Fall Reading/Faith Formation Days
Oct. 8-11 at Camp Emmaus
(Recreation options including fly-fishing)
This is an opportunity provides for a low key way to accomplish some self-directed continuing education, enjoy the beautiful Camp Emmaus north woods fall surroundings and unwind a bit.
There will be plenty of time to just read/study, write, do preparations or simply relax and reflect. How you use this time is up to you. There will also be some low key times of worship (first word and evening vespers) as well as optional group sharing times available for those who would like to informally gather and share what they have been reading. Of course there will also be times to gather around snacks and beverages for conversation, cards, table games…
While folks are free to and encouraged to bring whatever reading material you would like and to use this time as you wish, there will also be offered an optional Spirituality and Fishing reading track. This will involve some reading suggestions, a couple sharing and conversation times around this theme, as well as participation (additional cost) in the optional fly-fishing and tying instruction and guidance opportunity below. A number of reading and reflection spaces will be available around the camp.
During these days of reading/study and reflection, several recreational opportunities are available at camp and in the area such as walking/hiking, biking, and canoeing. The nearby community of Park Rapids has an excellent independent book store and coffee shops.
One special recreational option that will be available is expert fly-fishing instruction and guidance. A 3-4 hour instruction session (gear provided), will be provided by ELCA Lutherans Bob and Val Wagner who have lots of experience teaching and sharing their encouraging and contagious enthusiasm for fly fishing with classes and groups of all ages and genders. Lake Morgan, located on the Emmaus property will offer excellent opportunity to fish for rainbow and brown trout. This opportunity is available to both people reading on their own and to those who chose to participate in the Spirituality and Fishing reading track. Additional cost $15.
This wonderful time away will begin with supper on Sunday Oct 8 and run through mid-morning, with a closing worship time at 10:00 AM on Wednesday Oct 11.
Includes three nights lodging, 8 meals and snacks:
Lodging in Dining Hall/lodge (nice rooms with bathroom/shower, desks)
Double occupancy: $175 Single Occupancy $250 (8 lodge rooms available)
Lodging in Welcome Center building (heated, single beds, central bathrooms/showers in building, one room double occupancy, one large room will house up to 6) $150 each person.
Cabins (rustic) $125 per person