For a number of years, it’s been the dream in Prairie Star District that we have a summer camp in the southern part of our district. For several years, it’s been on the list in Vision 2010, a strategic vision the Board of Directors developed. And now the dream is coming true.
Registration is now open for Camp StarTrail — a 5-day, multigenerational camp celebrating Unitarian Universalism and our part in it — August 2 – 7, 2009. We are renting a Lutheran camp facility located just off I-80 between Omaha and Lincoln, Nebraska. Information, with photos of the camp, is available at http://www.psduua.org/CampStarTrail/CampStarTrail We have our theme speaker [Rev. Dr. Kendyl Gibbons of First Unitarian Society of Minneapolis] and our Chaplain and Vespers leader [Rev. Mark Stringer of First Unitarian Church of Des Moines] and other ministers who will lead workshops for us. And now we wait.
We wait to see whether others are as excited about this idea as our planning committee is. We wait and wonder whether people will want to spend their vacation time [and money!] in this lovely natural setting, with a couple of hundred other UUs, singing, celebrating, deepening their own sense of who they are as religious people. We wait, and we keep our fingers crossed that the economy won’t dampen the response by interested people.
The planning is progressing nicely. The waiting is hard!