“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, such as buying candy, making crafts, singing, and even swimming! You should come to camp and see why you will want to come back!” (Eva, 2019 Himmelbjerget Camper)
Himmelbjerget Danish Camp
(For ages 5-10 see our other camp:
Save the date:
June 21st to 27th 2020
Himmelbjerget Danish Camp is a week long over-night camp held at the Menucha Retreat and Conference Center. 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. The Camp helps preserve Danish culture through younger generations while the kids make new friends and have tons of fun.
Himmelbjerget promotes skills of leadership, teamwork, cultural awareness, and cultural acceptance – skills that have become crucial in today’s globalized world. The camp is not only a fun experience, it is a valuable investment in your child’s future. Himmelbjerget always overlaps with the Danish American Cultural Retreat. This allows families to spend the weekend together in the beautiful surroundings!
Visit the Himmelbjerget website for more information about this camp.
Members save on camp!
Not a member? Become a member of the Northwest Danish Association to save! Visit 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 be some private grants available as well! More details are posted on the financial assistance page on the NW Danish Camp website.
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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!”
-Himmelbjerget Camper Erik Odderson