Moravian Church in North America

In Essentials, Unity; In Nonessentials, Liberty; In All Things, Love.

Moravian Church in North America
North: Bethlehem, Pa.
South: Winston-Salem, N.C.

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Summer at Camp Van-Es


Our goal at Camp Van-Es is to help children explore faith in Jesus Christ in a natural setting. We offer a safe environment to experience God, to grow spiritually and, of course, to have fun!

Van-Es will host four weeks of summer camp for Moravain youth (and others!) on the shores of South Cooking Lake near Edmonton, Alberta.  Being out by the lake for camp fires, singing songs and hearing stories about Jesus are just some of the things that happen, but really, camp is about having experiences together with your friends that you don’t normally have at home or at school. There is always something that will challenge you and help you grow in your faith. There are counsellors who give a week out of their lives to share their own journey with you; to make sure that each camper is reminded that God loves them and is always at work around us. 

For more information about camping opportunities at Van-Es, visit

2018 Camp Van-Es Dates

Grade 1/2/3 • July 4-7 • Leader: Steve Gohdes

Grades 4/5/6 • July 8-14 • Leaders: Marylin Gurnsey and Rebecca Craver)

Jr. High (7/8/9) • July 15-21 • Leader: James Lavoy

Sr. High (10/11/12) • July 22-28 • Leader: Matt Gillard


Moravian Daily Texts


Tuesday, July 17 — Psalm 86:1–10
Deuteronomy 27:14–28:24; Luke 9:37–50

The Lord said, “You will be for me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.” Exodus 19:6 (NIV)

Jesus said, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” John 20:21

Gracious God, you have called us to be your people—sending us out into the world to do your work—to live as priests and priestesses for you. May it be so! Amen.

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