Camps for Pine Ridge Students
The LWC provides Summer Camps for students from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. During the camps, students are able to participate in different activities (ie: bike rides on Mickelson, rock climbing, swimming), teepees are set up for sleeping, there are nightly bonfires and the love of Jesus is shown to them.
Update from 2022 Camps:
The Little White Church sponsored two- 4-day camps July 11-14
and July 18-21; the first for 7th grade boys and the second for girls,
all of the youth from Loneman School at Oglala.
Daytime activities included the Keystone Adventure Park using ropes and slides, biking the Mickelson Trail, rock climbing near Mt. Rushmore, swimming, kayaking, archery and hiking. The boys hiked Little Devil’s Tower near Sylvan Lake and the girls hiked Lovers Leap trail near the Game Lodge.
There was a morning word from Proverbs and a prayer before they began the day and a time around the campfire after supper each day. The campfire talks and discussions were times when things of the faith were presented. One Native woman shared her testimony during the girls’ camp. Other than that, members of our church shared each night.
We have continued to partner with the administration at Loneman School – particularly Stephanie Star and Gilma Stands who have recruited the youth and come with them as chaperones. This year, a young man came with the boys, which was a positive thing. There were eight students at each camp. The youth were able to spend time in the Black Hills, sleep on the ground in tipis and eat food in the outdoors.
Thank you to all who gave and served during the two weeks of camp. You made it possible to accomplish kingdom work. Thank you! May the Spirit of God multiply your efforts in works of transformation in the lives of these children.