Come check us out!

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Camp is fast approaching, and so is our Open House! On Saturday, June 11th, you (yes, YOU!) are invited to join us at Haven for some ridiculously fun activities, delicious food, and a few words about what it means to be involved with camp. Does that sound like a good time or what?! The festivities will begin at 10 am and wrap up around 2 pm, with lunch served in the middle. See you there!

P.S. If you haven’t seen our video yet, you can check it out here.

Summer is Coming!

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It’s that time of year…Summer is near, school is coming to a close, and, of course, the camp season is just around the corner! It’s easy to think of camp as something we just do for fun, maybe to break up the monotony of a lazy summer, or to make new friends. True, camp is a blast! But did you know that it is so much more than that? Here is what staff member Shannon Griffith had to say about how the Lord has impacted her life through camp:

I have been attending Haven on the Rock for four years and have been a camper two of those years. When attending Haven, there is always an encouraging atmosphere and people are very real about their relationship with God. When I attended my first summer as a camper, the staff showed me the importance of spending personal time with God daily. It is important to desire to grow in the Lord, and working at Haven gives me the opportunity to do so. As a camper, I enjoy fellowship with other believers through various activities. Worshiping our Lord and Savior with others who feel the same way shows how wonderful God is, that He deserves all glory, whether in the hard times or the good.

After the fun times of camp have ended, you take home not only a wealth of great new memories, but also a new understanding of who God is, His love for you, and how to walk with Him daily. That’s the kind of growth we desire to see from every person who chooses to spend part of their summer with us at Haven. So whether you’re a camper, a staff member, a parent, or a volunteer, jump on board with us this summer and see how God can use camp to change your life. Camp is just around the corner…Will we see you there?

A note about our fundraiser…THANK YOU!

Dear friends,
Thank you so much for your friendship. It has been encouraging to hear from you this month and to watch our message go around the world. You have blessed us with a good start for our new bath house & infirmary. It is so good to see your prayers have been answered. Join with us now to thank and praise God. He surely is our rock. Happy New Year!

Help Us Build a Bathhouse

Thirty thousand dollars in thirty five days. After another summer of long bathroom lines, overflowing toilets and overcrowded nurses station, it is time to get serious. On November 11, 2015 we are going to start a blitz fundraiser that will only last for thirty five days. The goal? Thirty thousand dollars! Are we crazy? Maybe. But we are so excited to see what God is going to do to help us raise the money for this desperately needed facility. Another super exciting thing is that a very generous donor has offered to match every dollar up to thirty thousand… that means that we have the potential to raise sixty thousand dollars! That also means that every dollar donated to this fundraiser is worth two to this project. So, will you help us? First, PRAY with us that the Lord will do an incredible work and allow us to raise this money so we can begin work on the bathhouse. Second, consider GIVING when the project is up and running. Only thirty five days. Finally, tell people about this fundraiser! Do you know people that have a heart for God and want to see children come to know him? Through their donations, they are helping continue the incredible work God is doing at Haven on the Rock. Below is a link to the video that will give a little more information about the campaign and why it is so very important. Take a look and SHARE, SHARE, SHARE!!

What a Summer!

11813328_989095451141356_1492040732655131968_nHaven on the Rock 2015 was a great success! Thanks to everyone that was able to join us by volunteering or attending camp. It was a full summer full of fun, crazy, activities and Jesus. We are praising Jesus for His blessings on another fantastic summer!

Come One, Come All, to the Haven Open House!

IMG_0429Want to see where your kids go to camp? Want to meet some of the 2015 Summer staff? Want to see all the fantastic facilities updates that have been made for camp this year? Want to enjoy some of the camp activities we offer and eat some incredible food? Then COME to our second annual camp open house!

The Details:
When: June 13th, 2015 from 10a.m.-2p.m.
Where: Camp! (560 Rim Rock Rd. Ft. Laramie, WY 82212)
Why: Because it is a great time to hang out and see this camp that you have heard so much about and who doesn’t like free food!
Schedule:
10:00 a.m.-Camp Activities such as tomohawk throwing, archery, “Daddy lead me” horse rides, a petting farm, tours and s’mores!
12:30 p.m.- Lunch
1:30 p.m.- Summer Kick Off
2:00 p.m.- Go home                                                                                                       Cost:Free! We just want to see your wonderful faces and share our camp with you and your family!

Can’t wait to see you there!

What is Camp?

DSC_5217Why do I keep coming back to this one place called camp? What does that word even mean? This one word can mean many different things to many different people. It can mean excitement, like whenever you stick a tomahawk in the wood and you hear that solid thud. It can mean fear-fear from when you’re repelling down the rocky cliff and you are not sure that your belayer will hold on to you. Or, maybe it is sadness. The sadness of having to say goodbye at the end of the week or the end of the summer. Never being sure how long it will be until we see everyone together again, because no matter how much we hope, or how hard we wish we did not, we still have lives outside of Haven. With your camp family you will go through more emotions in a week than you thought you could muster up in a few months. It is these people that see you at your best and at your worst. Continue reading