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friends camp


Thursday, June 15
& friday, June 16

Check-IN AT 1 P.M.

cost: free 
Carol Joy Holling Camp

As a special friend of camp, we invite you to join us for Friends Camp! This is your chance to take a sneak peek at our Summer Ministry Team and campers living out their faith in these amazing spaces. You’ll reconnect with old friends and make some new ones, too.



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.

We’ll treat you to a social hour in historical downtown Ashland and a delicious dinner back at camp, prepared by our talented chef, Max Harris.


You’ll experience some fun, camp-inspired activities including sno kones, s’mores around the firepit, and breakfast with the campers. On Friday, you’ll join the campers and their families for closing worship where you’ll hear and see all the fun they had during the week.


We want to be prepared for you, so please RSVP by Wednesday, May 31.


Thursday, June 15

1 p.m. – Check-In                           

1:30 p.m. – Welcome

2:15 p.m. – Tour of Camp         

3:00 p.m. – Sno kones with campers

4:00 p.m. – Social time at Glacial Till and/or shopping in downtown Ashland
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)

Friday, June 16 

8:00 a.m. – Breakfast with Campers

9:00 a.m. – Check out of rooms

9:30 a.m.  – unEqual Bible Devotion

10:00 a.m. – Service Project (notes for campers and Summer Ministry Team)

10:45 a.m. – Fishing at Crystal Lake dock, shopping at camp store OR tour of gardens                               

12:00 p.m. – Lunch                                                    

12:45 p.m. – Affirmations Project

1:45 p.m. – Welcome campers and families

2:00 p.m. – Closing Worship     

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

by May 31

Contact Gera Schultz

with any questions


or 402-944-2544

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