Hope Church Family Camping Trip 2024

Hope Church Family Camping Trip 2024

Wednesday, June 19, 2024 - Saturday, June 22, 2024

Hope Church Family Camp

  • WHEN - June 19-22, 2024
  • WHERE - Kettle Moraine State Forest - Southern Unit
  • COST - $20 Per Person ($0 for children aged 0-5)
    • maximum $100 per family 

Please join us for our third annual family campout. Once again, we have reserved the entire group camp loop for our Hope Church family, so bring your family, your tents, and your sense of adventure! We hope for many delightful shared experiences and pray this helps us grow in familial love and joy. (We also have fun t-shirts available for purchase! See below.)

Planned activities will be minimal but include nightly group meals, games, devotions, campfires, s’mores, a day at the beach (Ottawa Lake), group hikes, and lots and lots of fellowship time. Feel free to set your own pace. You can hike every trail in the area or sip lemonade from a lawn chair. We are just thrilled to get the time together.

This is not luxury camping, as Pinewoods Campground is a no-frills site with NO electricity (and generators are not permitted). There are potable water stations and vault toilets at the site, and a short hike will get you to flush toilets and showers. Even shorter if you hop in the car.

Details to Know:

  • Check-in: after 3 pm on Wednesday, June 19, 2024.
  • Check-out: before 3 pm on Saturday, June 22, 2024. You can arrive late or leave early, as desired. 
  • Meals:  Families will be on their own for breakfast and lunch, but we will provide a family meal each evening, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. S'mores supplies will also be provided.
  • Beach Day: Friday, we will spend the day together at Ottawa Lake. 10:30 am - 4 pm. You'll find a separate event with details for Beach Day, but no registration is required. 


  • Pop-up/trailer/camper space is limited and will be designated on a first-come, first-served basis for trailers within the 25-foot limit. 
  • Electric sites are nearby if you'd like to book your own site to plug in or need to accommodate a longer trailer.


  • If camping isn't your thing, feel free to find nearby accommodations overnight (or sleep at home), and join us for daytime activities and meals. 
  • If you're staying offsite, please register for this event and indicate "Not Staying on Group Site" on your registration.  

Required: To join us, you’ll be required to purchase a vehicle admissions sticker for the park. You can buy a 2024 annual pass or a daily pass for each night you’ll be camping with us.

You only need to register if you plan to stay on our group site and/or eat with the group in the evenings. Perhaps you'd rather stay in a hotel or come up for day trips. Feel free to ask Katie Rudy ( ) if you have any questions.

If this event would create financial hardship for your family, please let us know.

Registration will close on June 5th, 2024.

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