My First Two Months At CCCC:

Deer, raccoon, turtle, owl, mice, humming birds, spiders and snakes are just a few of the many animals I have already encountered my first two months here! What a privilege to have to opportunity to work here and be surrounded by all this wildlife!

In my first months here at CCCC I had the privilege of working together with Megan Miller (former program director) at our social distance family camp. What a wonderful weekend of fellowship, campfire and making new friends! We also collaborated with the rest of the CCCC staff to compile our Camp-In-A-Box. I spent lots of time learning about the different programs CCCC offers and how summer camp runs. I learned so much about what makes CCCC so special, it's all of you! 

I want to encourage you all to come out to camp. We have the most beautiful pond with boats and life jackets just waiting for you to use! It has been so fun seeing a variety of families come out to go boating and enjoy this space. Camp also has walking paths to enjoy as well! This is the perfect time to come enjoy the beauty of camp when so many other activities are unavailable to us. Below I have attached a map outlining our hiking trails. After you have come I would love to see your pictures and hear about your time hiking, boating or just enjoying nature. Send me an email or post on our Facebook, Instagram or Twitter (see links below!). I look forward to seeing what you have experienced here.

Saralyn Murray Oyer
Program Director
Programming Update:


We had such a blast packing and mailing all the 
Camp-In-A-Box requests we received from all of you! We filled and shipped over 145 boxes here in Iowa and 6 other states across the United States. We loved seeing all the pictures that were sent to us of boxes being opened! Thank you for your donations towards sending these boxes out. It is so wonderful to have such a supportive camp community!

Do you have Camp-In-A-Box photos you would like to share with us? We would love to see them! Post them on our facebook page or email them to us! 
Upcoming Programs:

I Sing for Ice Cream
You're invited to: "I Sing for Ice Cream" (previously known as "Sing and S'mores") September 13 at 4pm at the Sunset Shelter. Bring your lawn chairs and singing voices. Face masks/coverings will be required. Instead of standing around a fire close together to make s'mores, we will be enjoying homemade ice cream sandwiches while keeping our distance. We really look forward to connecting with you all in this way!

Feel free to contact the camp office with any questions at 319-653-3611
Brand New Event Announcement!

Online Auction:
During this time of uncertainty, we have had many cancellations of guest groups and this has resulted in a substantial income loss for the camp, over $104,000.00. To offset these losses we received many donations and had a breakfast casserole bake sale. We have seen the generosity of many and we are grateful. 

Even after these fundraisers, the camp still feels the impact from the loss of funds. We are very excited to announce for the first time, the camp will be hosting an online auction. Do you have something you would be interested in donating? We would be thrilled to receive it! The auction will go live on December 3-6 in a four day virtual event.

More details coming soon, but while you wait you can begin brainstorming what to donate. Send an email to or with any questions! We look forward to you joining us for this exciting new event.
Wish List:

Auction Items
Tapered Candles
Postage Stamps: First Class and Postcard
Dark Tea Towels and Washcloths
Open Calendar Dates:

September 4-6: Retreat Lodge
September 7: Retreat Lodge. Come and enjoy Labor Day here at CCCC!
September 11-13: All Locations available! 
September 18-20: Retreat Lodge Lower
September 26-27: Shepard's Inn

Weekdays also available! Call for more information!
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