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Camp Good News


Camp Good News 2023 Information

Dates - August 7-11

Time - 10am - 3pm 

Location - Northwoods Christian Camp  *  906-647-6101

Bus Pick up/Drop off locations and times

     Calvary Baptist Church - 9am - 4pm

     Soo Township School parking lot - 9:10 - 3:45

     9 Mile Road - Moved to Soo Township School parking lot

     Mid-Point Marathon (17 Mile Road) - 9:30 - 3:30

     Pickford Methodist Church - 9:40 - 3:20

The Bible Lesson and Missionary Story information below is given so you will know what is happening each day. 

It will help you when talking with your 

child about their day at camp. 

Bible Lesson Theme -

Camp Turned Around - featuring the lives of people from the Bible whose lives were Turned Around - 

Monday-Zacchaeus, Tuesday-Mephibosheth, Wednesday-Noah, Thursday-Saul, and Friday- the Ethopian Treasurer.

Missionary Story-TBD

Missionary Offering - Each day we will take an offering to help the CEF Camp Good News in Greece.  They need to purchase new beds for their camp.  Each bed costs $100.  The offering will be weighed at the end of the day as part of our team contest.  Pennies, and other change is great to bring. It all adds up!  I will mention to the children that it would be good for them to try to earn some money for the offering by doing extra chores or projects at home so that they don't just ask parents for money to bring, but bring something that they can give.  Last year $725.66 was given to help with printing tracts in the Philippines. 


Food - We begin each day with a snack - fruit, muffins, etc., and also end each day with a snack - homemade cookies, bars, etc.  Lunch may be hotdogs, pizza, chicken strips, mac and cheese, breakfast, etc.  There will probable be applesauce, peaches, vegetable, with each meal.  A Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich is available at each lunch for those that would like it.

Swimming - We may be able to swim on Friday.  The dam at the camp had more problems, but may be back to normal soon.  If we swim, we usually have one half of the campers swim and the other half play water games on the lawn for 1/2 the time, and then they switch.  

If we do not swim on Friday, we will have water games for everyone.  If we do swim, please have your child's name on everything in case they forget something at camp.  Either way, they will not need their swim stuff/water game clothes until Friday.  Please send your child with a modest swimsuit (no two piece suits for girls) or an extra swim shirt.  We will have water toys.  We will have water games as well.

I am planning on sending a letter home on Wednesday to let you know if we will swim at all, and if so, if it will be on Friday or Thursday, due to bad weather on Friday.  

Contact info during camp - 

Northwoods Christian Camp, Jonathon & Mary Oliphant - 906-647-6101- landline

Child Evangelism Fellowship, Daniel Hamel -906-440-6480 - cell (Service is spotty at camp.  You can also send me a text if needed.  Feel free to contact me in the evenings as I will be back in the Soo.)

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