – Engraved CLCLH Mini-Paddle
• Level Two – A CLCLH Blanket
• Level Three – A CLCLH Fleece Pullover
• Level Four – CLCLH Windbreaker Jacket
• Level Five – A Brand New Mountain Bike!
Counselors come to Camp Lincoln and Camp Lake Hubert from all over the U.S. and the world. There are four to five staff members per cabin, so you will get to know a variety of counselors. Counselors are usually attending College or University, or they are the equivalent age.
Some counselors are former campers themselves and a number have participated in our Leadership Training Program.
For variety and fun, every week we designate one day as a Special Day, which is different than a typical activity day at camp. The Special Day usually has a theme and campers and staff often dress up for the theme and participate in different games, events, and activities throughout the day. Special Days are announced every Spring.
At the end of each session, we will provide names and addresses of the campers in your cabin, so that you can keep in touch if you wish. You can also connect with your camp friends by writing them a letter and sending it to the camp office. We will then forward it to them for you.
Safety is always our first priority while at camp, in every activity or program that we do. We ask that you follow our safety protocol in all areas of camp life. Camp Lincoln and Camp Lake Hubert also expect campers to try and live out the five Core Camp Values, you will hear about these throughout your summer. Our camp community is what makes us strong and that largely, in part to the compassion we show our fellow campers. We do expect you to maintain your area and keep it clean, and to always be respectful to yourself and others! And, of course, we expect you to have FUN! Specific camp expectations are also mentioned in the Parent Handbook.
Camp Birthdays are very special! If your birthday occurs while you are at camp, then it’s your lucky day! During one of the meals on your special day, you will be sung Happy Birthday-camp style- and receive a yummy birthday cake to share with your cabin group. Your friends and family will be able to send you birthday cards, but, remember, no care packages will be accepted on this day.
There is a camp store on site for such items. The store offers toiletries, such as: shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, bug spray, sun block, postcards, and stamps. There are also clothing items with our camp logo. Our online store has a greater supply of camp clothing items, so check it out on our website. Purchases made at the camp store will be charged to the camper’s expense account.
In a word, YES!
Both years that our son has attended Camp Lincoln he has returned home more confident, more independent, and more responsible. That is no small thing.
I wanted him to get out of his comfort zone at camp....I love that he was challenged and that he tried so many different activities…I am so happy that I went out of MY comfort zone and sent him by himself so far away.
Liam went to camp without knowing anyone and was able to adjust and thrive in that environment. I think the camp had so much to do with his success - he was confident, comfortable and genuinely excited about every day.