Schweitzer Outdoor Weekend: June 16-18

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Join us Friday, June 16 through Sunday, June 18 (Father’s Day weekend) for our Family Camping & Canoeing weekend at the Discovery Ministries camp in Eminence, MO. This will be a great weekend in the outdoors together featuring: campfires (s’mores and singing), sightseeing, group breakfasts, and one dinner around the fire. On Saturday, we’ll float the Current River. You can opt to stay in a lodge room, in your RV (electric) or a (non electric) tent site.

All ages are welcome, anyone under 18 needs to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

The registration deadline is May 28.
If you cancel before May 28, we can refund 75% of your payment (25% of it was a non-refundable deposit.) No refund can be given on cancellations made on May 29 or after.

Find more details below and register here, when you are ready. You will be required to complete a permission/wavier to stay at Discovery Ministries and also to canoe.

If you have any more questions, contact Jenn Brown at at 417-881-6800.

Weekend Schedule: June 16-18

Friday Night: Check-in is 6-9 p.m
Campfire/hangout time: 8 to 10 pm

Saturday Morning/Day:
7:30 – 8:30 am: Continental Breakfast in the Iron Lodge
Canoeing Prep/Meeting: 9 am
Canoeing/Kayaking: 10 – 4 pm (time may vary)
On Saturday, we’ll float for 4 to 6 hours (about 11 miles) on the Current River.
(If you don’t want to float, you can explore the area on your own and meet back up for dinner and campfire time).

Saturday night:
6:30 pm: Campfire dinner, s’mores, stories & more

Sunday morning:
8- 9 am breakfast
9:30 am: Sunday Outdoor Worship & Teaching
10:30 am – Free time to explore, swim in the pool, etc. Pack up and head home when you’d like.

Weekend Costs:
There is a base price of $10 per adult to attend the whole event. This fee helps cover the cost of food for two breakfasts and dinner. The remaining cost for this trip varies depending on if you’d like to stay in the lodge, in a tent, or in your camper. There is also a cost for canoeing.

Cost is $20/person or $40/canoe ($5 for a middle person kid) – or if you’d like to bring your own boat and have it shuttled, the cost is $10. If you do not plan to canoe on Saturday, you can explore on your own, swim in the pool, etc.

We have space reserved for the Iron Stake Lodge. There are a total of 4 sleeping rooms (each have 1 queen size bed, 4 single bunk beds). You can reserve a whole room for a family or group.

Lodge Rooms include bunks and 1 queen bed with no linens. There are bathrooms and showers upstairs and downstairs.
• Lodge room/beds are : $50 per person (Lodge rooms can accommodate up to 6 people)
• RV site with electric hookups: $24 for RV site ($12 per night)
• Non-Electric: Tent Site: $16 ($8 per night)

We will have a group continental-style breakfast on Saturday and Sunday mornings
We will provide food a campfire-style meal on Saturday night (Hobopacks & Hotdogs)

Please plan to bring your own supplies for lunch during Saturday canoe trips and Sunday lunch as needed. If you would like to “add on” having Discovery Ministries provide sandwich’s for the canoe trip, cost is $10 per person).

Saturday or Sunday Exploring options:
There will be time to explore on your own if you are not canoeing or if you arrive early Friday or stay later on Sunday. Here are some ideas:

 * Alley Spring – 3 minutes from Discovery Ministries
Rocky Falls – 45 minutes from Discovery Ministries
Echo Bluff State Park – 20 minutes from Discovery Ministries

Want to get involved in more Outdoor activities?

Join the Outdoor Adventurers Group to see what’s coming up!
• May 5 – Fassnight Creek Clean Up
• June 2 – Moonlight Paddle Fellows Lake
• Last Friday, Kayak Meet Ups (Springfield Lake)


OUTDOOR TIPS (Spark Article Continued . . . )

Inside the latest issue of the Schweitzer Spark we also shared that we’d have more tips for outdoor adventures. Here are a few more ideas to consider as you head out and about this summer. Also if you’d like to know what outdoor adventures might be coming up this summer, sign up for the Schweitzer Adventures Group for updates.

View Tips 1-5 inside the Spring Issue of the Spark.

6) Design Your Overnight Camping “Billfold List” (aka: A quick List of things to always have)      

 Grandpa David’s Billfold List: Fishing Tackle, knife, 25 feet of 3/16th rope, a tarp or plastic throw to make a tent, down blanket or sleeping bag, foam pad (closed cell foam pad for insulation under you), small candle (you can shave a candle as a firestarter), paper matches in a strike kit, and stick matches in a waterproof case.

7) Carry a Simple Food Pack

Suggestions: Dried milk, 2 pounds of rice, vanilla pudding packets (no box just the package), a modern kettle or a coffee can with a wire handle on it to cook the food in, and water purifying tablets or devices.