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First Congregational UCC Camp Corner

Camp registrations are now available

 For Our Youth:

You and Me Intergenerational Adventures:  July 5-8, 2024 at Mimanagish  – (formerly Grandparents and Me)  Cost $290 per person – Registration Deadline: June 1, 2024.    No refunds after June 1.  A special time of intergenerational fellowship, spiritual renewal, and bonding as a community in a wilderness setting close to God. (Each youth must be accompanied by an adult. Multiple youth can “share” the same adult.) Registration Link for You and Me Camp: https://www.mnwcucc.org/youme

Youth Adventures Camp:  July 9 – 15, 2024 at Mimanagish for Grades 3 – 12  (Grouped according to grade completed by May: 3-5th grades; 6-8th grades; 9-12th grades) Cost $475 – Bus ride optional at $25 – Registration Deadline: June 1, 2024 No refunds after June 1Registration link for Youth Adventures Camp: https://www.mnwcucc.org/youth

For the Adults (there are options for adults as well!):

 The Great Escape Adult Adventures:  August 25 – 30, 2024 at Christikon Details to come soon!

Pride AdventuresMore information coming soon for folks interested in a time for LGBTQ+ adults (18+)

Additional Options:

 Other quality Outdoor Ministry Opportunities (not related to Montana-Northern Wyoming Conference) in an open and affirming atmosphere are available at Christikon (the Lutheran Camp up the canyon from Mimanagish).  See their options at: https://christikon.org/. And at Camp Mimanagish through Singing Waters Montana. See the full listing at: https://www.mimanagish.org/

Scholarship Information:

 Thanks to a very successful Camp Scholarship Silent Auction on Camp Sunday and funds remaining from last year, we will be offering camp scholarships again this year. If you are planning to utilize our camp scholarships we must know by May 1. Once we know how many people will be using the scholarship funds, we will know how much each camper will receive. Contact Rev. Lynne at pastor@greatfallsucc.org or Janet Koostra at janetkoostra@gmail.com to add your name to the scholarship recipient list.  Camp scholarships are also available through the Conference at: https://www.mnwcucc.org/scholarship

If you would like to make an additional donation to our local camp scholarship, you can do so through the church. Please indicate “Camp Scholarship” on your donation. And don’t forget, you can give online through paypal.

Conference Outdoor Ministry Happenings

 To support Outdoor Ministry and other Conference missions, the Conference Committee on Outdoor Ministry is asking folks to consider participating in a special fundraising opportunity.   Not having our own facility creates logistical issues for storage during camps, for transporting programming needs to camp, for storage during the off-season, and for portability of supplies for events around the Conference. We are dreaming of a trailer to serve as our Conference-on-wheels, and we are asking folks around the Conference to help make it a reality.

UPDATE: Trudi Downer’s former student made a great deal to purchase a 6 x 10 trailer. The price means that our goal of $5000 will not only purchase the trailer but will cover all the repair and retrofitting needed to put the Conference-on-Wheels. Trudi has loaned Outdoor Ministries the $2900 to purchase the trailer. The trailer is sturdy and dependable. The work needed besides setting up the storage area for our needs with shelving, flooring, etc. is cosmetic.

How Can You Support this Mission?

  • Consider giving an amount you would have contributed to the camp offering last season.
  • Consider a donation or and in-kind gift to support this worthwhile project.
  • All money raised will first go to paying off the purchase of the trailer and then to fitting the trailer with shelving, power, etc.
  • In-kind gifts of materials and labor to fix up the trailer would be wonderful.

Donation Link: https://www.aplos.com/aws/give/MNWC/trailer

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