Monday, February 13, 2012
Pastor is one of the pastoral counselors and he's on the planning committee as well as the board! We got to spend almost 2 weeks up at camp last summer and we plan to spend similar time up there this summer. It's near Hailey, Idaho. It's in the Sawtooth Mountains and it's absolutely beautiful!
Here's a little history from the camp!
Camp Perkins had it's beginning in 1954 when the Lutheran Layman's League (LLL), the Lutheran Women's Missionary League (LWML), and the Walther League (WL) contracted a lease agreement with the US Forest Service to secure thirteen acres of land in the Stanley Basin, now known as the Sawtooth National Recreation Area (SNRA). The camp became a year-round ministry in the 1980s as the first full-time staff was hired and the first winterized facility was completed. Camp Perkins has seen tremendous growth in the 1990s with the addition of many new program opportunities and facilities.
An online tour of our facilities is available for you to view the camp site.
Today, Camp Perkins hosts over 3000 guests annually through a variety of summer programs and year-round retreats. People of all ages come to take advantage of the 11 wood-heated cabins and the adult and family Retreat Center, not to mention to take in the breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and to hear the peace of our Lord's love for them.
Our family is actually planning to have a little reunion here this summer. It's so relaxing and there are a lot of activities that you can do, and all the cooking is covered by the camp! It's amazing! You can go canoeing, horse riding, biking, hiking, rock wall climbing, and this is just to name a few things! I recommend spending some time at the camp if you are able!!