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True north
Leisure Trip

Join us on the True North Leisure Trip (formerly Friends Camp Trip), October 5-11, 2023, with Nebraska Lutheran Outdoor Ministries.

On this seven-day, six-night adventure through the fall colors of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, you'll visit four national parks. Come along to see the beauty along the shores of the Great Lakes by tour bus. A number of unique and interesting sites along the way, mixed with a few short hikes will be offered to keep the trip moving.

Travel Dates: 

October 5-11, 2023

Registration deadline: 

September 4, 2023


Single room: $2,900 per person
Double room: $2,450 per person

Potential Itinerary

While we make final reservations for some of the sights, restaurants, and hotels, the following is our vision for the trip. Registered trip guests will be provided with a detailed itinerary by September 15.

Thursday, October 5

  • Morning bus departure from Carol Joy Holling Camp

  • Pipestone National Monument, MN

  • Minnesota Welcome Center, St. Cloud, MN

Friday, October 6

  • Apostle Island Boat Tour, Bayfield, WI

  • Agate Falls Scenic Site


Saturday, October 7

  • Pictured Rock Cruises, Munising, MI

  • Kitch-it-Kipi Tour, St. Ignace, MI

Sunday, October 8

  • Mackinac Island

  • Worship by the beach

Monday, October 9

  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

  • Saugatuck Sand Dune Rides

Tuesday, October 10

  • Notre Dame Campus Tour, IN

  • Indiana Dunes National Park

Wednesday, October 11

  • Amana Colonies, IA

  • Return to Carol Joy Holling Camp

Register Online in 2 simple steps!

Registration for the 2023 True North Leisure Trip to the Upper Peninsula is through our secure online registration site called UltraCamp. 

1. Register on ultracamp

You will need to create an account through UltraCamp in order to register. View the instructions document below and click the Register Now button to start the registration process. You will be transferred to our secure online registration site called UltraCamp. 

2. Pay deposit & complete registration

Enter your payment method through the secure UltraCamp site. You can pay online via credit or debit card, online check, or you can mail in a check or money order. If you choose to mail your payment, select 'Pay items in Full' then 'Pay by Check/Money Order' during the payment section on UltraCamp. Please mail your payment to NLOM Registrar, 27416 Ranch Road, Ashland, NE 68003. 

Registration Questions?

If you have any questions or issues while registering, please contact our registrar, Jessica Weltz at or 402-944-2544.

  • What is included in the trip cost?
    The cost of this trip includes round-trip transportation from Omaha on a 52-passenger motor coach with restrooms for touring transportation throughout the Upper Peninsula, six nights at hotels ranked highly by national travel websites (Kayak, Trip Advisor, etc.), tickets for all events and entrance into all museums and parks, 10+ meals, as well as bottled water and snacks on the bus.
  • Is my deposit refundable?
    The $500 deposit is fully refundable until registration closes on September 1, 2023.
  • Is this trip tax deductible?
    While the entire cost of the True North Leisure Trip is not tax deductible, a portion of it may be. An exact amount of deducibility and receipt will be provided to all guests.
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