Iowa UMC Camp and Retreat’s—the place to be this summer—it’s time to register for Camp!

May 20, 2014

By David Hobbs, LDM for Camping & Christian Formation

Wow, I can hardly believe it, but school is almost out and we’re busily getting ready for our summer camping program. It is an exciting time for us as we make preparations for all of those campers to come and share in an awesome Christ-filled camp experience. We’ve even had some of our first summer college staffers show up to camp for our staff training programs. We’ve had some successful work days too at each of our camps and we’re really looking forward to some of our “Summer Kick Off” days too. With this summer’s theme being, “Get Real, Finding Your True Self in Jesus”, all the youth will be immersed in daily reflection and Worship opportunities that shares with them that God values and loves them simply because they were created in His image. 

So far, our early registrations at all 3 camps have been good, but we always want to remind you that we register youth all summer long. If you know of any youth who hasn’t yet registered for camp or if your church or ministry has an interest in promoting Iowa UMC camps give us a call. It takes no time at all to register a youth via phone and you can even do it on-line or even through the mail. And we have all the resources that can help you to put on an outstanding presentation for your youth group or church to know more about an Iowa UMC summer camp experience. So give your Iowa UMC Camp Team a call and we’d be glad to sign up any young person who would like to come to camp, and we’d be glad to answer any  questions you may have regarding our summer camping program. Thanks again for your support of Camps and God’s grace and blessings to all of you—we look forward to seeing you at Camp! 
Iowa UMC Camperships are available for youth  who have a financial need!
Check out the flyer for more information
Summer Kickoff Weekends are coming to a Camp near you!                                                  
LAKE OKOBOJI Camp and Retreat Center Okoboji Neighbor Night and Summer Kickoff
June 13, 5 to 9 p.m.
WESLEY WOODS Camp and Retreat Center Wesley Wood’s Summer Kickoff
May 31, 1 to 8 p.m.
PICTURED ROCKS Camp and Retreat Center A Taste of Camp Summer Kickoff
May 31, 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Lake Okoboji Camp and Retreat Center near Spirit Lake, Bryan Johnson—1-866-856-9862
Pictured Rocks Camp and Retreat Center near Monticello, Patric Newton—1-866-651-1223
Wesley Woods Camp and Retreat Center near Indianola, Deke Rider—1-866-684-7753
Iowa UMC Conference Office
Kathy Potter—1-800-765-1651
David Hobbs—515-974-8913