Summer 2014

Family Camp 4

This week we had our second annual family camp dedicated to families with children on the autism spectrum. Throughout this week we served 6 families and had so much fun playing big games, climbing the Track n’ Trail, taking a trip to the Island and spending time together. See you next year!


Wind River Range: Westward Trip, July 20 – August 2


Venture Out, Aug. 4 – 7, Pictured Rocks National Shoreline

It was an intrepid group of women, 11 and 1/2 in all, who took to the trails and waters of Lake Superior for this summer’s adventure.  The group gelled together and thoroughly enjoyed each other’s company. It was awesome to have times of laughter and stories but also moments of deep discussion and sharing about faith issues. Devotions were led by Megan (our mother to be) as well as any member who wanted to tell what God was doing in her life. Each person dedicated this trip to people in their lives who needed prayer.  New to this year was a kayaking experience along the sandstone cliffs of Pictured Rocks. Using tandem kayaks,  fortunately the day was calm and waves were minimal. Paddling through rock arches and along magnificent cliffs was a unique activity for all. A total of 12 miles was hiked and one thrilling sunset over Superior was witnessed.  Thanks to all who came. It was quite the trip!


Week 8: Island, August 3-9

The 6th and final week on the Island is off to a wonderful start. Campers engaged in the ropes courses, low elements, and quiet time.


Family Camp 3, July 27 – August 2

We welcomed 11 families for our third week of family camp this summer! Our speakers this week were Phil Staurseth, the Senior Pastor at Ravenswood Covenant, and Trevor Nicholas who together incorporated very funny skits and engaging stories to help us learn more about what it means to be in community and live more like Jesus! We had a wonderful week of excursions, Braveheart & Narnia, a trip to the Island, sleepovers in Yurts and even some time sharing families talents in our Open Mic night!


Week 7: Island Camp, July 27 – August 2


Westward Backpackers are back!

The westward backpack trip campers have returned from Wyoming’s Wind River Range. Great times were had by all, God’s creation was seen, and more photos are to come next week!

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Week 5: Wilderness Week 2, July 13-19


Week 5: Explorers & Pathfinders, July 13-19


Family Camp 2, July 20-26


Week 6: Island, July 20-26


Pictured Rocks Backpacking Trip: July 6–12, 2014


Week 4: Island July 6-12

The Islanders spent an amazing week in the rustic beauty of camp. They hiked to Ottawa Lake, did high ropes, and had fun on the Mountain Dew Swing. The week was great for spending time in community with each other and God.


Westward Backpackers Hit the Road!

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Two weeks of challenging and exciting traveling, sharing faith journeys and exploring God’s vast creation together begins today for our Westward Backpack Trip. For the next two days the 10th through 12th grade trippers will be on the road with our guides traveling across the great plains to the mountains and camping along the way. Then 7 days will be spent backpacking the Wind River Mountains of Wyoming. Three days on the road will get them back to Covenant Point, with camping stops at natural landmarks along the way. More photos to come after the trip!


Porcupine Mountains Backpacking Trip July 13-19, 2014

We hiked through the Porcupine Mountains for a week with 8 campers. We enjoyed eating lunch next to waterfalls and swimming in lake Superior. Another highlight was skipping rocks on the lake and watching the sunset. We had great weather and a fun time on trail together.


Flambeau River Canoe Trip June 29- July 5, 2014

We spent the week floating down the Flambeau River in Wisconsin. The best parts of our week were swimming down the river next to our canoes, eating lunch on the river with each other as we floated down the river, and eating delicious meals and hanging out around campfires every night. We saw God in the river, in the rain, and in each other.


Adventures In Leadership 2014

June 22 – June 29

14 Central Conference high school students, 5 Central Conference youth workers, and CPBC staff joined together for the week long Adventures in Leadership. One full day was spent at camp with leadership training, group initiatives, personality profiles, trip preparation, and times of worship. The next three days the group was split into two, and headed out backpacking the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore where each student led their group for a half day, helping prepare meals, make group decisions and lead a devotional “first or last word.” The trip wrapped up with a sea kayaking adventure on Lake Superior before returning to camp.


Men’s Trout Fishing Trip, July 7-10

“Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.”
– Henry David Thoreau

A group of adventurous men joined Covenant Point staff to retreat from everyday life, and spend time on the Bois Brule River fishing for trout. The three days were spent in community as well as some solitude and silence in the unspoiled realms of Northern Wisconsin’s Brule River State Forest. The theme of the message was “awakening” to God in your life. Highlights of the trip were sharing good meals around a campfire, visiting a trout hatchery, spending days on the river, from the headwaters to Lake Superior, slowing down from the pace of everyday life, and even catching some trout.


Vanguard: Jr. High Camp

This week we had our Mainland Jr. High camp. In addition to the usual big games and activities, campers this week participated in Pack Attack– a giant relay race between small groups. Chad Harrison, the speaker of the week, talked about how people can react to fear and troubled times differently when they know that God gives them strength. Despite the inordinate amount of rain, we had a blast this week and were still able to have an Elimination Tournament, enjoy some wonderful Choose Your Own Adventures, and spend time in nature listening to God.


Sojourners: Senior High Week

This last week we had our Senior High mainland camp. Speakers Jaimie Sladkey and Michelle Clifton-Soderstrom talked about what it means to know each other and to know God. We played big games, went to see fireworks, had a dance party in town, worshiped, and had an overall very full week.


Week 2: Family Camp, June 22-28

This last week was a great beginning to this summer’s family camps. Families engaged in frog catching, ropes courses, big games (including Braveheart), waterfront activities, and some genuine relaxation.


The Island: Week 2, June 22-28

With high ropes, fellowship, community building, and all-around fun, the second week of Island camp was an amazing time.


Adventures in Leadership 2014 hits the trail!

This week we have 14 students and 5 Central Conference youth workers on Adventures in Leadership, a Central Conference leadership development wilderness backpacking trip for high school students. The week started out with one full day of leadership training and experiences “in base” at Covenant Point, and the two hiking groups hit the trail Tuesday at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. More photos to come after the trip.

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Wilderness Week One

The Wilderness Week campers are having a week of learning and discovery. From tadpoles and archery to games and worship, the campers have had a packed and exciting time at camp. There will be more pictures soon, so keep checking in!