by Shirley Weyrauch
Chair, Division for Outdoor Ministries
We hope that thinking of warm summer activities is helping you get through the cold winter days!
Outdoor Ministries’ work continues even in cold weather as we prepare for the summer camping season! The 2016 Summer Camp Catalog is finished and posted at www.journeythehills.org. Or click here to see a printable copy. Online registration is set to open in the first week of February.
Replenish Campership Funds
Would you help us? Last summer, we nearly depleted the Campership Fund by offering as much assistance as possible to our campers in need. Now we need your help to replenish the fund for the coming season! On the Ohio Conference website, you may now make online donations securely using PayPal. Please put “Campership” in the designated section. You may also send checks to the Ohio Conference office, 6161 Busch Blvd., Suite 100, Columbus OH 43229. Put Campership Fund on the memo line so it gets directed appropriately.
If you haven’t discovered our Facebook page and Twitter feeds, you can easily stay connected that way by clicking these links:
There are two events open to the whole Conference in February. North Congregational Church in Columbus is planning an event, Love is Love, for LGBTQ families and allies who would like to gather to share stories and experiences, encourage, and support one another. It will be an overnight at Pilgrim Hills on February 20-21. Read more about it and register here.
The second event is for Junior High youth and will be held on February 27-28 at Pilgrim Hills. The theme is “Miracles – They Still Happen!” Learn more and register here.
Last, but not least, if you’d be interested in volunteering your time this summer, we will be accepting applications for volunteer counselors for a variety of camp events and directors for our two Outpost camps. You can find the volunteer application on our website, www.journeythehills.org under the Resources and Forms tab, or click here for a copy.
We hope to see you in the Hills!