2021 WEEKLY SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
We love children, but please plan to accompany children to all programs.
Morning Watch: 7:00 a.m. Greet the gift of the new day & tend your inner garden with devotions and prayer. D.I.Y. Worship materials are in the cabinet at the chapel. Outdoor Chapel.
Swimming (Daily): 1:00–5:00 p.m. Weather permitting & only when lifeguard is on duty.
Sundays: 10 a.m. Informal worship. Come explore the Spirit at work amid God’s beautiful creation at Sunday Worship. Music, singing, hands-on faith building experiences, children/youth conversations, and sharing communion with each other. Bring an instrument, bring your voices, bring your creativity! Led by Kingswood Chaplain, Maria Pia Seirup. Outdoor Chapel (Upper Barn in case of rain).
Mondays: 10 a.m.–Noon. On-site Insights. Improve your campfire cooking skills. Learn to use pie irons, Dutch ovens, cook on a stick. Borrow the equipment and try the recipes at your site. Tent & Trailer.
Tuesdays: 10 a.m.–Noon. There’s Something Fishy in Our Lake! What type of fish are at Kingswood? How did they get here? What do they eat? Are they important to the environment? Come find out! Craft Area.
6 p.m. Manager’s Pot Luck Supper. A Kingswood fellowship tradition. Sign up at the barn (number of people attending) and tell us what dish you’ll be bringing. Barn.
6:45 p.m. Hand-cranked ice cream making & eating at the barn. Mmm!
Wednesdays: 10 a.m. Make a Memory Book. Want to remember your time at Kingswood once you get home? Create a special book or journal in which to record your Kingswood experiences with drawings, poetry, writing, or pictures. This craft includes various design choices, including paper or cloth covers, shape books, or hand-sewn binding. Craft Area.
Thursdays: 10 a.m.–Noon. Hike day! Guided hike to some part of the 766-acre site, led by various Kingswood friends. See barn display for details.
7 p.m. Hey! Ride. A Kingswood family tradition. See Saturday’s description.
Fridays: 10 a.m. Stone Ministry – Affirm your faith and commemorate or celebrate a person or life event. Select your special stone and have it cemented into this permanent structure. See the Stone Ministry brochure for details. Stone Ministry site.
10 a.m. Be Still and Sew. Sewing can be a calming and centering experience. Leave everything behind and join us for a de-stressing time. No experience necessary. All ages welcome. Barn.
*NEW* Dusk. (Exact time of program and Hey-Wagon departure will be posted each week in the barn. ) Vespers at Stone Ministry. Vespers or evening prayer is an opportunity to wind down at the end of the day and prepare for a good night’s sleep. Gather in the Stone Ministry chapel, rain or shine, for music, inspirational readings, and prayer followed by time for silent reflection. Campers may walk in or take the Hey-Wagon shuttle from the farmhouse parking lot or Oasis.
7–9 p.m. An old-tyme Friday Night Social at the barn. We’ll serve snacks and drinks. This is an opportunity to meet other campers and staff, play board games, do jigsaw puzzles, and enjoy music and other activities. The store will be open, and the Program Director will be available to answer any and all questions you may have about Kingswood and camping.
Saturdays: (You may split your time between the two morning programs.)
9:30–11:30 a.m. or 2:00–3:30 p.m. Stone Ministry: See Friday description.
10 a.m.–Noon. Tie-Dye. A Kingswood tradition! Express your inner hippie! Bring 100% cotton t-shirts, socks, nightgowns, underwear to dye. We will have white handkerchiefs, white pillowcases, and yellow Kingswood shirts for purchase for dyeing. Craft Area.
5 and/or 7 p.m. Hey! Ride: Harry (our 1953 Ferguson tractor), chugs off from the parking lot below the farmhouse over camp roads and through the woods & fields for an old-fashioned ride. Limit 22 per ride.
8 p.m. Campfire at the tepee by the lake. Fireside activities and s’mores.