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Growing Up at Camp Ewalu

We left for Camp Ewalu every year on a hot, humid, or even rainy Sunday. By the time we got halfway to camp we were nearly through the Ewalu songbook. As we neared the roundabout a few miles west of camp anticipating the exciting week to come, we became anxious in the back seat and…

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The Bridge to Trailblazer Village

It was just what I needed: that bounce, bounce, bounce as I crossed the bridge to the Trailblazer village. It had been a few years since I had last crossed that bridge. That bridge that has washed away in floods countless times, that bridge which runs along the tractor path. As a Trailblazer, it felt…

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Ewalu is Growing Seeds For Hope!

Did you know? …that Ewalu grows corn and beans to aid farmers in developing countries? …that Ewalu campers often sacrifice a candy bar to help a child to attend school? …that a contribution of 55 ($1.00) treats makes it possible for a hungry person to become food-secure for LIFE? The “Seeds of Hope” growing project…

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Ewalu Quilt Auction, Behind the Scenes

My name is Sandy Hyman and I’ve been actively volunteering at Ewalu for more than 20 years at various activities including work weekends, being an active board member, camp grandma, etc. One of my longest volunteer opportunities is the quilt auction. Many things make a quilt auction successful and Ewalu has always had a great…

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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,…

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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,…

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Ewalu: A Constant in My Ever-Changing Life

Ewalu: A Constant in My Ever-Changing Life The summer after second grade, I spent my first week at Camp Ewalu. I had never been to camp before, but I was so incredibly excited to have this new experience. I knew I loved the outdoors and I knew God was a huge part of my life…

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“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…

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Timeless Advice: Build Bridges, Not Walls

Timeless Advice: Build Bridges, Not Walls. For me, all of life centers on doing just that in relationships . . . with God and with each other. And at camp, relationships are front and center. After being a camper through the late 1970s and a counselor for three years in the 1980s, Ewalu made an…

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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,”…

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