Leaves are changing, and so are camp names!

Leaves-are-changingHello everyone! While the forces of fall have been working hard to change the trees from lush summer green into the slender, twiggy look of winter, the camp board has been working hard to solve a summer camp problem! You see, every summer Junior Camp (grades 4-5) has been scheduled during July 4th week… It was great because campers could celebrate the great USA in the rolling hills of Camp Otyokwah, BUT unfortunately some campers (and parents) had to decide between Independence Day family plans and the incredible experience of summer camp! We decided that no one should have to choose between family and camp.

After much deliberation, the camp board decided to restructure our summer camp sessions so that we are accessible to as many campers as possible! The result of their endeavors are 3 week-long sessions, and one partial week (as usual) for our younger campers – a condensed version of our typical 4 and 1/2 weeks. Because the names of the previous sessions will no longer reflect the ages or absorbed week (and, in effect, might be confusing), we have also renamed each session.

The added bonus of condensing weeks is an increased number of campers in each session, which means a more lively and energetic camp environment! Extreme games will be even more extreme, worship sessions will be more pumpin’, swim time will be more splish-splashy and camp will simply be more campy! We can’t wait!

When our brochure and registration materials come out, you can expect to see the new names (below). We are excited about this change, as well as the opportunity for more campers to participate in the life changing experience of summer camp! As always, if you have any questions, feel free to give us a call at camp and we’d be happy to talk to you about them!

Pioneer Camp (entering grades 2-3) – June 5-7, 2014

Discovery Camp (entering grades 4-6) – June 22-28, 2014

Pathfinders Camp (entering grades 7-9) – June 15-21, 2014

Adventure Camp (entering grades 10-12) – June 8-14, 2014

Along with our new schedule and names, we have some exciting new programs headed your way – including more options for high school students and moms. Like us on facebook and receive our new blog posts by email by checking the box below!

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About Mark

Mark Dubler has been a leader, host, and participant in camps and retreats for the last twenty years. He holds an M.A. in Educational Ministries from Wheaton College and is the Executive Director of Otyokwah Camp and Retreat Center, a Christian facility with a rich history of providing personal, life-changing experiences.

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