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
Check-in will be at 2:00pm on Sunday in the Creation Center. Please plan on picking up your child in the same location at 2:00pm on Tuesday.
Registration Deadline: August 8th, 2014
Full payment due upon registration
REGISTER ONLINE or contact AJ at Ewalu.
Note: registering for "Hearts & Stars" is the same procedure as registering for summer camp.
If you have not registered for camp online previously, you will need to create an account.
Please note that Ewalu would like Hearts & Stars to be available for every child who may benefit from this experience. If cost is a factor, please contact AJ.
Join Ewalu on a week-long adventure in the remote northwoods! Come get refreshed in a relaxing environment, canoe and portage through chains of lakes, cook over a fire, and take part in devotions in God’s creation.
We will leave Ewalu early Saturday morning and drive to the edge of the Boundary Waters. On Sunday, we will head out for a five day, four night trip in the wilderness and we’ll emerge on Thursday for the return trip to Ewalu, arriving sometime Friday evening.
This trip is open to all adults who are prepared for the challenge and are ready to spend 6 nights in a tent. Please be advised before registering that this is a physically challenging trip as the nature of the boundary waters requires individuals to carry canoes and equipment between chains of lakes, cook over a fire, and to sleep in tents. Cost is $560.
Transportation is provided from Ewalu. All equipment is provided with the exception of a sleeping bag and a pad if desired. Meals are provided from Saturday supper through Friday breakfast.
(note: trip size is limited to 8 adults with one Ewalu staff guide.)
To register for this trip or for more information, Contact Dale Gohl (email@example.com) or call our office (563-933-4700)
Want to meet up with your cohorts and friends from those good ol’ summer days?
Join us Labor Day weekend at Ewalu for Alumni Weekend! Sign up for a cabin, an individual room in one of the lodges, or a site in the Family Campground. Come for the whole weekend, or just a few hours. Enjoy creek stomping, hiking, the high ropes course, and of course, s’mores and songs around the campfire! Grab your hiking boots and get ready for an awesome holiday weekend at this special place apart!
Accommodations vary in size and availability; contact Ewalu for information!
Lodging Options: Cedar Lodge, Barred Owl Lodge, Walnut Cabins, Walnut Lodge or Hickory Lodge.
Camping Options: Campground, Covered Wagons, or Trailblazer Cabins.
We're off to the "Windy City" - bring your spouse, friends, and your camera on this fantastic weekend touring and partaking in a wide array of attractions in Chicago!
Travel with Camp Ewalu and Hawkeye Stages/Legacy Tours to Chicago, Illinois! Here’s a breakdown of the some of the attractions:
There will be morning pickups in the following locations:
6:00-6:10 in Fayette
7:00-7:15 in Strawberry Point
Legacy Tour & Travel will provide travelers with:
One Camp Ewalu staff will be accompanying the trip!
COSTS FOR TRIP:
$615 (single occupancy)
$525 (double occupancy)
$505 (triple/quad occupancy)
Deadline to register is noon, August 25th!
Call 563-933-4700 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.