Crossways Connections
December 2017
Dear Friends of Crossways,
During this Advent Season we give thanks to God and to all of you for supporting the Mission and Ministry of Crossways Camping Ministries in 2017. Here is what one grandparent shared about the life-changing experience of camp:

“Our granddaughter asked for a Bible for Christmas at the end of camp. She has not been participating in a church. I plan to give her a Bible and a week at camp as a Christmas present.”
Here are some major accomplishments at Crossways Camping Ministries this year:
  • 1890 youth and family campers attended our three camps (first increase in 15 years!).
  • All three camps are now accredited by the American Camp Association!
  • Leadership Program (Leader-In-Training) for 10th-12th graders expanded in the second summer
  • Received two conservation grants totaling almost $100,000. Information on our website.
  • New week-long program for Talented and Gifted Youth started at Waypost.
  • Launching a Capital Campaign to raise 1.8 to 2.5 Million in the next 18 months.
Please help us reach our goal of $30,000 for the Advent Appeal! You can make your gift online: or by calling Lisa at our Administrative Office (920-882-0023)
We are extremely grateful for your support as we live out our Mission by “bringing people together in Christ so lives are changed and communities enhanced”.  May God bless you and your family during this Christmas Season and in the New Year.

Merry Christmas!
Jake Czarnik-Neimeyer
Executive Director
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Thank you
for giving!
Your generous support on Giving Tuesday raised $4,712 . We are so thankful for the continued partnership with and support from all of you!
Crossways and NCCT close on the
DNR Conservation Easement!
On December 11, Crossways and the North Central Conservancy Trust closed on the Conservation Easement for Waypost Camp! This has been years in the making. A huge "Thank You!" goes out to Adam Brandt, Camp Director - Waypost, and Jake Czarnik-Neimeyer, Crossways' Executive Director, for their time and effort in making this a reality. Pictured above left are Adam and Jake with the easement grant check, and above right are members of NCCT surrounding Adam and Jake.

Promote Camp in Your Congregation,
With Friends, and With Family!
Would you like to help promote camp in your congregation this winter and spring? We have some great resources for you to use. We have bulletin inserts, posters, brochures, Camp Sunday liturgy recommendations (including song suggestions), and more! CLICK HERE to visit our "Promote Crossways" page to access all these great resources.

Don't forget - you can invite Crossways staff to your congregation for a promotional visit! We would love the opportunity to come share why camp is so important for young people, families, and the church. If you would be interested in any worship or program leadership we would be happy to discuss possibilities.

And if you're a parent wanting to share about the magic of camp with friends and family, go on over to our Facebook Page and follow/like us! Liking, commenting on, and sharing our posts helps more and more people hear about camp.

Another huge help in promoting camp? WORD OF MOUTH! Tell other people about Crossways! In 2018 campers who refer new campers to Crossways receive a $25 discount per successful referral, up to four referrals ($100 total)! First-time campers are also eligible for a $25 discount, so it's a win-win for both parties.
Summer 2018 Registration is OPEN! Visit our website to learn about all the exciting programs coming to our camps in 2018. All registrations received by March 15th receive our "early bird discount!"

Here are a few more exciting discount opportunities:
  • First-Time Camper Discount: Youth campers new to Crossways are eligible to receive a $25 discount for their 2018 summer program!
  • Bring-a-Friend Discount: Youth campers who refer a new-to-Crossways camper for summer 2018 are eligible to receive a $25 per camper they refer, for up to four new campers! That's a total possible discount of $100.

For more details about our discounts, visit our Pricing, Discounts, & Financial Assistance page on our website!

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Crossways Camping Ministries
912 N. Oneida St., Appleton, WI 54911
p: 920.882.0023 | f: 920.882.9474