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August Family Camp

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The 2018 August Family Camp will be held August 5 - 10.

Please click here to register.

August Family Camp offers a relaxed five days at beautiful Pilgrim Point Camp, located on a slender peninsula extending into Lake Ida near Alexandria, Minnesota. Each day features organized inter-generational activities, along with plenty of free time for swimming, playing, reading, and enjoying the beauty of the surroundings.

Activities vary from year to year, but are intended to provide interactions across generations and among all campers. The grandparents of one family may find themselves interacting with and getting to know the children of another family as well as their own.

Past activities have included bread-making, butter-churning, line dancing, kickball, silly Olympics, faith conversations, scavenger hunts, storytelling, puppet-making, and much more. Attendees are also free to offer crafts and other small group activities for one another, such as yoga, drumming, tie-dying, and more. The final night of camp features a variety show in which anyone can take the stage to show off what they can do. Each day ends with a short service of Vespers at a beautiful, outdoor, lakeside chapel.

Three meals are provided each day in the on-site dining hall. Lodging is in cabins containing three to twelve beds. (Attendees provide their own towels and bedding.) Campsites are also available with electric hookups and nearby bathrooms with showers. A one-hour "quiet time" is enforced throughout the camp each afternoon.

Families quickly discover a warm community character in which kids are free to mingle and roam in a safe setting, while all adults share responsibility for keeping eyes on what's happening.

The camp is open to all, including nuclear and extended families, friends, couples, singles, children and youth of any age. Multiple generations of each family are welcomed and encouraged to attend. Past attendees have come from many different congregations, including denominations other than the UCC. There is no requirement that attendees be a member of SAPUCC or any other church or denomination.

August Family Camp is sponsored by St. Anthony Park United Church of Christ, St. Paul MN. Pilgrim Point Camp is staffed and maintained by the Minnesota Conference of the United Church of Christ.

Questions? Please contact the church office at (651) 646-7173.

On this page:

 • Registration
 • Planning Team


Online registration is now open.

Please click here to register.

Planning Team

The planning team for August Family Camp is made up of three members of SAPUCC, each serving for a maximum of three years (staggered terms). The current team is:

Beth Magistad (year 3)
Rick Prescott (year 2)
Wendy Berg (year 1)

Tim Wulling is serving in an advisory role for 2018.

The team works with Lori Alford, who is the programming coordinator for Pilgrim Point through the Minnesota Conference UCC.

You may contact the planning team directly by using the contact form on this site.

This page last modified on February 24, 2018
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