During this time as we isolate and hover at home, the Psalms have been my go-to comfy chair. This morning as I read Psalm 91, so many camper faces came to mind…
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.
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 […]
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
- outdoor clothes
- Must RSVP
- need an accurate headcount (to ensure enough food and chaperones)
- [email protected]
Spread the word!
(Also, if you are an adult, and would be willing to help us chaperone, please, let us know.)
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].
The Johnsons are moving on:
WCYC Work Day
Saturday, May 7, 2016, 8a to 4p(?)
Lunch provided if you RSVP to [email protected]
WCYC is 450 acres of wild, natural Wisconsin forest. As such, Nature is constantly trying to reclaim our campground.
Plant growth, erosion, humidity, animals, and the elements… all take their toll on our buildings, our roads, our campfire sites, our walking paths. A lot of effort is required every year just maintaining what we have.
Add to that a lengthy wish-list of improvements that will make WCYC even more awesome, and we have a situation requiring a LOT of effort from good folks just like you. Come! Help ensure WCYC is preserved and improved for generations to come.
Bring a friend, or a van-load of friends. And, bring your toolbox, some garden gear, and a pair of stout working gloves… and, wear clothes that can tolerate a little dirt.
Not only will you be aiding WCYC in continuing its mission to spread the Gospel… but, you will make friends, and deepen your ties to the family at WCYC.
Lunch is always provided. So, please, let us know if you are coming.
To RSVP for the Work Day — or for more details — contact the WCYC front office at [email protected], or (715) 284-2979.
WCYC Spring Youth Rally
April 15 thru 17, 2016
WCYC is partnering with York College (again) to host our Spring Youth Rally, from April 15 thru April 17. Register today!
This two-night rally is an awesome opportunity to hang with fellow Christians… to laugh, sing, play, pray… and worship our Awesome God.
The theme is “Faith LARGER Than Life”. All youth, grades 6 through 12, are welcome!
All meals and accommodations are included in the $25 registration fee. And, for an extra $5, you can get your very own t-shirt. Yes! That’s right: Your very own t-shirt.
We can’t wait to see you there!
To register online, click here.
Click, to Download
Schedule of events: click here – Youth Rally Schedule
To register by mail: click here – Youth Rally Registration Form
(Mail the completed form, along with your registration fee, to the address shown on the form.)
Flyer/Poster: click here – Youth Rally Flyer
Please, print, post and help us get the word out!
Annual Meeting 2015 – in review
The WCYC Annual Meeting (2015) was held on October 17. It was a beautiful day, and a pleasant gathering of 70 or so WCYC members. Thank you, to the Oakhaven Church (Oshkosh) for hosting.
During the meeting, the members were presented with reports from our four camp session directors, and the chairs of the four primary Board of Directors committees. This has been another active, challenging and rewarding year.
Two new board members were elected, to fill two vacancies. Please, welcome Nate Cleveland and John Beske, and thank them for their willingness to serve. Also, we enjoyed the re-election of four sitting Board members: Gary Byram, Rob Daniel, Jim Coehoorn and Fernando Diaz.
We also voted on a number of proposed amendments to the By-Laws. All proposed amendments were adopted. These amendments included allowing women to now serve on the Board of Directors, allowing Board members to meet via remote tele-conferencing, and giving the Board flexibility on how to conduct future membership-wide votes.
After the Annual Meeting, we took time as a family to collectively recognize and honor the extended (and prolific) family of Gary and Deb Cleveland. WCYC is – and continues to be – blessed by the devoted labor, love and prayers of God-fearing families like the Clevelands. Thank you to this fine family, and to all who make WCYC great.
Oakhaven Church took their hosting to another level, after the Annual Meeting, by holding a fund-raising meal, and organizing a number of fund-raising services and products for sale. We raised over $1600 from that one day! What a great group of believers we have here! (If you missed that chance, you can […]