Learn about the sacrament of holy baptism in a wet, wild, and watery way! Come be immersed in God's love and grace poured out through the waters of baptism. This "Walk in the Water" weekend is packed with tons of camp fun, including hikes, water Olympics, the ropes course, Bible studies, evening campfire, games, stargazing, and Sunday morning worship. Ewalu counselors will be here to lead us through the weekend's activities! Youth will return home refreshed by God's love, renewed in their faith, and encouraged to walk daily in the waters of their baptism.
This retreat is for youth in 2nd-5th grade. The event begins at 10:00AM on Saturday morning and goes through 11:00AM Sunday morning.
COST: $50 for youth | $50 for chaperones
TO REGISTER: Download our registration form
Groups: send 1 adult for every 10 youth
Registration Deadline: February 23rd
Quilters: you’re invited to get away and get some work done on all those unfinished 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! This retreat is being held at the Stone Center (35124 Hwy 13, Strawberry Point, IA). Rooms include private bathroom, two single beds, towels, and linens.
The cost is for double occupancy:
Thurs-Sun: $130 (Meals are not included/offered on Thursday)
Add $20 for your own room
TO REGISTER: DOWNLOAD OUR REGISTRATION FORM
On Thursday or Friday (whichever day you choose), plan to arrive between 2-5pm. This retreat will conclude by 4pm on Sunday. Quilters are welcome to bring additional snacks and soda! Registration Deadline: March 3
Our annual meeting will begin 1:00PM in Cedar Lodge, located at Ewalu’s main site. We cordially invite the congregations of the Eastern Iowa Lutheran Bible Camp Association to this event. Each congregation can send two representatives to participate in this meeting.
Here's what to expect:
TO RSVP: call 563-933-4700 | e-mail: email@example.com
Join us for a fun weekend of camp games, songs, Bible studies, activities, campfires, and community! Camp Ewalu counselors will lead cabin groups through the weekend. Our guest speaker and musician is AGAPE! David “AGAPE” Scherer combines rapping, dancing, and storytelling to communicate to young people in a way that they "get it".
COST: $85 for youth | $60 for adults
GROUPS: Minimum 1 adult chaperone required if group size is 10 or less. 1 additional chaperone required for every 10 youth in attendance.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: April 8th.
A weekend retreat for youth in 6th-8th Grade. Check-in is Friday from 8:00pm to 8:45pm and the event will conclude on Sunday at 11:00am.
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