The Paula Kent Award for Social Justice


To honor Paula Kent’s long tenure at Calumet by bestowing an award on an annual basis to a member of Calumet Nation who once or is doing exceptional work in the area of social justice (environment stewardship, racial justice, fairness for LGBTQ persons, economic justice, and justice for women are examples of areas of social justice).

To celebrate the work being done by people who make up Calumet Nation who are spread across the globe and who are doing immeasurable good wherever they are.

To be among the forward leaning entities of the ELCA that celebrates God’s beauty and wonder in ways that might not be immediately popular or understood throughout the whole Church but that which is held up as vitally important by respected Lutheran theologians across the Church.

To inspire campers, young adult staff members, alums, and family campers to fulfill God’s call to do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with God.


On an annual basis, an award will be granted to one or more persons who are a part of Calumet Nation. Typically, the total amount available for the annual award(s) will be determined in similar fashion to Calumet’s spending policy for its own endowment funds. The fund will have an opening balance of at least $5,000 primarily made up of gifts from donors who want to participate in honoring Paula Kent in this way.

A small working group will be determined each year by the Board of Directors to work with the Executive Director and/or the Director of Development to identify persons from Calumet Nation who are doing important work related to justice. The group may consist of past board members, staff or staff alums, and rostered leaders. There are no set restrictions on the size of this group or how many times a person can serve. Every effort will be made — over the long term — to identify social justice leaders that represent a whole array of social justice efforts. These social justice efforts may be part of an organized group from within the Church and these may be social justice efforts that not at all organized within the Church. Individuals who are granted these awards might be members of a Church body and they might be people who are doing great work far outside the organization of the Lutheran Church or any other church body.

The financial award(s) will be granted as an honorarium and will be used at the discretion of the awardee. There are no strings attached.

The small group, led by the ED and/or DD will make a recommendation to the Board of Directors who will have the ultimate decision-making authority on who each year’s awardee(s) will be. The award will be given at a time that is convenient.

Each year, the Paula Kent Award will remind Calumet Nation and the whole Lutheran community of New England of our call to work for justice hope, and peace. The process for everything related to the Paula Kent Award may be changed by the Board of Directors as time goes on.

A bit about Paula Kent

Paula was the longest serving Calumet employee who retired at the end of 2018. From here earliest days on the year-round staff, Paula championed the work for justice, hope, and peace. She advocated for excellent decision-making that was anchored in sustainability and fairness. Paula was speaking openly about fairness for all people long before it was widely accepted in Church circles. She helped Calumet be a good as it could be as it relates to the environment and marginalized people.

We at Calumet believe that this will be something that Paula will truly appreciate for years to come. And it will be a yearly reminder to her that her ministry here at Calumet is one that will live on.


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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

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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.

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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.

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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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