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Inclusive Community
Winter Retreat

February 9th-11th, 2024
Pine Lake Camp, Waupaca 

with Long Term Care funds accepted and scholarships available. 

Welcoming young adults (18-40) with and without disabilities to create an inclusive faith community through shared time and connection. The retreat programming will include indoor and outdoor camp activities, time for connection, relationship building, conversation around shared meals, and building faith foundations. Participants are invited to customize their experience within the framework of our shared time together. 

Please contact Robyn Koehler ( for more information or questions.

Who is invited to attend this Inclusive Community Winter Retreat?

  • We are inviting camp participants, ages 18-40 with and without disabilities, to come together as an inclusive faith community and engage in an active, community focused, faith-enriching weekend experience. Participants will be staying in our beautiful Evergreen retreat center which accommodates guests in 1-2 person bedrooms with in-room bathrooms or jack-and-jill bathrooms for every 2 rooms. Natural supports from this Inclusive community will be in place. Camp participants who may need a higher level of care or support are encouraged to invite a peer support partner/provider to register and attend with them.  Camp participants should be prepared to participate in an active camp program with breaks and meals provided.

Camp Facilities

  • Our facilities are modern and welcoming. This event will be held in our Evergreen Retreat Center with 12 double bedrooms and in-room or semi-private (shared with one other room) full bathrooms. This building is two levels with one full flight of stairs. Bed and bath linens are provided. Bedrooms will be assigned based on accessibility needs and one roommate request per participant. Program facilities offer alternative spaces to gather and participate in activities. Please contact Robyn Koehler ( with additional questions. 

Staff Expectations

  • Pine Lake Camp will provide programming, community building, hospitality and natural supports. Pine Lake Camp Staff do not provide personal cares or do lift assists for guests.  Pine Lake Camp Staff will be able to assist with verbal cues and reminders.


  • Our kitchen staff delight in cooking nutritious, varied meals for all participants while also providing an alternative for each meal, including a salad bar. Staff are trained to prepare for and manage a variety of dietary needs. Please contact Ben Koehler ( to discuss specific dietary restrictions or concerns.

Faith Affiliation

  • Our programming is rooted in the open and welcoming theology of the ELCA Lutheran Church. Many participants attend from different faith traditions or no tradition at all. All are welcome no matter their faith affiliation. Our staff are trained to facilitate open conversation.

Community Expectations

  • In order to build the intentional community of this program, we ask that participants remain on site throughout the full program. Please make arrangements in advance if there is a need to leave the site.

  • Crossways Camping Ministries respects the rights and dignity of every participant, volunteer, and staff member. We create a place of acceptance and belonging for people of different backgrounds and abilities, and promote a community of equals, where every member is respected.

Paying with Long Term Care Funds

  • We welcome payments through by credit card or check.  We are ACA accredited and are approved to accept payments through Managed Care Organizations including IRIS (Include. Respect. I Self-Direct).  For those completing registration with a payment from long term care, please use the code LTC-PAYMENT during registration. This will allow you to complete the process and will serve as a place holder for invoicing. To discuss payments through other funding sources, please contact Robyn directly. Email with any questions for payments. 


  • For individuals without sufficient personal or managed care funds, we have scholarships available to assist with registration fees.Applications available here or email

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