FAQ

Q: What do you do at Camp Jefferson?

A: Camp Jefferson is a weekend filled with many activities – games, crafts, swimming, skits, campfires and meeting new friends – but the greatest focus is on learning God’s word.


Q: How many cabins are there?

A: There are 11 cabins, each with a counselor and a teen helper.


Q: How did Camp Jefferson get started?

A: In 1982 it began as a Lutheran pioneer boy and girl camp, including members from Geneva, Grafton, Sutton and Aurora churches in Nebraska. After that it evolved and expanded to surrounding congregations.


Q: About how many attend camp each year?

A: In 2015 there were 68 Youth Campers, 44 Adult/Teen Helpers, and 38 Teen Campers.


Q: Can I sponsor a child to go to camp?

A: Yes! If you wish to sponsor a child, please contact us for more information.


Q: Do you have to be Lutheran to attend Camp Jefferson?

A: No, we invite everyone who wants to hear God’s word.


Q: What is WELS?

A: WELS stands for Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod. For more information check out the WELS website.


Q: Will we be going tubing?

A: Due to safety concerns, we will no longer be going tubing. As of 2018 a newly remodeled pool will be available for camp use.


Q: What does it take to be a counselor or teen helper?

A: Adult Counselor: 18 and older, Teen Helper: Freshmen – Senior
*All counselors and teen helpers must attend the counselor/help meeting before camp on Friday.


Q: What are the current registration prices for camp?

A:  The cost for camp is now:

Youth Camp
– For campers $55
– For teen helpers $25
– For adults $15

Teen Camp
– For Camper $65

Camp fees were increased $5 in 2017.

*If you have concerns please email or call us using the information found on our contact page.