Camp Booster News
For some of you Wanakee is a home away from home,for others, you may be wondering “What is Wanakee?” Well let me tell you…it’s a special Methodist camp located on Lake Pemigewasset in Meredith, NH. Wanakee is called the "Beautiful Spiritual place in the hills", and it certainly is that and more. Wanakee offers experiences for all age groups. Just to name a few, there is a Parent and Child Camp, First Timers Camp, a variety of Teen week-long programs and retreats for adults. Please check out their website at www.wanakee.org to learn more.
Work Day I had a great day at Wanakee on Saturday, October 8th. I was there to help button-up camp for the winter. I helped sweep and clean the Rec Hall and I also organized the life vests down by the water. I worked side by side with some new friends from Bow UMC. We had a delicious lunch in the dining hall. It brought back fond memories when I attended "You and Me" camp with my daughter, about 11 years ago! I met the new Director James Tresner, he was a camper and counselor at Wanakee so he feels right at home. That's the feeling you get when you go to Wanakee--that you're right at home! All the volunteers were happy to be there, giving back to a place that has given much to them, their churches and their families.
Outdoor Sanctuary and the Farmhouse
Upcoming opportunites at Wanakee:
Wild Wanakee Women January 27-29, 2017.
A time to get away from the family, job, and other responsibilities for the weekend. This retreat is a chance to unwind and play games, snow shoe, knit, read, sleep in, watch movies and get to know some fabulous women! This is a judgment-free zone. It's your time to reconnect with yourself or your friends. $95 per person Registration is not open yet but you will be able to sign up on the website at Wanakee.org.
Senior High Retreat – the date will be in February 2017, specific date is not finalized.
In the Spring the summer camp brochure will come out, it's always fun to peruse your camp options and see what's new! Of course the website has ongoing information as well, so check it out from time to time.
Some more information:
Concessions for Camperships--We will be working at Dartmouth Men’s hockey games to raise money for camp scholarships for our congregation, the dates are January 7th and February 10th. Eight people are needed to help run the concessions, we get 10% of the sales. It’s a fun, fast paced time!
I am the Camp Booster for our church so if you have any questions about Wanakee or our 2 other camps in our conference; Camp Mechawana in Maine and Camp Aldersgate in Rhode Island please let me know.