Pilgrim Point Updates

The 2015 season of Pilgrim Point Camps & Retreats is well on its way. From Our Whole Lives trainings, Eco Justice trainings, a Middle School Conference Youth Event and Church on the Move, we had over 150 folks at camp in May. We start up again in July with congregational weekends, family camps, youth weeks and a mission week. The place looks great and we’re very excited. Sticky Faith is our theme for this year, exploring how we can take our faith filled moments at camp and at church, and help them stick through the other times in our lives.

Staff Changes:
As we move into this new season we’d like to extend traveling mercies to Robin Raudabaugh who has stepped down as co-director after three seasons with us. Robin’s pastoral presence and program skills at camp were a blessing in so many ways. She helped campers of all ages prepare and participate in worship, she created led a variety of intergenerational programming and helped people of all ages see the blessing and value of participating together. At one moment she’d be helping family groups with parts of a worship service, and the next she’d be helping a group knead dough for pizzas or bread loaves. She could even be found filling in for kitchen staff and making breakfast for 70 campers. Her ability to create faith-filled moments and find the Holy in everything, those are gifts she brought that we will continue to share. Please join us in expressing your appreciation for her contributions to the Ministry of our Conference at Pilgrim Point Camps & Retreats.

We also send our blessings with Wade Zick, our executive director who is on his way to a new position with Pilgrim Firs in Port Orchard Washington and was given a fond farewell at our Minnesota Conference annual meeting. His vision and contributions to Pilgrim Point are almost too numerous to count. We’ll miss him and wish him well on his next adventure.

Lastly, we welcome our new assistant director, Jenny Busky who joined us in April. Jenny brings a variety of experiences to this position including supervisory work in a Park and Recreation department, Vice President of the Horse Expo for the Minnesota Horse Council and the owner and manger of Amador Acres, a boarding and training facility. Her tasks at camp will be numerous with a focus on facility management.

Blessings to all three of these people who have joined us in our adventures at Pilgrim Point Camps & Retreats