The Moravian Church has been offering youth camps for decades and I think that they have mastered it. This summer, the Western District Camping Ministry offers opportunities for youth of all ages to learn, have fun and experience faith surrounded by God’s creation.
Each week’s camp is tailored to the ages of the youth participating, but all have one thing in common: they’re sure to bring an exciting theme designed to help you grow in your relationship with God.
The friendships that are built during camp are like no others and will keep you coming back year after year. And if that is not enough to entice you to come to camp, think about making crafts, swimming, hiking, playing volleyball, Moravian Kickball, lots of singing, campfires, great food and much more… all in the great outdoors!
Most of the Western District camps are held at Mt. Morris Camp and Conference Center in Wautoma, Wis. Last year, Mt. Morris celebrated a half-century of service to Western District Moravians. Camp Mindyy, for kids in Minnesota who’ve completed grades 2–5, is held in Minnesota.
If you are past the age of attending camps there are lots of opportunities to still participate in the camping ministry. You can be a counselor, work in the kitchen, and if you have medical skills there is always a need for medical personnel on staff. Or maybe you have a special craft or skill that you would like to share with the campers.
Contact the Director of the individual camp or the Camping Committee and we’ll get you connected to the right camp; for more information, visit www.wdcamping.com.
For complete information on Western District 2015 camping, visit www.wdcamping.com! Don’t miss the fun of Moravian Summer Camps! ■
Kathy Liebenow is chair of the Western District Camping Ministry Committee.
This year’s camp dates are as follows:
- Junior Camp (completing grades 3–5): July 6–10 • Director: Kerry Krauss
- Chetek (completing grade 9–21 years old): July 19–25 • Director: Kurt Liebenow
- Winmor (completing grades 6–8): July 26–August 1 • Director: Marian Boyle Camp
- Mindyy (completing grades 2–5): July 26–29 • Directors: Amy Gohdes-Luhman and Jenny Moran (Note: camp is in Minnesota)
- Ba6 (Basic) (completing grades 3– 6): August 16–20 • Director: Sara Valley
From the May 2015 Moravian Magazine