Important need to knows
Camp Shetek is held at the Lake Shetek State Park’s Group Campground, south of Tracy, north of Currie. (The Group Center is named: “Zuya Group Center”) (A map is below for reference.) (This is on the EAST side of Lake Shetek. NOT the ELCA Lutheran Camp on the west side of Lake Shetek.)
Please plan to arrive between 5:30 pm and 7 pm on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 21st. A light supper will be served at 7 pm on Sunday, followed by “get acquainted” activities.
We ask that you please print out and bring the “ticket” you received with your online registration, (online registration only) along with the remainder of the Camp Fees you may still owe plus any Canteen Money you may wish to place on deposit when you check in. Health Forms and Medication Form can be filled out online here: https://www.campshetek.org/health-form and https://www.campshetek.org/medication-form
(If you do not fill one out online you will be required to bring along a completed Health Form.) ALSO bring along a copy of the Camper Conduct Form. (These 2 forms can be downloaded at https://www.campshetek.org/registration.)
When you arrive, we will give you your cabin, group assignments, and a Camp T-shirt. We also receive final dues and any Canteen Money. [A canteen is provided twice each day. $25 should be enough]. (Canteen money you don’t spend on gaterade, pop or candy will be refunded to you when you check out at the end of the Camp.)
We will verify the “check out time” you indicated on your original Registration Form. We will be closely following another group who is using the campground right before us, so please do not arrive until the time mentioned above. Please pick up at the end of the week no later than 11 am on Saturday, June 27th.
What to bring
Each cabin holds approx. 20 campers and is equipped with bunk beds & mattresses!
You need to bring:
sleeping bag (or sheets and blankets)
soap & shampoo
plenty of clothes
jacket or sweater
comb or brush
mosquito repellent & flashlight
Bible, notebook, pen or pencil
flip-flops on the beach (not recommended for hiking)
Recommended to bring:
$25 for canteen
Bike (if you wish to take in the bike trail or in the Park)
fishing gear (we will keep it in a designated area when not in use)
Camp Shetek is committed to providing campers an exhilarating and fun experience away from all electronic toys and games. All of our activities and crafts are carefully planned to challenge the campers to have fun interacting with other campers away from these everyday things. And so, we insist: the use of the following items will be strictly regulated at Camp:
Personal music devices
We recognize that campers may own and use a “smartphone” as their camera to take photos with their friends. We will allow them to use such a phone for photographic purposes. Calling and connecting to the internet is nearly impossible because of a very weak cell phone signal in the campground. It is also forbidden. However, be informed that we will collect all cell phones at night and gladly recharge them for the campers so they are ready for another day of photography. We will monitor the types of photos they take so nothing inappropriate appears on their phone.
Campers may bring their music to camp. HOWEVER none of these music devices may be taken to or used during a planned activity and they will need to be careful not to offend their cabin-mates or counselors with music that is too loud or distracting during their free time.
We also reserve the right to look through your child’s suitcase(s) if we suspect they are hiding anything that should not be in Camp.
Campers enjoy getting mail.
If you wish to write, please send it to:
c/o Lake Shetek State Park Group Camp
163 State Park Road
Currie, MN 56123
(Please do not send so many letters that they start to become homesick. AND, if you do send a letter, you may want to mail it before camp begins.
Ask them: “How many NEW friends have you made?” Or “What activities are you involved in?” We will encourage them to write to you also.
Campers who wish to fish will need to be sure to bring along the proper equipment. Counselors Brad & Mel will lead the fishing at 5:30 am or during the afternoon swim time.
Biking will follow the bike trail to the “End o’ the Line” Railroad museum in Currie (4 miles) and will be led by a counselor. Campers may also bike to other parts of the State Park under the supervision of the counselors. No one may bike or fish by themselves.