Green-E-News March 2014

The countdown to the opening of Camp for the summer has begun! Spring Wakeup Weekend will be May 16-18, and the first day of Camp, June 15, is only 76 days away! If you haven’t already, register online today!

Camp Sunday 2014 was held at Westminster Church on March 30. It was great to see so many alumni, friends, and current campers enjoying s’mores, crafts, and community together! We were thrilled to have camper Jordan Palmer serve as Guest Preacher. Jordan did a great job speaking to the congregation and even included a camp story in his sermon!

This year will be full of new things around Camp. The new and improved Van Dusen Lodge will be officially dedicated on August 17 – be sure to save the date! Two all-new camp sessions will take place this summer. Scroll down to learn more about Extreme S.T.E.A.M and The Au Sable Paddle & Saddle Challenge. Finally, April is reNEWal month for the Kroger Community Rewards program. If you don’t currently participate, it’s also a great time to get involved!

With all the exciting things going on, there is truly something for everyone at Camp Westminster.

We look forward to seeing you at Camp!

Register for Camp!

Looking to discover something new this summer? CW is pleased to offer two new camp sessions – Extreme S.T.E.A.M. and The Au Sable Paddle & Saddle Challenge.

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Extreme S.T.E.A.M. will take campers on a two-week adventure full of swimming, canoeing, building rockets, climbing, exploring nature, mixing colors, painting, hiking, and making slime, all while learning the basics of S.T.E.A.M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, & Math).

The Au Sable Paddle & Saddle Challenge is packed with skill-building activities and challenges! Over the course of two weeks, campers will enjoy their favorite Camp Westminster activities before embarking on an out trip along the Au Sable River: swim, sail, climb, craft. Your mission is to hike the shoreline and canoe the riverbed. Then, move from water to land and finish the trip with horseback riding at Karefree Ranch.

Kroger Community Rewards

Time to renew!

For those who participate in the Kroger Community Rewards program, your selection of Camp Westminster as the points receipient is up for renewal in April. To renew, log in to your account at krogercommunityrewards.com, select “Account Summary” and then “Community Rewards.” Enter 91082 and choose Camp Westminster on Higgins Lake.

For new participants, follow these simple steps:

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!

At this time, participation is limited only to Kroger stores. Thank you for your support!

FROM THE COMMUNITY

“I was there and lovin’ it 60 years ago. A cherished memory.” ~Craig Weston

“It was my home away from home from 9-23 years of age. It formed me into the person I am today. CW is an amazing place where you can learn and grow in a safe and caring environment.” ~Alicia Leblanc-Rowney

“I have so many good memories of Camp Westminster from my childhood. That was a place where I’ve made lifetime friends and have great stories to tell my kids.” ~Candace Steward

JUMP IN!

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!

iGive is hosting a special challenge this month –  Everybody who joins to support Camp Westminster on Higgins Lake and tries the iGive Button through 7/15/14 results in a $5 donation to Camp, even if you don’t shop!

Volunteers Needed!

With the start of camp on the horizon, volunteers are needed for a variety of projects at the camp office in Detroit. Call 313-341-8969 or e-mail rachel@campwestminster.com for more details.

SAVE THE DATE!

Spring Wakeup Weekend

Many hands make light work! Plan to arrive Friday evening (7:30pm or after) for fellowship and settling in; the first meal served will be Saturday breakfast. We stay through Sunday lunch, with a short time of worship on Sunday morning. Register online today! Questions? Call 313.341.8969.

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!