3900 Winnetka Avenue N., New Hope, MN 55427

Wildfire At-Home Camp/VBS for All – Summer 2020

What happens when everything gets cancelled? SOMETHING NEW!!!

That’s right—we know that so much has been cancelled this year, and we know that this summer is looking like week upon week of…empty space and time. Because of that, we are collaborating with Camp Wapo and other Wildfire churches to provide an exciting, 5-week summer opportunity for people OF ALL AGES!

Camp Wapo, the Bible Camp we send students to each year, is turning their 5-day camp curriculum into a 5-week worship series, with each Sunday focusing on a different theme. The theme for the whole experience is HOPEFULL, and it is based on Romans 15:13: May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

We will be exploring this verse, and the ways God instills hope, joy, peace, faith and power in our lives during worship on Sundays starting July 12th thru August 9th. We will also be digging into this theme verse through fun and engaging at home-materials for these 5 weeks, too!

Camp Wapo is providing “camp-in-a-box,” filled with goodies for at-home crafts, games, skits, and more. We are taking their materials as a jumping off point, and will be adding to them to provide 5 weeks of flexible, at-home activities for people of all ages that also lines up with the 5-week worship series! You’ll be learning and doing things in worship and at home, all around the same theme and scripture.

This is for children, as well as adults of all ages. There are three kits available, based on your child’s age—or your own! The three kits are: Preschool thru 3rd Grade; 4th Grade thru High School; Adults. Each kit will have everything you need to do weekly crafts, games, camp recipes, worship songs, and much more! Don’t worry: some of your favorite camp crafts will be included! You’ll be able to do the activities whenever it works for you at home. This is truly a “take what you like, and leave the rest!” kind of experience.

Kits are $25 each. If this is cost prohibitive for you or your family, please let us know! We have money available to help. You can fill out a registration form online, here:

HOPEFULL Online Registration Form

Please have your registration forms completed and turned in by Sunday, June 28th.

This is going to be a really neat way to engage in some faith-filled activities for 5 weeks in the middle of summer. You’ll be able to do a little something each day, or maybe you’ll carve out an hour or two on a Saturday and tackle the week’s experiences that way. You’ll get the chance to dive into Scripture, make neat things, explore your neighborhood through scavenger hunts, and connect online throughout the 5 weeks. Once you have registered, more information will be sent to you!

If you have questions, don’t hesitate to reach out. This is a new thing, and we’re figuring it out as we go! But it’s a great way to turn summer favorites like camp and VBS into something everyone can do from their own homes. Please join us!! It’s going to be great.

Pastor Ashley