Surprise !

Don’t forget, virtual Camp J starts tomorrow! Get ready for skits, music, crafts, devotions, and lots of other fun activities.

Items will be posted to our Facebook, Website, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube channel. Participate by interacting with our posts and you qualify for a free Camp J 2020 t-shirt!

Facebook: WELS Youth Camp Jefferson

Instagram: welscampjefferson

Twitter: WELSCampJ

Youtube: Camp Jefferson

2021 Camp Dates

Dates TBD

WELS Camp Jefferson is a Christian summer camp located just outside of Fairbury, Nebraska, that is associated with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod. Usually occurring in mid-late July, WELS Camp Jefferson offers two separate camps: a youth camp, for children entering third through eighth grades, and a teen camp, for young adults entering high school through age 19. Both camps provide fun and fellowship in a safe, Christ-centered environment. The camp is staffed by dedicated volunteers, who direct the camp activities under the leadership of the Camp Director.

WELS Camp Jefferson is located at the Camp Jefferson campground south of Fairbury, NE. For more information on the history of the campground, visit the Camp Jefferson Campground webpage.

What to Expect at Camp


Create friendships and renew old ones through various camp activities and breakout sessions

Explore God’s Word

Through bible study, worship, and devotions, dive deep into the Bible and learn about God’s love for us

Get Active

Leave your video games and phone at home. Go outside, play games and enjoy the newly renovated pool!

Get Crafty

What’s camp without crafts? In the craft shop, you’ll have the chance to create beautiful artwork, which you can take home to your family when camp is over.

Have Fun

After all, this is summer camp. A time to step away from our daily routine and enjoy all that God had provided.

Eat Up

Here at camp, we eat well! From mac and cheese to  lasagna and cheesy potatoes, we promise you won’t go hungry.