Tuesday, March 19, 2013

New Wyoba Website

Wyoba will be launching their new website this Friday, March 22nd!! You will be able to find all the forms you need, currents events happening at camp, meet the staff, and more!


Thursday, March 14, 2013

Camp Wyoba Serving Opportunities

Opening Weekend
·       -  May 24-25th
·         Open cabins/buildings, clean, stock supplies, misc. projects

Closing Weekend
·       -  September 29 or October 4-5
·         Close up cabins/buildings, clean, put away equipment, etc.

·         -Always projects for any age to complete. A great way to serve as a family!
·        - Become a counselor or camp support
Camp Wyoba Projects
-Cutting, splitting wood (for camp fires)
-Cutting down trees within ten feet of each building (fire prevention)
-Fixing property fence around the perimeter of camp
-Landscaping (Weed-wacking, trail maintenance, rocks around front parking lot, etc.)
-Cleaning out the old stuff under the chapel
-Finish fencing at the bottom of chapel (Camp has supplies)
-Remove stump pile by pole barn (Tractor to dumpster or wood pile)
-Digging ditches and putting in culvert pipes (to prevent driveway washing out)
-Planting flowers in front of the dining hall
·         -Financially support Wyoba
Donate needed items for camp

·         -Wyoba is on the front line of the spiritual battle field! Prayer is essential!
-Pray for:
o   Campers & renters coming to camp/Salvation for the lost
o   Recommitments to be made to Christ
o   Protection for all on the camp property
o   Wisdom, endurance, and strength for the Wyoba Staff (Camp Administrator, Cooks, Maintenance)
o   Wisdom and guidance for the Wyoba Board as they implement change
o   Growth of the ministry
o   Financial needs to be met

Mission Statement: “Based on our relationship with Christ, Wyoba Christian Camp is a safe community for growth, encouragement, and building authentic relationships.”

Thursday, January 17, 2013

2013 Camp Wyoba Schedule

Here is the 2013 Camp Wyoba Schedule as of January 17th.

End of April/Early May –New Water System Installation
May 18 @10am –Wyoba Board Meeting
May 24-25 –Camp Opening Weekend
June 7-9 – FBC Cheyenne Men Work Weekend
June 7-14 –Volunteers of America
June 11-15 –University of Michigan Environmental Class
June 22-29 –Camp Hope
July 7-12 –ABC Junior Camp
July 14-19 –ABC Junior High Camp
July 21-26 –ABC Senior High Camp
July 28-31 –ABC Primary Camp
August 2-4 –Young Adult Weekend
August 8-9 –Willowcreek Leadership Summit
August 9-11 –ABW Retreat Weekend
September 13-15 –Scrapbook Weekend
September 20-22 –Scrapbook Weekend
September 29 –Camp Closing

Please contact us at wyoba@abcrm.org or 307-234-6240 if you would like to book an event with us. 

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

December 2012
Dear Wyoba Friends & Family,

It is hard to believe that another Christmas and New Year are encroaching upon us. It is a time to reflect on the birth of our mighty, gracious Savior and to ponder and pray about new beginnings and change. I hope that this letter finds you and your family filled with joy, excitement, and peace as we enter in a season of celebration.
“For unto us a child is born, to us a son is given” (Isaiah 9:6). As I reflect on Jesus’ birth I am filled with humility and awe that the Son of God came to earth to step in my shoes, our shoes. He came to experience human life, the good, bad, and the ugly and He ministered to many, many people during his time on earth. He loved the world so much He offered Himself as a perfect sacrifice to cover our sins and give us the gift of eternal life. Christ’s birth led to the ultimate gift of salvation and that concept makes my heart rejoice because of the hope we have. “My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior” (Luke 1:46b-47).
I cannot help but think that if Christ did not come to give us the gift of salvation we would be lost and without hope. As the Camp Administrator of Wyoba, I cannot help but think of all the campers that would not have been able to receive a Savior and build a relationship with Him if He did not come. Wyoba would very likely not exist without Christ coming as a humble baby and grow to save the world. I could not imagine my life without Jesus and the Holy Spirit guiding my life. I could not imagine having any other career than serving the Lord and being in this season in life working to make Wyoba a place where individuals can come experience God on Casper Mountain.
As the New Year also approaches, we (the Wyoba Board, ABCRM, and I) have already begun to plan and make changes for this summer’s camping season. The first change I want to share is the new Wyoba mission statement. “Based on our relationship with Christ, Wyoba Christian Camp is a safe community for growth, encouragement, and building authentic relationships.” Second, we are changing the length of the camp week.  Each camp will begin Sunday at 3pm and end Friday at 10am. Primary Camp will have the same length, Sunday at 3pm to Wednesday at 10am. This is to give staff and counselors an extra day to turn over camp, prepare for the next week, and give everyone a chance to worship and rest.
I will be sending out save-the-dates by mid February as well as camp applications and brochures. This will allow everyone to plan months in advance. I am extremely excited for the 2013 camp season and I believe that God has great plans in store. If the Lord lays it on your heart to donate money for the upcoming camp projects (new water system, electric in the pole barn installed, painting floors in the bathhouses, etc.) you can mail a check to the address below. Also, I would encourage you to pray about getting involved at Wyoba if you are not already. Please continue to keep the camp in your prayers as we continue to plan the programming and prepare for the projects and implementing change in the spring.
I hope that you will take some time to reflect on the miracle of Jesus’ birth and be in prayer about what God has in store for you this New Year. We are so honored and privileged to have a Savior and Friend who understands and meets us where we are. May you rejoice in and mediate on the miracle birth of Jesus and find comfort in having Him walk into the New Year hand-in-hand with you.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
~Amber J. Shearer
Camp Wyoba Administrator

Camp Wyoba P.O. Box 442 Casper, WY 82602

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

Dear Wyoba Family & Friends,

            On behalf of the Wyoba Board and Staff I want to stop and take the time to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving and to reflect on God’s goodness. I hope that you are feeling blessed and being wowed by our mighty Savior during this Thanksgiving season! God has done amazing and wonderful things at Camp Wyoba this summer and we have much to be thankful for.
            We have experienced our fair share of trials and tribulation this summer at camp, but God has been there through it all. He has abundantly blessed the ministry of Wyoba. We started the season by making cabin improvements in Fox and Bailey by putting in new flooring and paneling. Wyoba gained a new-to-camp Ford 5000 tractor this summer after our old one got sick. New curtains for some of the cabins were made and donated to give them a more inviting feel. The pole barn was cemented this fall and electric will be installed this spring. Over the course of the summer, camp had numerous volunteers come to clean, help with projects, and spruce up. Camp would not run without humble volunteers and we are extremely thankful for them! Many other projects and improvements were made in hopes of prolonging the life of our facilities.
With the help of the ABC campers and staff we were able to improve the driveway by spreading gravel, they also stained the new screen doors for all the cabins, started fixing the property fences around camp, stacking wood, and clearing some of the trails. We were so thankful for the servant hearts and helping hands that made these projects happen!
            As many of you know, Wyoba faced a rather large wildfire this Fall. I want to testify of God’s goodness and provision as the fire came about a half a mile from camp property. It was so close that I could hear the fire, smell the smoke, and see huge flames and clouds of smoke. All of the camps and homes around were all evacuated expect me. This event really proved to me God’s favor toward Wyoba and the good work that He started and continues to do there. Thanks be to our awesome God for sparing such a special place of ministry! Thank you to all those who prayed and petitioned for safety and protection!
            Most importantly, I must reflect on the lives that God changed this summer. Many campers came to know Christ as their Savior for the very first time, there were many young people who recommitted their lives, and a lot of spiritual growth took place. We should be most thankful for our salvation and the souls that now have eternal life! This is why Wyoba exists and so many serve there!
            The Wyoba Board has been hard at work rewriting the mission statement and assessing the future direction of camp. There are going to be many new and exciting changes taking place in hopes of growing the programs and reaching more of our churches and community. Stay tuned for updates coming out shortly.
            I hope that this Thanksgiving season, you will stop to deeply reflect on the gifts, provision, and protection that God has granted you. I hope that you will take the time to celebrate God’s abundant goodness (Psalm 145:7) and praise Him for His mighty works (Psalm 150:2). The Lord has done great and wonderful things at Wyoba, what has He done for you?

Happy Thanksgiving!

~Amber Shearer
Camp Wyoba Administrator

Monday, September 17, 2012

Fire & Fall

The fire on Casper Mountain is now 100% contained! Praise the Lord!!! This does not mean that it is out, but that they have it pretty much under control! That is really amazing news! Your prayers, phone calls, e-mails, and support has been deeply appreciated over the past week during the fire. This fire was definitely too close for comfort and I rather large reality check for us! Many times the wind shifted toward camp and the smoke clouds started to get close but God was ever faithful in shifting them in a different direction. At one point the camp was a quarter of the way surrounding camp. Fire officials said that this fire should have done more damage and spread to the west side of the mountain. We know that God had different plans for Wyoba. I truly believe that God must favor Wyoba because of all the protection and mercy that has been bestowed upon it this summer and in the past! These pictures really do not do justice to the seriousness and closeness of the fire! I could hear it, smell it, see it, and I was fearing it!

On a lighter note, Fall has fallen upon us. Fall is absolutely my favorite season of year! Cooler temps that are refreshing, the Aspen's beautiful color, animals preparing for winter, wearing hoodies, drinking warm beverages...so relaxing. If you have time in the next few weeks, you should bring your family up for a nice hike through the woods to enjoy the beautiful Fall ambiance. 

I don't know about you, but I am praising our awesome God for is never-failing power and love this season! He is so faithful in taking care of our needs and watching over us! I hope that you will take some time to praise Him and reflect on His goodness this Fall season! 

Thank you again for all your prayers! The Lord turned His ear and answered our request to save the camp! 

Blessings to you,
Camp Wyoba Administrator  

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Updated Need List

 Need List

-New water system
-Computer Projector (for movies, picture slide shows, PowerPoint, etc.)
-Wood-chipper (chips will help erosion and build up trails, cut up limbs, etc.)
-Ice Machine
-Log Splitter
-Lightly used couches (for staff cabins/Memorial Hall)
-Heavy duty wheelbarrow (single tire)
-Hay wagon (to pull behind tractor)
-Spark Arrestors for chimneys
-New Toilets (dining hall, bathhouses)
-More new mountain bikes (5-10)
-Sound System (CD player, mixer, speakers, microphones)
-Microphone stands (3-5)
-Music stands (3-5)

Projects to be done

-Level/Paint bathhouse floors
-Rebuild property fence
-Replace burnt boards on campfire circle
-Build hand-railing on Memorial Hall
-Digging ditches and putting in culvert pipes (to prevent driveway washing out)
-Cutting firewood

We are currently researching new water systems. Also, we are trying to get matching grants for the money that has already been donated to camp. 

Some things that we are working on this Fall is putting electric in the pole barn and cementing the floors, finishing the siding on the spring-house, and putting up the rest of the screen doors on the cabins. 

Let me know if you can help out in anyway!