A week at summer camp is an experience like no other. Thousands of adults look back on the formative years of their childhood and identify summer camp as one of the most integral experiences that helped make them who they are today. Countless successful CEO’s, actors and actresses, musicians, politicians, religious leaders, and the like attended camp as a child. Summer camp always has and continues to be a place where kids and youth can grow and learn in a cooperative environment set apart from the pace of the “real world”. At Camp Wyoming, our programs afford all participants a chance to learn more about who they are and who they want to become as they grow in their faith in Jesus Christ.
We invite you to send your child, grandchild, niece, nephew, friend, or neighbor to camp at Camp Wyoming this year, and let them have their own adventure that will become a formative faith experience for their entire life.
At Camp You Will
Be in a safe, nurturing place to overcome challenges and to experience new things
Gain a sense of independence and self-worth
Explore faith forming topics and Bible studies that strengthen and deepen participants’ relationship with God
Participate in a small group that provides meaningful, individual attention for each participant
Learn team values and recapture a sense of imagination and adventure in a wide variety of dynamic, age-appropriate activities
Experience a variety of worship settings and practices that allow participants to encounter Christ on a daily basis
Reconnect with the natural world of God’s creation in an environment free from cell phones, laptops, televisions, and video games
Move, explore, and engage in a physically active way that isn’t always possible at home or at school
Discover how to live and be in the outdoors through cookouts, overnight camping trips, and nature programs
See how faith can be lived and applied throughout the day at camp, and learn practical ways to demonstrate and live out faith even after the week at camp has ended
Summer Staff: Where Are They Now?
Lisa Gammon grew up coming to camp as a camper, but spending one week of her summer at camp wasn’t enough for her. She couldn’t wait to join the summer staff so that she could spend her entire summers at camp. Lisa got her chance, and worked on staff from 1990 - 1994. Lisa loved being the head lifeguard and one of her favorite jobs was cleaning the pool. Each morning before vacuuming the pool, she used rescue all of the frogs out of the skimmer buckets, wash the chlorine off of them, and line them up by the fence so they could hop back into the woods. She was always amazed at how many frogs chose to go for night swims! Lisa says, “Some of my favorite memories include all the crazy places we "slept" at night from the swinging bridge and Horse Thief Cave to Deer Meadow in the middle of Wintertainment and watching the Northern Lights. I loved the campfires and the sound of the logs popping and tree frogs singing. I made many lifelong friends there.”
After camp, Lisa graduated from Iowa state and got married. She and her husband have two beautiful daughters. Lisa has been teaching elementary special education for over twenty years now. She lives with her husband in Cedar Rapids where she enjoys good books, going on long walks with their two dogs, and traveling. Looking back at her time at camp, Lisa says, “I think camp helped me on my journey to becoming an educator and being a positive impact on the lives of others. I hope Camp can continue to be a special place in the hearts of many.”