Summer Camp Program

Write To Your Camper

Write To Your Camper

We’d love to encourage you to write a letter to your camper. It’s so exciting to get a letter, especially for the younger campers. Here are the particulars.

<Your Child’s Name- First & Last, Grade Level>
St. Mary’s Camp
c/o Lake Wapogasset Lutheran Bible Camp, Inc.
738 Hickory Point Lane
Amery, WI 54001

 

2019 Departure Information

Dear Parents and Campers, Departure Day is just around the corner and we are excited to spend another year together at camp!

Departure Day, Saturday June 29th

When What
1:30 pm Campers arrive for check-in
2:30 pm Prayer service in Church
3:00 pm Depart for Camp
5:00 pm Arrive at Camp

Camper check-in is at St. Mary’s Greek Orthodox Church (3450 Irving Ave, Minneapolis).  Please arrive with plenty of time to check-in, meet your counselors for the week and get your luggage loaded. The South lot will be blocked off for the buses, but the North lot and on-street parking will be available for you.

Please review our Packing & Preparation document for dress code expectations, packing list, and a sample schedule to help you prepare for a fun-filled week. Also, please review the Camper Behavior Contract (to be reviewed and signed by both parent and camper) and the Medication Form (up to date information on any prescriptions) if applicable, both of which will also be available at camper check-in.

We would like to remind all campers and parents that cell phones, iPods, tablets and laptops are prohibited at Camp, so please leave them at home.

If your camper is not going to be riding the bus to or from camp AND YOU DID NOT include this information during registration – please contact camp@stmaryscamp.com with the details of when they are arriving/departing and who will be dropping them off/picking them up. If you are driving your camper to camp and arriving the same approximate time as the buses, please look for a member of our staff at the Arts & Crafts building to check-in and find your housing assignment.  Please note- we will not have staff on site at WAPO until 4pm- Pls do not arrive earlier than that. 

 

Return Day, Friday July 5th

When What
2:00 pm Buses Depart Camp Wapo
4:00 pm Expected arrival at St. Mary’s Greek

We will post on FB/ Twitter if we run into any delays on returning.

Finally, we would like to remind all of our participating parishes that St. Mary’s Camp strongly discourages visitors.   Please help us insure the safety of our campers by avoiding unscheduled visits.

 

Any questions or concerns, please contact camp@stmaryscamp.com

Need to Cancel???

Please email: camp@stmaryscamp.com

**Refunds will be issued up to 10 days prior to departure. Refunds will be paid in full minus a 4% credit card transaction fee**

Our Goal

To provide a safe camp setting for children and adults in an Orthodox Christian community of worship, witness, service, and fellowship centered on Jesus Christ.

Our Mission

Away from normal daily routines, to grow spiritually through faith, hope, and love inspired by the Holy Spirit that will carry over into family, parish, and community life.

We accomplish our mission by witnessing our Orthodox Faith through Worship, Fellowship, Education and Service.

Worship

We corporately ascribe praise, glory, and thanksgiving to God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit during the morning Matins, evening prayer services, devotions, and the Sacrament of Confession. This is culminated by receiving Holy Communion in the Divine Liturgy.

Education

We learn the Word of God and the Teachings of the Church in daily Bible study and religion groups led by priests and staff. In addition, we learn how to share with one another our revealed experiences through the grace of the Holy Spirit.

Fellowship

We strive as brothers and sisters in Christ to bring our faith into sporting, recreational, and social activities. Discussion groups provide opportunities to share what we have learned and experienced in our daily walk with Christ.

Service

We minister to each other by loving and serving mankind, thereby living in the image of God. By devoting our time, talents, and money, we respectfully maintain the camp’s facilities, we contribute to Orthodox Missions and other causes, and we help our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ.