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Meet the Interim Executive Director

Posted on May 9, 2022 by

Hello Friends, It is my privilege and pleasure to greet you as the interim executive director of UCCI. I am honored, humbled, and excited to be stepping into this role for an organization that connects you to each other and God through the sacred places of Moon Beach, Daycholah Center, and Cedar Valley. I am […]

Let’s Volunteer

Posted on Apr 28, 2022 by

Hello again UCCI community. As has been established, I do not have grandchildren, yet for decades I have been dreaming of attending camp with them. That vision has shepherded me through 20 years of faithful service to the mission and ministry of United Church Camps, Inc. (UCCI). Here then, is my last official work for […]

Dear Grandkids

Posted on Apr 14, 2022 by

Hello UCCI Community, I do not have grandchildren, yet for decades I have been dreaming of attending camp with them. This vision has shepherded me through 20 years of faithful service to the mission and ministry of United Church Camps, Inc. (UCCI) and is the spirit of my concluding thoughts. To my Grandchildren, whom I […]

Reflections on 20 Years

Posted on Apr 5, 2022 by

Grandparents often say, “if they knew how fun grandchildren were going to be, they would have had them first!” I do not have grandchildren yet, but for decades I have been locked in on a dream of attending family camp with them at Moon Beach. That vision has shepherded me through 20 years of service […]

UCCI Leadership Transition

Posted on Mar 8, 2022 by

March 8, 2022 Dear friends of United Church Camps Inc., With sadness, we share that after 20 years with UCCI, Glenn Svetnicka has resigned from his position as executive director, effective April 29. UCCI is deeply grateful for the love, energy, and time that he devoted to Outdoor Ministry. Please take a moment to read […]

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. […]