Introducing Camp Canterbury!
Join us JULY 20-24 2015 as we begin a new chapter in our diocesan camp
history! We are excited to announce Camp Comeca is now:
What is Camp Canterbury? Moving locations meant creating a new identity for our camp. Camp Canterbury is the new title of the Episcopal Diocese of Nebraska’s camp program. It is named after Canterbury Cathedral, Mother Church of the worldwide Anglican Communion and seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury. The Cathedral is both a holy place and part of a World Heritage Site. It is the home of a community of people who seek to make the Cathedral a place of welcome, beauty and holiness.
Camp Canterbury is open to all youth entering 4th -12th grades This summer Camp Canterbury will be held at Calvin Crest Camp & Retreat Center, which is located just a few miles southwest of Fremont, Nebraska, Calvin Crest is a Presbyterian camp nestled along the Platte River. The camp boasts some amazing scenic views and tree lined hiking trails. There will be a brand new outdoor pool in time for summer 2015. Additional activities include outdoor basketball courts, gaga ball pit, human foosball, challenge course, and (our personal favorite) a hammock village. All Cabins have bunk style beds, air conditioning and bathroom facilities.
The price of camp has been reduced to $250/camperThat is a $25 savings per camper!
Moving will bring a new and different experiences, but our Diocesan camp program will continue to offer a terrific camp opportunity for your child to make friends, enjoy nature and grow in their relationship with Christ. From quality spiritual programming to annual favorites like the bonfires and the talent show, we strive to give kids a solid spiritual experience while also taking time to get out and play.
We are thrilled that Bishop J. Scott Barker (two time hide and seek champion) will be joining us for the week again along with some of our veteran volunteers and new faces.
Registration will run May 3rd – July 3rd 2015
Why the Move?
Put simply, transition provides opportunity. The Diocese of Nebraska has held their summer camp program at Camp Comeca since the late 1970s and generations of Episcopal youth have enjoyed the beautiful, sacred space. But as the Bible assures us, there is a time for everything and our diocesan camp leadership team saw an opportunity to make a change not just in our camp location, but also to examine our camp programming and purpose.
Moving to Calvin Crest gives us the chance to sharpen our focus and create a balance. This summer our aim will be to create an inclusive Christian community and enrich our individual spirituality. Less busy, more balance. Camp was becoming an exhausting event and instead of sending kids home recharged and refreshed, they were going home fatigued and spent. We want to adjust that trend by slowing the pace and tweaking our schedule of activities. Calvin Crest offers a variety of outdoor activities that are aimed at building relationships and enjoying the outdoors.
Moving allows us to reduce the price of our camp program. A significant number of our campers receive financial assistance in order to attend camp. In an effort to be good stewards of our resources, we knew we needed to do something about the rising cost of camp.
Stay tuned to the Ministry Memo and TNE for more details!