Voyageurs Lutheran Ministry

"Voyageurs Lutheran Ministry provides opportunities for Christ centered spiritual growth, leadership development, and outreach in god's great northwoods"-VLM Mission Statement

Zion at Summer Camp

Check out the summer schedule to plan your camp experience today!

2021 Zion VLM Camperships: Register for Camp!

It is the  hope & prayer of Zion that a camp experience will be complimentary to our faith formation and confirmation programming. We believe that Camp provides youth & families with the opportunity to grow in faith, build friendships, & learn about God’s creation, and is extremely important. Thus, we are once again offering Camperships in the following amounts toward camp:

Week-long programs – $200 

2 night, 3 day programs – $100

1 day program – $25

Family Camp – please see church staff

Early  Bird Registration Ends on April 1, 2021.

Please inform staff in our office if your child is registered for camp, and what program they are registered for, so we can be sure to provide an appropriate campership!


Family Camp 2021

Camp isn’t just for kids!  It is for everyone!

Family Camp is spending time together in the beauty of the Northwoods. Each day includes opportunities for worship and bible study, as well as swimming, canoeing, creating, games, and simply spending time together as a family to be rejuvenated and renewed.

Families are ALL shapes and sizes--moms, dads, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, grandparents, grandchildren, individuals, friends, etc. All are welcome!

Please consider joining Pastor CJ and Family and Director of Faith Formation Katie for a 4 day experience in the woods,
renewing your family
relationship through shared meals,
worship and play.

Zion staff will be at camp August 8-11, 2021. There are other dates available if you are unable to join Zion, but still want to attend camp.

visit for information and to register!

Northwoods Retreats

Interested in a retreat to camp? Check out Northwoods Retreats!

Camp Hiawatha and Camp Vermilion offer meeting space, overnight accommodations and food service.  This allows you to focus on the work at hand-be it a continuing education gathering, business meeting, crafting getaway, family reunion or fishing weekend.  Let VLM staff take care of the details.

For more information or to book your retreat today visit:

Camp Work Days

Each spring and fall, Voyageurs Lutheran Ministry hosts work days at their two Camp, Camp Hiawatha and Camp Vermilion! Join other camp supporters for a day of fun and fellowship while we get camps ready for the summer. Registration happens between 8-9:30am and then we jump into projects and cleaning tasks until lunch time at 12:30pm. Camp Hiawatha is May 1, 2021 and Vermilion is May 15, 2021. Come to either or both to support camp in a meaningful way! There are projects of all kinds, so everyone can participate. No experience needed! Please head to for the most up to date information.

Projects continue into the afternoon as long as people have the energy.  Lunch and morning snacks are provided. Bring your works gloves and a smile!  

Mother's Day Brunch

Treat the amazing women (and everyone) in your life to a wonderful northwoods brunch experience! Bring them to Voyageur Lodge (the dining hall) at Camp Vermilion for a flavorful and filling brunch with views of Lake Vermilion while being served by our staff. Bring your family and friends to enjoy some time in the northwoods! Let us do the work while you treat your loved ones to good conversation in a beautiful setting all while supporting outdoor ministry.

  • Sunday, may 9, 2021

  • 10 am-1 pm

  • camp Vermillion Voyageur Lodge

  • Table reservations are required. Each hour will have 6 tables available, with up to 8 people per table, to allow for physical distancing and reduced numbers in accordance with Covid-19 safety procedures. Each table will be limited to one family group or already associated pod. Participants will be asked to remain masked until food and beverages are served and to engage in proper hand sanitizing when entering the building and bathroom facilities.

    Cost: $15 per adult, $7 for youth ages 4-11 (under 4 are free)

How Do I learn more about camp?

Zion is blessed to have three staff members intimately familiar with Voyageurs Lutheran Ministry. Cari Terrio-Johnson, Office Admin, is a longtime supporter and camp parent. Katie Anderson, Director of Faith Formation, is a 4-year alumni of camp, having worked in-camp at both sites as well as Day Camps and as a canoe guide. Pastor CJ was recently elected to the VLM board of directors. Finally, Zion is also blessed with member Kyle Terrio-Johnson, who is the VLM Director of Marketing and Communications (more fondly known as the Camp Storyteller). We would all be able to share stories, answer questions and fill you with the spirit of camp!

Upcoming Events

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