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Summer Camp, Productive Spring, and Director note
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Summer Camp is nearly here!

Check out the summer opportunities and register

All of our regularly schedule camps are back this summer (i.e. Day Camp, Parent Overnight, Middler, Junior Youth, Senior Youth, & All Ages). Are you coming? Do you know of somebody that could benefit from coming to camp for the first time?

We also have some new camps and programs this summer. Have you checked out the Eco-Adventure for Junior Youth or Men's River Weekend yet?

Also, new from last year, the Music Fest is back for 2014. Music Fest is a fun event for the whole family on Aug 30, as part of the first day of All Ages Camp and it makes for a great start to a full weekend or just for an exciting afternoon. It also serves as a fundraising event for camp programs through fun elements like a pie auction, a silent auction, and a delicious dinner. This year's Music Fest will feature Yurtfolk, the musical couple LuAnne Harley and Brian Kruschwitz, and will be sure to include a variety of musicians and artists from the district and the region.

Have more questions about the programs or when the next opportunity is? Check out the Camps and Programs page.

Are you ready to register? Register Online.

Opening worship at Northern Plains Ministers' Retreat
Busy Spring (and Winter)
So this past Spring and Winter have been busy and productive times at Camp Pine Lake. Throughout the Winter, we have been taking on an awesome remodel of the bedrooms in Friendship Lodge. They now are outfitted with custom built beds, a mix of queen beds and single bunks, that are better suited to host families. With the renovation of these bedrooms, Friendship Lodge is generally done getting its facelift after nearly five years of work.

We barely cleaned up all the saw dust before we were invaded by an ambitious mob of volunteers for our Spring clean up day. In just a few short hours they cleaned out the long winter's dust, dirt, and bugs from cabins and lodge alike. They also helped clear fallen branches from the winter storms. We even had an intrepid crew remove several hundred feet of ancient barbed-wire fencing from the forest.

Finally, after the hard work of so many, we were blessed to host the 2014 Northern Plains Ministers' Retreat. Nearly twenty district ministers gathered to hear Bethany Theological Seminary Dean Steve Schweitzer give new light and life to the books of Chronicles. The ministers also spent time enjoying each others company and the newly improved facility at Camp Pine Lake.
Parker Thompson, Camp Director with son, Noam.
Director's Note
Welcome to the CPL e-newsletter! Camp Pine Lake is continuing to develop our communication with all of the people that care about our ministry and opportunities. This new e-newsletter is just one of the many growing edges in this effort. It will be my goal to let you know a bit about what is coming up and a bit about what has recently happened at camp at regular intervals (perhaps monthly). Occasionally, I might be able to share some thoughts on longer term plans and vision or ask for your input through this means of communication. Whatever it is that we share in this e-newsletter, I hope that we can help you feel more connected to all things Camp Pine Lake. Thank you for your support and prayers!

Yours in ministry,
Parker
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