Camp Committee Chairs to report on progress
August 22, 2011
The camp committee chairs will meet on Thursday, September 1, 6:30-8:30 PM to deliver their reports on what they’ve learned this summer and where we’re headed for the near future. All are invited to learn the details of the Committee’s work and discuss next steps for moving camp forward.
Camp Ministry Vision Begins to Take Shape
March 7, 2011
The Ad Hoc committee has expanded its market researchers to include the broader committee that has assembled to investigate the possibility of reviving Camp Ministry for the Episcopal Church in Minnesota. To “get camp up and running,” we’re focusing our initial efforts on building a camping experience for young, Episcopal families. This target audience is loosely defined as 30-45 year olds with children. We’re beginning by talking to several dozen of these families to gain an understanding of “if you had a camping experience, what would you require to be satisfied?” The short questionnaire includes everything from place and pricing to programming and distance traveled. Read the notes from the meeting.
During the next Committee gathering, scheduled for March 9, members will analyze the results, refine the survey and then open it up to anyone who’s interested in weighing in. Look for an online survey soon, but in the meantime — keep your ears to the phone, you may be called to offer your thoughts and share your ideas. And, as always, keep our work in your prayers.
Camp Ministry Ad Hoc Meets to Deepen Vision
February 12, 2011
The Camp Ministry Ad Hoc committee met on Saturday, February 12, to take the conversation about people/program/place a bit deeper. The committee was able to focus on the goals of camp ministry for the Episcopal Church in Minnesota, ideal audience, potential programming and criteria for the kind of “space” that would support the goals. The team also decided to engage in a brief market survey to gauge its presumptions about people/program/place. Interested in exploring and participating in Camp Ministry for the Episcopal Church in Minnesota? Contact Tim Hodapp at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to join our mailing list.
Camping ministry brainstorming continues
January 8, 2011
In October, an “all call” for those interested in participating in discerning God’s Spirit for camp ministry in the Episcopal Church in Minnesota was held. Dozens gathered and brainstormed around a variety of topics, including:
- Who should we create the camp for?
- What kind of camp shall it be?
- Where will we offer it, and when?
- How does Cass Lake Episcopal Camp fit into the mix?
On Saturday, January 8, several members of this initial brainstorming group gathered to refine three areas of the initial discussion: People, Program and Place, called the “three Ps.”