SAVE THE DATES!
PoP Family Camping Weekend | June 16 - June 18
PoP Pudgy Pie Bar | Saturday, June 17 | 5 pm
You are invited to join fellow PoP members for a weekend of PoP Family Camping at Calumet County Park, June 16 - 18
On Saturday, June 17, at around 5:00 pm, we will have a Pudgy Pie Bar where you can make Pudgy Pies over a campfire for dinner and/or dessert! In order for this to happen, we ask that you please SIGN UP to bring one or two of the fixin's for the pudgy pies. Please be sure to bring your own lawn chairs and beverages for the Pudgy Pie meal.
Following the Pudgy Pie Bar, you are welcome to stick around for roasting s'mores and a campfire!
If you would like to camp for the weekend, we have booked several sites. The cost is $63 or $72 (depending on site) for the weekend (2 nights - Friday & Saturday, check-out on Sunday). If you are interested in camping and would like to reserve a site, please email Cindy Romnek or call the office at (920) 739-5255. Campsite reservations MUST be made no later than NOON on Tuesday, June 13. If you have any questions regarding the Pudgy Pie Bar signup, please reach out to Erin Larson.
Keep an eye out for future posts with further info as the weekend approaches. We hope you can join us!
PoP Family Camping Weekend & PoP Camp at Calumet 2022 Recap
The All-Congregational PoP Camp at Calumet 2022: THE FAMILY REUNION took place on Saturday, June 25 at Calumet County Park, and we’re calling it a success!
Although the weather decided not to cooperate the entire time, we were able to enjoy the majority of the afternoon outdoors, making the most of the situation. Participants enjoyed a variety of crafts and activities, several which surrounded our theme of “A Family Reunion,” such as contributing to a PoP Family Tree, as well as making their own family trees. The scavenger hunt and word scramble were big hits, too, by young and not-so-young alike!Once the drizzle turned into some bigger drops and the winds became gustier, the mid-afternoon worship service was relocated indoors to a nearby shelter for the safety of all. Pastor Roger led the service, with the help of Erik on mandolin and Ada’s singing voice for the music, as well as children volunteers with some liturgical readings. It was wonderful to see our youth’s involvement in worship!
Due to the wet grounds and continued rain following the service, we were, unfortunately, unable to take part in the service project of picking the invasive species of Garlic Mustard. Perhaps we can get a crew out there again soon to help out! Attendees gathered in fellowship under tents and awnings, awaiting in hope for the sun to come out and dry up all the rain.
Once the rains quickly subsided, a campfire was made for the Pudgy Pie Bar dinner! A variety of pies were created, including ham & cheese, pizza, taco and interesting combinations of all the aforementioned. Pie fillings and s’mores ingredients were available for some delicious pudgy pies to be enjoyed for dessert – the kids and adults alike got creative with those, too, such as strawberries and “cream” (marshmallow) pies – YUM!! Folks stuck around for games, fellowship and s’mores around the campfire into the evening.
Despite the rain (as Ada put it, “The rain made it an adventure!!”), it was a wonderful day of fellowship and tons of fun with our PoP Family at the PoP Camp at Calumet 2022 Family Reunion! Please enjoy some delightful pictures from the afternoon, taken by PoP staff and members, as well as from several members who participated in the Family Camping Weekend.
Thank you to those who came out and helped to create some new memories with your PoP Family! It was a wonderful time of crafts, games, delicious food, worship, fellowship and FUN! We can’t wait to see you, and so many more PoP family members, there next year!
PoP Camp at Calumet 2021 Photos