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Aug 23, 2016

Day Camp Summer 2016

Loucon started doing one week of off-campground Day Camps in 2014, and it has proved to be an amazing week of ministry each year.  This year, staffers came back to Camp Loucon, after a week of Day Camp, overwhelmed at the work that God had done in the lives of the campers who attended. I talked to staff counselor, Brooke, who was the team leader of the fourteen staffers who led this year&rsq...

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Jul 06, 2016

A Giving Heart

As Christ-followers, we are called to love the people around us: our friends, our family, and anyone else that might cross our paths.  This is a passage of scripture that portrays a lot of what it means to love one another.  Jesus said it best:             “‘For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirst...

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Jul 01, 2016

He Has the Whole World in His Hands

Camp Loucon’s theme for the summer is “Fearless Faith”.  This topic has spurred many good discussions throughout these past few weeks.  Naturally, campers have been sharing with us about their fears; they’ve expressed their fears of spiders, public speaking, or being alone.  Sometimes our fears overtake our mind to the point where we no longer put our trust i...

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Jun 26, 2016

Sons and Daughters of the King

The phrase that we are all “children of God” is a pretty well known concept.  It is taught in churches and parents tell their children that God is their Father and that they are His children.  We might know this truth, but we might not acknowledge it as we go about our days.  Lorenn, one of our adventure staff, formed a cool friendship with an adventure camper that displ...

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Jun 09, 2016

Brotherly Love

The joys of camp are often found in the little things: the sweet interactions between campers or the smiles on their face after they complete an activity with amazing courage.  This summer, we would like to write about some of these stories that depict the essence of what we strive to make our focus all about: Christ’s love.  At Loucon, we see a lot of siblings coming to camp to...

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Mar 02, 2015

Why Camp? Why Parents Should Consider Christian Camping

This year our camp staff listened to a TED talk by Simon Sinek when he discusses how great leaders inspire people to action. It was only an 18 minute video; however it was helpful. It made us realize that lots of our time is spent telling people what we offer…summer camp, retreats, activities, etc. A lot of other energy is spent on telling people how we do things…through community, t...

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Feb 18, 2015

I Have a Dream...Camp Can Make It Happen

In light of the recent MLK day and all the craziness in our world it is important to look back at Martin Luther King, Jr’s dream. His dream was that all men and women would be equal. That they would not be judged by the color of their skin but rather by the content of their character. Today much progress has been made; however there is still much work to be done. There are still many social...

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Jun 04, 2014

My Daughter and the GPS

My daughter will turn seven in May. She is at such a great age. This age signifies she is old enough to attend summer camp, and she is so excited about the opportunity. As her dad I am also really excited about her coming to camp. You see the world is vying for my daughter's attention. Through media and marketing corporations are trying to tell my daughter what is most important and how much she ...

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Jun 04, 2014

Rabbit Tails

A few weeks ago I was walking out of a hotel in a metropolitan area on my way to talk about camp. Out of the corner of my eye I caught the strangest scene. A full grown rabbit ran across the parking lot. Now for camp that's a pretty familiar sight; however in this budding metropolis it was quite peculiar. It got me thinking about a cartoon I once watched with my daughter.  In the show they t...

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Jun 04, 2014

We've landed on the moon, so why not camp?

In my role as a camp director I’m often asked to talk about the current generation. There are so many different directions that conversation can go. There is so much positive about this generation and yet there is so much pressure and so many influences in the lives of this generation. I think there are two images that really give us a better picture into the lives of this generation and r...

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Mar 19, 2014

Kittinger Cottage - A Gift to Ministers

Rev. Jim Robinson, Brandenburg UMC Earlier this month, I finally got away for an overnight retreat at the Kittinger Cottage at Camp Loucon near Leitchfield, and I am so glad I did! Even though the pastor's retreat cabin has been available for booking several months now, this was my first opportunity to enjoy its amenities and spend some quality time with God. I opted to do so with my close friend...

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Dec 03, 2013

See What's New for Loucon's Summer Camp

Check out what's New this coming summer! What’s New?  Ok, so this summer there are some changes that we believe will make camp even better!  1. NEW CAMP MODEL: Our traditional model of camp offered opportunities for 2nd-12th graders during each week of our summer camping program. Loucon is still going to provide two weeks just like this; however we are revamping the rest of the ...

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Dec 03, 2013

Bishop's Camp Price Letter

Bishop's Note on New Pricing Model for KY Conference Camps Greetings! Grace and Peace in Jesus Christ, I am writing to share important information about our Conference summer camping ministry at Aldersgate & Loucon, specifically about changes to the cost of camp along with an explanation of what this means for the future of our camps. The hard news is this - it will be no surprise that the c...

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Sep 12, 2013

Loucon Wish List

Check out Loucon's Wish list at http://loucon.org/forms/uploads/loucon_wish_list_2014.pdf...

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Sep 10, 2013

Taste

Taste Psalm 34:8- Taste and See that the Lord is good. Camp Loucon is near and dear to my heart in many ways.  It’s dear to me in ways that I can’t put into words.  It’s here that I met, dated, and married my husband.  It’s here that I was introduced to some of my dearest friends.  It’s here that I learned to love children and youth.  It&rsq...

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Sep 10, 2013

Loucon's Kittinger Cottage Completed

Kittinger Cottage A Pastor's Retreat It is Finished! “I am so very thankful for the opportunity of renewal that is available to our ministers (lay & clergy) who so willing serve as Eucharist, broken and poured out for the glory of God.  I know that Loucon and Kittinger Cottage will serve many years to come as a place where persons can find health, healing, and re-filling of heart,...

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Sep 10, 2013

Hold On To What You Believe

Hold On To What You Believe A Message to our campers Hello everyone! I hope that the transition from camp and summer vacation to your busy lives has gone well. I want you to know that you are missed! This summer was one of the best summers, and that could not be possible without you! I also want you to know that our summer wasn't great because of how many campers we had or how mu...

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Mar 28, 2013

The Great Easter Egg Hunt 2013

Pre-Register for THE GREAT EASTER EGG HUNT HERE!...

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Sep 11, 2012

The Joy of Saying Yes

The joy of saying “yes” By Jonnah Baker  If you know much about Camp Loucon, you know that Presentation is one of the most impactful experiences of the whole week, watching the theatrical reliving of Jesus’s last days on earth. So as a staff, we pray a lot about God working during that. One night at staff worship, it was the night before Presentation, and we were having a ...

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Sep 11, 2012

Tell us about your experience!

Hey, tell us about your experience at Loucon. Evaluate how we did. Share what we need to improve upon and let us know what was great! We appreciate your feedback and will use it to improve or if you think we're great we'll get to hear about it! More importantly we'll get to hear about what God is doing because all the glory belongs to him! https://www.research.net/s/Camp_and_Retreat_survey &...

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Sep 05, 2012

The Real World

  Sometimes I wonder at the common saying that life outside of camp is the “real world.” As staff, we often ask how an activity relates to “real life” and challenge campers to think about what will be different when they go back to “the real world.” When I was a camper, I desperately wished that camp life was real life. At camp, I experienced love like I ...

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Sep 04, 2012

My Time at Loucon, Home

  I could never put into words everything that my time at Loucon has meant to me. I stated attending Camp Loucon at the age of ten, and I was not thrilled to be there. I am from the inner city of Louisville, KY and had never really been at a camp before. On top of that I was going to CHOIR CAMP which was very uncool to me at that time. I originally wanted to go to basketball camp, but it fil...

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Aug 17, 2012

Loucon's 2012 Retreat Video

Here is our 2012 Retreat Video. You should really think about bringing your group on a retreat. It's been said that a 48 hour retreat is the equivalent of 6 months of youth group or Sunday School. Taking the time to get away from the distractions we all face daily is a huge step towards making a change and growing in our faith. I hope to see you soon!...

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Aug 17, 2012

2013 Summer Camp Promo Video

Here is our 2013 Summer Camp Promotional Video! Check it out and encourage others to plan to join you this coming summer! It is an awesome experience. A great way to meet friends, draw closer to current friends, and most importantly a place to grow closer to Jesus! Oh yeah and it's lots of fun too!...

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Aug 14, 2012

2012 Christmas Camp

Here is our new video for our 2012 Christmas Camp! We will be having a Jr. & Sr. High Christmas Camp at Loucon December 14-16, 2012. I hope you can make it! Register online at www.Loucon.org. Loucon's 2012 Christmas Camp Video...

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May 04, 2012

United Methodist Camp

  The Kentucky Conference of The United Methodist Church does a lot of amazing things to serve God! We need to celebrate that, and one of the things that it does well each summer is provide an amazing opportunity for children and youth to experience the Love and Message of Jesus Christ in a safe environment.  Coming to camp is definitely a fun experience; however, that isn&rs...

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Mar 16, 2012

New Program Director

Loucon is proud to announce our new Program Director...Drum Roll Please.................................................................................................................................. Josh Huddy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Make sure you welcome Josh to the Loucon family! He has been a big part of Loucon for a long time; however he and his wife are truly stepping out in faith to...

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Mar 15, 2012

Summer's at Loucon, A Parent's Perspective

  Summers at Loucon By Christy Greene As the grass turns green and the world awakens from its winter slumber, nothing ignites the anticipation of summer like the arrival of the Camp Loucon catalog.  For nearly a decade, the arrival of the catalog marks a special moment for our family.  Summer is truly just around the corner!  Our two boys scour the Loucon catalog the way I o...

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Dec 20, 2011

A Strange, Wonderful, Challenging Year

 A Strange, Wonderful, Challenging Year 2011 has been a pretty amazing year that brought many challenges. First, let me share with you some of our struggles. Going into 2011 we understood the economy would have a great effect on our ministry, so we went very conservative in some of our planning. Over the last several years we have been working to replace aging cabins; however we knew it woul...

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Dec 20, 2011

Program Staff Job Openings

Loucon Training & Retreat Center located in Leitchfield, Kentucky has two program job openings; 1. Environmental Education Director / Program Staff     Loucon has utilized a program staff member the last two years. They have largely been an assitant to our program director; however Loucon desires to engage our community in environmental education, bullying prevention, ...

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Dec 19, 2011

Another Amazing Summer

  The summer of 2011 turned to out be a particularly  memorable season of ministry in Loucon’s history. Our Summer Staff were outstanding, and they came together in a mighty way to do great things in the lives of our campers. We miss them here everyday!Loucon served 1,026 campers this summer. Of those campers, an astonishing 851 kids  said they made some sort of decision in t...

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Dec 19, 2011

Welcome Heidi!

  Loucon is excited to welcome Heidi Arnold as the newest member of the Loucon Staff! Heidi, a WKU graduate, brings years of experience with other camps to her new position as Hospitality Director here at Loucon. Heidi has been married to her husband Eddie for 25 years, and they live in nearby Clarkson, KY. Heidi has already been a huge blessing to our campers and retreat guests, and we&rs...

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Dec 19, 2011

Camp Stays With Us

  My summer on staff at Camp Loucon was a summer that I’ll be hard pressed to put into words. I loved more, was used more, and was moved more by and for God than any other time in my life. As a first time staffer, I was vastly unprepared for the immense and awe-inspiring love that God poured out through me to the campers, and in turn, the love I received from them. A fellow staffer s...

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Dec 19, 2011

Never the Same

  Before this summer, I had never been to Camp Loucon. To be honest, all I had seen or heard of the camp came from the sign that I would pass on the way to my lake house. I would usually just drive by the sign and not think anything of it. But thankfully, during a family trip home from the lake one weekend, the sign captured my special attention. At the time, I was finishing up an internsh...

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Dec 19, 2011

My Loucon Experience

  When I think about all of the places I have been in my life, there is none as memorable as Loucon.  I have been going to Loucon since I was born for retreats with my family and jumped at the chance to attend summer camp as soon as I was old enough.  In middle school, I went to youth choir camp and met so many amazing new friends.  Also during this time I first saw the staff ...

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Dec 19, 2011

More than Memory

  It’s getting to be that time of year for people like us. That time of year, where the fire we felt at camp is nothing more than a mere memory. The time, where we remember the feelings we had at camp but seem to forget the convictions that came with them. Unfortunately for people like us, God is not a feeling. He is not a rush we get when we raise our hands at church, and he is, witho...

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Dec 19, 2011

A Summer Staff Testimony

  Working at Camp Loucon this past summer was one of the best experiences I have ever had in my life.  Going into it, I was a little nervous because I was unfamiliar with the camp and most everybody there.  However, I began learning some of what to expect during interview weekend and knew this was a place I wanted to work at and people I would love to work with.  Everyone was ...

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Dec 19, 2011

26 Years of New Song Memories

  New Song Music Festival just completed an amazing twenty six years of ministry!  Due to economic considerations we regret to announce that we will not be having New Song 2012.  We would like to thank all of the countless numbers of people who have been involved over the years; the volunteers, artists, speakers, and Loucon personnel who have given so very much to make New Song an ...

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Dec 19, 2011

Holy Moment

  Like many of us around the Annual Conference, I have experienced many “holy moments” at Camp Loucon.  Over the past decade or so, I have had the opportunity to serve as Dean of many camps and every time witnessed God do amazing things!  My experience as Dean of one of the Jr. High Camps last summer was no exception!  As usual, Warren and his amazing staff welcome...

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Dec 19, 2011

2012 Wish List

  1. Complete Construction of Kittinger Cottage, A Pastor’s Retreata. ICF Frame Construction of a 2 bedroom cottage for pastors and their familyb. No work required—the cottage is being professionally constructed. c. Financial donations neededd. $60,000 2. Construction of a New Cabin in the Robb Area for Summer Campa. Wood frame construction 16’ X 24’ cabins...

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Feb 01, 2011

Camper Registration is Live!

Our camper registration for 2011 is Live! Check out our camps & register for the summer program. Got Spirit is our theme, and we are excited about what our campers will experience this summer and how God will move! Spread the word!...

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Dec 10, 2010

Year End Gifts

Please consider making a year-end gift to Loucon We are nearing the end of the year, a time when most people reflect on the past year and to look forward to another year.  Loucon spends a lot of time reflecting and preparing for the future of God’s ministry at Loucon.   We are grateful to our donors, camper families, retreat groups, alumni and supporters for helping us achie...

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Nov 24, 2010

2011 Summer Camp Schedule Now Available

2011 Summer Camp Schedule Loucon's 2011 Summer Camp Schedule is now available. Take a look and mark your calendar accordingly. Brochures should be mailed out in the middle of January and we'll begin accepting registration forms right afterwards. Online registration should be up and running for 2011 by mid January. Follow this link to view the schedule http://loucon.org/camps.php. Looking forward ...

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Nov 24, 2010

2011 Rate Increases

The last few years have been tough for many people all around the world. Each day jobs are lost and people are forced to make big decisions about how to best allocate their income. With the rising cost of food and other needs it becomes more and more difficult.                 Loucon has always worked to keep its expenses...

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Oct 18, 2010

Pastor Appreciation

                              October is Pastor Appreciation Month! Take the time to show your pastor how much you appreciate them & how God works through their life! Honor a pastor by giving to Loucon towards the Kittinger Cottage – A Pastor’...

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Oct 18, 2010

Kittinger Cottage Matching Gift

MATCHING CHALLENGE! There is a challenge from a member of State Street UMC in order to fund the electrical wiring cost of the Kittinger Cottage. This is a matching gift, so the challenger will match other individual gifts up to $1,900! The Deadline for this matching gift is October 31, 2010.   All Donations may be made out to the following; Loucon 8044 Anneta Road Leitchfield, KY 42754...

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Oct 18, 2010

Christmas Camp 2010

Christmas camp is right around the corner. Check out our 2010 Christmas Camp promo video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XbEdoJA2vY. Darryl Glass will be our dean again this winter, and the cam will take place December 17-19, 2010. It is for Senior High age campers (9th-12th). We hope to see you there. Bring a friend and come prepared to have a great experience! Be ready to encounter the Living ...

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Feb 19, 2010

Why Camp Works!

Some years ago, a study conducted by the Christian Camp and Conference Association found that attending a 48-hour retreat had the same long-term effects on children and youth as six months of attending Sunday school or youth group programs. If 48 hours of retreat—removed from the cares, pressures, and distractions of everyday life—can do so much for a young person, imagine what an en...

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Feb 19, 2010

Staff Opportunities at Camp Loucon

Since its humble beginnings in the early 1950s, Camp Loucon’s ministry has touched the lives of thousands of Kentucky young people, and God continues to change lives here every year! Many believers both within and outside the United Methodist Church can relate a story of how their time at Loucon has influenced their relationships with Christ in a lifelong, memorable way!   However,...

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Jan 22, 2010

Loucon Video

Hey, Sam has put together a new Loucon video to be utilized for Winterblitz this year. You could use it or one of our other Loucon videos for your church or youth group. Here's a link to the video on YouTube! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0I2myx4pjc. I hope you'll check it out and spread the word! 2010 is going to be a great summer at Loucon! The theme this year is "Be A Hero"! I like it. So br...

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Jan 05, 2010

Sr. High Christmas Camp 2009

  Loucon’s fourth annual Senior High Christmas camp was a tremendous success and a lot of fun!  The campers arrived to find that the staff was well prepared for us, as usual.  We had an incredible group of counselors, as well.  There was a nice mix of Senior High Assembly veterans, along with students who were first time campers.  We started the weekend off with i...

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Oct 16, 2009

Looking Back, Looking Forward

  During the 2009 camping season, 1,050 young people attended Summer Camp. 164 of those youth accepted Christ for the first time, 490 rededicated their lives, and 62 made another sort of decision in their walk with Christ. Thank you for your prayers this summer, and continue to remember these campers in prayer throughout the year!  We are already planning ahead for 2010, and as always,...

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Oct 16, 2009

Through the Storm

  Much of Kentucky saw the awful effects of the 2009 Ice Storm, and Loucon and its neighbors were no exception. The camp was without power for 19 days, and parts of Grayson County had no power for even longer. Food went bad, pipes were damaged, and hundreds of trees were damaged or uprooted by the weight of the ice.   Program Director Sam Kennedy was on site when the storm hit on ...

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Oct 16, 2009

Kittinger Cottage Nears Completion

  Construction on Loucon’s latest building project began in 2008, and despite heavy delays due to the Ice Storm, the Kittinger Cottage is nearly complete!   Originally envisioned by Loucon Director Warren Hopper, the Kittinger Cottage is a project years in the making. The cottage will serve as a place for pastors and their families within the Kentucky United Methodist Church...

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Oct 15, 2009

Loucon's 2010 Wish List

 If you’re looking for ways in which you can aid Loucon’s ministry, look no further! Here’s a wish list of items and services that we currently need. If you’d like to help, please prayerfully consider contributing one or more of these items to Loucon’s cause!   Maintenance Items · Duct tape · Heavy-duy clippers for cutting tree l...

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Oct 14, 2009

New (OLD) Faces

We’re pleased to announce a few additions to our Fall retreat staff!  Matt Murrell and Brian Sergent have been a part of our Summer Staff for the past three summers, and both are now working as Program Staff. Matt will be living on-site and working full-time, and Brian will work part-time as he continues his studies at WKU.  Also joining the Loucon family is David Riordan. &ldquo...

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Sep 10, 2009

One Small Piece - by Kathy Witthuhn

  I’m convinced that the smartest camper all summer was a fifth grader I met at Low Elements.  When I asked him what he learned about God, he said, “God did not intend for us to live on our own.”  I was blown away that he realized something so true, so important.  And if I had to sum up what impacted me the most from this summer, it would be just that- that w...

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Sep 10, 2009

Serve, Love, & Learn - by Rachel Peters

 It still amazes me how God works through Loucon to impact the lives of all who come through its gates.  Whether they are campers, deans, counselors, or staff, I’m convinced you cannot leave that place without encountering the Lord in some way, big or small.   As a staff member this summer I truly did encounter the Lord, and in a very big way.  My favorite activity...

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Sep 10, 2009

A Re-Revelation - by Jackson Daugherty

 The task of synthesizing an entire summers worth of experience at camp into a single essay is a very difficult one. There are simply too many memories to delve into in order to cover everything worth covering. I will therefore not attempt to give a chronology of the summer but rather will recount to you the spiritual transformation that took place within me this summer, as I think that that ...

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Aug 10, 2009

El Campamento Hispano - Louconís First Hispanic Camp

  Sadly, Hispanic Camp did not take place this summer due to some unfortunate scheduling conflicts. However, we’re including this testimony from Sara Smith because we believe that this camp is needed, and we pray that it takes place next summer! If you would like to contribute to this ministry, let us know! Imagine this scenario: Kids with sleeping bags and pillows arrive at camp on S...

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Mar 10, 2009

Ice Storm

This winter has been a difficult one for Loucon. Instead of our focus being retreats and prep for summer camp it has been divided between those things and a major storm clean-up. Grayson county was hit very hard in the storm. Power was out at Loucon for 19 days, and even longer for some parts of the county. Loucon lost food, experienced broken pipes, and some damage to the faci...

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Sep 10, 2008

2008 Summer Camp...Wow!

This summer started out a little slow with schools being delayed due to snow; however it ended just 28 campers shy of last year's numbers at 1,178 campers. Although our numbers were down the ministry that God brought to Loucon this summer was amazing. The summer staff came in renewed and focused on being obedient to God's calling, and the result was 711 campers making some type...

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May 01, 2008

Meet the new staff

Our 2008 summer camping season is about to begin, and this year brings some old friends into new positions. Due to the growth that Loucon has incurred in its ministry over the last 3 years we have felt the need to expand our program director position into a Program Staff. We have hired Samuel Kennady and Abby Downs to become our new program staff. They will divide the hosting a...

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Feb 01, 2008

A new phase

Loucon will be offering congratulations and saying good bye to Michael Curry, who has served faithfully as our program director over the last five plus years. Mike will be marrying Lynsey Skaggs who he met at Loucon. They will be residing in West Virginia while Lynsey finishes school. Mike, thanks so much for all that you have allowed Christ to do in and through you these past ...

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Dec 01, 2007

Open Air Chapel

The Open Air chapel renovation was completed in May of 2007. After the inflatable's guy ran into the chapel at New Song 07 it was re renovated in December of 2007!...

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Nov 15, 2006

Open Air Chapel getting Fixed

The Open Air Chapel has been a major part of the Loucon experience since it was built in 1966. Almost 40 years have been good to our campers; however it has taken its toll on this outdoor worship area. The roof leaks, and there are some other issues related to that leakage. So, thanks to some loving campers, counselors, a dean, and a family Open Air will be getti...

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Nov 01, 2006

Christmas Camp - December 8-10, 2006

What a great time we had last year when our Sr. High Assembly camp had a reunion of sorts in December. It was a time to see old friends, fellowship with one another, and to continue to work on our relationship with God. It was Loucon's first Christmas camp since 1993. At that time the camp hosted a Junior High camp for three days. It was a great weekend that incl...

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Feb 01, 2006

Marriage Enrichment Retreat I & II

Loucon will be hosting its Third annual Marriage Enrichment Retreat in February of 2006! There are two weekends to choose from. This retreat  is designed for you and your spouse to come and grow closer together as you draw nearer to God. There will be Bible study, time alone w/one another, a Valentine’s banquet, and lots of fun activities for everyone. Come and join...

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Jan 21, 2006

Youth Culture Workshop

Youth leaders, children's workers, parents, and anyone else interested in learning more about our present youth culture you need to attend this workshop! It will be held at Loucon Saturday, January 21, 2006 in Turner Lodge. This is a phenomenal opportunity to hear one of the most knowledgeable people in the field. Walt Mueller and the Center for Parent/Youth Understanding ...

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Dec 01, 2005

Christmas Camp...December 16-18, 2005

This year our Sr. High Assembly camp will have a reunion of sorts in December. It will be a time to see old friends, fellowship with one another, and to continue to work on our relationship with God. Loucon has not had a Christmas camp since 1993. At that time the camp hosted a Junior High camp for three days. It was a great weekend that included finding a tree, decorating...

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Jul 14, 2004

Storms

During our staff orientation a tornado came through our area knocking down several trees.  It left no facility damage except for the low elements wall and some damage to Green Cathedral.  It was followed by another large storm a week or so later.  The entire summer has been hit and misses with weather this year; however it has not deterred the staff, de...

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Mar 01, 2004

It's Cabin Building Time!

We will begin building new cabins in Orchard and Robb this spring. The plan is for two cabins in Orchard and two in Robb. Then starting in 2005 we will take out two cabins in each area and build two replacement cabins. In five years we will have entirely new cabins in the Orchard and Robb areas. They will be more efficient, cleaner, better insulated, and will increase...

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Feb 14, 2004

Eastern Kentucky University Camp Fair

Loucon will be attending the Eastern Kentucky University Camp Fair on February 19th. Join us!...

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Feb 07, 2004

Cincinnati Camp Fair

Loucon will be attending the Cincinnati Camp Fair on Saturday, February 7th. Come Join the Fun!...

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Jan 31, 2004

Camp Fair in Nashville, TN at the Hundred Oaks Mall

Loucon will be attending a Camp Fair in Nashville, TN at the Hundred Oaks Mall. This will be the first of three or four camp fairs that Loucon will have a presence at for 2004. Come and join us. You can meet our Registrar, Susan Warrell. She will be there to pass out brochures, answer questions, and help with registration. We hope to see you there!...

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Jan 25, 2004

Loucon's Summer Camping schedule Catalog

Loucon's Summer Camping schedule Catalog will be available for mailing! We will send it out in bulk mail to all of those campers who attended Loucon in 2003. If you did not come to camp in 2003 and still want a catalog please contact us to get your name on the mailing list. You can call us at 270-242-7160 or e-mail us at Info@Loucon.org. This year's catalog is in FULL...

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Jan 09, 2004

Short Cottage receives a FACE-LIFT!

Short Cottage receives a FACE-LIFT! Benji began renovation of Short Cottage's kitchen on January 9th. You won't recognize the kitchen upon your next visit to this historical Loucon building. In addition to the kitchen there will also be some work done to the bathrooms and a new metal roof will be added. In addition to last years heating and electrical adjustments Shor...

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Dec 29, 2003

Changing of the Guard of Sorts

There is a changing of the guard of sorts at Loucon. Debbie Hensel, a long time kitchen/housekeeping employee, will be taking a new yet familiar role as Loucon's secretary. Debbie was the secretary from 1995-1996. We are expecting great things from Debbie. She is doing a great job. Also, our secretary, Susan Warrell, will be taking a new position as Loucon's first Camp Regi...

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Oct 01, 2003

Loucon's New Rate Brochures are available

Loucon's New Rate Brochures are available. Loucon has a new rate brochure that includes pictures and descriptions of our facilities and activities. If you or your organization need one please contact the Loucon office and we will send one out in the mail. It is a very informative brochure and should be helpful in planning your retreat at Loucon....

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Sep 25, 2003

First Family Camp held at Loucon

First Family Camp held at Loucon. About 8 families joined us for a spectacular weekend! It was definitely a weekend to remember. It brought many of the families closer together, and it helped them put their family's focus on God! We hope to see you and your family next year! Rev. Jim Seelhorst and Rev. Carlton Puryear were our deans/leaders for the retreat. They did a...

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Sep 01, 2003

Loucon's first Newsletter

Loucon's first Newsletter was mailed out in September. It is a beautiful collection of pictures and articles that provide the reader with some important information about summer camp, the retreat season, new song, and some of the other wonderful things occurring at Loucon. It also gave a list of some of the camp's needs and of upcoming work opportunities. If you want ...

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Aug 15, 2003

New Song gets bigger and better!

New Song gets bigger and better! An amazing weekend filled with God's Love! A banner year for turn out and God was definitely working in the crowd! The new song committee did a great job with the festival, and God did the rest. Several people accepted Christ, and that is what the concert is all about! Also, New Song is a fund raising event for Loucon through its conce...

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Aug 01, 2003

2003 summer camping season a success!

2003 summer camping season a success! 1,386 campers attended Loucon. 683 made some decision about the relationship with Christ! God was moving. An amazing staff was assembled by God this year, and God truly worked through them to bring glory to His name!...

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Mar 15, 2003

Retirement well deserved

Retirement well deserved, This March Patricia Wagner will be retiring from her role as the Director of Loucon. She and her husband Jerry have served God faithfully at Loucon over the last 7 years, and they will be greatly missed. Although this means that their role at Loucon will be different make no mistake that this will not be the end of their service to God. They ...

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Jan 13, 2003

New Secretary

New Secretary, Susan Warrell will be taking over the responsibilities of secretary in early January. Susan was a camper at Loucon, served on summer staff for five summers, and she has been a dean of one of our summer camps.Susan is no stranger to Loucon and understands our process thoroughly. If you'd like to congratulate Susan you can e-mail her at Info@Loucon.org....

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Dec 27, 2002

New Hospitality Director

New Hospitality Director, Ben Warrell will be Loucon's new Hospitality Director. Ben completed his internship last fall at Loucon, and was able to step in and fill an unexpected vacancy. He has already been a great asset to Loucon, and we know that he will continue to contribute to this special ministry....

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Dec 23, 2002

Greatly Missed

Greatly Missed, The end of December marks the last day of employment for our secretary, Sonya Selby. Sonya did an outstanding job filling in the shoes of Frances Gibson during the past four months. Sonya has always had a calling into the performing arts, and she has decided to following that calling. She will be heading back to school to better prepare for what the Lo...

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Sep 27, 2002

Frances Gibson has retired

     After working for 41 years in a variety of jobs, Frances Gibson has retired from full time work at Loucon. Frances began working part time at Loucon in 1993 as a cook's helper. In June, 1997, she became a full-time staff secretary and will be retiring from that position.      When recently asked about what was her most unf...

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Sep 22, 2002

50th anniversary

Loucon Celebrated its 50th anniversary on September 22nd, 2002, with about 1,000 of its friends. Bishop King, Carl Hurley, and several volunteer made the day a huge success. God has truly blessed Loucon over the years. This was a very special occasion, and just like everything else that has occurred at Loucon over the last 50 years it was made possible and even more ...

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Sep 18, 2002

There are three "E" s in Deere

There are three "E" s in Deere! While one has been known to see many deer roaming the fields at Loucon they will now see a new green one cutting the grass as it goes. $7,000 was donated in memory of Josh Nottingham, a camper who passed away in the winter of 2002."In Memory of Josh Nottingham" will be painted onto the tractor. Josh will be greatly missed. Josh's money,...

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Sep 01, 2002

Meet the staff

Meet the staff...  Loucon's 50th year will be a year of new faces as some of our valuable long time staff will be retiring from service. Trying to fill their shoes will be some very competent staff members who have been serving Loucon for years through the summer camping and retreat ministry. We thought that it would be a good time for you to meet the new staff, ...

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Aug 11, 2002

16th New Song Festival

Once again some 5,000 young people, adult leaders, children, and families came together at Loucon for the 16th New Song Festival. And once again many young people made commitments to Jesus Christ. Over 150 people came forward during the weekend and 41 met Christ for the first time. As we celebrate these new brothers and sisters in Christ, I also want to celebrate the ...

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Apr 08, 2002

The Clarence Reynolds Place

NEW Cabins are finished: "The Clarence Reynolds Place" There are 2 new cabins up NOW.  We had many volunteers who helped finish this project before summer camp began.  This new building site is located near the old A-frame & Cuckoo's nest....

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Oct 25, 2001

Memory of Raudy Rau

Lucy Rau gave garden in memory of Raudy Rau. It is a beautifully landscaped garden at our flagpole that is planted with year-round colors. Come check it out! ·         Raudy gave much of his time and money during the last half a century that Loucon has been in existence.  He took pride in this camp and the ministry that t...

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