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Relentless Hope

Posted on Dec 15, 2021 by

How are you doing? Answer honestly. For me, it feels like the shortened sunlight, virus variants, and deadly storms are weighing heavily. I don’t always have the right words of hope to share. Thankfully, we are blessed with many great teachers of faith. Here are some words that I needed to hear from Kenneth L. Samuel, […]

Daycholah Center Rededication

Posted on Oct 19, 2021 by

Rededication Ceremony at Daycholah Center venerates the history, culture, and presence of the Ho-Chunk people  October 11, 2021 • Green Lake, Wisconsin  On Indigenous People’s Day, United Church Camps, Inc. (UCCI) rededicated one of its outdoor ministry campuses as Daycholah Center. The name honors the Ho-Chunk people as the original keepers of this land, using the Ho-Chunk word […]

Live in the Moment

Posted on Aug 5, 2021 by

Summer seems to go by faster than other seasons. In many conversations recently, the theme of “how is it August already?” has been a prevailing sentiment. In the world of Outdoor Ministry, summer is busier and more active, and we love that! Seeing so many “happy campers” on-site these past two months has filled our […]

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words!

Posted on Jul 15, 2021 by

Welcome back! Gosh, what a gift these last few weeks have been. A picture really is worth a thousand words, but here are just a few comments you have shared with us: “Our first time having a completely judgment-free experience.” “Felt like coming home.” “Inspiring” “So good to be together” “SO. MUCH. FUN.” The invitation […]

Pick 2

Posted on May 7, 2021 by

Hello Friends! United Church Camps, Inc. (UCCI) is so excited to be welcoming guests back to all three sites! Moon Beach, Daycholah Center and Cedar Valley are open and have a great calendar of events planned, so check it out. 2021 gatherings will look different. The safety and health of all is our top priority. […]

Hope & Promise

Posted on Apr 8, 2021 by

Happy Easter from your friends at United Church Camps, Inc. (UCCI)! The hope and promise of the Easter Season seem magnified this year. The resurrection gives us hope and promise … the vaccines give us hope and promise … emerging from the dark days of our Covid-induced tombs give us hope and promise! At Cedar Valley, […]

You are Amazing!

Posted on Mar 4, 2021 by

Dear UCCI Family and Friends – The heart of the mission and ministry of United Church Camps, Inc. (UCCI) is love. UCCI’s operating sites at Cedar Valley, Moon Beach, and Daycholah Center strive to love all of God’s people through providing safe places to gather, practicing nurturing hospitality, and performing world class ministry – all […]

Exciting News!!!

Posted on Dec 17, 2020 by

Dear UCCI Family – Talking with our incoming UCCI Board President Tom Bayer today, he mused that his seed catalog arrived today. We reflected that a seed catalog offers hope, renewal, blessings, and a glimpse into the power of the Divine … All from a seed catalog. Let this UCCI update serve as your virtual seed catalog. 😊 […]

“My Favorite Things”

Posted on Dec 4, 2020 by

Dear UCCI Family – The Sound of Music is one of my favorite Julie Andrews films. Andrews character Maria sings the Rodgers and Hammerstein song “My Favorite Things” to the Von Trapp children after they’re frightened by a thunderstorm in the middle of the night. This pandemic is the ultimate thunderstorm in the middle of the night! United Church Camps, Inc. […]

Posted on Nov 13, 2020 by

Dear UCCI Family – Growing up, Sunday church was an expected ritual in the Svetnicka household. An organist-playing Mother, Lay-preaching Father, youth-groupie big Sister, and choir-singing younger Sister ensured our presence. My niche was acolyte! I got to don the vestments, light some fire, and occasionally ride the ropes as the ushers rang the church bells. When we missed, […]