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Stepping in with love

Posted on Mar 27, 2020 by

Dear friends, This has been a challenging few weeks for all of us. Guidance on how to address the spread of COVID-19 changes daily, sometimes hourly. At the direction of Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers, we are all staying “Safer at Home.” Our Leadership Team and Board Leadership meet continually via technology to handle UCCI’s response to this […]

COVID-19 – UCCI Events Cancelled through May 10

Posted on Mar 19, 2020 by

The safety and health of all guests and staff is always the highest priority at UCCI, consequently, All UCCI events at all three locations will be cancelled through May 10 as required by the State of Wisconsin!  Greetings from the Executive Director of UCCI … parent corporation of Moon Beach, Pilgrim Center, and Cedar Valley.  […]

COVID-19 – UCCI Events Cancelled through Easter

Posted on Mar 16, 2020 by

March 16, 2020 The safety and health of all guests and staff is always the highest priority at UCCI, consequently, in accordance with the State of Wisconsin directives, All UCCI events at all three locations will be cancelled through Easter! We will monitor the situation through the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the American Camping […]

Coronavirus – Information for UCCI Events

Posted on Mar 11, 2020 by

Updated March 11, 2020 The safety and health of all guests and staff is always the highest priority at UCCI and we have a long history of planning for and managing communicable diseases and weather emergencies that may impact the business of outdoor ministry. With the potential spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) within the […]

Leap Year Greetings!

Posted on Mar 3, 2020 by

To love and be loved … one should be so lucky! Having something to be truly passionate about is a gift. It gives your heart fullness, your soul meaning, your mind direction. A friend recently asked what I am truly passionate about … where I am ALL in? The sad answer is nowhere. I, like many, am overwhelmed and busy […]

New Year Blessings 2020

Posted on Jan 25, 2020 by

New Year Blessings to You and Yours! We just finished a few seminal days in the life of United Church Camps, Inc. (UCCI)! On January 1st Cedar Valley in West Bend officially became part of the UCCI family. This beautiful retreat center and staff are a welcome addition to our offerings. January 2nd – our […]

Skipping the Waves

Posted on Aug 30, 2019 by

Pilgrim Center hosts a student leadership group from UW-Madison each year at the end of August.  In addition to holding numerous work sessions, their leadership also carves some recreational time during their stay with us.  Last year their recreation was severely limited by a significant weather system resulting in a number of tornados in our […]

Balancing Act

Posted on Jul 6, 2019 by

This week I was able to spend some time with our campers exploring the concepts of balance.  We started our time out on our challenge course working with an exercise called the whale watch.  It is basically a large teeter-totter platform, probably about 12 feet long and about 6 feet wide.  The traditional objective of […]

One Ministry…THREE Sites!

Posted on May 8, 2019 by

United Church Camps, Inc. (UCCI) is very excited to announce Cedar Valley in West Bend as the third Outdoor Ministry Retreat Site in Wisconsin!  Cedar Valley has operated as an Adult Retreat Center since 1986 as part of Cedar Community.  We see this venue and its programs as complimentary to the Youth Retreat venue and […]

Lingering

Posted on Apr 17, 2019 by

One of the scriptures in the Lectionary readings for this coming Easter Sunday is John 20:1-18.  In this passage Mary Magdalene has returned to the tomb of the crucified Jesus and finds the stone that was blocking the entrance rolled away and the tomb is empty, except for the strips of cloth that Jesus’ body […]