The 3rd Annual Church Campout is coming soon!! You must pre-register by August 20.

Labor Day weekend is an all-church camping trip to Schneidereit Ranch in Brewster, NE.  While we realize that camping has little to with making mature followers of Jesus Christ, the Elders of Grace Church recognize its value in deepening relationships and we have reserved this campground for us to use Labor Day weekend – September 1-4. There is lots of space for tents and RVs (you may want to bring your own generator), and there are some hotel rooms available in Brewster about seven miles from the campsite. This trip is open to any who enjoys camping and wants to spend a weekend with others from the church family so if you want to join us, please let us know. Cost is $20 per family per day for what we’re considering as a three-day trip ($10 per family for a day visit). For more details or to register, contact the church office (308.754.4770). Note: The amount we’re charging does not cover the full cost of the campout so in order to keep our costs as low as possible, we need to know which meals you are planning to eat with us. Meals provided are Friday night snack, three meals on Saturday and Sunday and two meals on Monday. Please let us know as soon as possible if your family has special food needs.

Here are some details to help you with your planning:

  • Friday: No evening meal is being planned although we are providing a snack. You will want to bring food for your family if a meal is required for your family’s needs.
  • The same cooks from last year are coming again this year. They will prepare all our meals from Saturday morning to Monday lunch. They are not charging anything for this service to us so please consider giving them a gift from your family as a thank you to them.

Any personal snacks/special drinks for your kids will be your family’s responsibility to provide.

As mentioned above, the advertised cost is $60 per family for the whole weekend, but this only covers about half the cost of the weekend, so if you are able and want to help the church pay the remaining half, all extra gifts would be appreciated. Payments should be marked “Campout” and checks should be made to Grace Church. If you can help provide some food items for the weekend to keep our costs lower, please contact the church office (308.754.4770).

Optional activities:

  • We are allowed to hunt doves with proper hunting permits.
  • We are allowed to target shoot with rifles, handguns, and archery.
  • We are allowed to fish and use kayaks on their 100-acre lake although they said extra oars might be helpful as theirs are not in good condition. The lake is privately managed so no state fishing license is necessary.
  • A pontoon is available to use as a dock for fishing.
  • Fishing gear is available for our use.
  • Two canoes and plenty of life jackets are available for our use.
  • Perch, bass, bluegill are available to catch and you are allowed to keep what you catch.
  • If you choose to fish, weed-less bait is preferred (the lake is shallow with lots of weeds).
  • There is plenty of space for walking.
  • Table games and puzzles are available.
  • Photography is always an option (bring your own camera!)

The owners recommend bringing shoes and/or boots as they have a lot of sandburs on their property. Sweatpants are not recommended.

The weekend is scheduled to begin Friday evening and go through Monday afternoon. You can arrive and/or leave anytime Friday through Monday. Sunday morning we will have a worship service together but other than that, no other group activities are scheduled.

Let Pastor Daniel know if you have any other questions. Thank you!

P.S. If you want to come earlier or stay later, here is the contact number for Ivan and Amy – 308.547.2257. You can make the financial arrangements with them.