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FAMILY CAMP

SUMMER 2024

6 Weeks of Fresh Air.
The hard part - Picking which one

July 6-12    July 13-19    July 20-26    July 27-Aug. 2    Aug. 3-9    Aug. 10-16

About Your Stay

Daily Bible Meetings  

  • Grow and learn together as a family. Leave recharged. 

Home-style Meals

  • Sit back, relax, and enjoy fresh home-style meals.  Put on your stretchy pants, we've got this.  

Exciting Programs 

  • From arts and crafts to activities like hiking, swimming at Gitche Gumee's own beach property, mountain biking, taking off-campus excursions, berry picking, and tons of local sightseeing available, it's easy to find things to do at Gitche Gumee Bible Camp, even if that means kicking back and taking a nice afternoon nap.

Childcare

  • We provide opportunities for you to attend our morning and evening meetings while allowing your children to enjoy a program of their own. 

    • ​Nursery (0-4yr)- Your child will enjoy great age-appropriate opportunities to have fun and interact with other children.

    • Juniors (5-12yr)- We provide a VBS-style program for your child during regularly scheduled meeting times.

What to Bring

  • No need to bring the kitchen sink; we've got that. We also provide sheets, pillows, and blankets. Just bring towels for both beach and room use, clothes for cold and warm weather, and smiles to pass around! 

Speakers

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Week 1 | July 6-12

Wildwood Church Retreat

Wildwood Church of East Moline, Illinois has reserved camp for a week of encouragement for its congregation.

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Week 2 | July 13-19

Ben Lovelady

Ben Lovelady serves as a Pastor in Northwestern Illinois, where he and his wife live with their six children. 

Ben has spoken at Gitche Gumee multiple times, and has a special place in his heart for the camp as he too was directly impacted by the ministry that it had in his life. 

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Week 3 | July 20-26

Chad Harwell

Chad Harwell serves as a Youth Ministries Missionary with Word of Life Fellowship in North Carolina. Before coming on staff with WOL in 2010, Chad served as a pastor to students and children in Fort Worth, TX. His desire is to reach today's youth by helping to equip local churches through evangelism, discipleship, and leadership development.

 

Chad and his wife Ashley call Winston Salem, NC home and have 3 children, Emilie-17, Parker-12, and Owen-6. He enjoys hiking, camping, and playing games with his family. During his off days you can find him enjoying a good cup of coffee, playing golf, throwing disc golf, or listening to his vinyl records.

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Week 4 | July 27-August 2

Paul McGuinness

Paul McGuinness was born in Zimbabwe Africa, and then his family immigrated to the US and settled in New Jersey, where he grew up. Paul headed to northeast Pennsylvania to attend Clarks Summit University and never left the Scranton-area.

 

He’s earned a bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree from CSU. Along the way, he joined the staff at Parker Hill Church (now LCBC Church), where he served for 20 ears. Among other things, he was part of the teaching team and the Director of their global partnerships in South Africa, Kenya and Haiti. In 2021, he made the shift from Pastor to Professor and now leads the Intercultural Studies program at his 3-time alma-mater, Clarks Summit University.

 

Paul is passionate about helping people take their next step and has written two books, one on global ministry and one on personal leadership. Find these and other resources at drpaulmcguinness.com.

 

Paul married his high school sweet-heart, Aimee, after they’d graduated from college. Their family now includes Mattie, Jackson, Andie and Ella, plus a Golden Doodle a cat and some fish! They live in Clarks Summit, just a few miles from both the church he helped to pastor and the school where he now teaches.

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Week 5 | August 3-9

Rob Phillips

Rob Phillips has served as lead pastor of Broadalbin Baptist Church in upstate NY since June of 2012.  Rob has a long tenure of ministry experience with several other church and para-church organizations, but his true heart is teaching and discipleship in the local church setting.  In 2023 he completed his 25th year of full time ministry.

 

Rob is an author of two books: Peacemaking-Peacekeeping, a theology book about relational conflicts, as well as Open Letters to our Fellow Fighters, a book that discusses mental health struggles in the church setting.

 

Rob, along with his wife Annie, ministers frequently at camps and conferences both in America and internationally. Rob and Annie both love making personal connections wherever God gives them an opportunity to minister.

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Week 6 | August 10-16

Rob Phillips

Rob Phillips has served as lead pastor of Broadalbin Baptist Church in upstate NY since June of 2012.  Rob has a long tenure of ministry experience with several other church and para-church organizations, but his true heart is teaching and discipleship in the local church setting.  In 2023 he completed his 25th year of full time ministry.

 

Rob is an author of two books: Peacemaking-Peacekeeping, a theology book about relational conflicts, as well as Open Letters to our Fellow Fighters, a book that discusses mental health struggles in the church setting.

 

Rob, along with his wife Annie, ministers frequently at camps and conferences both in America and internationally. Rob and Annie both love making personal connections wherever God gives them an opportunity to minister.

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