Nestled into the woods of Northern Minnesota lies a dreamy and pristine resort. Grand View Lodge was established in 1916 and has become one of Minnesota’s most well-known resorts. Many families venture here every summer, making it a staple in their yearly vacations. But many do not know that it all started with Camp Lincoln and Camp Lake Hubert just down the road.
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Camp Lake Hubert for girls and Camp Lincoln for boys were established over 110 years ago. It is a family-run sleepaway camp that spans both sides of Lake Hubert- boys on one side and girls on the other. They have over 40 top of the line activities and adventures like sailing, rock climbing, rowing, archery, gymnastics, horseback riding, and much more. The mission at Camp Lake Hubert for girls and Camp Lincoln for boys is to provide a fun, engaging, hands-on learning experience that will teach important life skills as well as leadership skills.
Camp Lake Hubert and Camp Lincoln aren’t just for kids, either. Once each summer they offer a special family camp session where families can spend an entire week together focusing on family bonding skills and participating in some of the same activities offered during regular camp sessions. They also offer co-ed camps for kids ages 2nd through 8th grade, as well as an intro camp for children in kindergarten through 2nd grade.
There are so many wonderful things to experience at Camp Lake Hubert and Camp Lincoln for your kids, or the entire family, during the summer. Read more below about what each camp has to offer.
Camp Lincoln and Camp Lake Hubert Cabins
The cabins at Camp Lincoln and Camp Lake Hubert are rustic, log-style cabins that fit in with the decor and traditional summer camp style. Each cabin is two-stories with three camper bedrooms, a counselor’s bedroom, a central common area room, and indoor bathrooms. Cabins are paired together to share a shower house that is centrally located and has individual shower stalls and heated water.
Camp Lincoln cabins have six campers per bedroom and five to six staff per cabin. Camp Lake Hubert cabins have seven to eight campers per bedroom and five to six staffers per cabin. Each camper has their own bed, a bedside table, and cubbies for their personal belongings. Campers are grouped by grade level and duration of stay for their time at Camp Lincoln or Camp Lake Hubert.
Camp Lincoln and Camp Lake Hubert Activities
There are over 40 different activities available for campers at Camp Lincoln and Camp Lake Hubert. These activities are designed to not only be fun and challenging but they also promote life skills, leadership, and confidence. Children will have the ability to progress through a set of skills from novice to proficient through consistent practice and coming out of one’s comfort zone.
Campers have the opportunity to experience all of the available activities during their camp stay. Only trap shooting and high ropes are age-restricted at 12 years of age or older. Campers will also have special Cabin Activities with their bunkmates every few days as well as designated Special Days for all campers to come together. Special Days include things like Carnival Day, Color Wars, Rally Day, Birthday Celebrations, and sibling lunches twice during each 4-week session.
Activities at Camp Lincoln and Camp Lake Hubert include:
- Adventure Trips
- Horseback riding
- Martial arts
- Mountain Biking
- Climbing Wall
- Low Ropes
- A variety of sports
- Fitness activities
- Wilderness Training
Camp Lincoln and Camp Lake Hubert Songs
Camp songs are one of the biggest traditions at sleepaway camps, and the Camp Lincoln and Camp Lake Hubert songs are no different! Camp songs offer a chance for campers to bond over a campfire. Camp Lincoln for boys and Camp Lake Hubert for girls have different songs that campers can learn ahead of time so they come to camp ready to bond with their fellow campers.
You can find the Camp Lincoln songs here.
You can find the Camp Lake Hubert songs here.
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Camp Lincoln and Camp Lake Hubert Speciality Camps
Not only does Camp Lincoln and Camp Lake Hubert have their regular boys and girls summer camp sessions, but they also have specialty camps. Family Camp, Intro Camp, and Co-Ed camp are all offered each session. Read on to learn more about each specialty camp offered at Camp Lake Hubert and Camp Lincoln.
Camp Lake Hubert Family Camp
Family Camp is located at Camp Lake Hubert and runs for a full week. It is a wonderful way to get the whole family into the summer camp life and enjoy a true family vacation without phones or screens.
Families at Family Camp stay in one of the log-style cabins during the duration of the camp. Each family has their own private chalet, and they will share the whole cabin with two other families. Each cabin has a bathroom and a shared shower house with another cabin just a few steps away.
Family Camp also includes three meals per day, which are all served family-style. Snacks are available throughout the day as well, and the dining hall activities and personable and energetic staff make breakfast, lunch, and dinner lots of fun.
There are over 20 family activities to take part in during your week at Family Camp. These activities are designed to challenge families as well as creating a bonding experience and invaluable memories. Families will also have exclusive access to other camp amenities like the treehouse, waterfront activities, or even just hanging out in the hammocks. Family Camp also has nightly activities every evening that is enjoyed by campers camp-wide such as a BBQ, Bingo Night, Mellow Time, Skit Night, County Fair, and more. Be sure to bring some of your favorite books and board games to share with others during game nights in the lodge.
Family Camp is open to all ages and is inclusive to all families. It is a great way to enjoy a true family vacation where bonding happens and memories are made.
Camp Lincoln and Camp Lake Hubert Intro Camp
Intro Camp is located at both Camp Lincoln and Camp Lake Hubert for boys and girls from kindergarten to second grade. It runs for 5 days instead of the typical 2-, 4-, or 8-week sessions, so it is a great way to get the younger children of the family accustomed to camp life. Intro Camp offers the best of what summer camp at Camp Lincoln and Camp Hubert has to offer including 20 of the most popular camp activities.
Campers will all stay in the traditional log-style cabin. Their cabin and all activities are divided by age group so that they will have children of their own developmental and skill level with them, creating a comfortable and safe environment. Staffers are trained specifically for their assigned age-group as well.
Campers at Intro Camp will not only have the best activities that Camp Lincoln and Camp Lake Hubert have to offer but they will also be able to experience traditional summer camp activities such as camp-wide meals in the dining hall, Camp Lincoln and Camp Lake Hubert dining hall traditions, flag-raising, campfires, s’mores, and more.
Camp Lake Hubert and Camp Lincoln Coed Camp
Coed Camp is a camp for both boys and girls in grades second through eighth to enjoy all of the summer camp activities together as one community. It is located at Camp Lincoln and is offered for a ten-day session each summer. Campers are separated by sex for their living spaces but their meals and their activities are done as a mixed group.
Coed Camp offers 20 of the most popular activities for campers to enjoy and focuses on Camp Lincoln and Camp Lake Hubert’s philosophy of teaching life skills, critical thinking, fair competition, and applying skills to a variety of activities. Evening activities such as campfires, themed dance nices, cookouts, and more are offered during their stay as well.
The oldest of the group, the eighth-graders, also have one night where they go off camp for a “secret” activity like bowling or mini-golf. They also hold special responsibilities like the opening and closing of the campfire nights, creating a special skit for the camp, and being positive role models for the other campers.
Camp Lincoln and Camp Lake Hubert Cost
Camp Lincoln and Camp Lake Hubert are offered in different sessions: 2-week, 3-week, 4-week, and 8-week sessions. Specialty Camps have different session dates and lengths as well. Intro Camp is 5 days, Family Camp is one week, and Coed Camp is 10 days.
Camp Lincoln and Camp Lake Hubert Regular Session Rates
- 2 week: $3250
- 3 week: $4200
- 4 week: $5600
- 8 week: $9800
Camp Lincoln and Camp Lake Hubert Speciality Camp Session Rates
- Intro: $750
- Family: $900 for ages 13 and older, $700 for ages 4 to 12, and 3 years old and younger are free
- Coed: $2000
Camp Lincoln and Camp Lake Hubert Packing List
Campers will need several changes of clothes for their stay at camp. Only 4- and 8-week session campers will have laundry services available to them. Other campers will not be able to use laundry services unless entirely necessary. Electronics except for video-less iPods, MP3 players, and reading tablets like Kindle Paperwhites are not allowed during camp. Some items like toiletries and some clothing are available for purchase at the camp store and online.
Here are some general suggestions for items to bring for your stay during camp:
- 2 shirts per day for your stay
- 2-4 pairs of long pants
- 4 pairs of shorts for every 2-week session
- 2 to 3 bathing suits
- 1 pair of socks for each day
- Gloves (for rope activities)
- Flip flops or sandals
- Bug spray
- Hairbrush, hair ties, bobby pins
- Toiletry carrying tub
- 2 sweaters
- Special theme night attire
- Warm blanket or sleeping bag
- Small fan
- Shower towels
- Beach towels
- Water bottle
- Alarm clock
Camp can be one of the most influential things that shape a young child’s life. It’s a chance for them to go out on their own, in a controlled environment, and start to discover their own independence. With all there is to do and learn at Camp Lake Hubert and Camp Lincoln it’s impossible not to come home feeling more confident about one’s self. Not to mention all the great memories and life-long friends you will make. Be instrumental to your child’s best formative years by giving them the camp experience that every kid deserves. Reserve your place at Camp Lake Hubert or Camp Lincoln today!
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