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?
Jake O'Connor grew up at Camp Wyoming. He attended camp for 11 years as a camper and never missed a summer. After he completed LIT in 2010, he worked on staff for the first time in 2011 as a Dish Staff Member. He was also known that year as the "Honorary Night Owls Counselor." It was always his favorite camp program growing up, and he frequently spent his nights with the Night Owls as a staff member. Jake worked as a counselor in 2012 and 2013 and was an LIT Counselor in 2015. That summer, Jake had the honor of receiving his camp staff in celebration of his 15th summer at Camp Wyoming. He returned for another summer on staff in 2016 as the Summer Program Director. He's continued to volunteer and stay heavily involved in camp ever since.
After working at camp, Jake completed a year-long internship with Heartland Camp in Parkville, MO to get more experience in ministry. He then returned to Iowa where he accepted his current job as the Director of Christian Education for Bettendorf Presbyterian Church. He has loved serving with that church for the past 3 years.
Last summer, Jake married Dawn, a fellow staff member at camp. He's thankful for Camp Wyoming for many reasons, but one of the main ones is because it's the place where he met his wife! What are your favorite memories of Jake?