Christmas in July

Update on Camp 2020

Camp J staff hopes that you are all staying safe.
We’ve had a lot of people asking about camp recently and we wanted to reach out so you were aware of our thoughts.
Normally May 1st is when we open registration and run it through July. Unfortunately, at this time it is impossible to predict what our situation will be on July 24th. Because of this we have decided to delay opening registration until June 1st. We are hoping to have more information at that time. If we decide that we are a-go we would then open up registration and it would go through early July. If things remain unsafe we will most likely cancel for the year.
Obviously we want to host camp, we have every year since 1982, but camper/helper safety is our highest priority.
The situation remains fluid at this time. As soon as we have more information you will be the first to know. Watch for emails closer to June 1st. We are hoping for good news, but will make sure to alert you either way.
– Carrie

2020 Camp Dates

Youth Camp: July 24th-26th | Teen Camp: July 26th-29th

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.