Monday, November 12, 2012

Trailblazer Weekend at Lutheran Hills

The final Trailblazer Weekend of 2012 took place at Lutheran Hills November 9-11.  Although the numbers were small, the youth from Bethlehem / Indianapolis, Christ / Louisville, and Christ / Jasper had a great time.

The weather on this weekend was beautiful, and that allowed for a variety of indoor and outdoor activiites.

A special thanks to the LOMIK summer staff members (Claire Tangman, John Mundroff, Haley Johnson, & Samantha Roberts) who assisted with programmng this weekend. 

Our 2012 program schedule has drawn to a close.  Our camp locations are staying busy with several family and church group events during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday season.  Look for good things to come in 2013!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Indianapolis Youth Coalition at Lutheran Hills

The Indianapolis Youth Coalition held their second annual middle school retreat weekend at Lutheran Hills on November 2-4.  Approximately 70 youth and 20 adult chaperones took part in the two night event. The weather may not have been perfect, but the attendees had a wonderful weekend of fun, fellowship and spiritual growth.

The fallen leaves add to the senic view along the path to the lower cabins

Participating churches included: Christ / Zionsville, Bethel / Noblesville, St. Paul / Seymour, St. Thomas / Bloomington, and Resurrection / Indianapolis.

The youth were provided with times of study, reflection, live music, and lots of fun and games.  Wick Hall provided shelter from the rain and a gathering places for the weekend events.

Adult facilitators included Karl Teskey, Joe Rudy, Craig Swendson, Julie Peralta and Pastor Steve Wood among others.

Between the raindrops there was even time for a little Gaga Ball!

Monday, November 5, 2012

The First Annual Holiday Cookie Bake at Lutherwald

It was time for a little something new this fall at Camp Lutherwald.  So that was why we started the Great Holiday Cookie Bake.

Participants gathered early on Saturday morning to mix, measure, and bake their way to bags full of cookies and cookie dough to take home.

I can personally tell you that my favorite is (was) the Chocolate chips, but the bakers also made Oatmeal, Snicker Doodles, Peanut Butter Blossoms, Pinwheels,Chocolate Crinkles, and Pecan Bars.

Special thanks go out to Sue Dowling for the organization of this event, Susan Groeling for leading devotions, Cindy Houser for helping set up and Sue Bernard for helping to prepare.