Camp Esquagama

USA, Gilbert, MN 55741


At Camp Esquagama, we believe kids need time to be kids – and that’s what we are best at helping them do! Youth have been creating memories and lasting friendships at Camp Esquagama for over 80 years. Located a few hours north of the Twin Cities and less than an hour from Duluth, our 40 acre summer camp on Lake Esquagama is the perfect place to spend the summer outdoors!

Life at Camp Esquagama

There’s never a dull moment at Camp Esquagama. Youth ages 4-17 can attend camp at any session mid-June through early August. Children and youth will then spend much of their week at camp participating in the same activities as other kids around the same age, so they can make friends fast.

Skill-Development through Activities

Each camper is encouraged to try new activities, but if there is a particular skill a camper wishes work on, we can help them excel in a specific area. Our well trained and talented staff assists with waterfront, arts and crafts, archery, climbing wall and many other activities under the sun at camp.

Campfire Tradition

Campers gather around our bonfire by the waterfront amphitheater almost every night of camp. Of course, no camp fire experience would be complete without all of the essential ingredients for the perfect smores – YUM!


Each camper’s swimming ability will be evaluated upon arrival at camp. Swimming is a camp activity but swim lessons are not provided on site. Campers who aren’t able to pass the swim test can still have fun by our sandy waterfront and closed dock area that’s only 3 feet deep. The waterfront is always staffed with a Waterfront Director and several other alert lifeguards during all waterfront activity.

Closing Ceremony

On the last day, Camp Esquagama has a closing ceremony, which parents and friends are invited. The program begins at 4:00 p.m. We will hand out certificates of accomplishment and sing a camp song or a few. Parents will have an opportunity to visit the Canteen and to talk with staff, including the nurse and summer camp director. It’s a great way for all campers to get together for a final farewell – until next year of course!

Meal:  3 meals + snack;

Accommodation:  4-8 persons per room; Day camp;

Type:  Arts and crafts; Eco; Leadership training; Multiadventure; Sport; Teenager; Water sports;

Language:  English;

Seasons:  Summer season;

Country:  USA;

Safety:  Private campus 24 / 7 security service;

Price:  from 160 usd/day Camp from Monday to Friday (ages 4-7); from 425 usd/6 days for Youth/Explorer's/Adventure's/Villager's Camps (ages 8-15); from 590 usd/13 days for Leadership Development Camp (ages 16-17);

Age:  from 4 -17 ;

Company name:  Camp Esquagama