Camp Pine Lake Newsletter: March 2016


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This summer’s camp season is quickly approaching and we need your help to get the word out about camp! Please inform those you know in your church and community about how wonderful camp is. At Camp Pine Lake we have something to offer every age group from Biblical lessons, crafts, canoeing, water games, swimming, service learning, outdoor activities, and much more.  Those that are interested in attending camp are encouraged to bring a friend even if that friend is not a member of the Church of the Brethren.

This summer’s camp program theme is based on finding courage in the various communities we are a part of, being “fearless in faith”. In this program campers will encounter biblical leaders who used the communities given to them by God to stand up to mistrust, enemies, injustice, and fear itself.  These biblical lessons will engage campers in critical thinking while deepening their own personal relationship with God.  These teachings I anticipate will last well beyond camp and develop campers into leaders and vehicles of change in their own communities

Click the following link to register online:

2016 Camp Schedule

Primary Overnight
Start: Friday, June 17, 4 p.m.
End: Saturday, June 18, 4 p.m.
Grades completed: K-2 with an adult
Fees: $40/camper

Day Camp
Start:Monday, June 20, 2016
End: Friday, June 24, 2016
Time: 9am – 4pm daily
Grades completed: 3-6
Fees: No cost to campers
Location: Stover Memorial Church of the Brethren, 4100 6th Ave, Des Moines, IA 50313

Senior Youth
Start: Monday, July 11, 10 a.m.
End: Saturday, July 16, following a family lunch at 12 p.m.
Grades completed: 9-12
Fees: $200

Junior Youth
Start: Monday, July 18, 10 a.m.
End: Saturday, July 23, following a family lunch at 12 p.m.
Grades completed: 6-8
Fees: $200

Start: Sunday, July 24, 3 p.m.
End: Thursday, July 28, following a family dinner at 5 p.m.
Grades completed: 3-5
Fees: $180

All Ages
Start: Sept 3, 10 a.m.
End: Sept 5, 10 a.m.
Freewill Offering

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April Events

Pastors’ Professional Growth Event
Starts: Sunday, April 10th 2016 at 5pm
Ends: Tuesday, April 12th at 11am
All Ministers (Ordained, Licensed, Lay, Cluster) in the Northern Plains District are invited to a time of retreat and refreshment April 10th-12th 2016 at Camp Pine Lake. This event, being planned by the Minister’s Professional Growth Committee, will include time for worship, study, rest, recreation, and fellowship.
For more information click here
Camp Clean-up Day
Starts: Saturday, April 23rd 2016 at 8am
Ends: Saturday, April 23rd 2016 after lunch
Followed by a Camp Board Meeting
All are welcome to come help get the camp ready for the 2016 camping season!  For more information about this event please contact Matt Kuecker our Property Manager.

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Summer Kitchen Staff Needed

Camp is still in need of kitchen staff this summer! Those interested in applying must complete the summer staff application.  All applications can be submitted via email at or mailed to Camp Pine Lake, 23008 W Ave., Eldora, IA 50627.

If you have any questions about the position please email Jacque Parker at

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