Monday, April 20, 2015

Calvary Memorial Church Racine Work Day!

This past weekend, 40 members of Calvary Memorial Church in Racine came to work! The group came up Friday night to be ready to work early in the morning.

Projects included staining
the Hartley House,

Raking leaves,

laying more plywood flooring in the Barn,

more electrical work in the Barn,

Splitting & Chopping wood

Laying a retaining wall,

And more importantly, eating lunch!

Thank you Calvary Memorial for all your continued hard work and support to us!!

Monday, April 6, 2015

Camp Daniel & The Able Church Go to a Hockey Game!

Saturday, Camp Daniel and The Able Church members went to the Green Bay Gamblers Hockey game at the Resch Center. It was a great time, even though the Gamblers lost.

Papa Tony's 75th Birthday!

On March 26th, Papa Tony turned 75! Family and Camp Daniel staff celebrated with a "surprise" party at the Hartley House. Grandma Jo made Papa's favorite pasta dinner and Annissa made a cake, beautifully decorated with a variety of berries.

It was also Papa Tony's granddaughter, Molly's, birthday and they were able to celebrate together.

Since all the grandchildren were together, it was a great time to get a picture!

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Living Hope Church Deacon's Retreat

This past weekend, Camp Daniel hosted the Living Hope Church Deacon's Retreat. About 25 men serving as deacons at Living Hope Church in Green Bay came up Friday night for training, worship, and chance to spend some time together. Once again, we were joyed to share our facilities and provide a place for people to come together and grow.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Progress on The Barn

Each day, work continues in The Barn. Karol has been busy putting up burlap bags, covering the walls. Tony and the guys have been busy wiring more electrical and hanging lights. They have also been putting up barn accents and decorations.

We had one volunteer come help this past Monday, which was a great help. If you'd like to come help on a non scheduled workday, there is plenty of work to do! Please let us know ahead of time and we'll have something for you to do! email or call the camp office at 715-757-3880.

We have a scheduled workday on May 9th! 8am - 4pm, lunch provided! Jobs for all skill levels! Let us know if you can make it so we can have the right job for you. Watch the blog, Facebook, and for more scheduled workday dates.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

The Able Church Winter Retreat 2015

 This past weekend, Camp Daniel hosted its 5th annual Able Church winter retreat! The weekend started Friday night at The Able Church service in Green Bay. Then we loaded a bus and headed to Camp Daniel for the weekend. There were 25 campers and 15 counselors.

The weekend consisted of group games, crafts, chapel services, small group discussions, bonfire, movie night on the big screen, and simply hanging out to get to know each other more.

This was an important weekend for several reasons. One, it gave The Able Church not just a fun time, but also a chance to grow together spiritually and relationally. 

It also allowed us to reconnect with our guest speakers, Larry and Carolyn Campbell, who have been huge spearheads in disability ministry and a big part of what Camp Daniel looks like today. 

Lastly, hosting this retreat on the Camp Daniel grounds gives our staff a testing ground for how we will be running camps here in the future, when we are complete and ready to run all year round. 

It was so nice to use The Barn! Last year, the retreat held all their chapel services and activities in one of the rooms in the Lodge, which was not nearly big enough. 

Here we all are crowded in the Hartley House for meals. Can't wait for our dinning hall to be built!

Even though the grounds are not complete yet, we really enjoyed using our facility and we cannot wait until we can run all our camps here! 

Friday, March 13, 2015

What's been going on at Camp Daniel?

Last weekend, we hosted a youth group from Calvary Memorial Church in Racine. They came to train and prepare for their mission’s trip to Camp Daniel’s summer camp, where they will be serving with the Pit Crew, in the kitchen, and various other activities that happen at camp. This group has been a great help to us for several years and we are grateful for all their hard work and willingness to serve in any way. This has been a great opportunity share the value of disability with kids at such a young age. 

Here is Pastor Ethan, leading a training session and study of disability throughout the Bible. 

Here is Pastor Ethan’s wife Moriah, their children, and MJ. MJ loved playing with kids!

Also this past weekend, much of the Camp Daniel staff spent many, many hours putting several coats of stain and poly on the Barn floor, which they recently installed.