ZONE COMMUNITY

 

The Zone community is a training ground where we make our best efforts to humbly serve Sky Lodge campers.

We intend to reflect the spirit of what Paul wrote in Philippians 2:

 

"Is there any encouragement from belonging to Christ? Any comfort from his love? Any fellowship together in the Spirit? Are your hearts tender and compassionate?  Then make me truly happy by agreeing wholeheartedly with each other, loving one another, and working together with one mind and purpose. Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves. Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too.

You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had. Though he was God, he did not think of equality with God as something to cling to. Instead, he gave up his divine privileges; he took the humble position of a slave and was born as a human being. When he appeared in human form, he humbled himself in obedience to God and died a criminal’s death on a cross. Therefore, God elevated him to the place of highest honor and gave him the name above all other names,
that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue declare that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father."

Zone summers are meant for creating rock-hard bonds that are forged through the highs and lows that come with doing life together. We’re here for the foundation of lifelong friendships within a community centered on becoming like Christ.

Community of Servanthood

From this strong community stems a commitment to servanthood. Being on the summer staff at Sky Lodge involves lots of hard work; which is typical of servanthood. Being a servant means working for the best interests of others - even when it conflicts with your desires. Ultimately we serve to bring glory to God.

 

Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people. Remember that the Lord will give you an inheritance as your reward, and that the Master you are serving is Christ. Colossians 3:23-24

 

Others may never realize what you did and you may never be thanked. We don’t serve for recognition and praise. We serve to become more like Christ.

 

Ways we practice servanthood in Zone:

  • We do the behind the scenes hard work that creates an atmosphere for God to move.

  • We help the campers have a great camp experience by meeting their needs in the many different service areas around Sky Lodge.

  • We participate in weekly Camp Clean Up after camper departure.

  • We give up personal rights and preferences in order to live harmoniously in Zone.

Community of Friendship

Getting to be part of Zone tends to be a golden time in life. Jokes, phrases, and stories will be shared and treasured for years to come. But along with great memories come arguments, fights, and friction. Yet even these can be used by God to build stronger relationships that last. When somebody comes out on the other side of resolved conflict, they are a stronger person because of it. The combinations of good and difficult that occur on Zone are worthwhile growing experiences.

Community of Worship

We sing songs of praises to God, but more than that, we worship Him with our actions, our intellect, our relationships, and our attitudes. In Zone we strive to worship God with the basic elements of everyday life.

 

Ways we nurture a life of worship: 

  • Encouraging meaningful relationships

  • Loving God by serving others with a common purpose and focus

  • Solitude (personal time spent with God after dinner)

  • Crew Devos throughout each week

  • Nightly Devotions in the guys' and girls' dorms after curfew

  • Growth Partners (voluntarily sign up for one-on-one mentorship)

  • Worship Nights with music and singing

  • Bible Studies weekly with discussion on God's word

Community of Fun
  • Free access to the activities of Sky Lodge

  • Our awesome Staff Lounge for hanging out, featuring:

    • Super comfy chairs and couches

    • Pool & Ping Pong Tables

    • Our collection of card and board games

    • Sound system with instrument hook ups

    • Piano and drums are available for your use

  • Spontaneous fun like ultimate frisbee, stargazing, karaoke nights,

giant forts, pillow fights, night swims, and staff horse rides.

You never know what could happen!

  • Girls Nights/Boys Nights

  • Weekly town trips into Montello

  • Weekend Staff Outings! In the past we've done things:

    • Noah’s Ark Waterpark

    • Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf

    • Carol’s Cones Ice Cream Parlor

    • Oxford Fireworks

    • East Towne Mall

    • Henry Vilas Zoo

Want to know more?

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ADDRESS:
  Sky Lodge Christian Camp

  N4855 County Road Y

  Montello, WI 53949

PHONE: 608-297-2566

MOBILE: 608-566-4169

FAX: 608-297-7080

EMAILskylodgecamp@gmail.com

 

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