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The Link to a Place Apart – June 2020

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In an effort to be good stewards, this quarter’s LINK Newsletter from Camp is only available in electronic format. We know that some of you prefer it in print form, so if you would like a copy, please email our office to request a simple printed copy.

We have worked hard to make it easy for you to view on your cell phone, tablet or desktop.

Here’s a taste of the first story from the LINK:


“My family had been attending Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, but not regularly and we weren’t super involved,” said Michael Gentes. Back in 2002, Good Shepherd in Seminole, FL had youth registered for a week of summer camp at Luther Springs, but one of the boys canceled late the Friday before they were supposed to leave. “It was too late for a refund, so a volunteer at the church took a chance and called my mom the day before the group was to leave,” said Michael.

“Would Michael like to attend a week of summer camp for free,” she asked.

The very next day, as a 12-year-old, Michael loaded up in the bus with other children he didn’t really know and headed off to a place he had never been…

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The stories this quarter are amazing!

People really answered our call for Camp Stories and you won’t be disappointed! We wish we could have used them all, but there just isn’t space. We will continue to find ways to use your stories in other formats.

In addition, this edition includes an Important message on the new realities for camp from Bo Harris, Executive Director and Deacon Mitzie Schafer, Vice President for Development found on page 2 of this LINK Newsletter.