Young Ringers Camp

Date: June 20-22, 2025  Friday-Sunday

Location: Camp Omega – Waterville, Minnesota

Clinician: TBD

Young Ringers Camp (YRC) is held every odd-numbered year in Area 7

A fun-filled event with an exciting tower climbing, mud hole fun, swimming, paddle boat, games, learning and HANDBELL RINGING – all done in a safe Christian environment. For ringers 4th-8th grade (or other grades at the discretion of their directors). Less than full choirs are welcome to attend.

Participants arrive having rehearsed three of the four event songs, and ready to learn an additional song while at Camp. A clean, air conditioned retreat lodge is the home for this event, with designated areas separating genders. Space is limited, so plan to register as soon as open registration is announced. A typical event schedule is to arrive Friday at 1:00PM, and ends with a closing concert on Sunday at 11:00AM open to parents, relatives, friends and other campers.

Public free concert at 11:00am Sunday




Location & Date:
June 20-22, 2025
Camp Omega – Waterville, Minneosta

Includes air conditioned lodging and 5 meals.

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Target age group: 4th-12th grade. Directors can deviate at their own discretion.

  • Registration detail will appear here as it becomes available. There will be two scholarships available for this event.
  • Each registrant will participate in a Service Project. See inside pages for more details.

Ringers & Directors

Space is limited so register early.
You do not need a full choir to attend Camp

Chaperones & Non-Ringers

One adult chaperone* is needed for every six ringers under 18.

Registration fees include modern air conditioned lodging and five nutritious meals.

YRC Registration Form:  form will become available at a later date.

  • The air conditioned lodge is divided into male and female sections.
  • You must have the correct number of gender-specific chaperones for your group.

Fee includes, including for chaperones:

  • YRC activities—tower climbing, mud hole, swimming, paddle boat, indoor and outdoor games
  • Meals—Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast, lunch, dinner, campfire snack, Sunday breakfast
  • Official YRC T-shirt

YRC Refund Policy

Requests for refunds for Young Ringers Camp registration cancellations will be processed upon receipt in writing or by email until June 1, 2025, less a $25 administrative fee per registrant. Cancellations made after June 1 for any reason (including medical issues, family emergencies, etc.) are not refundable. If one of your registrants drops out, you are welcome to substitute a new ringer in your registration to take their place. We can accommodate T-shirt size changes until June 1st.

Three pieces will be selected by August, 2024. A fourth piece will be chosen in the Spring of 2025. All four pieces must be purchased by the participating choirs. However, come to camp with only these three rehearsed. Directors may mark the fourth piece, but no not review it with your ringers, as it will be taught at camp.


Each participating choir is encouraged to prepare one or more solo pieces to perform at the Sunday closing concert.
The solo does not necessarily have to be a handbell composition. Be creative!
Check to indicate your interest on the registration form and more information will be sent to you.


Area 7 respects copyright laws and will strictly enforce them during all Area-sponsored events. The use of photocopied music is
NOT allowed unless written permission from the copyright holder accompanies each photocopy. Recording the sounds, or
sounds and images, of the musical performances is not permitted. Any such recording is in violation of the Copyright Act (17
U.S.C. §1101).


What to Bring to Camp

• Campfire songs to share
• Meal Blessings to share
• Games (lawn & board) to share
• Pillow and Sleeping bag
• Toiletries: toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, washcloth, towel, comb/brush, (hairdryer), etc.
• Pants: long & short
• Shirts: long and short-sleeved
• Underwear
• Tennis shoes
• Raincoat and/or Sweatshirt
• Swimsuit, Towel and goggles, if desired
Sunscreen and Bug spray
• Money for Camp Store
• Refillable water bottle
• Munchie snacks and beverages for your own group.
• Mark all items with your name on them




Helping Hands From Handbells

As a way to give back to our community, everyone attending Young Ringers Camp will take part in a Service Project.
This event’s Service Project will be posted here.

Schedule of Activities – tentative

FRIDAY – June 20, 2025 TENTATIVE

1:00-2:00pm Move in to the Dorms; Set up bell equipment in Lodge
2:30-3:00 Welcome to Camp, etc.
3:00-4:00 Climbing Tower
3:30-4:30 Tomahawk Throwing
4:30-5:30 Canoeing, Kayaking
5:30-6:00 Dinner, Provided
6:15-6:45 Get to Know Each Other activities
6:45-8:00 Rehearsal
8:15-10:00 Movie with popcorn, crafts
10:00 Lights out.



8:00-8:30am Breakfast, provided
8:30-9:45 Rehearsal
9:45-11:00 Gaga Ball, 9 Square
11:00-12:00 Rehearsal
12:00-12:30pm Lunch, provided
12:45-2:15 Service Project
2:15-3:15 Mud Pit activity
3:15-4:15 Swimming
4:30-5:15 Rehearsal
5:30-6:00 Dinner, provided
6:15-7:00 Trading Post (store) open
6:15-8:30 Gaga Ball, 9 Square, Games, etc.
8:30-9:30 Campfire: S’mores, skits, songs
10:00 Lights Out



8:00-8:45am Breakfast, provided
8:45-9:45 Concert run through
9:45-10:40 Pack & clean rooms, Dress in YRC T-shirt
10:40-10:50 Group Photo
10:50 All in place for the concert
11:00-11:30 Concert, free and open to the public
11:30 Pack-up and head for home