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Himmelbjerget Danish Camp offers a unique and exciting opportunity for kids aged 10 to 18 to learn about the history, culture, language, foods, and traditions of Denmark at a week-long overnight summer camp located in the scenic Columbia River Gorge.
The theme for this year’s camp is Hans Christian Andersen!
June 25 – July 1, 2023
Join us for a week of celebrating one of Denmark’s most beloved authors as we explore the tales of wonder and lore that so momentously shaped the world of storytelling.
Camper Registrations Open March 1st, 2023
Early Bird Discount of $50 if Registered by March 31st
Himmelbjerget Danish Camp is a Program of the Northwest Danish Association
Check out some of the highlights from our past years of camp,
including our virtual years in 2020 and 2021!
A Day at Camp
Danish culture, summer time fun
and life long friendships
Starting with the basics for our youngest campers (counting to 10, please and thank you, etc.) to conversational Danish for our Senior Campers with native speakers from Denmark.
We divide our campers and counselors into “family groups” to facilitate bonding and a competitive spirit. Families work together to plan skits, play games, and get into all sorts of camp shenanigans.
From sports time, swimming, folk dancing, and more – we spend much of our day enjoying the beautiful outdoor scenery surrounding us at the Menucha Retreat & Conference Center
A slice of Denmark in the Columbia Gorge
Himmelbjerget Danish Camp is named after the Danish “Sky Mountain,” whose foliage and scenery share a resounding resemblance to that found at the Menucha Retreat and Conference Center in Corbett, OR. While the real Himmelbjerget is located in Søhøjlandet, Denmark, our beloved camp has been hosted by Menucha for over 30 years.
Private, beautiful, and full of tradition, there’s really no other place in the world like it.
Fun Fact: perched 655 feet above the Columbia George, Himmelbjerget Danish Camp is 173 feet higher than our namesake (which is Denmark’s highest point.)