Crossways Connections
2017 May Issue
2017 Spring Appeal

Our theme this summer is The Water of Life: and we have plenty of activities around water on Long, Pine and Mission Lake.  Some of our favorite memories involve activities in and on these lakes: learning to swim or boat for the first time, campfires by the shore, a pontoon breakfast or the memorable Light Service. 

As one camper who will now be on staff this summer expressed: “Water at camp reminds me of my baptism and a lot of fun we have at camp.  Camp is a home away from home where I can express my faith freely with a community of believers.”

Help us sustain these memories and experiences as we kick off the Spring Appeal.  Your support provides scholarships, program supplies, additional staff to expand our programs and site/facility improvements.  We invite you to help us reach our goal of $40,000 by the time our camp programs begin on June 11th. 

Thank you for your consideration and support of our Mission “to bring people together in Christ so lives are changed and communities enhanced”.

In Christ’s Service,

Jake Czarnik-Neimeyer
Executive Director

P.S. To donate click on the DONATE tab above or mail your check (made out to Crossways Camping Ministries) to our administrative office at 912 N. Oneida St., Appleton, WI 54911 (ATTN: Spring Appeal)
We're still looking for a few more people to round out our summer teams for this summer, especially in the kitchen. If you think you'd enjoy working in a positive environment with fabulous colleagues in a beautiful setting and really make a difference, this could be the place for you!

Waypost Positions Available:
Kitchen Assistant 
Waterfront Specialist 
Male Cabin Leader 
Female Cabin Leader 

Imago Dei Village Positions Available:
Male Cabin Leader
Female Cabin Leader

Visit to learn more about becoming a part of our summer team at Imago Dei Village, Pine Lake Camp, or Waypost!
 A few items are needed at our camps
as we prepare for summer!
As we prepare for summer there are a few "big" items on our needs list. If you'd like to contribute financially to the purchase of the items listed below or would like to donate a new or gently used item, contact Jake Czarnik-Neimeyer, our Executive Director, at our administrative office at 920.882.0023 (or email 

The items are:
  • For Pine Lake: washer/dryer set
  • For Imago Dei Village: 7-passenger minivan
  • For Imago Dei Village & Waypost (shared): leaf vacuum
Thank you!
2nd Annual Alumni Retreat:
August 18-20 @ Imago Dei Village
Registration is ONLINE and OPEN for our 2017 Alumni Retreat! Have you served on staff with Crossways Camping Ministries? If so, we'd love to see you at camp this year!

We are excited for this retreat to be held at Imago Dei Village this summer (August 18-20). Families welcome, individuals welcome, all are welcome! 

Can you spot any familiar faces in this classic summer staff picture? 

Register online by visiting or by clicking the link below!
2017-2018 Retreat Schedule

Our 2017-2018 Retreat Schedule is available! Visit to learn more about the enriching retreats coming to your favorite camps next fall, winter, and spring. We're thrilled about the line-up of high quality and faith-empowered programming for youth and adults. Download our brochure by clicking the image above!

Summer 2017 Program Highlight:
3-day, 2-night Youth Camp for 1st-3rd Grade Youth
Has your son or daughter been itching to get to camp for an overnight program and now they're finally old enough? Are you hoping to introduce your young camper to the magic of camp but feel a half-week program is a better fit than the whole week? We have the program for you!

Our Pioneer program is classic youth camp for our youngest overnight youth campers (youth currently in 1st-3rd grade). Yes, 3rd grade youth are also eligible for our Pathfinders (full week and half week) program for 3rd-5th grade youth, especially if they have been to camp before and are seasoned veterans.

Pioneers is perfect for young campers who want to make new friends, play silly field games, play or swim safely at our waterfront, enjoy a cook-out over the fire, and experience being "independent" (while always safely supervised by our caring, competent staff). Camping with Crossways promotes self-confidence, helps to develop social skills, fosters empathy and compassion, and gives kids a greater understanding of their growing identity as a beloved child of God!

For more program information and to see dates and rates for our Pioneer program (or to register) click the button below!
Are you excited to find out who will be serving on staff at camp this summer? We are excited to tell you! Check out our recent blog posts to meet some of the fantastic young adults coming to your favorite camps real soon.

Keep these young adults in your prayers as they finish up school years/jobs/etc. and prepare to spend their summer ensuring all our campers have the best experience ever at our camps. Learn about more staff by following our camps on Facebook or by following our blog

We are so excited about the programs coming to Imago Dei Village, Pine Lake Camp, Waypost, and to congregations hosting Day Camp in the summer of 2017! Program information is available on our website for:
  • Youth Camp (grades 1-12)
  • Servant and Leadership Training (grades 8-12)
  • Family & Grandparent/KID Camp
  • Piece Together (camp for families with children on the autism spectrum)

For congregations looking for a mission trip experience but needing to stay close to home or save on expenses, our Mission Week program might be the perfect fit! Offered at Waypost (week 2) and Imago Dei Village (week 7), for groups with students in grades 6-12.

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