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

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

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. Leaders/co-directors will be Randall Westfall and Jan Hurst. Cheryl … 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

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Mt. Hermon Celebrates 70 Years

Here is a big hello from Camp Mt Hermon campers, who attended Family Camp held Sept. 26-28. It was an awesome weekend with as many as 80 plus visitors and campers at any given time. Leslie Kendall, of Topeka, jump started the on line registration for the 70th Anniversary of Camp Mt Hermon. Seventy-four campers … read on

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Register for Family Camp at Mt. Hermon!

Online registration is now available for Camp Mt. Hermon Family Camp, September 26-28. Come join us for a fun-filled celebration of the camp’s 70th anniversary! (Registration fee is may be paid when you arrive at camp Sept. 26.) Family Camp Flyer – which includes the schedule, fees, and contact information Family Camp Online Registration

Camp Mt. Hermon Spring Meeting & Work Day

Camp Mt. Hermon Spring Meeting & Work Day

The Camp Mt. Hermon spring meeting and workday will be held Saturday May 3.  You are invited to see the new pavilion and find out more about what’s going on at camp.  Your help is needed for a variety of projects to get the camp ready for campers this summer.  Come as early as 9:00 … read on

Camp Colorado Workcamp Weekend

Camp Colorado Workcamp Weekend

Work Camp Weekend is rapidly approaching for Camp Colorado!  We’ll be gathering on Friday, May 23rd and working through Monday, the 26th. We provide the meals and the tools. You provide the big heart for the camp and a willing spirit to do whatever is needed. Come for an afternoon, a day, or the whole … read on