Volunteer in Luxury at Wallowa Lake!

Free Amazing Vacation…aaahhh…. breathe delicious clean air, drink ice cold spring water, eat delicious home-cooked meals, sleep in a deluxe private room, enjoy views of frolicking wildlife, nap in peace and quiet, hike mountains right out your door, read a good book, dabble in pristine Wallowa Lake, shop in adorable Joseph Oregon, serve God washing dishes & other fun ways just 4-6 hours a day!  Free trainings! Of course, cash donations are always welcome and encouraged to offset your cost and support the greater ministry!

Contact Peggy Lovegren, Wallowa Lake United Methodist Camp Director, to find out more and get signed up for a day(s), week(s), month(s), May through October, 2017! / 541-432-1271

All adults and older youth w/parent welcome to apply!!!

Three-Site Leadership & Counselor Training 3/24-3/26 @ Suttle Lake

For Program Leaders at Latgawa, Magruder, and Suttle Lake

This joint training event (to be held at Suttle Lake this year) has unique tracks for counselors, deans, and chaplains.  Whether you are an experienced camp leader or just getting started this is the training for you and should not be missed.  If you are unable to make this training, please contact the site where you will be serving so that these important topics can be covered well in advance of camp.

Click here to read more and to register for this AWESOME event!

Counselors will enjoy an engaging track designed to help them prepare for cabin life and working with campers.  Skill sessions will include establishing a community of respect, knowing camp rules, camp worship and prayer, how to get campers excited and how to settle them down, listening, working with small groups, seizing faith moments through the day, and more.

Deans will take a close look at this year's curriculum "Fearless In Faith", working with the camp schedule, best practices in working with staff and campers, and integrating faith experiences throughout the day to support the camp's mission.  

Chaplains will dig into the "Fearless In Faith" curriculum, as well as share best practices for developing camp worship experiences and faith formation opportunities that help campers learn and develop as leaders.  Chaplains will learn more about their unique role in engaging campers in faith moments throughout the camp day and how to follow up after camp to encourage next steps.

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Deans and Chaplains will also have time to work with one another around schedule, worship, and curriculum to begin to prepare for time at camp.

All leaders will share large group sessions to better understand the mission of Camp & Retreat Ministries, as well as how to prepare for success at camp while being ready for the unexpected.  Together we will also learn about everyone's roles in keeping camp safe and how to practice Safe Sanctuaries and Child Protection Policies in the camp setting.

Click here to read more and to register for this AWESOME event!


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