Himmelbjerget Danish Camp is a week long over-night camp held at the Menucha Retreat and Conference Center in Corbett, Oregon. The summer camp offers a unique opportunity for kids and adolescents ages 10 to 18 to learn about the history, people, culture, language, and traditions of Denmark! (For ages 5-10 see our other camp: Dane Camp)
About Himmelbjerget Camp
Danish summer camps in the Pacific Northwest help preserve Danish culture through younger generations while the campers have a ton of fun! Himmelbjerget promotes skills of leadership, teamwork, cultural awareness, and cultural acceptance. Camp is also a great way to make new friends!
Each year Himmelbjerget overlaps with the Danish American Cultural Retreat. This allows families to spend the weekend together in the beautiful surroundings!
“I look forward to going back to Himmelbjerget every year! I love seeing all of my friends from the year before, and all of the new kids who arrive each year. I think that the counselors are very engaging and fun to be around. Also, there are so many activities to busy yourself with everyday… You should come to camp and see why you will want to come back!”-Eva, 2019 Himmelbjerget Camper
Members save on Camp!
Each year members save on camp registration fees. Himmelbjerget in year 2020 is an exception because it is free! Sign up for membership to save on camp next year!
Become a member of the Northwest Danish Association online: www.northwestdanish.org/membership/
Some scholarships are available through the Danish Brotherhood (DBIA) and the Danish Sisterhood (DSS), or other local Scandinavian groups. You can download the DSS camp scholarship application form from the Himmelbjerget Camp grant website. There may also be some private grants available. More details are posted on the financial assistance page on the Himmelbjerget website.
Updates on Camp
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Planning for 2021? Save the date! Himmelbjerget will be held from June 27th to July 3rd, 2021
“I definitely loved the experience and would love to go again. The people I met were very, very, very friendly and would never leave anyone out. That was one of my favorite camp experiences ever!”-Erik, Returning Himmelbjerget Camper