“For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.” -Matthew 18:20
We know that Christ is with us regardless of where or how we eat, but a mealtime and hospitality space at camp is a unique opportunity to create relationships and faith talk that doesn't happen elsewhere. Adequate space and accommodations are critical to the supporting these moments.
A Holy Meal
A gathering space for the Body of Christ to unite unique individuals and groups through love and grace.
Food for the Mind
A space to gather for learning and connecting with new ideas.
Food for the Body
A space to gather for a nourishing meal.
Food for the Soul
A space to gather for holy conversations and quiet moments.
The current dining hall facility is not large enough to seat all our summer campers at the same time for meals. Our staggered meal times create a rushed mealtime environment.
The dining hall is also not flexible to serve our retreat groups in an accommodating way and it is not conducive to hosting special events. At Wapo, we are lacking flexible meeting space for our retreat guests, especially during inclement weather.
And finally, Wapo doesn’t have an obvious point of entry for our campers, parents, and guests. It is difficult to know where to check-in when you arrive at camp.
Wapo Camper: 2016, 2017 & 2018
"My first year at Wapo, I had two counselors that really drilled into us that the last things we should hear every night is the word of God. Every night after lights out they would read a couple of chapters from the Bible.
When I went home, I wanted to continue this. Throughout the next year, I read 3-8 chapters of the Bible every night before bed. I finished the whole Bible. Some of it was hard to understand but I really like the parts that talk about love. 1 Corinthians 13 also talks about what love isn't. That helps me a lot too."