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.
Yes, you're invited to join us for some fun in the snow with family, friends, youth groups, and neighbors on January 25 (and on February 22) from 11:00 to 3:00. Activities include sledding (bring your own sleds), snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and building snowmen and snow-forts! A lunch will be served from 12:30-2:00 and snacks will be available all day! When it's time to warm up, a fire will be going all day long in the lodge and you can come decorate cookies!
$15 per person OR $35 for a group of fourFor more information, or to sign up, call 563-933-4700, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Yes, you're invited to join us for some fun in the snow with family, friends, youth groups, and neighbors on February 22 from 11:00 to 3:00. Activities include sledding (bring your own sleds), snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and building snowmen and snow-forts! A lunch will be served from 12:30-2:00 and snacks will be available all day! When it's time to warm up, a fire will be going all day long in the lodge and you can come decorate cookies!
$15 per person OR $35 for a group of four
For more information, or to sign up, call 563-933-4700, or e-mail email@example.com
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