June Camping and Retreat News

June 06, 2018


JUNE 2018

Camping and Retreat news

On the first Wednesday of each month, the UMCatalyst puts the spotlight on news and information about our Camp and Retreat Centers. Summer camp registration is open, and there are many new and exciting programs at all our sites. Take a look at what’s happening:

The fun’s about to begin: Register at Camp Adlersgate

Camp Aldersgate is about to open for the summer season! Imagine your camper playing sports, designing an arts & crafts masterpiece or swimming in the lake. Summer camp allows youth to experience living in Christian community, learn to build each other up, and praise God in new ways. Sign up now for the remaining spots in your favorite camps. Learn more and register through our site: www.campaldersgate.com

Camps continue to build Christian community, develop leaders

Camp Mechuwana Director Norm Thombs shared the following 2014 blog post about by Wayne Meisel of the Huffington Post titled “Where Faith Still Thrives! Summer Camps and the Future of the Church.” Thombs writes:  “I just thought this was such a great article and something people should read.” Click the link above to read the blog.
Find out what’s happening at Mechuwana

Wanakee to host open house on June 23

Wanakee's EXPO Camp and Open House is June 23, 2018. Children ages 4-12 are invited to a FREE day of camp, where they'll swim, play games, get creative in the craft zone, explore nature, enjoy lunch and songs in the dining hall, and finish their day with S'mores. Registration required; visit www.wanakee.org During the Open House, families can meet our dedicated summer staff and tour the camp facilities including the ropes course, cabins, dining hall, and swim area. This is a wonderful way for new campers and their parents to learn about camp life. Camp tours run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
It's not too late to sign-up for camp. Many programs still have space remaining. From Toddlers in Tow, to performing arts, to High Adventure, we have programs for all interests and ages. Visit www.wanakee.org to learn more.
Calling all Medical Professionals! Are you (or do you know) an RN, APN, or MD, and interested in experiencing our incredible community while serving the next generation of church leaders? Consider joining us for a week or half week of volunteer nursing - your contributions are critically important. Camp Scholarships available. Contact Executive Director James Tresner at james@wanakee.org to explore the possibilities.

Rolling Ridge will celebrate 70th anniversary on Sept. 30

Rolling Ridge Retreat and Conference Center has been transforming lives through the love and power of God since 1948. We invite you to join us at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018, as we celebrate our 70th anniversary at our Jubilee Open House. With tours, free workshops, speakers, and complimentary dinner (reservations required), it will be a day to remember as we give thanks to God and to you, our supporters, for standing with us for seven decades. 
Learn more and register
To find out more about our upcoming programs, including our Peace Conference on creation care and interfaith dialogue July 21-22, visit our website www.rollingridge.org/events


Show Your Camp Pride: Wear your camp swag at Annual Conference Friday

Own a bandana from Mechuwana? How about  shirt from Wanakee, Aldersgate, Covenant Hills, or Rolling Ridge? Bring your camp swag to Annual Conference and wear it on Friday to show your support for our New England Conference camps and retreat centers.