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Watch this space for information on activities for Children and Youth

Youth activities

Planning is already underway for the 2024 ELCA
Youth Gathering to be held July 16-20 in New
Orleans, Louisiana. If you or someone in your family
will be in high school during this time, you are
welcomed and invited to participate in the gathering.
An information session will be held later this spring.
Look for notices in future newsletters and in the
Thursday Thoughts email.

Youth Gathering

Summer Camp 2023


Campers of all ages experience and engage in cooperative learning while participating in new activities, all in a safe, non-threatening, non-competitive, and hands-on environment that builds campers’ confidence along with an understanding of what it means to live as a community in Christ. All activities are led by our incredible summer staff.

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The Claggett Center offers week-long, residential, camp programs for youth completing 2nd grade to recently-graduated high school seniors. Whether climbing high on the ropes course or diving deep at the pool, there's something for everyone here at Claggett. From adventures on the Monocacy River and Sugarloaf Mountain, to swimming, games, campfires and classic skits, campers are sure to create new friendships and renew old ones year after year.

Summer Camps at Claggett are Christian formation ministries of the Episcopal Dioceses of Maryland and Washington. Camp is grounded in Scripture and tradition, and encourages campers and staff to use their whole selves as ways to explore the Christian Story. Each week a chaplain participates in all camp activities, and supports the ministry of camp through prayer, participation and spiritual direction. 

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Every week at Nawakwa (weather permitting) begins and ends with worship at one of our beautiful outdoor worship areas; Upper Temple, Fischer Chapel or Bishop Chapel. Community living takes place everyday through Bible Study, worship, recreation, crafts, and nature study. Our caring staff is here to guide children as they explore God’s creation and their relationship in it. Campers are given the opportunity to choose how part of their week will go. Being part of a Lutheran Christian community has helped many campers grow – in their personal faith, in their self-confidence, and in their interactions with others. Where else can children be given all this–and still have them call it their favorite week of the summer?

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