Casowasco Connection No. 4

Casowasco Connection No. 4

Welcome to the Casowasco Connection Newsletter! Here, you’ll find updates on Casowasco as we prepare for summer, learn about upcoming events, and find more ways to support this life transforming ministry. You can sign up to receive this newsletter in your email by filling out this form.

Upcoming Events
  • May 24-26: Alumni Homecoming Weekend
  • May 25 1pm-4pm: Open House and Chicken BBQ (sponsored by Marcellus UMC)
  • June 22 10am-3pm: Rookie Camper Day
  • June 30: Opening Day of Summer Camp!

Head to the events tab on our website to learn more and get registered!

Program Spotlight: Little Leaves

July 14th-17th

Ages 7-9

Half week programs are back! This program is specifically created for first time campers looking to give overnights at Casowasco a try! Little Leaves runs from Sunday to Wednesday and includes swimming, kayaking, games, crafts and more! Make new friends around a campfire, join in the fun of Chapel, and see what Casowasco has to offer.

Click HERE to register for camp and click HERE to see all the Summer 2024 programs!

Help Dmytro Come to Camp! 

It is our mission to share God’s love through camp at Casowasco with as many campers as possible. We also recognize that camp is expensive and is sometimes beyond a family’s budget. Often, children whose families cannot afford camp are those who need camp the most. Camperships (Scholarships for Camp) are a way to help get these children to camp. During our work day last Saturday, a refugee from Ukraine, Dymtro, fell in love with Casowasco. His family cannot afford to send him to camp. You can read Dmytro’s story here. If you are able, donating to our campership fund helps kids like Dmytro experience God’s love at Casowasco. The true cost of a week of camp is $795. Please consider a donation to the campership fund to help us make camp accessible to as many children as possible.

Open Houses

Come spend the day at camp:

  • May 25th: Chicken BBQ and Open House
    • Stop by for lunch and check out the site! Chicken BBQ is $15 and proceeds go to supporting the mission of camp!
  • June 22nd: Rookie Camper Day
    • This Open House is open to all and we especially want to welcome first time campers and families considering sending a child to camp. This Open House will provide the opportunity to meet the staff, tour the site, and see what Casowasco has to offer.

Family Camp

August 11-14

All Ages!          13+: $195, 5-12: $110, 0-4: Free!


For families of all sorts…aunts, uncles, moms, dads, teens, grandparents, kids, cousins, siblings…to relax, reconnect, and recharge. Relax with our low intensity schedule designed for family fellowship. Reconnect with family fun, activities, and meaningful interaction with God’s Word. Recharge at the beautiful Casowasco facility on Owasco Lake in New York State’s Finger Lakes. Introduce children and teens to our summer camp at Casowasco. Access to fields, woods, the lake, great food, and comfortable family housing are provided as a part of this program.


Register Here

How are we preparing for summer this week?

We spend all year preparing for summer! This week, we are updating the store with new items as they come in! Stop by to see our new sweatshirts, t-shirts, stickers, and more! Summer is getting closer and closer, with only 44 days to go until we get to welcome campers again.


We are still looking for people to be counselors (18+), lifeguards (17+ and willing to get certified), and a Waterfront Coordinator (21+). If you or someone you know is looking for the summer job of a lifetime, fill out the Summer Staff Application.

Alumni Homecoming Weekend

May 24-26

Are you an Alumni of Casowasco? Whether you were a camper, a staff member, a retreat guest, or someone who has been touched by the ministry of Casowasco, it is our pleasure to invite you to the Alumni Homecoming Weekend! We will be taking time to reconnect over work projects as we prepare Casowasco for a summer of life transforming ministry and sharing the site with new families during our Family Fun Day on May 25th. We welcome anyone who would like to join us to stay the weekend in a cozy bed, spend time in fellowship over meals in Emmaus Commons, and enjoy a delicious chicken BBQ sponsored by the wonderful people at Marcellus UMC and Casowasco’s Food Service Manager, Laura. Register Here

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