We pray for …

- For Health workers who are on the front lines in all sorts of places … who are healing some and who are journeying with others during painful and sad days …

- For Teachers, Principals, Aides, Therapists, Assistants, Administration staff, Custodial staff, Food Service workers, and all others who are missing the interactions of the kids they serve...all who are learning new ways of educating and nurturing … all who are figuring out best practices and meeting challenges related to serving kids’ educational needs in this different way.

- For parents and children who are working together on keeping things sort of normal … for grandparents who are learning new technology … for little ones who are exploring new ways to be creative …

- For elected leaders, that they may be just and fair and honest as they do the work of the people ...

- For those we know personally who are sick, who are mourning, who are tired, who are in need of your special care, O God. We pray expecially for:

- For the family of Beverly Strand who died on May 10 in Orleans, MA. She and her husband Pastor Burt Strand were big fans of Camp Calumet. We pray for her family which includes staff alum Paul Strand. Read Beverly Strand's Obituary

- For the family of Calumet alum John McGarry who died on May 10 at home in Rutland, VT. We pray for Ellie and their children, including three who are staff alums: Pr. Joe McGarry, Bill McGarry, and Rob McGarry. Read John McGarry's Obituary

- For the family of Calumet alum Jim Anderson who died in February. May God's comfort surround Susan, and children Ken, Michelle, Eric, and their families. Read Jim Anderson's Obituary

- For Mary Peterson, mother of alum the Rev. Lorraine Peterson, who has enterred hospice. Mary has been known to many at Calumet as the “Science Lady” at many retreats. Please feel free to send a card or note to her at 1 Cherry Hill Road, Hamden, CT 06514.

- For the family of Calumet alum Kim Zito, who died in November ... May her family -- Paul, Mary Jo, and Chris (who together with Kim have a long Calumet connection) -- continue to be lifted up, encouraged, & comforted by God and by their circle of love and support which includes all of us who make up Calumet Nation ... Read Kim Zito's Obituary

- For the Brodeen Family as they mourn the death of Pastor Gene Brodeen, affectionately known as one of Calumet’s Founders. Gene, a former bishop of the New England Synod, died earier this month. We will share more about Pastor Brodeen in the days to come. Read Pastor Gene Brodeen's Obituary

- For the family and friends of Sandy Haddon, one of Calumet’s music resource people during many Women’s Weekends, who died recently of cancer.

- For Pastor Jeff Johnson of First Lutheran of Brockton, MA upon the death of his father, Dr. Tommy K. Johnson. Mr. Johnson visited Calumet with Pr. Jeff (who often serves as a Calumet chaplian) for a recent Men's Weekend. May God bring comfort and peace to Jeff and to the entire Johnson family. Read Tommy Johnson's Obituary

- For the family of Larry Sundberg (former member of the Board of Directors and father of alums Karen Swan & Gail Lamothe, and grandfather of many alums, too) who died last week after suffering with Covid 19. Here is a link to his obituary: Read Larry Sundberg's Obituary

- For the sister of Donna Kerry who has enterred hospice, and prayers for Donna and their parents, too. May they all feel God's presence. May they be blanketed by a sense of peace during this time ahead ...

- For Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services, the Lutheran ministry that is on the front lines regarding advocacy for immigrants and for those who are fleeing dangerous circumstances …

- For pastors, bishops, lay leaders, and our congregations during these strange times …

- For all those who are experiencing need of any kind, we entrust them to your care gracious God. Amen
A word about Calumet’s Prayer Page

Petitions will come and go from time to time with the hope that these petitions will be ones that are up to date. Everyone from Calumet Nation will be invited to participate in offering prayers and sharing the prayers listed. Calumet is a ministry of the Lutheran Church and will be leaning on the ELCA’s theology, its leadership, and its voice.

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Copyright © 2020 Calumet Lutheran Ministries. Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Adopted by the Calumet Board of Directors October 12, 2006

Calumet's primary responsibility is for the safety and security of our campers . To help meet that responsibility, Calumet has adopted certain policies governing the collection and use of personal information.

This document describes how Calumet handles the personal information we learn about you when you contact us by mail, phone, email, or when you access our web site. Any personally identifying information you provide is voluntary. We use it for program registration, to fulfill requests you make, or to assist us in carrying out our mission.

Collection of Personal Information

Calumet collects your personal information when you register for a program, make a donation, or otherwise voluntarily provide such information. If you contact Calumet, we may keep a record of that correspondence. If you submit a camp application or registration materials, or an application for employment, we will keep those documents on file for at least seven years.

We will use your information to process enrollment requests, orders, and donations, to provide you with information about Calumet programs and services we believe will be of interest to you, and to ask for your support.

In some cases, a third party may be contracted by us to provide a specific service. We will only disclose as much personal information as necessary. For example, when we use the mailing service of our printer to send a Calumet newsletter, we will share only the information necessary for delivery of the newsletter. Any third party with which Calumet shares information has agreed to maintain the confidentiality, security, and integrity of the information.

We may share your information with third parties in other limited circumstances, including when complying with legal process, preventing imminent harm, or ensuring the safety and security of our campers, facilities, and programs. This includes confidential medical information that complies with federal statutes.

Calumet does not sell, rent, or otherwise provide information from our database to third parties except for the reasons stated above.

Online Privacy

Calumet complies with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). For more information about this law, visit

Calumet's web site automatically collects and stores anonymous data to determine the number of visitors to different sections of the site, to ensure the site is working properly, and to help us make the site more useful. We do not use this data to track or record information about individuals.

Calumet's web site does not use “cookies” or tracking mechanisms to collect any personally identifying user information. Cookies are used for maintaining user sessions only. You can set your web browser to notify you when you receive a cookie. This enables you to decide if you want to accept it or not.

Calumet's web site contains links to web sites not operated by Calumet Lutheran Ministries. These links are provided for your reference and convenience only and do not imply any endorsement of the activities of these third-party sites or any association with their operators. Calumet does not control these web sites and is not responsible for their practices. We urge you to review the privacy policy posted on any site you visit before using the site or providing any personal information about yourself.

Calumet has taken substantial precautions to ensure security for users of online services. Please be aware, however, that no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed secure. Consequently, Calumet cannot ensure or warrant the absolute security of any information that you transmit or provide to Calumet online.


From time to time, Calumet takes photographs and video (film and digital) of campers and retreat groups during their participation in Calumet programs. These photographs and video may be used by Calumet in promotional materials.

Calumet will make its best effort to honor any request from a parent to remove a photo of a camper from the web site.

Your Rights

Upon request, Calumet will provide you with access to all information we maintain about you. It is your right to correct any inaccuracies in that information.

You have the right to opt out of any mailings or other contacts from Calumet.

Parents retain these rights on behalf of their minor children.

If you have questions or concerns regarding Calumet's privacy policies, please contact:

Karl Ogren
Executive Director 
Calumet Lutheran Ministries
PO Box 236
West Ossipee, NH 03890-0236
(603) 539-4773 ext. 211
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