Camp Life

Camp life at Ihduhapi is based on long-standing traditions and our commitment to enriching the spirits, minds and bodies of our campers. We focus on providing an encouraging and comfortable space for boys and girls to learn skills and build character.

The values of respect, caring, responsibility and honesty are at the core of everything we do.


Campers are organized into cabin groups by age and gender. A typical cabin group consists of 8–10 campers and two staff members.

We will honor up to two friend requests, if:

  • Requests are made in advance
  • Campers are within two years in age

Most campers come alone and make friends quickly.

A Typical Day at Camp Ihduhapi


7 a.m. Road Runners or Yoga (optional)

7:30 a.m. Polar Bears (optional) and wake-up bell

8 a.m. Flag Raising

8:05 a.m. Inspiration

8:15 a.m. Breakfast

9 a.m. Service Projects/Cabin Clean-up/Cabin Activity

10 a.m. Specialty Camp or Achievement 1

11 a.m. Specialty Camp continued or Achievement 2


Noon Meet with cabin/prepare for lunch

12:15 p.m. Lunch and Mail

1:15 p.m. Rest Hour

2:30 p.m. Specialty Camp or Achievement 3

3:30 p.m. Specialty Camp continued or Achievement 4

4:30 p.m. Meet in Commons

4:50 p.m. Flag Lowering


5 p.m. Dinner

6 p.m. Cabin Activity (Cabins play in small group activities)

7:15 p.m. Healthy Snack Time

7:30 p.m. All-Camp Game

8:30 p.m. Campfire and Taps Talk

9:30 p.m. KYBO time (Keep Your Bodies Orderly – a.k.a. wash up before bed!)

9:45 p.m. Devotions in Cabins

10 p.m. Cabin Lights-Out

Typical Week at Camp Ihduhapi

In addition to their daily schedule, campers participate in a different activity each night.

  • Sunday: Opening campfire and skit night.
  • Monday: Half of camp goes on an overnight. The other half plays an all-camp game and participates in a traditional campfire.
  • Tuesday: Monday groups trade activities.
  • Wednesday: Theme Day. Includes themed activities and possibly a dance, carnival or floating campfire.
  • Thursday: Picnic style dinner, closing campfire, and closing devotions.

Theme Day

Theme Days are a rich part of Camp Ihduhapi tradition. Campers (and counselors) get wildly creative, dress up and spend the day on theme-related activities.

Activities may include:

  • All-camp games, such as Counselor Hunt, Capture the Flag, or Trench
  • Dance
  • Carnival
  • Floating campfire

Themes are announced via email one week prior to your session. Plan ahead and bring a costume and accessories to compliment your Theme Day.

Phone Calls

If you have an emergency, call camp at 763-230-9329. Campers do not have access to a phone, and no cellular phones are allowed at camp. If you need to relay a message to your child or check on your camper, you must call the office.

The Summer Office is staffed 8 a.m.–6 p.m., and we check messages regularly. The Customer Service Center can be reached at 612-822-2267 for billing, registration and other general questions.

To reach Jana Graczyk, summer camp director, call 763-479-1146 or email.