What to Expect
As Camp Arcadia’s first retreat of the season, Summer Starter is for adult guests who are interested in experiencing a more “independent” Camp Arcadia experience. After a buffet lunch, guests can pack a sack lunch with the help of our kitchen staff and head off on their own adventures for the day. After golfing, shopping, wine tasting, hiking, biking or even working remotely at a nearby library, guests return for fellowship hour, dinner and Bible study to cap off the evening. You might choose to stop by the Trading Post for an ice cream treat or marvel in the beauty of the sunset while sitting with new friends (or familiar ones!) on the patio. Our Summer Starter guests deeply value the sense of community during this week – and many attend again and again!
The book of Judges captures the darkest and spiritually outlandish times in the history of God’s people. Yet the gospel of God acting to save shines brightly and the foreshadowing of Christ is continually shown. We will walk through some of the high -(low)- lights of this book and see that, while we make decisions, God makes all things work for the good.
Rev. Robert Appold retired as the Sr. Pastor of St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Grand Rapids in May, 2023.