Join us for the junior high “Dirty Feet Retreat,” the weekend of October 3-5 as we climb to the mountaintop with “Central Standard Time”.
In Matthew 17 Jesus takes three of his disciples (including Peter) up to a high mountain. Jesus is transfigured, and the disciples are privileged to see Jesus in all his glory with Elijah and Moses! In his amazement, Peter’s responds: “Lord, it is good for us to be here.”
Peter wants to stay on the mountaintop, and is willing to do whatever it takes to do so. It’s an incredible experience; a taste of the glory of God! But Jesus doesn’t let them stay there; the “experience” is over, now it’s time for real life. Jesus leads them down the mountain into the valley.
Why didn’t Jesus let James, John, and Peter stay on the mountaintop? For the same reason he won’t let us stay there: he needs us to be his hands and feet in the world. Though we too have to come down from the mountaintop, back to the real world, Jesus still walks right alongside us on the way down.
We’ll have summer camp counselors leading cabin groups and activities all weekend, including faith conversations, ropes course, group games, and so much more.
Central Standard Time is a dynamic acoustic duo from Iowa City. Both Matt Hibbard and Charlie Rod served many years in outdoor ministry (including Ewalu), and are excited to return to camp to sing, talk, and experience God in this special place apart.
Cost:$85 per youth and $60 for adults
Note: please send 1 adult for every 10 youth
Registration Deadline: September 26th
To register, download this form and mail or email it to our office:
Ewalu Camp & Retreat Center
37776 Alpha Avenue
Strawberry Point, IA 52076
About Central Standard Time:
Central Standard Time is an acoustic duo from Iowa City. Matt Hibbard and Charlie Rod met at camp, where their friendship grew strong. From that friendship sprouted a musical collaboration, born of many summer nights singing and playing around a campfire, winter days singing and playing by a fireplace, and countless days and nights in a college dorm room, making music with friends. That collaboration has continued for more than 15 years, spawning five albums of original music and performances throughout the Midwest.
For more information, contact us at 563-933-4700 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The summer is over, but there’s still plenty of work projects that need some hands! Join us for Volunteer work weekend and enjoy free lodging and food, good fellowship, and great work projects! All are welcome!
This event runs Friday afternoon through Saturday at 8:00pm. There will be one evening meal on Friday and three meals on Saturday with a few snacks throughout the day. Come for the whole weekend, or even just a few hours! All are welcome and everyone’s help is appreciated!
To RSVP by September 26th, download this registration form send it to camp via:
Or Mail forms to:
Attn: Work Weekend
37776 Alpha Avenue
Strawberry Point, IA 52076
This spring, volunteers helped clear out excess brush and tops on camp left over from selective logging. If you own a chainsaw, we could definitely use more help in clearing! For those without a chainsaw or experience using a chainsaw, we’ll need an army to load and unload trucks of the cut timber.
You’re invited to get away and get some work done on all those unfinished quilts or craft projects you have laying around. The entire weekend is devoted to you and what you’d like to accomplish! Bring your own projects and supplies; we’ll supply you with a 6” table, plenty of good food, and a place to sleep!
Retreat limited to 20 people at Camp Ewalu’s Stone Retreat Center. Rooms include private bathroom, two single beds, towels, and linens. Cost is for double occupancy (add $20 for your own room).
Fri-Sun : $110
To register: call 563-933-4700 or e-mail email@example.com
Registration Deadline: Monday, October 13th
Come join other women of faith for a fun-filled weekend at Camp Ewalu. Crafts, breakout sessions, campfire, worship and massages are just some of the things you and your friends can enjoy. Our guest speakers will help us discover the essence of God. Lodging and meals are included.
Deposit of $25.00 required
Upon registration, Ewalu will send more detailed information.
For more information OR to register:
Pastors and youth ministry leaders: we invite you to an overnight retreat at Camp Ewalu as a ‘thank you’ for your leadership and labors in the church.
This event begins with dinner at 5:30 Friday evening with a time of fellowship and sharing to follow, concluding with an evening worship service. Saturday will begin with brunch at 9:00 followed by morning devotions and another time of sharing and fellowship. We will conclude at 11:00am to provide you with enough time to get home and prepare before Sunday services.
Accommodations will be in the newly remodeled Walnut complex and Barred Owl Lodge. Rooms reserved on a first come first served basis, so call in to reserve your space as soon as possible.
There is no cost to this event! However, please RSVP so we can plan meals and lodging accommodations accordingly. Reservations need to be made no later than October 24. Spouses are welcome to attend. Space is limited so make your reservations early.
A camp for children who have experienced loss; designed to provide a safe environment for children to openly express feelings surrounding their loss. Campers will also receive comfort from those who have gone through similar experiences, and of course, have fun! Registration is open for children entering 3rd grade to children entering 12th grade.
Activities will be both therapeutic and enjoyable. Children will be encouraged to participate only to the level they feel comfortable. This is because we recognize that just as each loss is unique, so is each individual's grieving experience. There will be arts and crafts and other activities to honor and remember loved ones. There will also be campfires and songs, and of course, there will be time for the pool, the zip line, and the climbing tower!
Along the way, campers will have counselors with them who have experienced significant loss themselves. These counselors are prepared to openly share their experiences, and to offer their support when necessary.
Given the weight of this topic, Aaron Jonasen ("AJ") will be present for the entire 48 hours. Additionally, top-notch speakers and helpful resources will be an integral part of this camp. Hearts & Stars promises to be a safe and nurturing experience!
Aaron Jonasen has been the Program Director at Camp Ewalu since December, 2013. In August 2012, Aaron completed his MS in Counseling from the University of Wisconsin Whitewater. He is now a National Certified Counselor, a Licensed Professional Counselor in Training, and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Training.
While completing his internship at Agrace HospiceCare in Madison, WI, Aaron had the opportunity to counsel both hospice patients and individuals who were dealing with loss. One of his many jobs as Agrace was to lead groups for children who had experienced significant loss. It was through these groups that Aaron discovered his passion for creating a safe place for children to express their grief, and to find comfort from those who could relate to their experiences. It was one of these encounters with a young girl who had lost her mother that the name of our camp, and the first annual "Hearts & Stars" was born.If you would like more information, please call AJ at 563-933-4700. You may also email him at firstname.lastname@example.org