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friends camp

TUESDAY, June 11
& WEDNESDAY, June 12

Check-IN AT 12:30 P.M.

cost: free 
Carol Joy Holling Camp

You’re invited to join us at Friends Camp 2024! At this no-cost retreat, you’ll see the Summer Ministry Team in action and learn about our plans for camp. And, just like the campers, you will enjoy the opportunity to connect with old friends and make some new ones too.

If you cannot come for the whole event, please join us for dinner at the Swanson Retreat Center at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 11.

We'd love to meet your friends too! Please let us know if you'd like to bring a friend.



Carol Joy Holling Camp, Swanson Retreat Center

Overnight accommodations are provided at the Swanson Retreat Center.  

Rooms with two queens or one king are available.

You’ll experience some fun, camp-inspired activities including sno kones, s’mores around the firepit, and breakfast with the campers.

We want to be prepared for you, so please RSVP by Friday, May 24. Space is limited, so early RSVPs are encouraged.

TENTATIVE schedule:

Tuesday, June 11

12:30 - 1:30 p.m. – Check-In                           

1:30 p.m. – Welcome & Introductions

2:00 p.m. – Tour of Camp         

3:00 p.m. – Sno kones with campers

4:00 p.m. – Devotions

4:45 p.m.  - Social Hour
5:45 p.m. – Group Photo                                         
6:00 p.m. – Dinner
6:45 p.m. – Summer Camp Update & State of the Camp

8:00 p.m. – Firepit & s'mores (weather permitting)

Wednesday, June 12 

7:30 a.m. – LIFT Worship & Breakfast with Campers

8:30 a.m. - Meet the Summer Ministry Team Leaders

9:00 a.m. - Tour of Outdoor Program Center

9:30 a.m. – Check Out of Rooms

10:00 a.m. – Special Announcement

11:00 a.m. – Service Project                          

12:00 p.m. – Lunch                                                    

1:00 p.m. - Good-bye


1:30-3:30 Optional social time in downtown historic Ashland, Neb.   

*Schedule subject to change based on weather and campers' schedule

by May 24

Contact Gera Schultz

with any questions


or 402-944-2544

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