Faith and fun: Young people gather at Northeast Iowa Christian Service Camp

High school students had a good time at the Northeast Iowa Christian Service Camp this year. (Photo courtesy of Craig Harris.)

Northeast Iowa Christian Service Camp near Bristow is bustling with activity. This week is family camp, the last of nine camps held there this summer.

     Camp season kicked off in June with the first junior high camp and included two junior high camps, an overnight camp, two high school camps, a fourth to sixth grade camp, third to fifth grade camp and boot camp. Boot camp is focused on preparing 11th and 12th graders for the world after high school, with attention on what kind of legacy to leave behind as they move to college.

     At the second week-long high school camp, which was underway when the Tribune-Journal visited, there were about 40 campers and 24 staff members.

     Northeast Iowa Christian Service Camp is supported by the Christian Church and Churches of Christ in Northeast Iowa, and campers come from across Northeast Iowa and beyond—from Cedar Rapids, Marshalltown, Ft. Dodge, Webster City, Clear Lake, Mason City, Dubuque Waterloo, Cedar Falls, Clarion and Bristow, to name a few towns.

 

Read more in the August 2 edition of the TRIBUNE.