Green-E-News February 2014

We are very excited to share that, as of today, registrations for summer 2014 are up more than 140% over registrations from last year at this time. We are so appreciative to all of you who share your Camp Westminster experiences with friends, family, church members, coworkers, and beyond. If we can ever provide any additional information that would help you spread the word, please contact the camp office! You can view the 2014 brochure online today, and be sure to look for your copy of the brochure in the mail soon!

GET INVOLVED!

Mission Work Camps
Do you know a group of youth or adults who are looking for a fulfilling volunteer opportunity? We are actively recruiting mission groups to assist in the completion of Van Dusen Lodge. Realizing that God did something amazing through you is one of the most powerful experiences in the Christian life. That’s what will happen when you bring your mission work group, youth group, or adult group to help at Camp Westminster. We have seen this happen year after year and are deeply grateful for the help that so many have given. Workcamp coordinators organize everything so that your group can focus on working hard, having fun, and growing closer to God and each other. It is an experience that will set the tone for the whole year ahead. You will find that your faith is renewed and deepened as you serve others. Build community while hammering, painting, and raking during a mission work camp at Camp Westminster on Higgins Lake!

iGive
Support Camp Westminster every time you shop online! With over 1,300 participating stores, CW will receive a percentage of what you spend. Visit igive.com to learn more!

Kroger Community Rewards
1) Visit krogercommunityrewards.com.

2) Click “Create an Account.”

3) After going through the sign-up process, select “Account Summary” and then “Community Rewards.”

4) Enter 91082 and choose Camp Westminster on Higgins Lake.

5) Shop at Kroger!

Share Your Story
Another way to get involved with Camp Westminster

We are eager to have our alumni share their experiences at Camp Westminster. There is no better way to tell our story than to share the memories of past campers. Visit http://campwestminster.com/alumni/share-your-story/ to share your Camp Westminster experience!

We recently received the following message from George William (The Arm) Armstrong. George attended Camp Westminster from 1954 to 1967 as a camper, CIT, counselor, and staff member in girls camp. He currently lives in Australia.

We were thrilled to receive his story, below:

Like a lot of campers, I was very hesitant and scared about going to camp for the first time, especially as a 9 year old. Once there I was hooked and the following summers were what I looked to more than anything. I lived and grew up in Detroit attending Westminster Church with my family. So when my Dad said to me do you want to go to camp I just said yes. It changed my world and the way I looked at life. I met so many new and interesting people and learned more than I can put into words in this short story. Going from boy to man was made easier and more rewarding from everything I learned and experienced at camp. Swimming, camping, canoeing, sailing, scuba diving, hiking, riflery, archery but most importantly life skills which became more evident as years went by. The highlight of camp for me would have been my 2 years in wilderness when Dale Small was director of boys camp. My daughter recently gave me The Touch of Influence as a Christmas gift. The memories and wonderful times all came flooding back. Mama Wilson, the great food she made, the singing in the dining room after meals. All the wonderful programs and activities we did as campers, and staff members. I must have talked about it more than I can remember. Calie, my daughter, was so excited when she gave me the book on Christmas day, and after everyone had gone I sat down in the cool of the evening and began to read. I could smell the fresh air of the woods, hear the waves of the lake lapping on the shore and remember the many times I experienced the Northern Lights. I couldn’t put the book down.

Yours sincerely,
George William (The Arm) Armstrong

From the Archives

Wildwood Dishwashing Station, 1965

Dishwwashing Station

SAVE THE DATE!

Camp Sunday is March 30, 2014 at Westminster Church of Detroit. Service begins at 11AM, with s’mores immediately following. We look forward to seeing you there!

90th Reunion in 2015
Mark your calendars! Camp Westminster is celebrating 90 years! The 90th Anniversary celebration will be July 10-12, 2015. Make plans now to join us for a weekend full of reminiscing, singing, and having fun!