DATES: May 26-29, 2023
COST*: $71 adults | $57 youth | $36 children
*Adults (14+). Youth (9-13). Children (4-8). Toddlers (0-3) attend free. Since this retreat is significantly discounted, and fills up fast, we don’t do any part-time pricing. If you can only come for part of the weekend, please register and put your arrival and departure time estimates in the comments at the end.
Memorial Day Work & Play weekend consists of one day of work and two days of play as you help us get ready for our summer camping season. Saturday is a productive day, with everyone helping tackle projects around camp; Sunday and Monday will be spent taking some much needed time for physical and spiritual refreshment. Bring work clothes, gloves, and basic tools as you get ready to serve! Not only that, but bring an appetite for home-cooking and a book, hammock, or whatever else you need to help you relax!
WHAT TO EXPECT
Check-in begins on Friday at 6:00pm, and the retreat concludes after lunch on Monday.
THE WORK DAY
Typically we begin our work day immediately after breakfast on Saturday by giving instructions and assignments. Every camper will be assigned to a team for the day and given a list of tasks that we hope to accomplish. Most teams will have a designated “team leader” who will communicate between the team and the office, in case there are questions or specific needs for your tasks. We will break for lunch and then continue working through the afternoon until supper. While this day is full of work, we also see it as a chance to serve and fellowship. We encourage older campers to seek opportunities to invest in and teach the younger campers throughout the day.
WILL CHILDREN HELP OUT TOO?
We will assign children to work teams based on their age. Those too young to participate in bigger projects will help by picking up sticks and delivering water to other groups. We do ask, however, that if your child is under the age of 4 that you plan on watching them during the work day instead of being on a work team.
THE MEMORIAL SERVICE
On Memorial Day, we have a brief service to honor those who have given their lives in service to our country and those who have previously or are currently serving in the military. At the end of this time, if any families have donated a tree in honor of a loved one, we take time to plant that tree. If you are interested in having a tree planted in memory of a loved one, please contact Jeremiah before the weekend for more details.
Housing is dormitory and cabin style. If you choose to camp in your own RV or tent, please specify those details in your registration. We also have handicap accessible lodging for any campers with legitimate phyiscal limitations. Please specify any such limitations on your registration, otherwise we cannot guarantee that we will be able to accomodate your needs when you arrive at camp. If you have any unexpected needs, and you’ve already registered, please call ahead as all housing assignments are final and we are unable to rearrange housing once you arrive.
MAKING DISCIPLES OF JESUS CHRIST
THROUGH CAMP MINISTRY