Camping for Adults and Families

Work WeekendMountain Weekend 1Continuing Education RetreatMountain Weekend 2Housing OptionsDevelopmentally Disabled AdultsAdult Backpacking

 

Memorial Day Work Weekend • May 26-29, 2017

Working on the roofHelp prepare Christikon for the summer season during this “long weekend” that includes Memorial Day. We provide food, lodging, fellowship, work, and worship opportunities―all without cost (except a charge  per room for those in the Living Center). Bring with you a willing spirit, hand tools for various maintenance, repair, sewing, and cleaning projects, and plenty of elbow grease. Meals are served from Friday supper through Monday lunch.

Costs: No Charge for the Work Weekend.  Living Center $35 per night per room (each of the six rooms has a queen bed and two singles.) Register.


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Session for Developmentally Disabled Adults • June 13-16, 2017

For adults 18 years and older whose disability is primarily connected with mental development, Christikon’s camp for the developmentally disabled offers opportunities for enjoyment of the mountains and growth in caring relationships. Included are hiking, group recreation, crafts, work projects, shared responsibilities, sharing of talents, music, etc. Christikon staff people reside in the cabins with the campers, and provide program leadership.

Cost: $195 per disabled adult. For more detailed information about the retreat, and registration information, click here.


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Mountain Weekend 1 • July 7-9, 2017

Pastor Stephen Schmidt

Pastor Stephen Schmidt

Steve Schmidt moved to Bozeman five years ago to become the new lead pastor of Hope Lutheran Church.  Before moving to Montana he served as a Senior Pastor for 15 years in southeastern Connecticut.  Steve also served in full-time college chaplaincy for 15 years serving Williams College, Denison University and Connecticut Colleges.  He is married to Joyce and have two adult daughters who work in higher education.  He enjoys hiking, cooking, biking, and all that living in Montana offers!

Pastor Steve’s focus will be on The Good Samaritan — who we we tend to by pass on the other side today?  Who do we fail to see injured in our midst and how do we resist the temptation to mind our own business and not get involved?  

 This session may be of special interest to parents whose children  are planning to attend the Pathfinders Retreat (for youth  completing grades four through  six.) held at Christikon July 4-7. After  their time at camp, your child can simply remain at camp, and then attend  family camp weekend with you.get FAWorship1

    Please note that those completing 4th grade can now attend Pathfinders!

Schedule

Costs:$100 per adult; $50 ages 6-12; $0 under age 6 with a family maximum of $350: Living Center : $35 per night per room (each of the six rooms has a queen bed and two singles.) Register.


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Continuing Education Retreat • July 31 – August 3, 2017

See scheduled speakers below. Programming to be determined. Watch for updates!

Running from Monday supper through Thursday lunch, this retreat is designed particularly for rostered ministers, interested lay people, and their families. It is sponsored with the ELCA Montana Synod’s continuing education program.

Schedule

Karyn Wiseman

Rev. Karyn Wiseman

Rev. Dr. Karyn L. Wiseman is the Associate Dean for First Theological Degrees and Associate Professor of Homiletics at The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia.  She is an ordained pastor in The United Church of Christ and has fifteen years of experience pastoring churches in Kansas and New Jersey.  Her degree is in Liturgical Studies, with major study in both Preaching and Emerging Trends in the Church. She studied with Dr. Leonard Sweet and received her PhD from Drew University in 2006.

Dr. Wiseman is especially interested in engaging the 21st century church for vital ministry, equipping established communities to take on new models and methods for church, and employing postmodern ideas to reengage younger generations in preaching and worship. Social media is a big part of her work. Her most recent book, I Refuse to Preach a Boring Sermon: Engaging 21st Century Listeners, was published in 2013 by Pilgrim Press. She has written numerous commentaries for Working Preacher, ONScripture, Feasting on the Word, Feasting on the Gospels, and others.

Karyn lives with her family in Philadelphia where they love to visit historical sites, go to the movies, and see musicals/plays. Karyn utilizes social media in her personal and professional life and loves looking at the ways that culture and ministry intertwine. And she loves to preach.

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Johnny Hermanson

Johnny Hermanson

Singer-songwriter John Hermanson is a member of the acclaimed duo Storyhill, and a regular guest performer on NPR’s A Prairie Home Companion. The duo has a loyal following, produces a thriving annual music festival, and has independently sold over 250,000 records during the course of a 25-year career. John is also the founder of the art rock band Alva Star, and was a member of the indie-rock group, The Hopefuls.

He is co-owner of Egg Music, a full-service creative music house specializing in original music for advertising, film, TV and public art.  Egg Music produces a film series called “Motion Poems” that has an annual screening at the Walker Museum in Minneapolis. At Egg Music, John scored music for MTV’s scripted series Underemployed, 2015’s feature film, “Dragonfly”, and many other independent short films.

John graduated from St. Olaf College in 1993 with a self-designed major in Interreligious Dialogue.

In 2010 he composed a liturgy called, “Is This the Feast of Victory?” Rooted in the traditional Lutheran liturgy, it is used by a variety of worship communities around the country including Holden Village in Washington state.  John will be part of the Holden community this summer where he will continue writing liturgical music.

John worked on staff at Christikon from 1988-1990, and again in 1993. He lives in St. Paul, MN with his wife Bettine and has three children: Ella, August, and Isak.  He works part time as a worship music leader at Oak Knoll Lutheran in Minnetonka, MN, and is a frequent guest musician for many Twin Cities congregations.

John’s latest release, “Isaiah” is a collection of songs inspired by texts from Isaiah and Micah.

 

(For a longer time at Christikon, Continuing Education Retreat participants may also wish to register for Mountain Weekend 2 (below) which follows afterwards.)

Costs:  $180 camp fee per adult; $90 camp fee for ages 6-12; $0 for under 6 : Living Center : $35 per night per room (each of the six rooms has a queen bed and two singles.) Register


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Mountain Weekend 2 • August 4-6, 2017

See scheduled speakers below. Programming to be determined. Watch for updates.

Christikon summer staff serve as hosts for each family, and offer options for children during sessions for adults. They are available for child care at other times as well. Meals are served Friday supper through Sunday lunch.

Registrants may wish to participate also in the Continuing Education Retreat just before Mountain Weekend 2. Schedule

Rev. Karyn Wiseman

Karyn Wiseman

Rev. Dr. Karyn L. Wiseman is the Associate Dean for First Theological Degrees and Associate Professor of Homiletics at The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia.  She is an ordained pastor in The United Church of Christ and has fifteen years of experience pastoring churches in Kansas and New Jersey.  Her degree is in Liturgical Studies, with major study in both Preaching and Emerging Trends in the Church. She studied with Dr. Leonard Sweet and received her PhD from Drew University in 2006.

Dr. Wiseman is especially interested in engaging the 21st century church for vital ministry, equipping established communities to take on new models and methods for church, and employing postmodern ideas to reengage younger generations in preaching and worship. Social media is a big part of her work. Her most recent book, I Refuse to Preach a Boring Sermon: Engaging 21st Century Listeners, was published in 2013 by Pilgrim Press. She has written numerous commentaries for Working Preacher, ONScripture, Feasting on the Word, Feasting on the Gospels, and others.

Karyn lives with her family in Philadelphia where they love to visit historical sites, go to the movies, and see musicals/plays. Karyn utilizes social media in her personal and professional life and loves looking at the ways that culture and ministry intertwine. And she loves to preach.

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Johnny Hermanson

Johnny Hermanson

Singer-songwriter John Hermanson is a member of the acclaimed duo Storyhill, and a regular guest performer on NPR’s A Prairie Home Companion. The duo has a loyal following, produces a thriving annual music festival, and has independently sold over 250,000 records during the course of a 25-year career. John is also the founder of the art rock band Alva Star, and was a member of the indie-rock group, The Hopefuls.

He is co-owner of Egg Music, a full-service creative music house specializing in original music for advertising, film, TV and public art.  Egg Music produces a film series called “Motion Poems” that has an annual screening at the Walker Museum in Minneapolis. At Egg Music, John scored music for MTV’s scripted series Underemployed, 2015’s feature film, “Dragonfly”, and many other independent short films.

John graduated from St. Olaf College in 1993 with a self-designed major in Interreligious Dialogue.

In 2010 he composed a liturgy called, “Is This the Feast of Victory?” Rooted in the traditional Lutheran liturgy, it is used by a variety of worship communities around the country including Holden Village in Washington state.  John will be part of the Holden community this summer where he will continue writing liturgical music.

John worked on staff at Christikon from 1988-1990, and again in 1993. He lives in St. Paul, MN with his wife Bettine and has three children: Ella, August, and Isak.  He works part time as a worship music leader at Oak Knoll Lutheran in Minnetonka, MN, and is a frequent guest musician for many Twin Cities congregations.

John’s latest release, “Isaiah” is a collection of songs inspired by texts from Isaiah and Micah.

Costs:$100 per adult; $50 ages 6-12; $0 under age 6 with a family maximum of $350: Living Center : $35 per night per room (each of the six rooms has a queen bed and two singles.) Register.



Adult Backpacking or CreationCare • dates and fees as arranged

Christikon can host groups of adults (couples, young adults, one-gender groups, older adults, etc.) in the magnificent mountain wilderness surrounding camp. Groups must have at least six people, and can have no more than twelve. Two Christikon staff lead each group.

Dates can be arranged within the context of youth camp trails sessions (July 4-10, July 12-18, July 22-29, July 31 – August 3). Youth sessions cover six nights (four in the back country, first and last nights at camp). Your group can reduce the number of days in the back country to 2 or 3; but at least 3 is recommended. You arrive the afternoon of the first day of the session, stay overnight at camp for orientation and packing-out, and head into the wilderness the next morning. You remain in the back country for 2, 3, or 4 nights, and return to Christikon the afternoon of your last day on the trail. Typically, the group leaves Christikon early the next morning after staying overnight at camp, but some adult groups may choose to leave Christikon once they are packed in and cleaned up.

Your route can be tailored to your group. You may do a three- or four-night back country loop, or you may arrange for setting up a two- to four-night base camp from which you day-hike (so you carry packs only the first and last days). Our staff people can lead the program; or they can work with you in shared program leadership for Bible study, Quiet Time and worship.

If your group is interested in a back country service project to rehabilitate or enhance trails, campsites and pristine areas, you may wish to register as a CreationCare group. Click here for information on that program.

Costs: to be arranged with office. Contact the camp office by telephone (406 656-1969) or by e-mail to make arrangements.



Housing options during family/adult camp sessions: click here

Questions? Contact Us.