Due to very low registration Pathways has been forced to cancel the Pathways Village Program that had been scheduled for August 16-20. Pathways will continue to look for other kinds of opportunities to offer programming for adults and families. Sorry for any inconvenience.
Pathways Village has been a brand new program offering this summer featuring an invitation to families, couples and individual adults to come to camp for whichever dates they wish during an August 16 to 20th time period, to enjoy a time of relaxation with the opportunity to choose among a wide variety of program options. This idea has gotten a very positive verbal response over the last few months from people who have been introduced to the idea of this kind of Holden Village like intergenerational camp at the end of the summer at Camp Minne-Wa-Kan. It has been relatively easy to recruit a wonderful slate of presenters and leaders to offer their gifts to provide family campers with an array of choices to participate in as much or as little as they wish while relaxing in the beautiful lakeside Minne-Wa-Kan setting. Unfortunately these positives have not yet translated into enough camper registration activity to move forward with offering this program this summer.
It is always challenging to launch a big new program idea and it sometimes takes several years for a good idea to sprout and grow. The insufficient registration response to the Pathways Village Idea this summer could reflect the Pathways staff and Program Table getting a late start this year in planning and publicizing this new program. It may also be that folks are not used to considering dates for a time away this late in the summer. Perhaps there could be better ways discovered regarding how best to share this new idea with the people who would most enjoy this kind of experience. The Pathways staff and Program Table will review whether or not something along the line of Pathways Village will be offered next summer. In the meantime Pathways Village will not be running as fully designed this summer.
Cabins available at camp Minne-wa-kan for Retreat and rEnewal August 17-23
Instead of the full programing of Pathways Village the cabins of Camp Minne-Wa-Kan will be available for part of the time scheduled for Pathways Village. Cabins will be available the dates of August 17 to 23 (any of these dates can be chosen) for individuals and families to come to Camp Minne-Wa-Kan for a low-key and independent time of retreat and renewal. Food service will not be available, however, there will be some kitchen availability. Campfires with a low key worship experience will be available each evening. There may be a time designated by the folks present at camp for gathering for faith conversation at an appointed time during the day. Cost will be on the basis of free-will offering. Please contact the Pathways office at 218-987-2600 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
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