Grace Camp opens for summer

Camp Marshall, set on 29 acres of scenic beauty on Flathead Lake on the Flathead Indian Reservation, is the setting for a great summer camp. There are two summer sessions called “Grace Camp,” in which children with a parent in prison enjoy the experience of summer camp at no cost. Transportation and any necessary equipment are provided to campers free of charge.

During this year’s Grace Camp (for campers entering grades 3-8): June 18-23, and Mini Grace Camp (for campers entering grades 3-6): July 4-7, children from across the state of Montana will enjoy swimming, worshiping, stand up paddle-boarding, singing, fishing, painting, stargazing, making s’mores, hiking, laughing and enjoying the beauty of Flathead Lake. Grace Camp offers children of incarcerated parents a supportive space in which to play, to reflect on their experiences, and to grow friendships, and provides campers a respite from shame and worry that is frequently a part of their daily lives.

Funded entirely by donations, at Grace Camp, campers and staff engage wholeheartedly in the joy and wonder of life shaped by God’s good gifts. To find out more about Camp Marshall, or to register, go to https://www.campmarshallmontana.org/grace-camp. Registration can also be done by calling Jill Sallin, the camp registrar, at (406) 442-2230 ext. 101.

Please note that camperships (fee assistance) are available for any of our camp sessions, not simply our Grace Camp session. If a child has a parent in prison and would like to attend our Senior High session, they are welcome to do that. The only difference is that we do not currently have transportation organized for our non-Grace Camp sessions.

One of the special things about Grace Camp is that each camper receives a quilt they can use at camp and then take home. Last year, the members, and friends, of St. James’ Episcopal Church here in Lewistown, made 29 of those quilts. If you are interested in making a 48” x 60” quilt for this year’s campers, please contact Mary Messina, 538-3213, or mmessina@midrivers.com. It can be just the quilt top, or a finished quilt.

Camp Marshall is operated by the Episcopal Diocese of Montana. St. James’ Episcopal Church is the local connection to Camp Marshall. For questions, or help registering, please call Mary Messina, 538-3213.

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