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Check out this short video to see what an incredible day it was when we gathered Camp People for a day of returning to camp. It went so well, we're going to plan for a repeat next year. Stay tuned!
Dear Camp People,
The good news? In Summer 2021, Crossways welcomed 619 campers to grow in faith and to share in community. Campers made new friends and learned about God’s love and grace. We sang silly songs, made friendship bracelets, and played Capture the Chicken.
The bad news? We typically serve 1,000 campers a summer. Health and safety limitations meant 400 campers didn’t get to experience camp in 2021.
Though many experiences and opportunities are returning to normal, it’s clear that Covid has changed us as a society, and it will take years to help our kids recover from the disruptions. A camp experience will be more important than ever for kids and families in the coming year, and we are looking ahead to prepare.
At our fall Homecoming event, we gave our Camp People a chance to remember the joy of camp for themselves. The weather cooperated, and 50 people enjoyed rock climbing, nature crafts, s’more making, and the simple joy of being together in community.
But Homecoming is more than a chance to celebrate what we love about camp. It’s a chance to ensure we can return for a full season of faith-based camp programming in 2022. Over a dozen corporate and individual donors sponsored this gathering to give us a strong base of support as we look to next summer. This includes raising funds to replace income lost in 2021 from the need to limit enrollment, and the costs for the extra health and safety measures needed.
Our goal for Homecoming is to raise $20,000. 
Thanks to our sponsors, we’ve already raised just over $15,000!
Now we’re asking for your help. You can help kids in our area recover from their pandemic losses.
Your gift to Crossways will help kids
  • disconnect from screens to rebuild in-person relationships
  • reconnect with nature and the wonder of God’s creation
  • practice independence
  • learn resilience in a supportive environment
  • strengthen physical and mental health
          Or make a check out to Crossways Camping Ministries
          And mail it to:
               Crossways Camping Ministries
               912 N. Oneida St.
               Appleton, WI  54911
We are excited to announce that Andrew Templeman will be joining the Crossways team as our new Camp Director at Waypost. He says:
"I am so excited to be joining Crossways Camping Ministries as the new Camp Director at Waypost Camp! I have previously served as the Program Director of Camp Otterbein, a United Methodist camp in Logan, Ohio, for the past four years. I grew up in Columbus, Ohio and went to school at Miami University. I enjoy swimming, boating, and everything else on the water. I can’t wait to spend time exploring Mission Lake. I am looking forward to welcoming campers and guests to Waypost where they can try new things and grow in their faith!"


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Need to get away for a weekend of relaxation and community? Our 2021-2022 retreats are posted on our website, and registration is open. If you don't see a retreat for you, call today (920-882-0023) to create a personal experience for yourself, your family, or your church!


Read our updated FAQs for Covid-19 during this fall season.

A warm camp welcome to
Summit & Whalan
born to Robyn & Ben Koehler, our co-Directors at Pine Lake Camp. Mom, Dad, babies, and big sister are all doing well!

At Crossways, we love Camp People -- the donors, advocates, and supporters who make this mission possible. Because of you, we are bringing people together in Christ, so that lives are changed and communities enhanced


Grace Abounds,

Rev. Sharon L. S. Cook,

executive director