Camp MiVoden Receives Award of Excellence

January 30, 2018 | Kathy Marson

Camp MiVoden in Hayden, Idaho, received the Norm Middag Award of Excellence at the recent Association of Adventist Camp Professionals (AACP) meeting held Nov. 28 to Dec. 3, 2017, at Pine Springs Ranch in California.

Adventist camps apply for this award each year. In fact, last year Camp MiVoden received the Norm Middag certificate for two areas of excellence — programming and activities. The award this year is for all areas of summer camp, which is why it is called the Award of Excellence. The Norm Middag Camp of the Year Award went to Florida's Camp Kulaqua.

Jeff Wines, Camp MiVoden director, says, "I'm proud of the team that is invested in MiVoden: our paid staff, the volunteers who help, the summer camp staff and the administration supporting us. It is a fairly large team that makes the camp run smoothly." Wines also serves as AACP president-elect.

"God touches and changes the lives of our young people, through the Holy Spirit, using many different venues and experiences," says David Freedman, Upper Columbia Conference (UCC) vice president for finance. "Camp MiVoden is one of those special places God wants His kids to experience. I am thankful for Jeff Wines and his team, who are focused on Christ and His mission to His young people. I am also very thankful for the invested interest of the UCC constituency in strong support of Camp MiVoden. The North American Division Norm Middag Award of Excellence received this year is in recognition of this strong, Christ-centered ministry. Congratulations to all who are involved!"

Camp MiVoden is a Seventh-day Adventist summer camp, family camp, and year-round camp and retreat center. Located on Hayden Lake, Camp MiVoden serves hundreds of young people and families every year.