Summer Camp

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When: Sun, July 5 – Thurs, July 9th

Where: Camp Shannondale,    Salem, MO

Cost: $200.00 per camper

Ages: Youth who have completed  6th grade and older

 You should arrive Sunday, July 5h between 3:00 – 4:00 pm and plan to be picked up by 11:00 am on Thursday, July 9thWe will bunk in Timber Lodge at Shannondale. On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday we will canoe the Current River, lunching on the river and returning to the lodge each evening for meals, activities, nightly camp fires and vespers. The Lodge has showers and bunk beds with separate quarters for boys and girls.

camp flyer   — this attachment will give you a registration form and general information for canoe camp. Space is limited. If you have questions or want further information, please contact us at:

St Martin’s UCC – 7890 Dittmer Ridge Rd, Dittmer, MO 63023 —- email: —- 636-285-4797 / toll free 636-274-7078

A note from your camp staff ……

The Christian Adventure Canoe Camp is independently sponsored and organized by St Martin’s UCC, Dittmer. However, we welcome all youth to join us in the adventure! We have been involved in canoe camp at Shannondale for over 20 years. In fact it was life-long members of STM UCC, Hugo and Jeannie Kramme, who helped to start this camp because of their love for Shannondale and the residents of the area. They felt it was important for our young people to experience this beautiful land God had created and to meet the special people who live there and are care takers of the river and wood. While most of our time will be spent on the river, we hope to spend some time around the area visiting with the residents, getting to know these great artisans by their items sold at the Craft Center.  Evening activities may include a visit to the Current River State Park, cave exploring, hiking, camp fires and vespers.  Our staff look forward to this trip every year and don’t feel summer is complete without a visit to Shannondale.

We look forward to another great camp and invite old and new friends to join us!

St Martin’s Camp Staff  – Terri Green, Counselor & Coordinator

Kim Viviano, RN  –  Jeff Argurieo, EMT/Fireman

Counseling Staff – Donna Scanlon, Mechele Moore, Paul & Ginny Branson



Adventures in Christian Living

Each day is filled with activities, some are planned by campers and leaders together, others by the staff. Activities may include: Archery, Bible Study, Campfires, Canoeing, Swimming, Service Projects and more…
 Church camp is full of fun, laughter, new friends and Christian values. Camp Mo-Val and Shannondale offer summer camps for youth, families, adults with special needs and seniors! Teens can experience canoe camp, leadership training, middle and high school camp. There are also opportunities to be a camp counselor, health aid, and more.
 SUMMER CAMP 2015- POWER UP! Living in the Spirit
is our theme this summer. As part of our outdoor ministry programs, campers and participants will explore how the Spirit empowers us to be better Christians. This year, we will be Powered Up, to go and help others, to care for one another and to bring the power of God’s love to all.  Campers will explore community qand what it means to be part of that community, a chance to rekindle old friendships and make new ones. They’ll experience new growth opportunities through the many available activities and they’ll have a chance to explore and be part of the outdoors and learning to care and respect our natural environment.
~ Jeremy Force – UCC Outdoor Ministries Director
Camps at MoVal this year are offered to kids from 1st grade to family, grandparent and seniors and will run from May 31 – August 9.
 Thanks to the MoVal Capital Campaign that was completed a few years ago, many renovations have been made to including remodeled lakeside cabins. With the end of the campaign we hope to bring the joy of church camp to many children, both new campers and those returning, for years to come. Please help support the Outdoor Ministries of the UCC to help ensure camp is there for your children, and your children’s children.
For more information contact:
Camp Mo-Val & Outdoor Ministries
Missouri Mid-South Conference UCC
2659 Camp Mo-Val Road
Union, MO 63084
(636) 583-2730 or Toll Free 1-877-344-2267

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