How much money should I put in my camper’s canteen account?

During a week at camp, campers have the opportunity to buy snacks and drinks from our canteen twice a day. Most items are around $1, and they can get a maximum of 3 items each time. We recommend putting $15-20 in an account for a week-long session and $5-10 for a three-day session. For our Family programs we do not create canteen accounts-you simply pay in cash.

At their final canteen time, campers with remaining money are given the option to donate to our summer mission project or receive the money back. For our mission project, we support Lutheran World Relief, an organization that provides emergency aid and poverty relief throughout the world. Donating canteen money is an awesome way for campers to practice living out their faith!

Pro Tip: It can be helpful to tell your camper ahead of time what you would prefer they do with their extra canteen money.

Our Shirt Shack is different than the canteen and has camp shirts, sweatshirts, and souvenirs for sale. The Shirt Shack is ONLY open during check-in on Sunday and pick-up on Friday. Please be aware that money deposited into your camper’s canteen account can NOT be transferred to pay for items in the Shirt Shack.