Hello, Parents of 6th-8th graders!
Middle Schoolers. (grade 6-8 completed) are offered two different camp opportunities (in addition to Camp Wapo) in 2021!
Camp Wapo is currently full. You can still be added to the waitlist or check out these other opportunities! Questions? Contact Kate Roettger.
Wilderness Canoe Base (6th-8th grade)
Wilderness Canoe Trip- July 19th-25th
Who: 6th-8th Grade (only 7 spots)
CLC Camper Cost: $200 (overall cost is $550, CLC pays over half)
7 Spots Available
Registration Link: tinyurl.com/MiddleSchoolWCB2021
Why Wilderness Canoe Base?
Wilderness Canoe Base (WCB) allows youth to go on an expedition into the Boundary Waters that allows youth to slow down, reflect, and see how strong that they really are! This is a perfect experience for youth to build community and confidence!
Your child does not have to have any experience canoeing or experience in the wilderness. WCB counselors are experienced guides that will lead the group as a team. Youth learn to work as a team and learn to celebrate team successes together!
OX Lake (6th-8th grade)
Ox Lake- July 5th-July 10th
Who: 6th-8th Grade
CLC Camper Cost: $200 (overall cost is $495, CLC pays over half)
20 Spots Available
Registration Link: lwlbci.com/cambridge
Why OX Lake?
Ox Lake is a new experience for our middle school students- Let’s take some time to talk about it!
Ox Lake is hidden away on 270 acres of native grasslands, a hidden lake, a winding stream, Ox Lake is a place to experience nature, community, and exciting activities that will be the highlight of the summer!
Ox Lake is part of Camp Wapo. Ox Lake has the same elements as the Camp Wapo site that campers love. Including Bible study, campfire, and worship with the songs that they know and love. All of this with a more relaxed atmosphere and added variety.
I have served at two different churches that transitioned students from the Camp Wapo Site to the Ox Lake Site. At both churches, kids were nervous to make the change. They thought it might be too rustic and were unsure . At both churches, after the week at OX kids said that they LOVED OX and wanted to be OX campers forever! Campers love OX!
The field games are amazing! They include outdoor laser tag, bubble soccer, human foosball, along with Wapo favorites (Mighty Mighty Scoop Noodle Challenge and Capture the Flag). There is Gaga as well! Can’t forget low ropes- another camper favorite! Ox campers also go canoeing.
Ox has a beloved Canteen! Canteen at Ox is full of variety, including all the flavors of Jarritos Mexican Soda Pop.
The Dining Hall looks like a summer camp movie scene. It is large and screened in- surrounded by greenery. Meals are made with fresh ingredients and prepared onsite, and the food is different from Camp Wapo.
When some think of ox, they think rustic. But, Ox has the amenities that we love- cabins have electricity (ceiling fans even) and bunks. There is a shower house (heated showers), and regular bathrooms.
The feeling at OX is relaxed, not as scheduled. For example, at Ox Lake campers might stay awake late one night to play night games and the following morning they get to sleep in before breakfast. Did you catch that, OX plays night games! Night games are a total highlight of the Ox experience! There is also time to just relax- think hammocks!
Ox campers LOVE OX. OX is a great opportunity for CLC kids to live in community, grow in their faith and build friendships.
CLC wants all kids to go to camp. CLC is paying half (or more) for all CLC kids. There is additional money available for anyone who needs it. No questions asked!
Whichever Summer Camp experience you choose for your middle school student- whether it be Camp Wapo, WBC, Ox Lake or a combination of camps, God will be present! Fun will be present! Friendships and faith will be strengthened.
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Looking forward to Summer!
Kate Roettger, Director of Children, Youth, and Family Ministry
Pastor Emily Martin