Month: October 2015

Exploring the Northwoods, one bog at a time

  A major theme of the Vanguard year is exploring the context or cultures that we live in.  This fall/winter the focus is on the Northwoods (rural Northern Wisconsin). As Vanguards make this place their temporary home, they… Read More

Creating Committees

Last Friday, we gathered to split Vanguards up into what we’re calling “committees”: hospitality, activities, fundraising, and worship. The Vanguards on each committee are responsible for making these areas of the Vanguard experience happen – similar to a college’s student… Read More

A Vanguard Weekend

It’s been a crazy few days at the HRC. Wheaton College was on their Fall Break, so over 100 Wheaties are up on a work/play weekend. Vanguards have had a fun couple of days, starting with low ropes team… Read More

Work is the Best Fun!

Vanguards are now finally settled into their work rotations! For the rest of the year, Vanguards will work around camp all day Tuesday – Thursday with our full-time staff. While it’s great for Vanguards to learn the specific skills… Read More

Vanguard Gap Year

Hidden in the Heart of an Apple … An Orchard Grows

“But blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat… Read More