We are overflowing with gratitude for everyone who held a piece of our Crossways Summer 2023! We give thanks for campers who brought joy, families who made camp a priority, volunteers who served generously, staff who led courageously. May the community of Crossways Camps continue to grow with the love of Christ to share with the world.
Retreat Registration Opens September 1st
Retreat season is upon us and registration will open on September 1st for Fall, Winter, and Spring opportunities to make your way to camp. We look forward to welcoming you in every season camp offers. Visit CrosswaysCamps.org/retreats for dates and planning prior to registration opening.
The Lakefront Restoration efforts continue and we are looking for volunteers to join us in planting along the Lions Point Baptism shore. This multi-part project will occur over several days. Email Jess Nead at email@example.com to express interest in serving and she will reach out to you with specifics for participating.
Jr. High Blast - Nov 3rd-5th
Looking for a retreat opportunity for your confirmation class or middle school group? Look no further! This fall retreat is designed to give your students an opportunity to engage with others, learn more about God, grow in who they are, and provide all the camp fun that you know and love! Reserve spots soon because these retreats fill up FAST! $175 Youth, $50 Adults
Celebrating New Programs
Summer 2023 brought the opportunity for Pine Lake Camp to offer 4 new programs! We celebrate all the campers, supports, donors, and partners that allowed the programs to bring our mission to new populations of campers. Rooted welcomed adults for a time of deep learning and connection parallel to staff training. Our Mini Artisans blossomed with their creativity and dabbled in new skills. Onsite Day Camp made camp more accessible to families where overnight programs were limiting. Self Determination Camp welcomed adults with disabilities into faith-filled community - and there was so much laughter.
Fall Crafting Retreat - Nov 3rd-5th
Imagine the progress you will make with dedicated time and space for your quilting and crafting arts. Surrounded by fellow makers, you'll be inspired by the variety of skill and projects. With meals provided (Friday & Saturday: brunch & dinner, Sunday: brunch) and devotions available, your time will be maximized to develop those works of art! Thursday night early arrival or Monday late departure are optional add ons, with meals on your own. $160-$190/Person
Thank You Rev. Justin Smoot
Thank you to Rev. Justin Smoot who concluded his employment as Interim Camp Director at Waypost on July 31, 2023. This allowed him to begin his transition to his call as pastor at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, Merrill, Wisconsin. Thank you for your service to Crossways. May God bless you and your family in your ministry at Our Saviour’s.
Thank You Briley Fenner & Waypost Staff
Thank you also to Briley Fenner and each of the Waypost summer staff for the many roles that you have held. May God bless each of you in your journeys this fall.
Waypost Camp Workday - Sept 9th
Waypost Camp Workday will be on Saturday, September 9 from 9 am to 4 pm (or whatever time you may be able to give). Work to be done includes picking up branches, cleaning gutters, light construction, staining wood (mostly interior projects), and possibly cleaning carpets. Lunch and a snack will be provided. RSVP at Waypost Workday Sign Up or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and the number coming in your group. Pastor Rich Block will respond to your email.
“Come to Camp” Day - Sept 23rd
Waypost Camp “Come to Camp” will be a Waypost community and church event on Saturday, September 23 from mid-morning to afternoon. Lunch and a snack will be provided. Opportunities during the day will probably include tours of the camp, swimming, archery, hikes, an information time about the camp, and a closing gathering. RSVP at Come to Camp Day Sign Up or email email@example.com for more information and the number coming in your group. Pastor Rich Block will respond to your email.