Camp Ironwood


Welcome to Preteen Camp Ironwood in 2017!

Sunday, July 16th through Wednesday, July 19th

Preteen Camp Ironwood in Southeastern Minnesota warmly welcomes campers (ages 5-13) to experience four days and three nights of fun-filled activities in a positive, loving and caring environment. Camp Ironwood takes place in the spectacular outdoor setting of Ironwood Springs Christian Ranch. The theme of this year’s camp will be “Our Awesome God and His Creation”.  



Camp activities are designed to enrich children both spiritually and physically by experiencing a camp atmosphere in a nurturing and caring family environment.  Our goal is to enrich the children’s relationship with God and with other young people and adults. Activities include daily Christian living and music classes, a zip line, swimming, horseback riding, field games, team challenge, the climbing wall, arts & crafts, archery/BB guns, slingshot, creek walk, mini farm animals and campus improvement. Fun-filled evening activities include game night, campfire sing-along, novelty olympics, a carnival and treasure hunt. It’s a busy four days, but full of memories to take home and remember for years to come.

Camp Ironwood encourages teens to come and serve as assistant counselors and activity staff.  Many teens attended the camp as campers and now return as staff to give back to the preteens the experience they enjoyed. The teens work hard during the day and in the evening enjoy teen activities, which gives them the opportunity to enjoy each other’s company. The teens also start their day off with their own Christian living and music classes.

Camp Ironwood also greatly appreciates the contributions of the dedicated and self-sacrificing parents who give up vacation time to serve as counselors, activity coordinators, lifeguards and first aid nurses.  Adults also serve as "dorm dads and moms" who visit the dorms each evening for a short talk and prayer -- and eat with the campers on a special evening family dinner on the last night of camp.  We welcome and encourage both teens and parents to consider serving this year!

Camp Ironwood has a tradition for creating a caring family atmosphere.  Not only do the activity staff strive to make sure each camper participates and enjoys the activity, but teen staff  are the “big sisters and big brothers” dropping in on their dorm's activities and lunches.  

Parents who come to serve and have a camper or teen coming to the camp, -- may bring the younger sibling (ages 2-5), who can participate in daytime mini dorm activities.   Parents with a 5-year old child, may make the decision for them to be a camper and participate fully in camper activities (and stay overnight in the dorm with other campers) or the 5-year old may be part of the day time mini dorm.  Chidren in the mini dorm are the responsibility of the parent and stay overnight with the parent.

For camp questions or if your child has special dietary needs, please email

Camper & Staff Applications are Due by June 16, 2017*

Camper:  $150  (Ages 5-13)
Mini Dorm Camper:  $50 (Ages 2-5)
Teen Staff:  $105 (Ages 13-19)
Adult Staff:  $50
Family Max:  $425
* SAVE $15.00 for Early Applications


Deduct $15 from the above fees if application is completed online & fees received by June 1st!

 Complete applications online and mail fees to:

          UYC - Preteen Camp Ironwood
          c/o  David & Jolinda Schreiber
          22909 Bluegrass Rd.
          Albert lea, MN  56007

Thanks for completing your applications early.  It's very helpful in planning for Camp Ironwood.
If applications are completed online and fees received by June 1st then...deduct $15 from each camper, teen & adult staff application fee. 

Camp Dates:

Sunday, July 16th through Wednesday, July 19, 2017



 Ironwood Springs Christian Ranch
 7291 County Road 6 SW
 Stewartville, Minnesota


Applications Due Date:

June 16, 2017


                          David Schreiber at Campfire/Sing-a-long 

We Need YOU at Camp Ironwood!

We need campers, teen staff AND volunteer adult staff in order for Camp Ironwood to be a success.

Along with enthusiastic campers, we need staff willing to serve in many areas of the camp:  Activity coordinators and assistants as well as counselors and assistant counselors, nursing/first aid staff, certified life guards, cleaning and laundry staff, and much more.  

Adult Staff: Please consider volunteering your time, talents and energy and be part of our camp family that makes Camp Ironwood a life changing experience for the youth in God's church.  

Not all who apply as adult staff can be accepted.  First priority goes to parents who have campers or teens attending the camp and other adults who have specials skills or talents to fill the staff responsibliities needed to run the camp. 

If staff quota has been met, other adults who would still like to volunteer at the camp and who are able to contribute to camp activities and staff responsilbities, may be considered.  (A charge of $175 per person will be charged depending on cabin or room availablity at the camp.)

Staff training for all adults & teens, will be early Sunday morning, July 16th.


We are looking forward to seeing YOU at CAMP IRONWOOD!