Trinity United Methodist Church in Keokuk is hosting a Camp Preview Day on Saturday, April 25th. Children and youth from ages 7 to 14 are being invited to “experience some of the fun camp has to offer and to learn about all that is happening this summer” at Iowa United Methodist camps.
As a long-time advocate for camping ministry, Missy Brown, the pastor at Trinity UMC, was excited to help coordinate this event. The slogan on the poster for the event summarizes her hope for the summer camp experiences her youth will have: “Best. Week. Ever.”
The preview day is a free event that will last from 9:30 in the morning until 4:00 that afternoon. Participants will enjoy games, archery, s’mores, crafts, nature, Bible exploration, team challenge, and more.
Patric Newton (pictured), the site director for Pictured Rocks United Methodist Camp and Retreat Center outside of Monticello in northeast Iowa, has been helping to organize the event. Pictured Rocks “has been blessed to partner with churches, families, and organizations for over 50 years to provide sacred space away from the daily grind.”
The camping ministries of Iowa are supported by apportionment gifts from United Methodist churches throughout the state. This preview day is one way communities in southeast Iowa can become acquainted with the opportunities available through our United Methodist camps.