Outdoor Ministries

Relationships with camp boards, promotion of camping, naming of camp managers and camp leaders, recommending curriculum, and long-range planning and financial oversight of camping programs.

Team Members: Jan Hurst , McPherson (Chair); Lowell Dell, Holmesville; Susan Kendall, Topeka; Jon Tuttle, Prairie View.

Follow the links to the camps’ websites to find more information and registration materials for the 2015 summer camping season.

2015 Camp Season Schedule

Camp Colorado website

Camp Mt. Hermon website

Dates Correction: Colorado Family Camp

Dates Correction: Colorado Family Camp

Dates previously posted on the district calendar (August 21-23) for Camp Colorado Family Camp were incorrect. Please note the correct dates are August 8-9. Apologies for any inconvenience.

New survival camp

New “On the Edge” survival camp in August

This year the Outdoor Ministries Team (OMT) offers a new experience for campers: “On the Edge” Survival Camp. This session will be held August 2–7, 2015 at Camp Mt. Hermon and limited to 12 campers (half girls, half boys) who have completed grades 7 to 10. The limited spaces will fill up fast. Register now … read on

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Camp Colorado annual meeting

The Board of Directors of the Brethren Leadership Foundation, Inc. (dba Camp Colorado) announces its annual meeting to be held Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 7 PM Mountain Time at Camp Colorado, 238 N. County Highway 67, Sedalia, Colorado 80135.  At the meeting the following persons will be nominated for a three-year term on the … read on

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Camp Mt. Hermon report

Dear Western Plains, I’m simply blown away by the turnout at this weekend’s camp opening and board/trustee meeting. It was a fantabulous time! Much was accomplished. Bear in mind, however, that there is still much to do in terms of getting ready for campers! Here are some highlights of the weekend: By our count, a … read on

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District camps workcamp weekends

The Summer Camp Season is almost here! Attend a workcamp weekend to help our District camps get ready! Camp Colorado: May 22-25 Work Camp Weekend is rapidly approaching for Camp Colorado!  We’ll be gathering on Friday, May 22nd and working through Monday, the 25th. We provide the meals and the tools. You provide the big … read on

Outdoor Ministries Connection meets in Texas

Outdoor Ministries Connection meets in Texas

On March 10–13, the Outdoor Ministries Connection met at Camp Capers, an Episcopalian center in Waring, Texas. Jan Gilbert Hurst, McPherson, Kan., represented the Outdoor Ministries Association of the Church of the Brethren at this meeting. This gathering brought together Presbyterian, UCC, Methodist, Lutheran, Episcopalian, Church of the Brethren, American Baptist, and Catholic representatives to … read on

Register for summer camp!

Register for summer camp!

With the first camp session starting May 29, the summer camp season will be upon us before we know it! Register soon! Follow the links to the camps’ websites to find more information and registration materials for the 2015 summer camp. 2015 Camp Season Schedule (Camp dates can also be found on the District online … read on

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Maintenance position open at Camp Colorado

Camp Colorado is in need of some help this summer. We are looking for a full time maintenance worker. This person must be able to do physical labor without limitations, help with mowing, trimming and at times be able to run a chainsaw. They also need to have basic plumbing, carpentry, and electrical skills. This … read on

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Camp Mt. Hermon Board Meeting and Work Days

Save-the-date for the May board meeting and Camp Work Weekend. (Read more of the Board’s March 14 meeting.) Camp Opening and Board/Trustee Meeting – Saturday, May 2, 2015. The meeting convenes at 10am. All who’ve paid or who will pay their annual trustee dues as trustees are strongly encouraged to attend this event. Annual dues … read on

Camp changes for web

District camp schedules reconfigured

(For summer camp registration materials, please go to the websites of Camp Colorado and Camp Mt. Hermon.) The Outdoor Ministries Team (OMT) looks forward to fun, well-led, and spirit-filled camps for the children of Western Plains district in 2015. Download the camp schedule here. We have some changes this year that parents and campers alike … read on