October 11-13, 2019

Grades 6-8
Carol Joy Holling Camp


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

We are hosting another Middle School Retreat out at camp! Come and join us as we dive into this past summer’s theme, “Chain Reaction.” This retreat will serve as a good reminder to campers who attended camp about the things they learned during their time there and how they can continue to implement those lessons into their lives. For campers who may not have been able to attend camp, this retreat will serve as way for them to experience camp and what we learned this summer in a condensed and meaningful way. If you are a church leader looking to get some confirmation students out to camp, let us know and we would be happy to accommodate time for confirmation lessons along with this camping retreat experience.


Along with the lessons we will learn about God’s love and the chain reaction it causes, we will also be experiences some favorite camp activities, God’s creation, and of course, fellowship! See the tentative schedule below for some examples of activities that your camper will get to participate in.

Tentative Schedule

Friday, October 11

7:00 p.m.         Check-In

7:30 p.m.         Village Time and Snack

8:00 p.m.         Camp Challenge

9:00 p.m.         Night Geocaching

10:00 p.m.       Worship

10:30 p.m.       Devotional

Saturday, October 12

7:30 a.m.         Breakfast

8:00 a.m.         First Word

8:30 a.m.         Rotations including Creative Arts, Gaga Ball, & Archery

11:00 a.m.       Hike and Witness Event Planning

12:00 p.m.       Cookout Lunch

1:30 p.m.         Rotations including High Ropes, Boating, & Human Foosball

5:30 p.m.         Dinner

6:30 p.m.         Bible Study

8:00 p.m.         Witness Event

9:00 p.m.         S'moresgasbord Campfire

10:00 p.m.       Worship

10:30 p.m.       Devotional

Sunday, October 13

9:00 a.m.         First Word

9:30 a.m.         Breakfast Cookout

10:30 a.m.       Bible Study

11:00 a.m.       Closing Worship

11:30 a.m.       Big Group Games

12:00 p.m.       Departure


$40 per camper. This cost includes lodging, meals and programming on Friday through Sunday.


Pastors, Youth Directors and other Church Leaders:

We would love to have you! If you wish to attend the Middle School Retreat with youth from your church, you may do so at no cost to you. Please RSVP to Sarah Rogge by email at SRogge@NLOM.org​ or by phone at 402-944-2544.


If you have any questions or need additional information, 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.