Camp Fellowship: Foothills Week at Camp Fellowship July 9-14
Subcommittee is recommending that Foothills Presbytery pay half of the registration fee for the children of our ministers and professional church leaders that are volunteering to work a week at summer camp. The money will come from Outdoor Ministry reserve funds.
Subcommittee is requesting that the Committee on Shared ministry allot up to $2000 dollars for camperships. Details will be provided through our e-mail newsletter, and interested families may contact Lee Anne for an application. We will ask that the home church match our scholarship. Campers who are attending during the Foothills week will be considered first.
The Buc Camp will be lending two pieces of equipment to Camp Fellowship for the summer, a canoe trailer and salad bar.
At least two churches have hosted presentations by camp director, Kevin Cartee , and one church has taken children for a visit.
March 17 11 Educators and Youth Directors from Foothills will make an onsite visit, tour the facilities, hear a presentation from Kevin and have lunch.
Roberts Presbyterian church Day Camp
Presbytery has received a verbal request from Roberts Presbyterian Church for financial support, to assist with their Day Camp. The subcommittee has contacted Manella Calhoun asking for a written proposal for the sub-committee to review and then make a recommendation to Shared Ministry. We have asked for the proposal by May 16. Last year Presbytery generously contributed to the first year of the camp with funds for staffing and publicity
Outdoor Ministry Project for 2017
Recognizing that Outdoor Ministry in the Presbytery is in a transitional period, the sub-committee plans to contact every church either directly or through a survey to determine how churches have used Foothills as an OM resource in the past. Secondly, to find out what other OM activities our churches may be offering for their own congregations or in partnership and what OM activities does the church offer on their own. Our goal is to complete this survey by the end of 2017. The Information to be collected:
A definition of OM as it has existed in the past.
An OM contact person at each church and contact information
OM activities for Adults/Seniors/Intergenerational suggestions for future OM Presbytery Events…our plan would then be to update CSM at the November meeting on our progress and offer recommendations to pursue in 2018.