Day Retreat

Saturday, April 25, 2020
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Grades 1-6

Carol Joy Holling Camp

“Beloved, since God loved us so much, we also ought to love one another.” – 1 John 4:11


Our Explore! Day Retreats for elementary students are a chance for young campers to get out and enjoy camp in one compact and fun day. If your child is missing camp or if they didn’t get to come out this summer, Explore gives them the perfect opportunity to experience a day of adventure and faith building out at CJH Camp. We will be reviewing this past summer’s theme, “Chain Reaction.” This will be a perfect reminder to those who were out at camp this summer of what lessons they had learned or an excellent opportunity to dive into the meaningful teachings from this summer to those who weren’t able to come. In addition to Bible study and worship, we will be experiencing many favorite camp activities together as we share in fun and fellowship.


Every Explore! Day Retreat is different, so first-time and long-time participants can both join in the fun as we focus on environmental education, fellowship, and faith!

Tentative Schedule:

9:00 a.m.        Arrival & Gathering Games
9:30 a.m.        Village Time
10:00 a.m.      *Rotation 1
11:00 a.m.      *Rotation 2
12:00 p.m.      Lunch – Cookout

1:00 p.m.       *Rotation 3

2:00 p.m.        Bible Study
2:30 p.m.        Snack
3:00 p.m.        Closing Program (Parents & families welcome to join!)
3:30 p.m.        Departure

*Rotations to be determined but may include zip line, Gaga ball, and others.

Pastors, Youth Directors and Other Church Leaders:

Church Leaders attending with groups of youth: we would love to have you out for the day to be in community with your youth! There will be no charge for church leaders attending Explore! Please RSVP to Sarah Rogge by email at SRogge@NLOM.org or by phone at 402-944-2544.

NOTE: This event will be held outdoors, so please dress in layers, and be sure to bring a water bottle to stay hydrated throughout the day! 



$15 per camper. This cost includes meals and programming on Saturday.


If you have questions about the Explore! retreat, please contact Sarah Rogge by email at SRogge@NLOM.org or by phone at 402-944-2544.


27416 Ranch Road, Ashland, NE. 68003


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Carol Joy Holling Conference & Retreat Center is operated by Nebraska Lutheran Outdoor Ministries (NLOM), a non-profit organization.