Hello Friends,

Hello summer! It has been a whirlwind month as we prepare to host our first larger camp events in over a year. It feels so good – and new – to gather together, give and receive hugs, see smiling faces! This moment in time holds so much joy and relief.

This moment also holds everything that we have experienced in a pandemic that is ending, and not ending. Our “Pick 2” policy has evolved in conjunction with CDC guidelines for those that are vaccinated. If you are vaccinated, you will no longer need to wear a mask indoors or outdoors. Masks will still be required for those not fully vaccinated. Outdoor mask wearing will still be required for those not vaccinated when in close proximity to others. Bottom line, be vaccinated if you are eligible!

Out of love for the vulnerable, there also may be times that vaccinated guests will still be asked to wear a mask. Bottom line number two, put compassion and flexibility in the driver’s seat.

We can’t think of a better way to transition than to be outside for play, rest, reflection and to come together in these sacred spaces. That’s Outdoor Ministry, and that’s what UCCI offers for you. Event registration is still open, so take a look and plan to join us this summer at Moon Beach, Pilgrim Center and Cedar Valley.

Can’t wait to see you!
Glenn & all your friends at UCCI
Glenn Svetnicka – Executive Director UCCI

2021: Re-United!
UCCI is open and ready to welcome you to Moon Beach, Pilgrim Center and Cedar Valley. We can't wait to reunite in these sacred spaces again.

Check out our event registration and link to the scholarship application below. Money is not a barrier to participation.

The lake is calling, the sunshine is calling, the trees are calling, camp is calling, God is calling you – it's time!
Join the team at Cedar Valley
Lead Cook Position & More
Do you love to create in the kitchen and enjoy the ministry of serving healthy food to hungry, and very appreciative guests? Do you love to serve and create the best experience for others? Cedar Valley has year-round, full and part time positions open. Read details & apply today!
Memory Camp is a treasured time for relaxation and inspiration for people living with dementia and their families. Watch this inspirational video and make plans to join us August 16-19, 2021.
This special camp program is designed for people living with mild to moderate dementia and their care partners (spouses, adult children, friends). Experience a holiday at Moon Beach in the beautiful Northwoods with trained volunteers and camp staff who will provide a variety of programs. If you’ve ever been to a memory café, picture this camp session as resembling a café with all meals provided for several days along with a cozy cabin that can accommodate small or large groups or entire families. Grandchildren are welcome! Sit by the lake, go fishing, swim, take walks, do arts and crafts projects, chat with others living with dementia, all in an environment that invites you to feel relaxed and renewed. Directed by Susan and John McFadden
All UCCI events are affirming, but this one is special! This retreat at Moon Beach is designed for LGBTQ+ persons and families who would like to connect with those who have shared lived experience. For singles, couples and families of all definitions.

Did you know Moon Beach hosts 5 weeks of family camp each summer? Bring the whole family and create a new summer tradition. We have a hunch it might just become your favorite week of the year!
p.s. There is room for you the week of July 4th!
Experience intense challenges and have fun with Color Wars! This week has the strong feel of a Spirit Week, where daily color challenges encourage teamwork and a sense of friendly competition during boat races, scavenger hunts, and glow-in-the-dark night games.
Grades 3-6

Tenderfoot is for younger campers to come to camp on their own for the first time. Experience all of Pilgrim Center's favorite summer activities like crawfishing, kayaking, and Fitness Before Forks.
Grades 1-2
Cedar Valley would be the ideal location for your retreat, family reunion or special event. We can safely host and help you plan for your group. Give us a call or email to get started.
Essential Worker Sabbath
UCCI is offering time for frontline essential workers to come rest, play and renew their spirits. Scholarships are available to help provide this needed rest. Click below to learn more and share with someone who would benefit.
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THANK YOU FRIENDS for your continued support and prayers; we are grateful and we love you!
United Church Camps Inc. | 800-683-UCCI
Cedar Valley: 262-629-9202 | 5349 County Road D West Bend, WI 53090