At-Risk Youth personal strength building trips

 
$11,542
$28,458
Raised
Remaining
May 27, 2011

The 2011 Summer Season is Almost Here

Dear Friends of Amnicon,

Thank you so much for your ongoing prayers and support of the ministry of this camp and all who come to it, as campers, as staff, as visitors.

Each Spring Camp Amnicon plays host to a great deal of change. With the budding of the trees comes a spirit of joy and excitement for all the wonderful times ahead. Volunteers come from all over the Midwest to help prepare the facility and equipment as the summer staff gather all of their energy to prepare for the coming months. There is something truly electrifying about a the spring time at Camp Amnnicon. 

All of this excitment is thanks to the many people who have taken the time to make sure that every person who has come to Camp Amncion leaves with the knowledge that they are loved and valued. This is what Camp Amnicon is for, connecting youth and adults to creation, themselves and each other. 

Because of your ongoing support, Amnicon continues to make new connections as well as supporting valued relationships with non-profits organizations, churches, and individuals. Many of members of the groups that come to Amnicon would not be able to afford their experience without the loving support and financial contributions of caring donors like you. Be assured your donation fosters profound differences in the lives of our individual campers as well as the larger communities where they will return.

Thank you again for your generous support!

In Christ,

Alana Butler & Simon Gretton

Co-director       Co-director

 

8450 E Camp Amnicon Rd 

South Range, Wi 54874

Jan 24, 2011

New Years Reflections on the People of Camp Amnicon

Dear Friends of Amnicon,

Thank you so much for your ongoing prayers and support of the ministry of this camp and all who come to it, as campers, as staff, as visitors.

Camp Amnicon is people. So many individuals from incredibly diverse walks of life come together to connect with each other, creation, and deeper into themselves. Campers and retreat guests are cared for by wonderful staff. The staff is here due to the compassionate giving of all our donors. And it is all connected by the loving work of volunteers and our board members. The effort of hundreds of people contribute greatly to make each young person that experiences a summer trip feel that they truly are lovable and capable (many for the first time). 

The New Year is proving to be full of joys and challenges. The summer calendar is filling up and we are on our way to meeting the goal of hosting over 40 wilderness trips this summer. More volunteers than ever have expressed a desire and a commitment to give of their time and talents. Excited college aged students are beginning the process of applying for positions as Guides and Support Staff, and generous people form across the world are coming together to show their financial support. The people of Amnicon, connecting in ways no one could have expected to provide life changing experiences for those most in need.

Because of your ongoing support, Amnicon continues to make new connections as well as supporting valued relationships with non-profits organizations, churches, and individuals. Many of members of the groups that come to Amnicon would not be able to afford their experience without the loving support and financial contributions of caring donors like you. Be assured your donation fosters profound differences in the lives of our individual campers as well as the larger communities where they will return.

Thank you again for your generous support!

In Christ,

Alana Butler & Simon Gretton

Co-director       Co-director

 

8450 E Camp Amnicon Rd 

South Range, Wi 54874

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Oct 21, 2010

Looking back on Summer, Planning ahead.

Dear Friends of Amnicon,

Thank you so much for your ongoing prayers and support of the ministry of this camp and all who come to it, as campers, as staff, as visitors.

Camp is a quiet place this time of year. The trees are bare and the cold winter is slowly creeping in. But from time to time we are joined by retreat and hermitage guests that bring more warmth and energy than we know what to do with! Fall at Amnicon is a wonderful site to behold.

The transition from our summer program to the retreat season has gone smoothly and now we are blessed to look back on the lives we have touched throughout the busy tripping season. Through the thoughtful giving of people like you, we were able to use campership funds to help over 100 young people see the image of God through wilderness experiences. For many this was their first opportunity to feel like a loved and valued member of a community.

As we look ahead to to the coming seasons the need for enriching the lives of the impoverished becomes strikingly evident. Camp Amnicon is host to a number of retreats for the homeless or those that are considered "at-risk". Providing large healthy meals, an environment of care and bellies full of laughter. A brief respite that makes a lasting difference in so many lives.

Because of your ongoing support, Amnicon continues to make new collaborations as well as maintain consistent relationships over many years. Many of those from these groups would not be able to afford an experience at Amnicon without the loving support and financial contributions of caring donors like you. Be assured your donation fosters profound differences in the lives of our individual campers as well as the larger communities where they will return.

Thank you again for your generous support!

In Christ,

Alana Butler & Simon Gretton

Co-director       Co-director

Links:

Aug 2, 2010

Amnicon's Summer 2010 Updates

Nature Discoveries Happen at Amnicon
Nature Discoveries Happen at Amnicon

Dear Friends of Amnicon,

Thank you so much for your ongoing prayers and support of the ministry of this camp and all who come to it, as campers, as staff, as visitors.

We are now in the midst of our 2010 summer season! Every week, excited church and at-risk groups from across the state arrive at camp and are greeted with open arms by our summer guides. Adizokan Village, the newest ministry at Amnicon, is receiving its final preparations before its first groups arrive. A bear box, fire ring and water station have been added to the rustic family and group camp to help those who come feel taken care of.

You, as our invaluable friends and donors, are an integral part of making sure that all our youth, from all backgrounds, feel welcome here, as one camper has already shared this summer:

“I just wanted to take the time to say thank you. I’ve never been here before and already I feel like I’ve always come here. I feel like if ever things get tough for me I can close my eyes and remember this moment, how things are right now. You’ve made me feel so at home.”

Because of your ongoing support, Amnicon continues to make new collaborations with youth programs as well as maintain consistent relationships over many years. Many of the youth from these groups would not be able to afford an experience at Amnicon without the loving support and financial contributions of caring donors like you. Be assured your donation fosters profound differences in the lives of our individual campers as well as the larger communities where they will return.

Thank you again for your generous support!

In Christ,

Alana Butler Simon Gretton Co-director Co-director

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Feb 1, 2010

Looking back at 2009, Amnicon gives thanks for its donors

Enjoying time together in the evening around the riverside fire.
Enjoying time together in the evening around the riverside fire.

In 2009 Amnicon and its supporters were able to see that a campership doesn’t just pay for a camper’s experience at camp, it goes much farther than that. Camperships provide opportunities for under-funded programs, enabling Amnicon to work with “at risk” youth and provide positive programs. The lives of the youth as well as the quality of the programs that share in an Amnicon experience are both enriched. Beginning this New Year, we wish to give abundant thanks to the many folks who made the total of $22,490.00 raised in camperships this past year possible. In our thanks, please share in a prayer given by one of the campers from an at-risk group this summer during the first night’s campfire on the Lake Superior beach:

“Dear God, Thank you for the gift of this beautiful Amnicon beach. Thank you for the sand and the ants and the connections you’ve made between us all. Thank you for all of these reminders that we are one in you. Amen.”

Inner-city, foster-agency, reservation, and social service programs are realizing more than ever that an Amnicon trip provides nourishment in areas where their youth are deeply hungry. This past year Amnicon received more requests than ever for scholarships for these youth to attend camp. In a culture desperately disconnected from the natural world and deeply searching for spiritual truths, these experiences are as important as ever, perhaps more than ever. Creating a space where a young person can truly delve into the mysteries of God’s creation, be encouraged to step outside of their box, where the reality of our interconnectedness stirs us toward more compassionate acts, all of this takes the committed and ongoing support of donors like you! We will need to work hard in 2010 to continue this fabulous outreach ministry. For now, please rest assured in our thankfulness for your generous ongoing support and keep your eyes posted for the next time Global Giving and Amnicon will team up for a matching funds campaign. Meanwhile, you are always welcome to call Amnicon with any questions or to add your wisdom to this process. 715-364-2602.

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Organization

Camp Amnicon

South Range, WI, United States
http://www.amnicon.org/

Project Leader

Bethany Ringdal

Associate Director
South Range, WI United States

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