Covenant Point Camp & Retreat Center
Covenant Point Camp and Retreat Center

From the Camp Director

Fall 2015 Camp Director’s Report

The not so quiet off-season.
There is so much happening and being planned for camp and next summer that this time of year can hardly be called the off season.  As temperatures and use start to fall this is the prime time to do some needed fixes and improvements.  I hope to have the pool repainted before the Presbytery meeting but I will be interested in talking with anyone with resources or experience replacing the ridge vents on the Main Lodge, digging up the leaking waterline, or doing controlled fire burns and plant management.  Most of these jobs will take some specialties and extra hands as we call on you to connect us to the hands and feet God will provide for these tasks.  These off season tasks help prepare this place so we can have an everlasting impact on the lives of those that come to camp each summer.  In whatever way you can help us, it is meaningful and significant in God’s plan.
As summer camp plans are being made, I am trying to partner with those groups who do not have their place in nature to go to anymore, the Disciples of Christ and Methodists in Mid Missouri.  The Rickman Center and 3 of the Methodist Camps in Missouri are being sold. We feel that camp in nature will always be the place to bring youth and adults to connect with God, no matter what denomination.  We are creating those opportunities for all youth who want to come back again and again. Please help me in making those that you know in your communities feel welcome and informed about the facilities and programs that we provide.
I am excited about the InsideOut curriculum that we will be using in 2016, Fearless Faith.  Faith rounds out the 4 year cycle of themes.  This year we will explore many of the noteworthy stories from the bible that show us how to have Courage in Community.  These stories will come to life thru the Program Directors who help lead each week and thru the amazing gifts of the young adult cabin leaders that come invest in our youth.  Be on the lookout for those that God is ready to use this summer on staff at summer camp and begin to pray for their courage and faith.
Be sure to pick up a Covenant Point Camp and Retreat Center Cookie Box at our table at the Presbytery Meeting.  This box will have everything you need to promote camp at your church.  Included are the delicious incentives, Covenant Point Secret Recipe Chocolate Chip Cookies, to help remind you of the amazing treat our Camps are to the youth and adults we serve.  If you know of another few churches in your community that should get a box, give me a heads up and you can take them our info too.  Because of your partnership and participation this mission is better and stronger. Thank you in advance for your labors in the off-season.

See you at Camp,

Rob Hoell

Covenant Point Camp and Retreat Center, Director