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Bubble Kamp!

Kerrie Kleppin-Winn
May 25 2021

As things slowly return to a post-pandemic world, fun at Kamp Kaleo is back this summer.  See the letter below from the folks at Kamp.  HURRY – registration closes on June 1st!


Dear Friends of Youth and Outdoor Ministries,

What a year this has been! The Youth and Outdoor Ministries Committee (YOMC) has worked very hard to discern what kind of summer camping opportunity  would be safe during this evolving season of Covid. Given the amount of data we had to work with at the time, and the uncertainties, protocols, and procedures outlined by  the CDC, the ACA, and after consulting with public health experts who have a first-hand understanding of Kamp Kaleo and the facilities there, Bubble Camp was the solution that appeared to be the best option.

Bubble Camps are a unique, limited, socially-distanced, Covid-aware experience for small groups from individual families or church communities. What this might mean for you and your family is a chance to check out this little slice of heaven on earth as a group. You come to camp as a bubble (an established group of folks who already spend time together.) This can be a multi-generational, mixed-gender family bubble of up to 7 people, (2-adults 21+ and up to 5 youth) or a church bubble (same-gender) of up to 6 people (2 adults 21+ and up to 4 youth)… You travel, sleep, and do all of your activities  and eat all of your (included) meals as a group. (NOTE: If you send more than one cabin from your church, you may mingle within those bubbles.)

We have likened this to a “choose your own adventure” camp experience. You can take advantage of curriculum and leadership from our staff, (and they are both wonderful resources for you!) OR you can simply choose to set your own agenda, going hiking, or doing crafts, or signing up for other camp activities like canoeing or tubing.

HOW MUCH WILL ALL THIS FUN COST??? $1400 per cabin (that includes 3 meals every day!) for 4 days/3 nights at Kamp Kaleo. Most all the activities are included in the cost. I’m not SUPER great at math, but if you break that down by 6 people over 4 days… it’s less than $60/day per person. I did some research. $1400 is pretty  comparable to a similar length stay in a cabin for up to 7 folks at some of our lovely  state parks… but with food included.

There will be experienced Kaleo leadership on site during all 4 weeks of Bubble Camp. Additionally, we have the privilege of hosting a Disciples Peace Fellowship Peace Intern during the first two weeks of Bubble Camp. We’re so excited to experience Kaleo with you, especially during this season of renewal and emergence following the Covid pandemic.

Camp dates are:

JUNE 22-25

JUNE 27-30

JULY 6-9

JULY 13-16

Please email me for a pre-registration form at youthministrynebraska@gmail.com or with any questions you may have. We want to fill these camps quickly, and the deadline for registration and $100 deposit is June 1st.

There is something to celebrate this summer at Kaleo… will you join us?

Much Peace,

Holly Gage

Youth Ministry Coordinator