May 25, 2015

Camp Comeca RENEWAL body, mind and spirit     

The renewal of Camp Comeca continues! People continue to give to the Camp Comeca Campaign.

Churches are making pledges and donations. Many renovations and upgrades are being completed.

The Great Plains Camp Board and the Comeca Site Council are excited about renewing Camp Comeca and working as a team. Sara Shaw, our awesome conference camp coordinator with a master’s degree in camp ministry, and her assistant Josey Hoyt, have been directed to lead all summer camps while the site council looks for a new camp director.  These changes of financial support, community support and leadership have brought a renewed spirit to Camp Comeca.  

We are heading into annual conference with some donations being given to the campaign there. Our pledge amount at this date is $698,606.69.  

There have been some creative ways to fundraise these last few months. A Comeca Concert was held in Ogallalla in April hosted by the Rev. Chuck and Roberta Rager. Several churches quartets, pianists, and choirs from Hershey, Sutherland, Grant, Ogallalla and Imperial United Methodist churches shared their talents in an incredible concert and raised $1,754.50.

And ... another bull has been donated to Camp Comeca!

God's blessings,

Janelle Wilke
Camp Comeca Renewal Campaign Director

We are happy to announce we have received pledges and donations which total $698,606.69 at this present date, which includes the full $250,000 of the Wilson Foundation grant.

If you are interested in joining in this effort with a donation to a wonderful camp with incredible potential, please send your gift by mail or make a pledge or donation online.


  1. Include "Camp Comeca Capital Campaign" in the memo of your check.
  2. Make check payable to: Great Plains Camps.
  3. Mail check to: Great Plains Conference, P.O. Box 4837, Topeka, KS 66604-0837

Scott J. Jones
Bishop, Great Plains Episcopal Area

If you have questions, contact Julie Kohr at the conference office at              
316-686-0600 or 1-800-745-2350 or
Conference website