Renew Retreat for spring clean up

“When you send forth your spirit, life is created; and you renew the face of the earth.” – PSALM 104:30 Formerly known as “Spring Into Camp,” Camp Tamarack has reimagined our Spring initiative to prepare for the Summer youth camping season; We are excited to invite you to join us for Renew Retreat: readying camp while reviving, re-grounding, and renewing our spirits in Christ. During this time, we will be preparing all Camp spaces, grounds, and buildings for summer usage. As we come out of a colder season of hibernation, Spring is greeting us in big and small ways —…

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2023 Camp Registration is OPEN

Our theme this summer is EMPOWER We are tying the theme to our Annual Gathering this year of Next Generation Ministries. Our youth are important as they step in to leadership and take on more of that responsibility. God empowered David and God empowers us with discernment and hope. As Psalm 78:72 says “With upright heart he shepherded them and guided them with his skillful hand.”

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Camp is hiring and looking for volunteers in 2023!

We have several openings we are looking to hire for as well as many volunteer opportunities coming up this camping season. Summer staff information: Camps will be running from Sunday afternoon until Thursday evening with a few exceptions as we navigate holidays and there would be opportunity to support various rental groups. With this updated schedule, staff will have off all day Friday and Saturday. Each staff member will have their own room in the Basile Retreat Center for the season and all boarding/meals are taken care of.  The programming season starts June 11th with staff arriving the week prior…

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Come Camp With Us!

Last weekend was the Winter Youth Retreat with the theme of “Legacy” using the story of Abraham and Sarah in Genesis plus Psalm 78. One of the activities was to create a commercial I can share on our website, on social media and with our churches. What could have taken 15 minutes, turned in to an all day activity. I love how seriously everyone took this and collaborated to make this video happen. Thank you to the campers: Evan, Ethan, Kody, Daniel and Alex Thank you to the leaders: Jess, Emma, Alyssa, Sam, Taniesha and Lara Thank you to the…

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Registration Open for 2023 Winter Youth Retreat

We will be gathering Friday February 3rd to Sun Feb 5th for the 2023 Winter Youth Retreat. The Winter Youth Retreat is a time for campers currently in grades 7-12 to come to camp, enjoy worship, time in nature, and have fellowship with one another. The theme this year is “Legacy”. We will be using the story of Abraham and Psalm 78 to explore this idea and what it means for us in different times of our lives. Registration is open and you can find it HERE If you have any questions, please reach out to Carolyn at carolyn.dugan@abcofwi.org or…

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Caring for Your Soul: Clergy Retreat

All Region Clergy are invited to some time away at Camp Tamarack from Sunday, January 29th, in the evening, through Tuesday, January 31st, 2pm The purpose of our time together is to provide space for clergy post-holidays to relax, rest, and seek spiritual direction or coaching should they desire it. Our retreat leaders are Rev. Dr. John Walton, Jr., pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Milwaukee, Rev. Dr. Thomas Aldworth, retired from Chicago, and Rev. Jacki Belile, of Living Well Ministries and pastor of Eden United Church of Christ. Registration is open until Jan 15th, 2023 Tentative Schedule: Sunday, January 29th:…

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End of Year Retreat for Young Adults

End the year right! Spend some time at Camp Tamarack Thurs night December 29th until Sat morning Dec 31st contemplating and making plans for “What’s Next” in 2023. This retreat is for those that are post High School up to 6ish years. The schedule will be set by those that attend, but there will be time for rest, for fun, for worship and connecting with each other and creation. Cost will be $60/person for meals and lodging You can register here Any questions? Contact Carolyn at carolyn.dugan@abcofwi.org or 715-281-2269

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2022 staff and volunteers – Thank you!!

What a summer! We are nearing the end of our programming and I wanted to take the opportunity to thank all the Cabin Leaders, Health Officers, Weekly Directors and Pastors who helped to make the summer special for all our campers. You are appreciated! A special thank you to our part time staff that helped in various capacities – George Scott as Assistant Groundskeeper and Reshma Zadda, Stacey Martyniuk, Martin (& Gwendolyn) Jolly, Jessica Bulson and Lara (& Ruby) Munger who helped in the kitchen. Linda Jolly and Emma Delikowski have truly gone above and beyond this summer! We had…

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Celebrate, Collaborate, Create! A Pre-Holiday Retreat for Ministers

November 10-12, 2022 (Thursday evening through Saturday morning) Camp Tamarack E879 Golke Road Waupaca WI 54981 All clergy/pastoral leaders are invited to a time of respite and renewal as we prepare for the holidays. We’ll have time to rest, worship together, share our traditions of Advent, Christmas, Watch Night and other celebrations, share resources for sermon and worship planning, and have our own holiday festivities before the busy-ness of the season arrives. Cost: $125 single room at Basile,  $75 per person w/roommate at Basile or $75 person in the John Gray  (covers 2 nights lodging, meals all day Friday and…

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