• Phone: (952)474-8893
  • Mailing Address: 301 County Road 19, Excelsior, MN 55331

Summer Programs

Summer is a season for personal growth and the strengthening of relationships—with our families and friends, our community and our natural surroundings. At Mount Calvary, we believe the warmth and freedom of summertime provide plentiful opportunities for children and adults alike to get closer to Christ and discover their place in the world.

We offer a host of camps, classes and retreats that will help you and your kids deepen your spiritual, artistic and humanitarian roots, and form stronger bonds with Jesus. From single-afternoon preschool events to week-long confirmation havens, there’s certainly something for everyone! 

Youth Summer Volunteer Application

Download the 2019 Summer Brochure

Roar! Vacation Bible School

JUNE 17TH - 20TH

Join us for 4 fun-filled days of VBS "ROAR" as we take an African adventure centered on our theme that God Is Good and will stay with us forever!  Roar VBS is filled with incredible Bible story experiences, lively worship campfire times, and exciting recreation events.  Free t-shirts for all campers.

Register Online March 4th

VBS PRESCHOOL (age 3 - kindergarten)

time                              9:00 am - 11:30 am

cost                               $65 / camper

deadline to register      June 7

VBS DAYCAMP (going into 1st -5th grades)

time                              9:00 am - 2 pm

cost                               $80 / camper

deadline to register      June 7


Youth Camps & Events

Mount Calvary @ Luther Park (entering 4th-9th grade)

Luther Park Camp Registration

The same, but different!!!  Instead of just our confirmands heading to camp this summer, we are inviting youth entering grades 4 - 9 to jump on the Mount Calvary bus to Luther Park. Those going into 7-9 are still doing "Confirmation Camp" with the theme "Everyday Samaritan". Andrea will be working with our 6th grade in the NEW "Pre - Confirmation Camp" called "Positive ID". Those in 4th-5th grade will be "doing" Bible Camp with Luther Park counselors and Ketti Spehar.

There will be games, swimming, canoeing, campfires, s'mores, crafts and incredible fun! And of course we are talking Jesus and living faith right in God's creation. Hope you can join Mount Calvary @ Camp!


Tues. July 30 - Fri. Aug. 2


$325.00/camper ($50 discount for 2 or more from the same family)

($100 deposit due with registration)

Deadline to register 

July 15

Pre-Confirmation Camp

Pre-Confirmation Regisration

Pre-Confirmation Camp is a fun day for all new 6th graders! We will spend the day at church sharing, snacking, crafting, and working on faith identity.  This is an opportunity to meet the Confirmation Team and new confirmation classmates.


Monday, August 19


11:00 am - 4:00 pm


$10 / camper


Mount Calvary Lutheran Church

Deadline to register 

August 12

Art Camp

Art Camp Registration

Art Camp stems from our belief at Mount Calvary that the arts not only inform and teach us, but that we can use them to teach others and speak to others about ourselves and God. Open to 1st - 8th graders.


July 22-24 


6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


$60 / camper


Mount Calvary Lutheran Church

Deadline to register

July 12


Theatre 301 Lift-Off! Summer Theatre Intensive

Come explore the world of theatre in this two-week intensive camp from Theatre 301.  This year's production is The Music Man Jr., and we welcome kids entering 4th-8th grades in the fall.  The cost of the camp covers 10 days of camp, The Music Man Jr. actor's book, camp t-shirt, snacks, recording of the performance, and two show tickets.  There is a registration limit of 35 for this fun and fast production, so be sure to register early!

Director:  Sarah Abelsen

Music Director:  Mark Abelsen

THE MUSIC MAN JR. is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).  All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.  www.MTIShows.com

Performance Dates

July 18 @ 1:30pm & 7:30pm

July 19 @ 1:30pm