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Summer Camps 2018


Summer Camps We hope that you and your family will join us this summer, and we look forward to building community, reflect the love and grace of God. * New this year: Catch the bus to camp. See page 5 for details. Please select camp by the grade your EXPLORERS

Starting/Ending Times Check In Times Youth Camp: · Sunday check in: 3-4:30 p.m. Programming begins at 4:30 p.m. Family Camp: · Thursday or Friday night check in 6:00 p.m. Please eat dinner before arrival. · Sunday check in: 3-4:30 p.m. Special Needs Camp: · Sunday check in: 3-4:30 p.m. · Programming begins at 4:30 p.m. Please don’t arrive earlier than 3:00 p.m./6:00 p.m.; our staff will still be preparing for your stay.

Check Out Times Youth Camp: · Family Fest begins at 2:30 p.m. Campers must be picked up by 3 p.m. Family Camp: · Check out after lunch. Special Needs Camp: · Family Fest begins at 2:30 p.m. · Campers must be picked up by 3 p.m.

Campers entering grades 2-4 (pg 6)


Campers entering grades 7-9 (pg 7)

Adventurers Prime Lake Lucerne

Journeyers Prime Lake Lucerne

Weekend June 8-10 Week One June 10-15

Elementary Explorers Pine Lake

Weekend One June 15-17 Week Two* June 17-22

First-Timers Camp Pine Lake (Sun-Wed) Elementary Explorers Pine Lake

Weekend Two June 22-24 Week Three* June 24-29

Elementary Explorers Pine Lake (Sun-Wed)

Treehouse Adventures Pine Lake

Adventurers Prime Lake Lucerne

Journeyers Prime Lake Lucerne

Weekend Three June 29-July 1 Week Four July 1-6

Elementary Explorers Pine Lake (Sun-Wed)

Week Five July 8-13

Adventurers Prime Lake Lucerne (Sun-Wed)

Journeyers Prime Lake Lucerne (Sun-Wed)

Rising Sun Camp (pg 9)

Rising Sun Camp (pg 9)

Treehouse Adventures Pine Lake

Journeyers Prime Lake Lucerne

Weekend Five July 13-15 Week Six* July 15-20 Week Seven July 22-27

Video Game Adventures Pine Lake

Adventurers Prime Lake Lucerne

Treehouse Adventures Pine Lake

YoMiCa Pine Lake

Weekend Seven July 27-29 Week Eight July 29-August 3 Weekend Eight August 3-5 Week Nine August 5-10



Campers entering grades 3-6 (pg 6) | 877-947-2267 | 608-837-3388

Treehouse Adventures Pine Lake

Backpack Journeys Pine Lake YoMiCa Pine Lake

Backpack Journeys Pine Lake

2018 equipping disciples, and modeling care of creation in ways that

camper will be entering in the 2018-2019 school year. QUEST

Campers entering grades 9-12 (pg 7)


Camps for all our families (pg 8)

ADULT SPECIAL NEEDS Camps for adults with special needs (pg 9)

Grandparent/Grandchild Camp Pine Lake (Fri-Sun)

a typical day at camp Not that any day at camp is typical. Every day is a little bit different.

Staff-in-Training Pine Lake Big Family Beach Getaway Pine Lake (Thurs- Sun) Staff-in-Training Lake Lucerne

morning PLAYA - Special Needs Pine Lake

Grandparent/Grandchild Camp Pine Lake (Fri-Sun)


Former Staff Family Camp Pine Lake

Grandparent/Grandchild Camp Lake Lucerne (Sun- Wed)

7:00 Wake up 7:30 Alpha (intro to the day) 8:00 Breakfast 9:00 Worship 10:00 Small group time

Adult Special Needs Pine Lake

12:00 Lunch 1:00 Enrichments (Choose your activities) 3:00 Swimming & boating 4:30 Shalom (a chance to rest up)


Mother/Daughter Weekend Pine Lake

5:30 Dinner 6:30 All-camp evening program 8:15 Snack 8:30 Campfire

Late night Mother/Daughter Weekend Lake Lucerne Adult Special Needs Pine Lake

Night Owl Lake Lucerne

9:00 Night time activities 9:30 Omega (review the day) 10:00 Lights Out

Family Discovery Camp Pine Lake | 877-947-2267 | 608-837-3388


Early bird registration Signing up early is the best way to make sure you get your first choice for camp. Those who finalize their registration by March 31, 2018, will receive an exclusive limited-edition camp t-shirt! This won’t be available in the camp store, so head to to register today.

Ride the bus This year we are offering limited bus service for our campers. Thanks to a grant from the Wisconsin United Methodist Foundation, there is no cost to ride the bus in 2018! We have chosen weeks of camp that have a variety of ages and choices so hopefully your family can take advantage of this new transportation option to make coming to camp even easier.

How do I sign up for the camp bus? 1. Choose the week of camp that has a bus route passing near your location. 2. When registering for your camp, be sure to check the “Ride the bus!” option. 3. As you pay for your registration, the bus fee of $40 ($20 each way) will be added to your bill. 4. For 2018, the fee will be waived as it is being paid by a grant from the Wisconsin United Methodist Foundation! 5. As camp approaches, you will be contacted by the Camp & Retreat Ministries office about bus drop-off and pick-up times, as well as potential alternate pick-up locations along the route. If you have any follow-up questions, please contact Kimberly Rowe, Camps Registrar, at

Lake Pine Lucerne Lake

Green Bay

Dodgeville Week


Bus Originates

Route Goes Through

Week 2 - June 17-22

Green Bay

Appleton, Oshkosh, Omro

Week 3 - June 24-29


Verona, Madison, Portage

Week 6 - July 15-20


Menomonee Falls, Allenton, Fond du Lac | 877-947-2267 | 608-837-3388


EXPLORERS/ADVENTURERS Explorers (grades 2-4) First-timers Camp

Elementary Explorers

As an extension of our Elementary Explorers program, First-Timers Camp is a special experience for those staying at camp for the very first time. Our experienced and caring staff will work with campers to make sure they feel confident and comfortable in a new place all the while making sure they enjoy a lot of great camp activities! Opportunities to swim, play games, do crafts, eat s’mores and have a campfire are sure to make for a great first time at camp!

Elementary Explorers is a program just for our youngest campers. Choose between a full week of camp or a shorter mini-session that best fits camper comfort levels. In either case, campers will experience a lot of camp fun! From swimming, to games, to crafts, campfires and worship together, camp is a special experience for every child. And more than anything, our goal is to encourage and create those early faith foundations that will help campers grow and succeed when they go home and well into the future!

June 17-20 (Sun-Wed) Pine Lake

June 10-15 | June 17-22 | June 24-27 (Sun-Wed) July 1-4 (Sun-Wed) Pine Lake

Adventurers (grades 3-6) Adventurers Prime

Treehouse Adventures

Campers ready to experience a full week of residential camp are always looking for their next adventure. At Adventurers Prime, there’s never a dull moment, because there’s always something new and fantastic to do. Choose from these camp favorites: swimming, archery, night games, slip ‘n’ slide, and rockets. Even Bible study and worship have been turned on their heads. At the heart of the Prime Camp experience are highly trained and passionate counselors who want to have fun while helping everybody come to know the wonder of God.

Our rustic camp progression starts with our ever-popular Treehouse Adventure! Join other campers as you learn basic wilderness skills including shelter building, open fire cooking, orienteering, and much more! Campers stay in elevated cabins and will help with basic camp needs like getting water from the hand-pump, gathering fire wood, and helping serve each other during meals. Unique activities also include spending time in the woods building stick forts, playing night games, swimming, and canoeing in the 20-foot Voyageur canoe! Campers also learn about the need to care for God’s creation through nature activities and daily worship together.

June 17-22 | June 24-29 | July 1-4 (Sun-Wed) | July 15-20 Lake Lucerne

Video Game Adventures For the third year in a row, Video Game Adventures is ready with a crazy blend of playing video games and encouraging campers to try real life versions of the video game activities they love! Archery, flying drones, remote control car races and much, much more! You never know what to expect at this week of exciting and adventurous camp! Campers will also have the opportunity to do all the camp activities you have come to love like swimming, crafts, campfires and worship together! So what do you say? Is it time to “Press Start” and meet us at Video Game Adventures? Leaders: Jim and Jacob Dahl. July 15-20 Pine Lake

June 24-29 | July 15-20 | July 22-27 | August 5-10 Pine Lake

YoMiCa YoMiCa (short for Youth Missions Camp) is an amazing week of camp learning about mission work and how it is impacting different countries and cultures around the world. YoMiCa has a strong following as a camp that has a deep impact in the lives of campers that attend and many life-long friendships are formed each year. Activities include swimming, tie-dye, a talent show and lots more as your counselors make sure you have an amazing week! Leaders: Caitlyn Fischer, Danny Flynn & the UMW. July 22-27 Pine Lake | 877-947-2267 | 608-837-3388




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JOURNEYERS/QUEST Journeyers (grades 7-9)

Quest (grades 9-12)

Journeyers Prime


Journeyers Prime promises camp the way you want it, with activity choices and extra freedoms to explore your world and your faith your way. Will you make your week about sports with swimming, gagaball, and archery? Or exploring nature with geocaching, biking, and fishing? How about a science week with stargazing, rocket launches, and consumable chemistry? Or perhaps a sampler with a mix of everything! Helping make your week awesome will be counselors who are excited about the things you’re excited about, sharing their experiences and knowledge and exploring together. Worship and Bible study experiences are focused on meeting you where you’re at in your faith journey. Journeyers Prime will be the highlight of your summer, where you’ll make lifelong friends and have lifechanging experiences.

Being a camp staff member has no parallels - helping others grow in their faith, leading fun activities, building a community of service minded young adults (and it looks great on any resume or college application). The Staff-in-Training experience is a two-week program for high school students interested in exploring what it means to be on summer camp staff. Spend the first week at camp learning the basics of camp leadership while interacting with other future camp leaders. Return to camp later in the summer to assist in a cabin with campers, practicing your newly learned skills first hand while being mentored by experienced camp staff. New for 2018! Choose your camp for your first-week experience.

June 17-22 | June 24-29 | July 1-4 (Sun-Wed) | July 15-20 Lake Lucerne

June 10-15 Pine Lake June 17-22 Lake Lucerne

Backpack Journeys A new and exciting next stop in our rustic camp progression! Backpack Adventures will have campers learning how to first make decisions when filling their supplied frame backpack and then learning how to hike out to a location to set up their basecamp. From here, campers will do various activities that build on more advanced wilderness skills that help them gain confidence with the surroundings they are hiking through (plant/tree identification, animal tracks, determining useful resources). Campers will move locations through the week to different camping scenarios including a shipwreck and what to do if you get lost in the woods. All hiking is done on the beautiful 440-acre Pine Lake property. Campers will also have opportunities to swim, play games, worship, and have lots of fun together enjoying a one of a kind nature experience! July 15-20 | July 22-27 Pine Lake

YoMiCa YoMiCa (short for Youth Missions Camp) is an amazing week of camp learning about mission work and how it is impacting different countries and cultures around the world. YoMiCa has a strong following as a camp that has a deep impact in the lives of campers that attend and many life-long friendships are formed each year. Activities include swimming, tie-dye, a talent show and lots more as your counselors make sure you have an amazing week! Leaders: Caitlyn Fischer, Danny Flynn & the UMW.

Night Owl The high school event of the summer cannot be effectively described in one small paragraph. On the surface, Night Owl is about sleeping in and staying up late. Dig a little deeper and you find a community of people who are exploring and growing together, supporting each other in life and faith, all while having the most possible fun. Every camp activity gets bigger and better as you get older. Lifelong friends are made as we take deep dives into exploring faith and its connection to ourselves and the world around us. Simply put, you won’t want to miss this one-of-a-kind experience. July 29-August 3 Lake Lucerne

July 22-27 Pine Lake | 877-947-2267 | 608-837-3388


FAMILY Grandparent/Grandchildren Camp A special weekend that allows for some quality time spent between grandparents and their grandkids. Enjoy comfortable accommodations, great food, and a lot of camp activities to build memories for years to come. Activities will include opportunities for swimming, boating, crafts, singing, and worship time as a group. Campfires and s’mores are a must too! Each weekend is led by great volunteers who design a schedule that is sure to be the highlight of the summer for you and your family! June 8-10 Leaders: Rev. Ron & Candace Kral Pine Lake June 22-24 Leaders: Rev. Kendall & Karen Schlittler Pine Lake July 8-11 Leaders: Carol Feest & Karen Robotka Lake Lucerne

BIG Family Beach Getaway At camp, we are all one BIG family! And at this long weekend camp, you will be a part of that BIG family as you enjoy a lot of great camp experiences! Highlights include campfires, crafts, morning vespers, singing, meals made for you, a beautiful beach, and retreat center lodging. Enjoy a relaxing time that bonds families and strengthens faith. Leaders: Joni & Andy Shavlik

Mother/Daughter Weekend Take time for you and your daughters and/or granddaughters! Enjoy a great weekend get-away with no dishes, no cleaning, just time for you and your daughter to have fun and relax together. Nurture your relationship with God and each other with devotions while having fun swimming, hiking, relaxing, and doing crafts. July 13-15 Angie Dahl & Kristen Stricker Families Pine Lake July 27-29 Sue & Brianna Leibsle Lake Lucerne

Former Staff Family Camp A special family camp for those with a unique and special connection to Pine Lake! Join fellow staff alumnus as we return to this special place to share stories, participate in the activities you used to lead, and enjoy lots of time catching up with old friends. A great chance for staff to bring their kids and spouses to camp as well to share why this place played an important part in their life! Leaders: Nick & Jamie Coenen June 29-July1 Pine Lake

June 14-17 Pine Lake

Family Discovery Camp What happens when we are intentional about discovering God as a family? When we take time to pray, explore, study, and grow our faith as family? This camp will provide families with time to do all these things and equip them with the tools to continue at home. This camp is geared toward families with children in elementary school. Other ages are welcome. Leaders: Nick & Jamie Coenen Aug 3-5 Pine Lake

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SPECIALTY CAMPS Our specialty camps are designed to provide an enriching experience to campers whose lives share unique joys and challenges. Before signing up for these camps, please make sure that you meet the registration requirements.

Adult Special Needs/PLAYA Grow, learn, explore, and play while engaged in an intentional faith community. Our camps offer a mixture of fun activities and opportunities for spiritual and personal growth for our special needs campers. Our special needs programs are led by trained staff who are exploring their calls toward special needs care and ministry. June 17-22 PLAYA Kathy Schilter Pine Lake PLAYA is a camp for active young adult campers. This session is great for those who are outgoing and energetic. July 8-13 Pine Lake July 29-August 3 Pine Lake

Rising Sun Camp Rising Sun Camp is a week-long camp designed for youth who have a parent or family member who is incarcerated. It is an opportunity for youth to connect with each other and to receive support and encouragement in a safe, faith-filled, positive environment. They will have the opportunity to experience all of the fun things that camp has to offer – from campfires to canoeing, nature trails to games, teambuilding activities and much more! For additional information on Rising Sun Camp, contact Pastor Afi Dobbins at To register for Rising Sun Camp visit Rising Sun Camp Scholarship Fund can be supported through your church: Advance Account #7783. Your gift is greatly appreciated. July 8-13 Lake Lucerne | 877-947-2267 | 608-837-3388


TIERED PRICING Recognizing that families have differing abilities to pay, we use a voluntary tiered pricing structure. This pricing does not influence the quality of the camp experience for any child attending camp, but it does help us to continue to provide excellent programs, staffing, and facilities. • Tier A is a subsidized rate that helps keep camp affordable for as many families as possible. • Tier B is the direct cost of camp, and covers the specific expenses incurred during a week of camp (program costs, food, summer staff). • Tier C is the true cost of camp, including wear and tear, depreciation, and facility/program improvements.


Youth Camps Full week (S-F)


Tier A

(Partially subsidized)



Tier B

(Direct cost)



Tier C

(True cost)



Family Camps 2 nights

3 nights

First Adult



Additional Adults



Youth (ages 13-17)



Child (ages 3-12)



Under 3 Family Max Rate*





*A family is considered as no more than two adults and children under 18. We reserve the right to place large families into multiple rooms and assess additional fees if needed. All campers, youth and adults, are eligible to apply for scholarships. Visit for more details.


Camp is already a great experience and it is even better when you bring along a friend! If you invite a friend to camp that has never been to Pine Lake or Lake Lucerne before, you will get a $50 credit on your summer camp registration! And even better, if you invite more friends, you can keep adding up the $50 credits! Credit will not be applied until camper and friend(s) register and attend camp. How do I Refer-A-Friend? 1. Submit your completed referral form for each prospective referral you are inviting to camp. 2. Credits will be applied when you and your referred friends have attended camp. 3. Referral forms MUST BE RECEIVED PRIOR to your camper’s (and the referred camper’s) arrival at camp. Conditions • If your referral is already in our system, you will be notified of the duplication. • Friends may only be referred once. First referral will receive the credit. • Credit is void if referred friend cancels registration. Credits will be applied to your account once your camper and friend(s) sessions are complete. • Credit is good towards registration fee only. • You may not earn more credit than your cost of camp. • Credit is not valid for siblings of the referring camper. | 877-947-2267 | 608-837-3388

HOW TO FIND US Lake Lucerne Camp W6460 Cty Rd YY, Neshkoro, WI 54960 ph: 877-582-3763 or 920-293-4488 fax: 920-293-4631 email:

Pine Lake Camp W8301 Cty Rd M, Westfield, WI 53964

Lake Pine Lucerne Lake Camp Camp

ph: 800-648-9630 or 608-296-2720 fax: 608-296-4188 email:



FIND US YEAR ROUND We have exciting programming going on throughout the year! Our camps are the perfect location to plan retreats for: • Youth • Crafting & Quilting • Personal Renewal

• Families • Women’s & Men’s Groups • Confirmation Classes

Visit our website to see current events, or contact camp to schedule your own retreat and learn more about our programs. | 877-947-2267 | 608-837-3388


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Summer Camps 2018

2018 Wisconsin UM Camps Summer Camp Catalog  
2018 Wisconsin UM Camps Summer Camp Catalog