Detroit Lakes High School
This camp is a “Next Level” Catholic HEART Workcamp. It is open to those entering the 8th grade in the fall of 2017 and older.
- Showers - there are 2 sets of communal showers (both male and female) on site in the school.
- Program Area – program is held in the gym which is not air conditioned.
- Sleeping rooms - all campers sleep in classrooms which are air conditioned.
The large commons area has space for meals, snacks and socializing. Average July temperatures in Detroit Lakes are highs of 80 degrees and lows of 58 degrees.
CHWC partners with local agencies to provide home repairs, cleanup and painting for the elderly, disabled and low income residents, as well as for families going through a tough time due to illness or accident. Since we are a rural area, many jobs will be out of town with a drive time up to 40 minutes. We also work with the Boys and Girls Club, 2 shelters, the food pantry and the Refuge, a Christian outreach center that serves meals twice a day.
FREE DAY ACTIVITIES
Detroit Lakes Beach
Come and enjoy a good old-fashioned day at the beach. Detroit Lakes is renowned for its beach, which is a mile long. Changing rooms, bathrooms and benches are available for beach goers. Several restaurants and a T-shirt & gift shop are directly across the street. J&K Marine on the beach rents boats, pontoon, canoes, kayaks, paddle boats and paddle boards http://www.jkmarine.com/learn-more-about—rentals The city park adjoins the beach area. This offers picnic shelters and a Frisbee golf course.
The Detroit Lakes Community and Cultural Center
They have a large indoor pool with a water slide. Courts are available for playing basketball and racquetball. The DLCCC provides lots of indoor fun. Group rates are available. Contact Kim, firstname.lastname@example.org or Brent, email@example.com.
How about an inner tube ride down the lazy Ottertail River? Three outfitters offer tube rentals and shuttle services. Remember sunscreen and protective footwear. Group rates are available. Call for reservations and other information. Charlie’s Ottertail Tubing – (218)846-1539 (8 miles) – K & K Tubing – (218)847-5734 (5 miles) – Ed’s River Run Tubing – (218)847-1318 or (218)847-2874 (10 miles)
Huntersville Canoe Outfitters
Rent canoes or kayaks and float the beautiful Crow Wing River just 1 hour east of town. Contact them for group rates and reservations. Camping and shuttle service also available.
Itasca State Park, is the headwaters of the Mighty Mississippi just 55 miles NE of Detroit Lakes, Itasca offers camping, hiking, and bike rentals. The Heartland Trail has 49 miles of bike trails between Park Rapids and Cass Lake, laid mostly on abandoned railroad beds. While enjoying the beautiful surroundings, rest on a bench or find a delectable restaurant in a quaint town. Northern Cycle, located at the trailhead, 40 miles from DL, rents bikes. Call to reserve bikes and get a group rate. (218)732-5971 Two more great state parks to see are: Glendolough (46miles) & Maplewood (45miles)