SUMMER CAMP 2020 Cancelled!
As you may know, we made the decision to cancel Camp ALOMA summer sessions for the month of June. Although we have not been conducting our regular summer camp activities, Camp ALOMA staff have been hard at work on various projects over the past month. During this time, God has given us the opportunity to shift our focus towards improving camp facilities through various work projects, updating camp health and safety policies in accordance with the standards set by the American Camp Association, and improving our digital presence on various social media platforms. We remain hopeful for the future of camp, both for this summer and for many summers to come.
After much prayerful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to cancel our summer camp sessions for the rest of the 2020 summer season. After an extensive review of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic over the course of the last few weeks, we realize that no amount of safety precautions could fully prevent a potential outbreak in our community. We put the safety of our campers and families first! In spite of this unexpected turn for the summer season, we hold firm to the belief that God is still at work through these strange and unprecedented times.
The decision to cancel summer 2020 camps does not mean that our facilities are closed. Although camp will be closed to campers, we will still be hosting two junior-staff training sessions for interested high school students (incoming freshmen through seniors). This will allow us to have a larger network of the available camp staff for future retreats and summer sessions. Interested junior staff trainees and parents can visit http://www.campaloma.com/junior-staff-training-2020/
Additionally, our campsite is still open to small retreat groups, families, receptions, memorial services, and other small events. Please contact us for the summer and off-season dates of availability and any other questions about booking our facilities.
While our campers may not be able to experience camp in a physical sense this summer, we are hard at work at creating new opportunities for them to experience camp from a distance. Be sure to keep an eye out for new content on our social media platforms on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok. The spiritual work and mission of Camp ALOMA are not limited to the mere physical space of our campgrounds. God’s power and presence is something that transcends all barriers, and we are confident that He will continue to work in the hearts of the Camp ALOMA community in spite of the constraints that are keeping us physically distanced from one another.
We can’t wait for the day when we can open camp back up to our campers for larger-scale events. Keep an eye out for the various weekend and week-long retreats throughout the year. We look forward to hosting camp retreat sessions throughout the calendar year and during the summer 2021 season. In the meantime, take care, stay safe, and God be with you!
Junior Staff Training 2020
Even with summer camp being canceled, we still want to offer 2 JS training weeks. As of now, we have not narrowed down what weeks in July will be chosen due to our priority of keeping the camp a safe space.
Age: 9th-12th graders are welcome!
Date: June 28-July 3, July 5-July 10 (Sunday-Friday)
Contact Leah McKean with questions or concerns for more information regarding JS training.
Click the image or the link below to register for summer 2021
ALOMA’s Gofundme for Faith Lodge!
Camp ALOMA is raising funds for our newest renovation project: updating Faith Lodge. If you’ve ever been to camp ALOMA, chances are you’ve spent time in Faith Lodge. This building is our main facility: the lower level serves as a dining hall and houses the majority of our cabin living spaces. The upper level contains our main offices, storage spaces, and community recreation areas. For many, it is the first building they enter when visiting the camp, and it is the building where they spend most of their time. Faith Lodge has opened its doors and acted as a space of fellowship, meal sharing, sleep, community building, and faith encounters for countless visitors. Over the past 47 years, hundreds of people have spent time in Faith Lodge for summer camp sessions, weekend retreats, and a whole host of other yearly events. With that comes considerable wear and tear. It’s high time that Faith Lodge received some well-deserved renovations. We are raising funds to update the floor and bathroom areas of the lower level. The money raised will help cover the costs of hiring a scraper to remove the old linoleum flooring in order to replace it with new commercial-grade flooring and trim. Funds will also cover the purchase and installation of new bathroom mirrors, vanities, stall walls, and bathroom tiling. We will also be making renovations to make our lower level bathrooms wheelchair accessible. That’s a lot for one project! Faith Lodge truly is the heart of Camp ALOMA, so let’s show it some love by raising funds to keep the building up and running! It is our hope that these renovations will allow Faith Lodge to continue welcoming visitors to camp for many years to come. Please consider donating to our project if you are able, every little bit helps!
Click the link below to donate now!
ALOMA’s Annual Burger Bash
July 25, 2020
New Years Retreat
This Retreat is for Jr High and High School ages to provide a safe place to ring in the New Year! Fun Activities, Fellowship, Spiritual Connects, and (hopefully) SNOW!
This retreat is perfect for elementary age children who are looking for a fun break filled with friends, worship, and games!
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DRIVING DIRECTIONS TO CAMP
When driving to Camp, if using GPS, or online map service, we recommend getting directions to Thumb Butte park, and then from there to camp. This will ensure you are not given directions to camp using the back road, which is less passable. Use the address of 300 Margaret Drive.