Monday, April 27, 2015

Annual Camp Director Meeting held this past weekend!

You can tell summer is getting closer when we have our annual Director meeting! We held the meeting this past Saturday, April 25 and were able to cover a lot of important issues. Thank you to all of our directors who were able to join us.

During this time we go through the staff training manual, especially the roles of the directors if there were a camp emergency. We also brainstormed several issues regarding camper supervision that affect campers and directors each week. We considered a variety of solutions that increase the security and comfort of the young people placed in our care. Our goal is to create an environment that is as safe as possible while still allowing kids to be kids!

We also spent time sharing ideas on how to stretch our program budgets further and how to creatively share the gospel in ways that will be memorable.

Please pray for our Directors as they finalize their plans for the summer. There is still much to be done! Pray for all of our staff members - we still have a number of gaps in our staffing and are praying that the Lord will lead the right people to camp this year. Perhaps you will join us!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Thanks to the many volunteers at our Saturday Work Day!

This spring we have scheduled a number of  Work Days and had a great crew this past Saturday!

Here is a report from Stacy Bodder:

We had a great day at camp. The weather was perfect. We had so many projects happening at once it was hard to keep track of everything that was happening. Many thanks to all who came and gave of their precious time to come along side and accomplish many things for the Lord here at camp.
Here is a brief overview of the day and a big thanks to you all:

Dan Lee took care of making sure everyone was fed and it was good as always.

Josh Koole and Joel Bodder raked and bagged leaves that were under the Chapel overhang, and deflated and folded the snow tubes from the winter time.

Ted Fox, Bob Wheeler, Anthony Koole, AJ McIntee worked on replacing the Directors Cabin roof. This consisted of removing the old roof shingles, repairing/replacing the facia boards on the front and back of the cabin, replacing some of the plywood on the back, and then on with the new drip edge and roofing. (Josh and Joel got to help up on the roof too!)

 Clyde Tyson, Bob and Barb Collette, Sean Kinney, and Steve March painted the first of two coats on the underside of the store porch in efforts to keep the cliff swallows away.

Jordan and Aaron Collette were servicing the standby generators around camp.

Al McIntee was working on various Electrical projects up at the Administrators house.

Betsy McIntee was organizing the attic above the Lodge Office.

Matt and Andy Bennett were removing Hemlock trees in the girl’s area which blocked the necessary sunlight to keep mold and mildew off of the cabins

Carl Widrig and his two sons were cutting and splitting wood down at the camp fire area.

Paul and Alissa Owens and Sammie were working on getting the archery range ready for the season.

It was a great day, and so much was accomplished.  Thanks to all who were here. Praise the Lord!
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Just a reminder, we have several more work days scheduled and still much to be done. If you can help on any of the following Saturdays, please contact Stacy Bodder at

The dates are May 2, May 9 and May 16. 

Several groups have indicated that they will be down on one or more of those weekends, so come and join the fun!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Camp Windmill Damaged by High Winds!

Our windmill is something of a landmark at camp but serves a very important purpose. It runs our lake aerator which is a necessary part of managing our camp lake water system. It improves water clarity, protection against fish kills, odor reduction and algae management. Windmill aeration is a responsible and economical choice because it is operated by winds blowing as little as 3 to 5 miles per hour. Windmill aeration does not require electricity so is also an environmentally friendly operation.

Sadly our windmill was damaged this week by exceptionally high and gusty winds. The first day the central portion of the windmill was blown over and parts of the windmill blade fell down to the ground. This morning we found the main part of the blades and dome lying on the ground. So it is out of commission for a while. 

We really need to get this back up and running before we get too much further into spring! 

Please pray with us!

Scholarship Fund Established

Changed Lives through Jesus Christ! Our Directors work hard to develop creative and memorable programs to help introduce and reinforce the messages taught in chapel and in the cabins. There are so many stories of campers whose lives have been changed for eternity because of their time spent here. Camp Li-Lo-Li is a place where the Bible comes alive for so many campers and has done now for over sixty years!

We are so grateful for the many hundreds of volunteers that serve at camp in the course of a year. Having a volunteer workforce enables us to keep our camp fees as low as possible for which we are so thankful. We really do believe that we offer great value for money with many activities included for free. 

But even though our costs are kept low, there are still many who cannot afford to come to camp because of the circumstances of life. We try to help as many as we can and are grateful for the support of the assemblies and churches who help campers earn their way to camp. We do not want any camper to miss out on this experience because finance is an obstacle. 

Please pray with us for these campers and their families. And if you feel led to help a family, we have set up a scholarship fund here at camp and would be happy to direct your help to a needy camper! Thank you for your continued prayers for the ministry of camp. 

Then (Jesus) took a little child and set him in the midst of them. And when He had taken him in His arms, He said to them, "Whoever receives one of these little children in My name receives Me; and whoever receives Me, receives not Me but Him who sent Me." Mark 9:36-37

Thursday, April 9, 2015

April 11th Work Day Postponed!

Please note that the Work Day scheduled for this weekend April 11th has been postponed. We have a group coming to help on April 18th. If you would like to join us for this work day, please contact Stacy Bodder at to let him know!

See you all soon at one of our upcoming work days!

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Save Money! - Bring a Friend to Camp This Summer!

Camp is an incredible experience on so many levels. New experiences, fun in the outdoors, trying things you have never done before like horseback riding, canoeing or riding the zipline!

 It is at camp that you will learn things about yourself and about God that can change your life forever! Finding time in the Word of God with others who love the Lord can be a rewarding experience and draw you closer to our Savior!
 One of the greatest things about camp is also friendship. Making new friends and spending time with those you know. Many of these friendships will last a lifetime!

 Trying new things is always more fun with friends. Come join us this summer and bring a friend! It is not only a great way to enjoy camp, but if you bring a friend who has never been to camp before you can save some money!
 There is a $50.00 discount for each new friend you bring. You could even come to camp for free if you bring five new friends! These discounts apply to our Pre-Teen, Teen and Summer Round Up weeks of camp and cannot be an immediate family member or sibling.

For more information on our bring a friend discounts or to register online, go to

We hope to see you and your friends this summer!

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Spring Work Days at Camp Li-Lo-Li!

There is always plenty to do at camp before the summer season starts. Will you join us? We have five weekends scheduled between now and Memorial Day. Call or email for more information!

 Email Terry Wilson at or 
Stacy Bodder at