Camp Wagner is a special place for so many of our young people, especially our inner-city youth. It is always amazing to see the simple yet splendid display of God’s nature captivating their attention.
A night sky filled with stars so numerous, big and bright you can hear gasps of wonder and excitement. Or the silence at night, something many campers often never experience in the hustle and bustle of big cities.
Camp Wagner is a unique space that creates a change of pace and environment for many of our campers. One of the major factors that motivate the staff is that we get to partner with God and be conductors of His grace and mercy. Junior Camp has proven itself as a place where many of our young people make decisions to accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. Last summer we celebrated 13 baptisms, and we look forward to what God is going to do this year and beyond.
Junior Camp this year is titled “Wild West.” We are taking the youth west—not physically, but spiritually—and teaching them about the exciting story of David and how he was a lone ranger in the Bible. We strive to make the Bible come alive so our campers can take ownership for their personal walk with God while still having an amazing time.
This year’s camp will be full of fun activities including horseback riding, skating, laser tag, driving go karts and swimming. We are especially excited to visit the Tree Runner Adventure Park in Grand Rapids, Michigan. We can’t forget to mention the western grub that will be swinging its way to our cafeteria.
Junior Camp will climax with a conference-wide Olympic and family fun day in Cassopolis on Sunday, July 30. All are invited, so we hope to see you there, partners!
Registration for Junior Camp is open for children ages 8–16. Sign up today and get ready for us to welcome you to the Wild West!
Summer Camp Dates: July 23-30
Location: Camp Wagner, 19088 Brownsville St., Cassopolis, MI 49031
Earl Baldwin is the Lake Region Youth director.