2013 WI United Methodist Camping
Parents like the fact that time at camp increases positive identity,social skills, and spirituality, as well as physical and thinking skills, according to American Camping Association research. These are skills that help children and youth become more successful adults. Camp staff and volunteers make every effort to provide a safe and nurturing environment for campers,while encouraging them to try new experiences. What could be more important than this time at camp for your child?
camps 2013 AMP C F O R E W O P E H T Table of Contents: 2013 Camping Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Welcome to the United Methodist Summer 2013 Camp Elementary Camps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-5 Catalog. Inside you will find information on all the Middle School Camps. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-6 summer camp programs offered through YOUR United High School Camps. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-8 Methodist Camps. We invite you to explore the many Adult Camps. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-9 opportunities we have for you and your family to enjoy an Family Camps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-11 exciting faith-filled summer adventure. You will see from the responses from our campers and their families that their faith has been strengthened through relationships with fellow campers and our staff. They have developed life-long friendships, embraced challenge and adventure, and had a whole lot of FUN! Because of camp: “My son made new friends, tried new foods, and learned new stories from the Bible. He really loved every minute of his time at camp.” “My children are closer to God and have a lifelong commitment to making the world a better place.” Life-long friendships: “Making deeper friendships over the year and helpful and loving staff is what we like most about camp!” Positive Christian role models: “My children got to grow and experience their faith on their own – away from their parents – in a safe, fun environment.” www.W IUMCa mps.org | 877 -947-2267 | 608-837-3388 2 Special Needs Camps. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Retreats. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Registration Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Camp Registration Form. . . . . . . . . . . . 13-14 Camping And Retreat Facilities Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 A Typical Day at Camp: 8:00am Breakfast 9:00 orning Worship, Small Group M Discussions, and Activities 12:00pm Lunch 1:00 Cabin Quiet time 2:00 Activity Time 5:30 Dinner 6:30 Activities and Larger Group Games 8:00 Evening Worship 9:00 Cabin Devotions ecial p s g in th e m so is There ily at camp. m fa r u o y d n a for you log and Explore the cata , nture of Faith e v d a n a r e v o c dis ship! d n ie r F d n a n Fu 3 www.WIUMCa mps.org | 877-9472267 | 608-837 -3388 Thank you for selecting Wisconsin United Methodist Camps for your family. The following chart will assist you in selecting the camp that best fits your family’s needs. Please select camp by the grade your camper will be entering in the 2013-2014 school year. **All camps begin on Sunday at 3pm and end on Friday at 3pm, unless otherwise noted. Camp Name (Dates) April 8-12 Prime Timers Retreat Grades Location Pg Adult PL 8 June 9-15 Grandparent/Grandchildren (Fri-Sun) Family Wilderness Quest (June 13-22) 9-12 PL TC 9 7 June 16-22 Treehouse (Sun-Wed) 3-5 Leaders in Training - L.I.T. 10-12 Music, Arts & Drama 7-12 Amazing Race (Wed-Fri) 3-5 Amazing Race (Wed-Fri) 6-8 Horse Camp Adventures (Wed-Fri) 3-8 Treehouse (Wed-Fri) 3-5 Grandparent/Grandchildren (Fri-Sun) Family PL LL PL LL LL LL PL PL 4 7 6 4 5 6 4 9 June 23-29 Messy Art Attack (Sun-Wed) 3-5 Choose Your Own Adventure 6-8 Horse Camp Adventures 6-8 Leadership Alive College Senior High Alive 9-12 PLAYA - Special Needs Adult Superhero Training Academy (Wed-Fri) 2-5 Family Beach Getaway (Thur-Sun) Family PL LL LL LL LL PL PL PL 5 5 6 8 8 11 4 9 June 30-July 6 Choose Your Own Adventure (Sun-Wed) 6-8 Choose Your Own Adventure (Sun-Wed) 9-12 Classic Camp (Sun-Wed) 3-5 Fish Camp (Sun-Wed) 6-8 Grandparent/Grandchildren (Sun-Wed) Family Horse Camp Adventures (Sun-Wed) 3-12 LL LL PL PL LL LL 5 7 4 6 9 6 July 7-13 Faith Explosion! Horse Camp Adventures Special Needs 0-5 Come Alive (Fri-Sun) 6-8 3-12 Adult Family LL LL PL PL 6 6 11 9 July 14-20 Just for Girls (Sun-Wed) Nature Pals (Sun-Wed) Amazing Race Amazing Race Horse Camp Adventures Summer with Seuss Mother/Daughter Weekend (Fri-Sun) 3-5 2-5 6-8 9-12 6-12 2-5 Family PL PL LL LL LL PL LL 5 4 5 7 6 5 10 Camp Location Key: Lake Lucerne (LL), Pine Lake (PL), Trip Camps (TC) This place isn’t just any old camp, I love it here. Whenever we have our activities, it was like: "Oh yeah this is the best part of my life!" ~ Jedidiah, middle school camper Camp Name (Dates) Grades Location Pg July 21-27 Treehouse Adventure (Sun-Wed) Horse Camp Adventures (girls only) The Power of Art The Power of Art YoMiCa Treehouse Adventure (Wed-Fri) Mother/Daughter Weekend (Fri-Sun) 3-5 6-12 6-8 9-12 3-8 3-5 Family PL 4 LL 6 LL 6 LL 8 PL 5 PL 4 PL 10 July 28-Aug 3 Challenger Choose Your Own Adventure Horse Camp Adventures Special Needs 6-8 9-12 6-12 Adult LL 6 LL 7 LL 6 PL 11 August 4-10 Night Owl 9-12 Special Needs Adult Young Clergy/Clergy Family Family Grandparent/Grandchildren (Fri-Sun) Family LL PL PL LL 7 11 10 10 August 11-17 Family Ranch and Beach Camp (Fri-Sun) Family LL 11 Stewardship Retreat (Thurs-Fri) Adult PL 9 August 18-24 Wilderness Adventure Adult TC 8 August 25-31 Prime Timers Community Adult PL 8 September 8-12 Ladies Only BWAC Adult TC 8 NEW FOR 2013 Bring A Friend Do you have friends that you want to come to camp with you? We want them to come to camp too! This year when you attend a 5 night camp and get a NEW friend to register for camp, you will receive a $25 discount on your own camp registration. A “NEW” friend is someone who has never been to camp or not participated in the last 3 years. You could recruit up to 4 “new camp friends” for a total discount of $100! All registrations (you and your “NEW” friends) must come in together – in the same envelope - in order for us to apply the discount. ELEMENTARY Superhero Training Academy (Grades 2 - 5) Tackle the obstacle course, stretch your agility and grow your super strength at summer camp! We will design costumes and test projectiles – always being ready to perform a rescue mission! Every Superhero needs some time off from trainings to splash in the lake and just play around! Come see what new adventures await you! Leaders: Pine Lake Staff. Location Pine Lake Camp # Dates 340 June 26 - 28 (Wed - Fri) Classic Camp Treehouse Adventures (Grades 3 - 5) Hang out at camp - rustic style - living in a treehouse! Help counselors make a fire to cook meals, hang out at night stargazing, and learn some wilderness skills from shelter building to reading a map and compass. Challenge yourself at the archery range, in a canoe or sailboat! Bring a friend and make some new ones and see what new things God is doing in your life! Leaders: Pine Lake Staff. Location Pine Lake Pine Lake Pine Lake Pine Lake Camp # 310 315 385 395 Dates June 16 - 19 (Sun - Wed) June 19 - 21 (Wed - Fri) July 21 - 24 (Sun - Wed) July 24 - 26 (Wed - Fri) Amazing Race Cost $155 (Grades 3 - 5) Experience a week of classic camp favorites! Archery, canoeing, campfires, and swimming in the lake are just a few of the daily activities we will explore in a whole new way! Bring a friend, your “exploring hat” and dig into the Bible to learn how God makes all things new! See what God is doing in your life. First timer or seasoned camper, come for a great fun-filled week of everything you love about camp! Leaders: Pine Lake Staff. Location Pine Lake Camp # Dates 350 June 30 - July 3 (Sun - Wed) Cost $150 Cost $220 $150 $220 $150 (Grades 3 - 5) All NEW Amazing Race! “Visit” and learn about different cultures. Find examples of God’s Amazin’ Grace as you are challenged along the way by roadblocks and detours. See how God makes all things new and how we can make a difference through missions and outreach at home and around the world. You might spend a night camped out under the stars and learn why it’s all about the journey and not always the finish line! Leaders: Lake Lucerne Staff. Location Camp # Dates Lake Lucerne 20 June 19 - 21 (Wed - Fri) Nature Pals Cost $150 (Grades 2 - 5) Grab your backpack and head into the great outdoors! Come join us on a hike, meet the animals in the nature center, and make nature crafts. While exploring the great outdoors we will make new friends and learn how God makes all things new in our lives! You never know what new experiences are waiting for you at camp! Leaders: Pine Lake Staff. Location Pine Lake Camp # Dates 375 July 14 - 17 (Sun - Wed) Cost $230 www.W IUMCa mps.org | 877 -947-2267 | 608-837-3388 4 Elementary Alive - Bible Bowl (Grades 3 - 5) Campfire devotions, singing, and the Bible Bowl make this an allaround great experience. There will be lots of swimming and recreation, plus campers will choose from interest groups such as fishing, canoeing, crafts, archery, and more! Campers leave with fun memories, new friendships, and a greater understanding of God’s love. Leader: Rev. Brian Cook. Location Camp # Dates Lake Lucerne 65 July 7 - 12 Cost $400 5 www.WIUMCa mps.org | 877-9472267 | 608-837 -3388 ELEMENTARY / MIDDLE SCHOOL Amazing Race (Grades 6 - 8) All NEW Amazing Race! “Visit” and learn about different cultures. Find examples of God’s Amazin’ Grace as you are challenged along the way by roadblocks and detours. See how God makes all things new and how we can make a difference through missions and outreach at home and around the world. You might spend a night camped out under the stars and learn why it’s all about the journey and not always the finish line! Leaders: Lake Lucerne Staff. Location Camp # Dates Lake Lucerne 20 June 19 - 21 (Wed - Fri) Lake Lucerne 80 July 14 - 19 Choose Your Own Adventure Cost $150 $385 (Grades 6 - 8) Ready for a new summer adventure? Join the camp staff in creating a week filled with great summer fun! Explore what new things God is doing in your life as you choose from a multitude of new and old activities! Of course, there will be plenty of time for hanging out with friends and growing in faith through Bible study, evening worship, large group games and campfires. Leaders: Lake Lucerne Staff. Location Camp # Dates Lake Lucerne 30 June 23 - 28 Lake Lucerne 50 June 30 - July 3 (Sun - Wed) Just for Girls (Grades 3 - 5) Bring a friend from home or meet new friends at this special camp just for girls! Choose activities with your cabin from crafts to nature adventures. Discover and explore how God is making all things new in your life! There will be plenty of time to swim, hike, and try new things along with a special girl’s night! Leaders: Pine Lake Staff. Location Pine Lake Camp # Dates 370 July 14 - 17 (Sun - Wed) Messy Art Attack Cost $230 Camp # Dates 330 June 23 - 26 (Sun - Wed) Summer with Seuss Cost $230 (Grades 2 - 5) Explore God’s world at camp! Using Dr. Seuss’ stories, we will discover God’s message and experience God through stories, games, crafts, swimming, campfires, and music. This is an ideal experience for all levels of campers, including 1st timers. Begins Wednesday at 3pm and concludes Saturday (program at 1pm) at 2pm. Leaders: Melissa Wanke and Joan Steinhorst. Location Pine Lake Camp # Dates 380 July 17 - 20 (Wed - Sat) (Grades 3 - 8) YoMiCa - Youth Missions Camp! Come learn about other countries and cultures while having fun and doing exciting things. Make lifelong friends, learn about God’s love, swim, tie-dye, go on crazy scavenger hunts, have a talent show, and much more! Camp starts Sunday at 3:30pm and concludes at 2:30pm on Friday when we’ll have a special presentation of the fun and new things we’ve learned over the week. Leaders: Tim and Kara Finley. Location Pine Lake Camp # Dates 390 July 21 - 26 Cost $370 (Grades 3 - 5) Throw paint, make clay and create art in a whole new way! Make masterpieces, new friends and learn how God makes all things new in our lives! Messy art will have you exploring your faith in a new way with friends and counselors. Enjoy plenty of time to relax and play fun games or splash around at the lake. Bring your creative side and dive into an all new messy art attack! Leaders: Pine Lake Staff. Location Pine Lake YoMiCa Cost $385 $235 Cost $225 “I learned this week that you can pray any place, any time.” ~ Tabatha HORSE CAMPS This year all things are new in horse camp! Saddle up the Horses… we’ve got a new trail to blaze! Natural Horsemanship is our teaching cornerstone to explore a partnership with horses, each other and our faith. Learn about horses and natural riding through ground games, team building, trail rides and obstacle courses. See page 6 for full details. MIDDLE SCHOOL / HORSE CAMPS Challenger (Grades 6 - 8) Challenger Camp is an experience in Christian living where we make new friends, renew old relationships, and grow in our faith. We gather around campfires, play games, have small group discussions, and interact as a whole camp daily in activities as we seek to know God more. Come to enjoy God’s outdoor creation and to be challenged to grow in your faith. Concludes Friday at 3pm. with a special program for campers’ families. Leader: Rev. George J. Kafer Location Camp # Dates Lake Lucerne 105 July 28 - August 2 Fish Camp (Grades 6 - 8) Search by land and by boat for the big one! Learn new fishing techniques and share your best fishing stories with old friends and new. Explore Pine Lake for its best fishing spots and take a day trip to Lake Lucerne for a change of pace. Dig, not just for worms, but also into the Bible and learn what God is doing in your life! Take some time off the water to play games and relax in the great outdoors. Leaders: Pine Lake Staff. Location Pine Lake Camp # Dates 355 June 30 - July 3 (Sun - Wed) Faith Explosion! The Power of Art (Grades 6 - 8) Cost $375 (Grades 6 - 8) Throw paint, dabble in clay, and create art in a whole new way! Discover all kinds of new artistic expressions! Design masterpieces! Explore and express what new things God is doing in your life. There will be plenty of time to relax, play games with new friends and old or enjoy splashing around at the lake. Bring your creative side, get inspired and dive into the power of art! Leaders: Lake Lucerne Staff. Location Camp # Dates Lake Lucerne 100 July 21 - 26 Music, Arts, and Drama Cost $385 (Grades 7 - 12) Experience the joy of Christian community while rehearsing a Christian musical, learning about God through Bible study and sharing campfire worship. North Central College’s ‘New Visions’ campus ministry team serves as camp counselors and promises an experience that will change your life. Begins Sunday at 3pm and concludes with a Christian Musical production starting at 1pm Friday afternoon. Leaders: New Visions Summer Company and Rev. Lynn Pries, Chaplain, North Central College. Location Pine Lake Camp # Dates 320 June 16 - 21 Cost $445 www.W IUMCa mps.org | 877 -947-2267 | 608-837-3388 6 “The overall experience was great! The counselors were cool too.” ~ Harlan Cost $225 Summer camp Rocks! Let your faith Roll! This is a great week to Grow in Faith and Friendship. Explore what God is doing in your life and how all things become new in God. Bring a friend and make some new ones. We will enjoy great worship with the praise band, dive deep into discussion with small groups and leave plenty of time for other great camp activities! Leaders: Lake Lucerne Staff. Location Camp # Dates Lake Lucerne 70 July 7 - 12 Cost $370 HORSE CAMPS This year all things are new in horse camp! Saddle up the Horses… we’ve got a new trail to blaze! Natural Horsemanship is our teaching cornerstone to explore a partnership with horses, each other and our faith. Learn about horses and natural riding through ground games, team building, trail rides and obstacle courses. Grow in confidence, care and creativity. Work through challenges on the ground and in the saddle. Strengthen human relationships and improve communication while building leadership skills to last you a lifetime. Beginner to advanced horse campers will meet the challenges, tackle the obstacles, and maybe even blaze a new trail in your life! The outside of a horse is good for the inside of a human…Share your Journey this summer at camp! Our new Trails to Success program will allow campers to work at their own speed to accomplish different tasks with their horses. Earn a different colored bandana along the way with each new level of leadership you achieve with a horse. Some “Paths” along “The Trail” may take more than 1 week of camp activities to complete. Please see website at www.wiumcamps.org/horsecamps.html for details of our NEW “Trails to Success with horses”. Please sign up by week. You will be put into correct sections by age, and skills will be assessed at camp. Location Camp # Lake Lucerne 25 Lake Lucerne 35 Lake Lucerne 60 Lake Lucerne 75 Lake Lucerne 85 Lake Lucerne 95 Lake Lucerne 110 Dates Grades June 19 - 21 (Wed - Fri) 3 - 8 June 23 - 28 6 - 8 June 30 - July 3 (Sun - Wed) 3 - 12 July 7 - 12 3 - 12 July 14 - 19 6 - 12 July 21 - 26 (girls only) 6 - 12 July 28 - August 2 6 - 12 Cost $205 $505 $340 $505 $505 $505 $505 7 www.WIUMCa mps.org | 877-9472267 | 608-837 -3388 HIGH SCHOOL L.I.T. (Grades 10 - 12) Take that next step! Let’s explore together what new things God is doing in our own lives AND how God can help us influence the lives of others. If you have “been there” and “done camp,” come, learn how camp can still be special for you, and how YOU can make camp special for someone else. Build the skills it takes to become a leader on summer staff (or back home in your church, school and community). At the end of the week, campers will talk with staff about returning to camp for another week - FREE - to assist as a junior counselor. Returning LITs will be challenged to take on a leadership role during this camp! Leaders: Lake Lucerne Staff. Location Camp # Dates Lake Lucerne 10 June 16 - 21 Cost $195 Night Owl (Grades 9 - 12) Explore what “new things” God is doing in your life…Late at night! Join the summer staff for a week of late-night fun, group games, workshops, and small group discussions. We will explore a “new expression”, “forge a new relationship” and learn about building a “new community” while growing friendships in faith. Stay up late and sleep in – enjoy breakfast at noon and late-night dining experiences, campfires, and rockin’ contemporary worship. Leaders: Lake Lucerne Staff. Location Camp # Dates Lake Lucerne 120 August 4 - 9 Choose Your Own Adventure Cost $380 (Grades 9 - 12) Ready for a new summer adventure? Join the camp staff in creating a week filled with great summer fun! Explore what new things God is doing in your life as you choose from a multitude of new and old activities! Of course, there will be plenty of time for hanging out with friends and growing in faith through Bible study, evening worship, large group games and campfires. Leaders: Lake Lucerne Staff. Location Camp # Dates Lake Lucerne 50 June 30 - July 3 (Sun - Wed) Lake Lucerne 115 July 28 - August 2 Amazing Race Cost $235 $385 (Grades 9 - 12) All NEW Amazing Race! “Visit” and learn about different cultures. Find examples of God’s Amazin’ Grace as you are challenged along the way by roadblocks and detours. See how God makes all things new and how we can make a difference through missions and outreach at home and around the world. You might spend a night camped out under the stars and learn why it’s all about the journey and not always the finish line! Leaders: Lake Lucerne Staff. Wilderness Quest (Grades 9 - 12) Wilderness Quest 2013 will plumb the depths of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness of northern Minnesota, one of the most natural and beautiful areas in the U.S. When Jesus needed to get away he went to the wilderness, so too can you. While no previous canoeing or camping experience is required, please know this is a rigorous camp with lots of paddling and portaging, but at the same time to balance things out, there’s also lots of camp and free time. We’d love to have you join us as we venture out and into the wilderness! Leaders: Rev. Mark Geisthardt and Carrie Korb. Location Camp # Dates Lake Lucerne 15 June 13 - 22 (Thurs - Sat) Location Camp # Dates Lake Lucerne 80 July 14 - 19 Cost $385 Cost $495 First time Boundary Water Canoe Campers may apply for the Ray Robinson BWCA scholarship. Application and additional information may be found at: www.WIUMCamps.org/campforms.html or by contacting the Camping Office. Open to all youth Boundary Water Camps. Scholarship Deadline is May 1, 2013 I liked “Everything, the food was good, games were fun, and counselors were positive.” ~ Bethany You must be under 18 on the last day of camp to attend a high school camp. HIGH SCHOOL / ADULT CAMPS Senior High Alive (Grades 9 - 12) Leadership Alive (Graduating Seniors, 18 and over) This is the week you’ve been looking for! Senior High Alive will help you jump start your relationship with Jesus Christ. This is your opportunity to meet our risen Savior and to grow deeper in Christ, to make new and lasting friends, and renew old friendships. Along with a carefully selected dynamic speaker, youth-centered seminars, activities, and incredible worship through praise and singing, you will have an “Alive” experience at camp! We can promise this week will be a turning point in your life. If you will be 18 before/during this camp, please register for Leadership Alive. Leader: Lindi Mittelsteadt. Leadership Alive will run with Senior High Alive this year. Explore what faith looks like outside of high school. During a few of our seminar times, you will meet with one another and counselors separate from the other campers. This opportunity will equip you with ideas and abilities to stay plugged in post high school. Leader: Lindi Mittelsteadt. Location Camp # Dates Lake Lucerne 45 June 23 - 28 When you hear the word “camp” many things probably come to mind. Perhaps its fond memories of a childhood spent at summer camp. Or maybe it’s a place where a commitment of faith was made. What if you could experience “camp” today, in a different way? With friends, in comfortable beds... and air conditioning? Join friends for Prime Timers Community with great camp activities for the young at heart - it is sure to be a great event of fellowship, fun, and faith building! Cost is $295 for single or $195 for double occupancy. Begins at 3pm on Tuesday and concludes Friday at 1:30pm. Leader: Rev. Richard Whitaker. Cost $400 “I liked meeting new people, also the counselors; they are a lot of fun. I liked worshipping with a lot of people my age, probably one of the best things out there.” ~ Lucas The Power of Art (Grades 9 - 12) Throw paint, dabble in clay, and create art in a whole new way! Discover all kinds of new artistic expressions! Design masterpieces! Explore and express what new things God is doing in your life. There will be plenty of time to relax, play games with new friends and old or enjoy splashing around at the lake. Bring your creative side, get inspired and dive into the power of art! Leaders: Lake Lucerne Staff. Location Camp # Dates Lake Lucerne 100 July 21 - 26 Cost $385 Location Camp # Dates Lake Lucerne 40 June 23 - 28 Cost $400 Prime Timers Community (Adult) Location Pine Lake Camp # Dates 430 August 27 - 30 (Tue - Fri) Cost $295/195 Wilderness Adventures (Adult) Grow in Christian fellowship as we reconnect with God in the heart of the wilderness. This dynamic back country experience is designed for participants with canoeing experience, a desire for challenge and flexibility of spirit. There will be long days of canoeing glacial lakes and portaging ancient pathways with full packs, culminating in a great sense of accomplishment, connection and renewal. For more, contact Laura Hutler, Program Director LHutler@ wisconsinumc.org. Leader: Lake Lucerne Staff. Location Camp # Dates Lake Lucerne 140 August 18 - 24 (Sun - Sat) Cost $365 Prime Timers Retreat (Adult) Experience a meaningful, thought-provoking Bible study led by Rev. Rich Rubietta and enjoy lively discussions, meaningful worship, awesome programs, fun recreation and great fellowship. The beautiful surroundings and handicapped accessible rooms help everyone relax, reflect on God’s word and world and gain spiritual renewal. Leaders: Ralph and Joyce Myers. Location Pine Lake Camp # Dates 300 April 8 - 12 (Mon - Fri) Cost $255 Ladies Only BWCAW (Adult) Retreat to a base camp on beautiful Ensign Lake for three nights of relaxation, great wilderness food, and good companionship. We will do a lot of paddling and minimal portaging. Retreat begins at 3pm at the Kawishiwi Ranger Station in Ely, MN. The next morning we will enter the BWCAW via Moose Lake. Once base camp is set up; we will explore our wilderness world while facing the many challenges that come with a wilderness adventure. Participants must be able to paddle in a variety of weather conditions and lift/carry packs and canoes short distances. Contact Dorothy at 715-366-2847 or firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information. Leader: Dorothy Wester. www.W IUMCa mps.org | 877 -947-2267 | 608-837-3388 8 Location Camp # Dates Lake Lucerne 140 September 8 - 12 (Sun - Thurs) Cost $310 9 www.WIUMCa mps.org | 877-9472267 | 608-837 -3388 ADULT CAMPS / FAMILY CAMPS Stewardship Retreat (Adult) BIG Family Beach Getaway (Family) Are you raising funds or raising generous disciples? This is the topic of a new workshop offered at the 2013 Stewardship Retreat. You’ll have 10-12 working hours with your team to develop a 3-5 Year Stewardship Ministry Plan for your church or charge. This 30 hour retreat starts at noon on Thursday and ends at 5pm Friday. Cost is $45 for double occupancy, $90 for single occupancy. The drive-in day is Friday, 12-5pm for a cost of $20. Leaders: Jean Ehnert Nicholas, Lenore Geisthardt, Dan Dick, and Ken Sloane from the General Board of Discipleship. For a full list of workshops, see the Foundation website www.wumf.org after April 1. Grandparents-aunts-uncles...Everyone is invited in this extended family event! Enjoy campfires, crafts, morning vespers, singing, meals made for you, a beautiful beach and a retreat center for lodging. A relaxing time that bonds families and strengthens faith. Begins at 6pm after dinner on Thursday and concludes at 1pm on Sunday. Leaders: Joni and Andy Shavlik. Location Pine Lake Pine Lake Camp # Dates 420 August 15 - 16 (Thurs - Fri) 425 August 16 (Fri Only) Cost $90/45 $20 Location Pine Lake Camp # Dates 345 June 27 - 30 (Thurs - Sun) Cost $EE CHART Grandparents / Grandchildren (Family) Come to camp and discover “What’s New”. We will continue to do the things we love like swimming, boating, hiking, archery, singing around the camp fire, making new friends, and creating priceless treasures and memories. The scriptures will come to life as we explore “All Things New: Look What God is Doing!” New talent is discovered at our yearly secret talent show, new games are played, and new gifts are uncovered during daily scripture skits. The special bond between grandparents and grandchildren is enhanced as we eat, sleep, play and worship together. Begins Sunday at 3pm and concludes Wednesday at 1pm. Leaders: Karen Robotka and Carol Feest. Location Camp # Dates Lake Lucerne 55 June 30 - July 3 (Sun - Wed) Cost $EE CHART 0-5 Come Alive (Family) Grandparents / Grandchildren (Family) There is a special bond between grandparents and their grandchildren which can only be strengthened by time together surrounded by God’s beautiful creation. Grandparents and grandchildren of all ages can swim, canoe, fish, do fun crafts, learn to line dance, play games, sing camp songs, eat s’mores by a campfire, visit the nature center, go on a night hike and worship together by the lake front. Stay in the comfortable, accessible retreat center or in a cabin. Begins Friday at 7pm and concludes Sunday at 1:30pm. Leaders: Rev. Gail and Al Brown. Location Pine Lake Camp # Dates 305 June 14 - 16 (Fri - Sun) Cost $EE CHART Grandparents / Grandchildren (Family) Come to a balance between family and community time at beautiful Pine Lake. Experience the newness of each day as grandparents and grandchildren worship, sing, and play together, sharing the traditions of camp while spending quality time together in a relaxed atmosphere. Sure hope the fish are biting! Begins Friday at 7pm and concludes on Sunday at 1:30pm. Leaders: Rev. Bill and Ruby Dow. Location Pine Lake Camp # Dates 325 June 21 - 23 (Fri - Sun) Cost $EE CHART God is working in the hearts of even the littlest campers! Children ages 0-5 come and enjoy a weekend of playing and learning about how God has created and is creating us. Bring along your parents, grandparents, or other caregivers.The schedule for the weekend includes planned group activities like swimming, crafts, and campfire. We also have family free time and a time just for adults. Older siblings are welcome, but the camp programming is designed for those who are ages 0-5. Accommodations are in the hotel-like Rader Retreat Center. Begins Friday at 6pm after supper and concludes Sunday at 1pm after lunch. Leaders: Rev. Sharon Cook and Greg and Christina Hull and their families. Location Pine Lake Camp # Dates 365 July 12 - 14 (Fri - Sun) Cost $EE CHART FAMILY CAMPS Mother / Daughter Weekend (Family) Just moms and daughters of all ages away from distractions! Grow your relationships and celebrate each other while enjoying all things camp. From horses to water to crafts and worship this weekend together will be a time of growth and renewal. Begins Friday at 5:30pm after supper and concludes Sunday at 1pm. Children must be at least 10 years old to ride. Leaders: Dorothy Wester, Susan and Brianna Leibsle. Location Camp # Dates Lake Lucerne 90 July 19 - 21 (Fri - Sun) Cost $EE CHART Mother / Daughter Weekend (Family) Relax your spirit and enjoy some special mother-daughter time away from all the distractions! Nurture your relationship with lots of crafts, mini spas, swimming, hiking, canoeing, or doing nature activities. Enjoy all the comforts of the beautiful retreat center overlooking Pine Lake, and someone else cooking. Come rest, recreate, and relax with your daughter(s). Begins Friday at 6pm after supper and concludes Sunday after lunch at 1pm. Leaders: Carly Henry and Ellen Williams-Massson. Location Pine Lake Camp # Dates 400 July 26 - 28 (Fri - Sun) Cost $EE CHART Grandparents / Grandchildren (Family) Grandparents and Grandchildren will explore together the wonder of God’s call. This year’s theme, All Things New: Look What God Is Doing, will bring young and older campers together in a new way. Campers will engage in Worship/Bible study, swimming, hiking, horseback riding and just plain fun! Children must be at least 10 years old to ride. Begins Friday at 3pm. and concludes Sunday at 1:30pm. Leader: Rev. Jean Waldron. Location Camp # Dates Lake Lucerne 125 August 9 - 11 (Fri - Sun) # of Nights: Adult Youth 12-18 Child 5-11 Child 1-4 Less than 1 year old Family* Max Young Clergy and Young Clergy Family Camp (Family) Finding time or setting aside time is not easy. Here are five days just for young clergy and their families away for re-creation and fun. There will be a time to be together as family, and to connect with other families and individuals with whom we share a calling. Have time to reflect and assess our lives and see what changes we want to make in the next year. Enjoy time for family worship and to re-center one’s life and ministry. An engaging program for adults, an exciting program for elementary aged kids, and some child care time provided so adults have time to take off their “mom and dad hats.” The majority of the costs of this camp are being generously underwritten by grants from the BOOM and BCRM. Leaders: Rev. Wendy and Ryan Slaback. Location Camp # Dates Cost Pine Lake 415 August 4 - 9 $EE BELOW Adults - $110; Ages 3 - 17 - $55; Under 3 - $0 www.W IUMCa mps.org | 877 -947-2267 | 608-837-3388 10 Cost $EE CHART 2 3 $155 $120 $100 $80 FREE $495 $220 $175 $145 $110 FREE $750 *A family is no more than two adults and children under age 18. “Just wanted to send you a very heartfelt THANK YOU for the wonderful camp weekend you led!!!! It was WONDERFUL!!! It has been interesting to hear the grandchildren tell of their experiences. As they range from 3 to 14, each has a little different perspective and a few different stories, but they all enjoyed their time. What a gift to be able to spend that time with them! They have all said they would go again next year, and one of our granddaughters even said she needs to bring her other grandma and grandpa!” ~ Grandparents FAMILY CAMPS 11 www.WIUMCa mps.org | 877-9472267 | 608-837 -3388 Family Ranch & Beach Camp (Family) Experience a Ranch Style vacation close to home and deepen your connection with God and family. Great camp activities to participate in as your family chooses – boating, swimming, games, hikes, crafts and of course horses! If you have horse lovers galloping around your family tree they will have plenty of opportunities to play with the ponies. Be restored and refreshed in the unhurried style of family camp. Children must be at least 10 years old to ride. Leaders: Dave and Tess Vollmers. Location Camp # Dates Lake Lucerne 130 August 11 - 14 (Sun - Wed) Cost $EE CHART REAL Retreat Archives Retreat The REAL Retreat (Rest, Eat, and Laugh) invites participants to reflect on their spiritual journeys, share stories, and renew their souls. The retreat is open to all clergy and laity in the conference, and timed to provide particular value to those who have just experienced transitions in pastoral leadership. Following the success of the 2012 spiritual formation retreat, the Spiritual Formation Resource Team is again sponsoring a retreat at Pine Lake Camp, July 14–17, 2013. For additional information, please contact Barbara Dick at 608-658-4447 or email@example.com Enjoy the special history of The United Methodist Church camp heritage at the third annual Commission on Archives and History’s “Ministry of Memory” Retreat. Relive the experience of a camp meeting in a reenactment led by the Rev. Dan Dick and learn from Conference Archivist Lynn Lubkeman with workshops about preserving your local church’s precious history and records. Retreat is October 24-25, 2013 at Pine Lake Camp. For additional information, please contact Lynn at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.WIUMCAMPS.org/ archivesretreat Marriage Encounter WEEKEND Retreat and Ride Weekends Marriage is a journey! A Marriage Encounter Weekend can help you to enrich your marriage and add some pizzazz to your journey. Whether you’ve been married 1 year or 50, a Marriage Encounter Weekend may be just the thing you need to put a breath of fresh air into your marriage. Our next weekend at Pine Lake Camp’s Rader Retreat Center is Oct 4-6, 2013. For more information contact: Ron and Sharon Morishita at email@example.com or call 262-554-0369 or visit the website at www.encounter.org. Building faith filled relationships through natural horsemanship, ground games, obstacles courses and trail rides. Share the Journey…One hoof beat at a time. For more information visit www.LakeLucerneCamp.com Please watch our website and Facebook pages for other events throughout the year. Special Needs This summer all things are NEW! - Enjoy a week of Faith, Fun, and Friendship! We will explore the Bible and learn how God makes all things new again. There will be time for all the great camp activities you enjoy: Bingo, crafts, singing, campfires, swimming, boating, nature walks, and a talent show! Leaders: PLAYA camp will be led by Kathy Schilter and her staff, other camps will be led by Pine Lake Staff. Location Pine Lake Pine Lake Pine Lake Pine Lake Camp # 335 360 405 410 Dates June 23 - 28 (Sun - Fri) PLAYA July 7 - 12 (Sun - Fri) July 28 - August 2 (Sun - Fri) August 4 - 9 (Sun - Fri) Cost $480 $480 $480 $480 REGISTRATION INFO how to register Please complete BOTH sides of the registration form. Register for the grade you will be entering in the fall of 2013. Please photocopy additional registration forms as needed. Return registration form and full camp fee to United Methodist Camping Office, 750 Windsor St, PO Box 620, Sun Prairie, WI 53590-0620. If you prefer, you may fax to: 608-837-8547. Faxed registration requires full payment by credit card. Wisconsin United Methodist Camps accepts MasterCard, Visa, and Discover. Secure online registration is available for individual and family camps when you choose to make full payment by credit card at www.WIUMCamps.org/reg. BRING A FRIEND Do you have friends that you want to come to camp with you? We want them to come to camp too! This year when you attend a 5 night camp and get a NEW friend to register for camp, you will receive a $25 discount on your own camp registration. A “NEW” friend is someone who has never been to camp or not participated in the last 3 years. You could recruit up to 4 “new camp friends” for a total discount of $100! All registrations (you and your “NEW” friends) must come in together – in the same envelope in order for us to apply the discount. REGISTRATION DEADLINE No registrations will be accepted after noon on Thursday for a camp starting the following Sunday. Generally, camp registration closes 2 business days before the start of camp. CONFIRMATION Registrations will be acknowledged promptly by email when email is listed, otherwise mailed. Your confirmation will include registration details, health forms, and general camp information. All online registrations will receive confirmation via email. payment and scholarship information Full payment is REQUIRED for CAMP REGISTRATION. You may pay your camp fee with a personal check, money order, or credit card. Visa, MasterCard, and Discover will be accepted. “WI Annual Conference” will be the name appearing on the charge. A $20 charge is made for returned checks. Note: You may pay for all family members on one check. Many local churches have scholarship funds or you may qualify for a Conference Scholarship. Church or Conference Scholarship forms may be included as part of the full payment requirement and do require a pastor’s signature. You can get scholarship forms from www.WIUMCamps.org/scholarshipform.html. Conference Scholarships will not be given in the form of reimbursements. For scholarship assistance, please contact your pastor. You may contribute to the Wisconsin United Methodist Camp Scholarship fund through Advance Account #7050. Your gift is greatly appreciated. cancellation policy If you must cancel, every attempt will be made to schedule the camper(s) into another week of camp. If it is not possible to schedule the camper(s) into another camp, there will be a $50 cancellation fee. All other payments will be returned. No refunds will be made on or after the camp start date. Full refunds for health reasons are available on request. Full refunds will not be made on or after the camp start date. In rare instances, we must cancel a camp. If that happens, you will be notified as soon as possible and every effort will be made to place campers in an alternate camp. A $25 credit toward the alternate camp will be given for the inconvenience caused to you by having to reschedule. If an alternative camp cannot be found, then a full refund will be issued. camp availability To see if a camp is available, please see the camp availability report on our web site: www.WIUMCamps.org/availability.html. health information Campers under the age of 18 must have a valid health exam. Campers 18 and over must have a complete health history. No camper is admitted without a valid health record. Health forms will be included in your registration/confirmation packet/email or may be obtained online from our web site. Please mail health forms to the appropriate camp site two (2) weeks BEFORE your camp www.W IUMCa mps.org | 877 -947-2267 | 608-837-3388 12 start date. Please do not send the Health Form to the Camping Office in Sun Prairie. It is important that parents be contacted when necessary regarding your child’s well-being and safety. In the event of illness or an injury to your child, the Site will make every attempt to contact you, while proceeding with appropriate care for your child. If there is a preferred number to call first, please let the Health Coordinator know when you arrive at camp so that it may be noted. In the operation of the summer camp program, no participant, as defined by program regulations, will be discriminated against because of race, sex, color, age, national origin, or disability. Any person who believes that a participant has been discriminated against in any USDA related activity should write immediately to the Secretary of Agriculture, Washington, D.C. 20250 insurance - health and safety An insurance contract is provided and the cost included in the camp fee. This is a supplement to your personal health/medical insurance. Coverage is subject to the terms and conditions of the Master Contract held by the Wisconsin Conference of The United Methodist Church. Every effort will be made to ensure that your camper has a healthy and safe camp experience! additional information Personal information about campers provided on registration forms, get-acquainted sheets, and health forms is used exclusively for the purpose of assuring your camper’s week to be safe and fun-filled. We do not sell, rent or lease our camper lists or e-mail addresses. All cabin assignments are made by the Event Director. You may make a request for cabin mates on your registration form; however, they are not guaranteed. The Camping Office is open weekdays only. Sorry, phone registrations cannot be accepted. Those paying by credit card may use our fax number: 608-837-8547 or register online at www. WIUMCamps.org/camps/reg United Methodist Camping Office 750 Windsor St, PO Box 620 Sun Prairie, WI 53590-0620 Fax: 608-837-8547 www.WIUMCamps.org Camping@WisconsinUMC.org 13 www.WIUMCa mps.org | 877-9472267 | 608-837 -3388 REGISTRATION FORM Please complete both sides of registration form! Separate waiver forms must be included for each participant. Additional registration assistance can be found on page 12. All campers are required to have a valid health record at camp. Youth attending without parent/legal guardian require a physical and doctor’s signature. Family Name Home Phone Mailing Address City Church Name Church Town State Zip Name (first parent/guardian/adult) Work Phone Cell Phone Name (second parent/guardian/adult) Work Phone Cell Phone Email (When provided, will be used to send registration/confirmation materials. We do not sell, rent, lease our camper lists or email addresses.) First & Last Name of Camper Camp Number Camp Title Birthdate Grade Gender Cost o I am a sophomore or junior in high school and would like to receive information about United Methodist Colleges. Representatives of the camp may record, by video, photograph or other means of reproduction, the Camper’s name, voice, image and physical likeness, and may use any such recorded matter for promotional purposes without further consent. PAYMENT INFORMATION: Full payment is due with registration form. A pastor-approved Conference Scholarship form may be included as part of the full payment requirement. Conference Scholarships will not be given in the form of reimbursements. parent/guardian signature $ cost of camp o Check(s) o Camper Payment $ ____________ (must be included) o Church Scholarship $ _____________ (must be included) o Conference Scholarship (form must be included) Amount requested $ ____________ (may be obtained from camping website; requires UMC Pastor’s signature) o Credit Card Payment $ __________ Visa, MasterCard and Discover will be accepted. “WI Annual Conference” will be the name appearing on the charge. Print Cardholder Name: Card Number: Expiration Date: Signature Card I.D. #: Cardholder’s address if different than address above. Card I.D. # is the last three digits on the signature strip on back of your credit card. Make checks payable to: Wisconsin UM Camps Mail to: Camping Office 750 Windsor St., P.O. Box 620 Sun Prairie, WI 53590 Fax Form to: 608-837-8547 Phone: 608-837-3388 or toll free at 877-947-2267 Website: www.WIUMCamps.org Email: Camping@WisconsinUMC.org Office Hours: M-F from 8am-4:30pm WAIVER & RELEASE ASSUMPTION OF RISK FOR CAMP ACTIVITIES. The Camper has my permission to participate in camp and retreat activities, including swimming and other water activities, canoeing, hiking, ropes courses, horseback riding, rock climbing, campfires, outdoor games, athletic competitions, transportation to and from camp facilities, meals and other activities. THE CAMPER AND I ACKNOWLEDGE AND KNOWINGLY ASSUME ALL RISKS OF INJURY, DEATH AND PROPERTY DAMAGE RESULTING FROM THE ACTIVITIES. WAIVER AND RELEASE. The Camper and I hereby release and discharge The Wisconsin Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church and The Wisconsin Conference Board of Trustees of The United Methodist Church, Inc., and each of their officers, directors, members, employees, agents, affiliates, and volunteers, from any and all claims, liability, actions or suits for injury, death and property damage arising from or related to camp and retreat activities. THE CAMPER AND I INTEND THIS TO BE A COMPLETE AND UNCONDITIONAL RELEASE OF ALL LIABILITY TO THE GREATEST EXTENT ALLOWED BY LAW. DO NOT SIGN THIS AGREEMENT UNTIL YOU HAVE READ IT IN ITS ENTIRETY. Parent or Guardian’s Name (Printed) Camper’s Name (Printed) Parent or Guardian’s Signature Camper’s Signature (if over 13 years old January 1 of camp year) Today’s Date Camper’s Date of Birth Today’s Date Please photocopy this waiver and submit one fully completed and signed copy for each individual attending the camp. www.W IUMCa mps.org | 877 -947-2267 | 608-837-3388 14 15 www.WIUMCa mps.org | 877-9472267 | 608-837 -3388 CAMPING & RETREAT FACILITIES Welcome to the Wisconsin United Methodist Camps! Each of our camp sites offers you a unique Christian camping experience. The variety of settings allows you to select the location that best meets your personal camping needs, from tent camping to hotel-style lodging. All of these are surrounded by the grace and beauty of God’s creation and staffed by Christians who have a love of the great outdoors and the people they serve. Extraordinary experiences happen at camp. Many people have found and renewed their relationship with God here at our camp sites. Thank you for letting us be a part of your walk with God. Lake Lucerne Camp & Retreat Center Pine Lake Camp Environment: • 400 wooded acres • 40-acre, spring-fed lake • Three sand beaches • Miles of nature trails Facilities: • Rader Retreat Center - 28 modern double rooms with full bath, 2 central meeting areas with fireplaces, plus 4 smaller meeting rooms • Main lodge and dining hall accommodations for groups up to 100 •C ottages - three private, twobedroom cottages to rent by the day or week •N ature Center - meeting space for 20, animal displays and nature resources •S usanna Wesley House - fully furnished 4 bedroom, 2 baths overlooking Pine Lake Campground: • Tent, trailer or RV accessible • Modern bath with showers • Electricity and water available • 40 wooded sites • Sand beach Pine Lake Lake Lucerne Environment: •5 25 acres of mixed forest and prairie • 48-acre clear water lake • Sand beaches • Miles of hiking trails • Seasonal horseback riding Facilities: •N ew Youth Lodge housing up to 24 people! •M ilton Giese Dining Hall - a beautiful dining and meeting facility overlooking Lake Lucerne. Food service and meeting accommodations for groups up to 180 •U pdated Ridgewood Retreat Center winterized housing in five separate cabins for 12 to 62 people. Meeting space for 60 people •C abins - nine three-season rustic cabins in the Dellwood area; each sleeps 10 Pine Lake Camp W8301 CTY RD M Westfield, WI 53964 ph: 8 00/648-9630 or 608/296-2720 fax: 608/296-4188 web: PineLakeCamp.org email: PineLake@WisconsinUMC.org Pine Lake Camp is located 7 miles northwest of Westfield. Exit Hwy 39/51 at Westfield and go west on Cty E. Take Pioneer Park Road to the right (first right after going under the I-39 overpass). At the first stop sign, turn north (right) on Cty Rd. M/CH. About 3/4 mile north of the stop sign, Cty Rd. M turns west. Follow Cty Rd. M for 7 miles to Pine Lake Camp. Lake Lucerne W6460 CTY RD YY Neshkoro, WI 54960 ph: 8 77/582-3763 or 920/293-4488 fax: 920/293-4361 web: LakeLucerneCamp.com email: LakeLucerne@WisconsinUMC.org Lake Lucerne is located 5 miles south of Wautoma off of Hwy 73. Turn east on Cty Rd. YY and proceed one mile to the main camp entrance. Yes, I want to invest in the kids! Here is my gift to United Methodist Camps: q $1,000 q $500 q $250 q $100 q $50 q $__________ Please put my donation toward the following: q United Methodist Camp Scholarship q NEW Youth Lodge q Special Needs Program q Cabin Improvement Projects Please make checks payable to: UM Camps, 750 Windsor St, PO Box 620, Sun Prairie, WI 53590 I wish to make my gift using a credit card (we accept MasterCard, Visa, Discover) __ __ __ __ - __ __ __ __ - __ __ __ __ - __ __ __ __ expiration date __ __ /__ __ 3 digit security code __ __ __ Name as it appears on card _______________________________________ Name __________________________________________ ______ Address ______________________________________ E-mail Address ________________________________________ Phone Number ________________________ United Methodist Camping Office Wisconsin Conference 750 Windsor Street PO Box 620 Sun Prairie, WI 53590 Non-Profit Organization U.S. Postage PAID Sun Prairie, WI Permit No. 28 CHANGE SERVICE REQUESTED “Your open door to experience the wonder of God’s creation and love in exceptional settings.” camps 2013 ecial for you p s g in th e m so is There plore x E . p m ca t a y il m and your fa r an adventure e v co is d d n a g the catalo ship! d n ie r F d n a n of Faith, Fu