75th Anniversary Celebration and Summer Leadership Team Alumni Reunion

Updated: August 31, 2023

September 8-10, 2023

We hope you will join us as we honor the Warren Willis United Methodist Camp and Conference Center’s 75th Anniversary Celebration & Alumni Team Reunion. Join your camp friends on campus, remember your camp moments, and make new memories with old and new friends. A special thank you to our Planning Team and our Current Team serving and leading the event.

Contact Mindy Standifer for registration questions and support by phone (352) 901-6251 or email mindy@wwumccc.org.

Tentative Schedule

**Camp Store is open 1:00pm – 3:00pm on Saturday September 9th**

Friday September 8th

4:00pm-8:00pm Welcome & Check-In, The Lake Room at Barnett Lodge

6:00pm-7:00pm Dinner, Dining Hall

7:00pm-7:30pm Gathering, Fellowship Hall

7:30pm-8:30pm Group Games

8:30pm-9:00pm Refreshments, Dining Hall

9:00pm-10:00pm Worship, Chapel

Saturday September 9th 

7:45am Morning Devotions led by Current Team, Benches by The Lake

8:00am Breakfast, Dining Hall

8:30am-9:30am Day Guest Welcome & Check-In

9:30am-10:30am Team Decade Photos, Chapel Steps

10:30-11:15am Singaree, Fellowship Hall

11:30-12:30pm Worship & Celebration Service with Bishop Tom Berlin and Rev. Corey Jones, Senior Director, Chapel

12:30pm Lunch, Dining Hall

1:30pm-2:00pm The Rainbeaux, Fellowship Hall

1:30pm-3:30pm Rec Time – Enjoy a favorite camp activity or relax in the Fellowship Hall with friends! Signup onsite during welcome & check-in: Swimming, Volleyball, 4-square, Basketball, Ultimate Frisbee, ZipLine and Climbing Wall, Sailing and Canoeing, Camp Tours, 9-Square, and more!

3:30pm-4:00pm Folk Dancing, Fellowship Hall

4:00pm-4:30pm Praise Time Throughout the Years, Fellowship Hall

4:30pm-5:30pm Sharing Time with Dr. W. Waite Willis Jr., Chapel

5:30pm-6:30pm Family Dinner, Dining Hall

6:30pm-7:30pm 9-square Finals, Fellowship Hall

7:30pm-8:00pm Evening Praise Time & Prayer, Chapel

8:00pm Refreshments, Dining Hall

Sunday September 10th

7:45am Morning Devotions led by Current Team, Benches by The Lake

8:00am Breakfast, Dining Hall

9:30am Closing Worship with Rev. Corey Jones, Chapel

11:00am Check-out

28 Responses to “75th Anniversary Celebration and Summer Leadership Team Alumni Reunion”

  1. I regret that I can’t be with you for this celebration because I’m committed to a preaching engagement in NC. I will always be grateful for the privilege of preaching at the camp every summer for more than a decade and for the impact the camp continues to have in the life of the Conference. Best wishes for a joyful celebration!
    Jim Harnish

    • Mike Standifer

      Jim, Thank you so much for your years of service to the camp and the Conference. You have been and continue to be a blessing to camp and so many others!

  2. Cindy (Scott) Strickland

    Tim (Strickland) and I won’t be able to make it – SADLY! We had already planned our 30th anniversary trip and will be in North Carolina at that time. We will think of you as you celebrate a place that is very special to both of us, and our entire family.

  3. Elaine V

    Are past campers allowed to come for this?
    I was a graduate from 2020. We didn’t get to come for our super senior summer. And I’d love to make an attempt to come if I’m able to.

  4. Janet Ferguson Sligar

    I’m heartbroken, I can’t attend. This has been a challenging year. We moved Nov.15 and on Dec
    24 on 8 degree weather a pipe burst and we woke up to 2 inches of rising water. We finally got back into the house June 30th. To top it off I had a stroke Feb. 17th. We are praying without ceasing. I’m doing really well, but I still have some difficulty talking, and have dizzy spells. I’m not ready to travel yet. My mind is full of precious memories of my time at Camp, friends I met, and Holy moments with the Lord. God bless Warren Willis and his

  5. Nate Guteras

    Where have the years gone? Such fond memories of Horsemanship and Creation Camp and camping as a youth. Even with window washing, “garbage run”, scooping poop and swatting flies, and KP duty, the life skills learned still stick with me. Special memories of the worship times, “Rustic” week in Alva/LaBelle/Felda, and “Walk to Emmaus” prayer vigils.

  6. Debbie Whitehead

    So sad to miss the event coming up! Such an awesome time will be had by all and I wish I could be a part of that. But getting to help with the care of the brand new Grandson ain’t half bad either!
    : )
    God Bless all attendees (lucky!) & staff & here’s to the next 75 years of changing lives & creating relationship with our Lord on the Holy Ground that is Warren Willis!!

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