As most of you know, Faith Church has a close working relationship with our own UCC Slumber Falls Camp, right here in New Braunfels!
Children and youth have camped there and made lifelong friends and memories, congregations have held meaningful retreats on the grounds surrounded by the beauty of nature, clergy (including your own!), have gone there for quiet retreats to rest.
SFC relies on our support to remain a place of fun, learning, and connection with God and each other.
One way we offer support is by attending the regular Work Camp Weekends where we are invited to stay at the camp for free for a causal weekend of laughter and sharing while helping with work projects (primarily Saturday) around the property at 3610 River Road.
In the recent extreme weather of SNOVID 2021, the camp suffered significant plumbing damage and will rely on our support during this work camp, more than ever. Please make plans to attend. If you have special tools or expertise, please contact the camp office at 830-625-2212 for possible projects. To register, go to https://slumberfalls.org/events/sfc-fall-work-camp/
We had a great cool day for the work camp at Slumber Falls October 24th. A lot of work got done. Among the various jobs: laying a floor; trimming, edging, painting, weed eating, and as you can see in this picture, moving rocks and landscaping. Quinn and Grace were among the 30 or so people who worked. Way to go Quinn and Grace!
The camp is fund raising now to replace the main water pumps. They are also asking for donations to offset all the cancelations they had this year due to covid 19. The UCC Summer Camp program went ahead as planned with safety precautions but all outside groups have canceled. Go to the camp website to make a donation. At the recent Heart of Texas Association meeting the association voted to give the camp $5,000.
Slumber Falls Camp 2020 Fall Work Weekend 10/23-10/25
Having two work weekends worked out so well in 2019, we are excited to do again this year!
Please join us for fun, good food, hard work and fellowship in this season of pandemic. We will of course be practicing social distancing and mask wearing when doing projects inside but most things will be outside.
We will be finishing up transitioning from summer camp mode to retreat group / family group mode and prepping the property for winter. We are currently compiling the project list and will share it soon.
Please remember if you or someone in your family needs volunteer hours for school, college applications or court mandated community service hours…this counts! There is no cost for the weekend, but Love Offerings are always appreciated. Lodging, Saturday breakfast, lunch and supper and Sunday breakfast are all provided.
Water of Life – Well #1 Repairs
While SFC is currently running a COVID Campaign to mitigate the financial state of the camp as a result of the pandemic, we also are seeking donations to cover the expenses of repairing Well #1. In mid-August, both wells on the property went down. While we were able to repair Well #2 in house, Well #1 faced more serious issues. The pump on Well #1 seized up and burnt a section of electrical wiring. We called in Kutscher Drilling in to replace the pump, a section of pipe, and wiring, which amount to $2,800. A day before they came, the water reservoir tank in Well #1 sprang a leak. David Lamensky is helping us repair the tank, but we are reaching out for donations to cover this non-budgeted repair expense. If you have a passion for water, bathing/showering, or even drinking it in some form or fashion, consider giving a donation to the Water of Life effort so that others may experience the joys that come from fresh well water.
The ministries at Slumber Falls are enhanced by our churches, volunteers, and Friends of the Camp. Without your support, we would not be able to offer facilities and amenities that help build and shape our retreat group programming, nor some of the opportunities for our summer camping program where our children and youth learn about God, creation, and what it means to be part of God’s family. Slumber Falls is the camp that love built, we continue to shape, and lay the foundation for the future.
Join the SFC Family as we come together to clean, restore, construct, and prepare the facilities for groups and summer camp. We have ongoing projects that we strive to achieve each year such as cleaning, folding t-shirts, cleaning up and repairing flower beds, painting and power-washing.
If your church, group, or family is coming to work on your Adopt-A-Cabin project, please let the office know so we do not open it up to volunteers for lodging.