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T-Shirt Design Contest

Calling all artists!

For the WCYC Youth Camp Sessions, for summer 2020, we are holding a t-shirt design contest!

Every summer, we distribute a themed t-shirt to all campers and staff. The same design is used throughout all sessions. The t-shirt typically displays some imagery, or an inspirational message. It lends a sense of community for the whole of WCYC, and serves as a marker in time.

This year, we are looking for input… for fresh ideas… for clever designs.

Submit your t-shirt design by sending an email with your name, contact info, and submitted image to [email protected]

(You should receive a confirmation email, to confirm receipt.)

Thanks, and good luck!


Entries will be received until Saturday morning, 6am, May 2. The decision will be made, and the winner notified immediately.

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Introducing our new Operations Manager

Introducing WCYC’s New Operations Manager

To all campers, parents, and friends of WCYC:

We are excited to introduce our new Operations Manager, Patrick Crowe!

Patrick will be starting his new position with camp during this winter off-season, preparing to hit the ground running in the Spring, to ensure the grounds and facilities are ready for Summer Camp 2019.

Patrick is a professional carpenter, framer and site manager. He has worked on both residential and large-facility locations. He also has experience with most aspects of a construction site, including plumbing, electrical, concrete, foundation and the use of heavy machinery. All of this skill and knowledge will be invaluable as he helps WCYC keep its 20+ buildings, and 450 acres clean, operational and safe.

Patrick is married to Kailey (formerly Betts). These two are wonderful, dedicated, serious-yet-fun people, who are eager to bring their talents, and their love for Jesus into this new responsibility.

The two actually met through camp. They were both campers in their youth. Before he was old enough to be a camper, Patrick accompanied his mom, who had volunteered for several years as a nurse. Kailey and her family have been deeply involved with camp for several years. Kailey’s mother, Adrienne Betts, currently serves as WCYC’s Kitchen Manager. (And she is wonderful!) And, Kailey’s father, Bill Betts, is a general contractor, and has been indispensable this past summer and fall helping WCYC through the last summer session, and preparing camp for the winter.

After getting married in April of 2017, Patrick and Kailey moved to Oshkosh, Wisconsin. There, as a new young couple, they were heavily involved in their local congregation. One of their favorite ministries was serving as joint leaders of the youth group.

For both of them, WCYC served as an integral foundation for their spiritual awakening and development. The summer camp sessions provided a Godly space… beautiful scenery, Bible studies with peers, mentors, fun & games, devotionals, memories… and life-long friendships. Across several summers, as they transitioned from campers to adults, they both showed their love for camp by severing at multiple camp sessions in several staff and leadership roles.

In other words… Patrick & Kailey know camp. They love camp. WCYC is truly blessed to have such a capable, passionate couple taking on this ministry which we all love so much.

Please, join us in a prayer of thanksgiving, that God has brought these two servant-leaders to us. And, pray for Patrick and Kailey, as they transition their lives over to Black River Falls, and as they begin this new chapter of their marriage, their lives, and their personal spiritual journeys.

 

 

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Madison 24-Hr Youth Rally

Madison 24-Hr Youth Rally, Nov 17-18

For students 7th grade and up.

Saturday, November 17
Start at 12pm
Mandrake Road Church of Christ, in Madison, WI (click for map)
Ends at 12pm on Sunday, November 18

What you need to know:

  • Games, camp fire, devo time & singing, snacks, meals, and a service project
  • We are sleeping at the church building.
    • There are no showers. (You’ll be fine.)
  • We will have some outdoor activities. Bring warm play clothes.
  • Meals and snacks provided.
    • Please, don’t bring your own food, unless for dietary needs.
  • What to bring:
    • sleeping bag & pillow
    • tooth brush
    • Bible
    • outdoor clothes
  • Must RSVP

Spread the word!

(Also, if you are an adult, and would be willing to help us chaperone, please, let us know.)

 

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WCYC Operations Manager Job Description

WCYC Operations Manager Job Description

Wisconsin Christian Youth Camp is seeking an individual to fill the position of Operations Manager. Responsibilities include operational and maintenance duties. Successful applicants will have strong people and communication skills, and handyman abilities. This unique opportunity is part-time. Compensation includes private housing and utilities, and off-season flexibility for outside employment or personal interests. More details are available at http://www.wcyc.org/operations-manager-application/ or via email at [email protected].

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The Johnsons are moving on…

The Johnsons are moving on:

 In February 2015, Brandt and Jennifer Johnson (and daughter Tatiana and son Benaiah) joined team WCYC. During these three years, Wisconsin Christian Youth Camp has been richly blessed by their service, energy, commitment, creativity and love.
 
But, as scripture informs us, there is a time and a season for everything. Brandt has accepted a new position as the Maintenance Superintendent at a home for disabled adults and children in Bemidji, Minnesota. His last day with WCYC will be July 16. This new position is a great opportunity for Brandt, and will allow them to be much closer to extended family. Jennifer’s mother was recently diagnosed with advanced cancer. So they will be closer to her family through this trying time. It was a difficult decision, but God made it very clear that they should be in Bemidji with their family.
 
As always happens with this position, the Johnsons’ legacy will live on for years to come at WCYC:
– Brandt and his family created and erected the sign out front of the Great Hall.
– They installed a new roof on the residence’s garage and the Great Hall.
– They fixed the chimney on the Great Hall.
– They installed the new stonework on the front of the fireplace in the Great Hall.
– They put new siding on the bell tower.
– They remodeled the Staff Bathrooms.
– They installed new fountains on the Bath House.
– They installed all our new paper towel dispensers.
 
In addition to these bigger, high-profile projects, they spent countless hours maintaining walking paths, picking up deadfall, cleaning cabins, repairing benches at fire circles, interfacing with state and county officials, consulting on numerous projects, managing the hunting season property use, clearing snow, repairing drainage structures, installing kitchen equipment, answering phones, contributing to the FB page, and on and on. Such is the role of WCYC’s Operations Manager.
 
For all of these efforts — big and little — Wisconsin Christian Youth Camp offers the Johnsons our heartfelt “thank you”, and we wish them boundless success and blessings in the next chapters of Life.