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Thanks to WCC’s support, another successful Camp Lakewood is in the books. WCC supports the camp by providing junior leaders comprised of WCC youth who are too old to attend WCC’s Camp with an Impact as a camper but are still too young to serve as a counselor. Camp Lakewood provides leadership training opportunities for these students who hope to someday become counselors and camp leaders. This year’s camp took place June 10 to 16.

WCC’s partnership with Camp Lakewood began four years ago when the church sent 15 students to the camp. This year, WCC supplied 22 of the camp’s 32 total staff members. WCC sent one camp director, 10 junior counselors (high schoolers) and 10 counselors-in-training (students going into high school).

Camp was a really fun time,” said Adrianna, a WCC high schooler. “I had fun connecting with all the kids, watching them grow in their faith and interacting will the staff and counselors. The staff at Camp Lakewood made it a valuable experience—and so did the kids. I felt God changed some of the kids’ hearts that week, and I was happy to share in their spiritual journey with them.”

“Through mentorship, role-modeling, teaching and providing for physical needs, our students created faith-forming experiences for these young campers while providing examples of Christ-like love and service,” said Ryan Langeland, Pastor of Children and Student Ministries at WCC. “Faith-focused experiences like Camp Lakewood have shown to be effective for growing our students’ faith, so we look forward to continuing to provide these opportunities for our students.”

Camp Lakewood, which is located in Wolcottville, Ind., is a faith-based camp for third through sixth graders that seeks to share God’s transforming love with each camper through fun and meaningful experiences while also providing a rejuvenating time away from daily life.


Ryan Langeland

Pastor of Children and Student Ministries

574-268-0188 x271

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