Transforming Call Through Community

When I first arrived at Wartburg College to study religion, I was met by a number of people who kept telling me to work at camp. I grew up involved in Boy Scouts, so I knew outdoor living and loved it, but Christian outdoor camping? I never knew it was a thing! As spring approached,…

The Buzz Around Camp

The Buzz Around Camp Spring is finally making itself known to us here at Ewalu. The warm sun has revealed that there is, after all, something underneath all that snow and ice. Now that warmer temperatures are livening up the greenery scenery, so too are the animals and insects of Ewalu. With that in mind,…

“We Do” An Ewalu Love Story

“We Do” An Ewalu Love Story Caleb and Callie first met at camp in the summer of 2014, and though nothing immediately came of it, Caleb definitely thought Callie was pretty cute. Over the course of the next two years, their friendship grew, but during the summer of 2016 their relationship changed. That summer, both…

Just Breathe & Just Be

Just Breathe & Just Be “Where is Ewalu? Is it E-WAY-LU or E-WAH-LOW? Is there WIFI down in the woods? What is it?” In the past eleven summers I have served as summer staff, these questions have come naturally to me in almost everyday conversations. I have described to them our “home away from home,”…