The Mother Church

of  The Dakotas

  517 Douglas  Avenue,  Yankton, SD 57078


Children's Camp

This Sunday, March 11th, is designated the 2018 TEC Sunday across our diocese.  TEC Sunday is the perfect time to talk to your congregation about the importance and significance of camp.  Please use this day, or another Sunday near it to talk about TEC and its transforming ministry to our young people.


Young people from across the diocese and beyond have emphasized the importance of camp in their lives.  Attached are bulletin inserts for use in your congregation.   Please feel free to use them in whatever way may benefit your congregation.


You may also consider other ways to speak to your congregation about camp.  For example, if you have campers in your congregation, you might invite them to share their experiences—and to register for the upcoming season!


Please consider a special offering on TEC Sunday to help support TEC financially. While every single camper is subsidized, and many receive full scholarships to attend, camp is not “free.”  The ministry of Thunderhead greatly depends on your financial contributions to keep camp affordable and accessible.  Every little bit, whether its $5 or $500, helps us to welcome all to camp. Please invite individuals, Men’s Groups, Episcopal Church Women, etc. to consider giving to TEC and our young people.


Finally, if you are interested in experiencing camp for yourself, please join us!  Whether you can come for a whole session, a day, or even just a few hours, know that you are welcome.  Please let me know if you would like to visit us in the 2018 season.


Peace and Blessings,


The Rev. Portia Corbin

Missioner for Camping and Retreats

Camp Director









Christ Episcopal Church         517 Douglas Avenue        Yankton, SD 57078          605.665.2456