The Names of our Village Cabins

Congregations of the Village

In 2009, when Calumet's Board of Directors made the decision to undergo a small Capital Campaign in the midst of the 2008-2010 recession, it was clear that it would be very difficult. At that time, Calumet was in a tough spot. Long-time director Don Johnson had retired a few years earlier and there was a period of self-reflection that seemed to have an impact on visits and on giving. We knew that fundraising campaign was a great way bring about some fun dreams and to boldly re-connect with Calumet Nation.

Among the important goals of the campaign was the effort to finally begin building the long-promised Village. Thanks to a lead gift from Pastor Dan and Faith Carlson, the campaign would come to be very successful. The first two buildings are made up of four lodging units with names that remember the four congregations served by the Carlsons during their ministry.

First of the Reformation, New Britain, CT

Emanuel, West Warwick, RI

St. Paul, Arlington, MA

Christ the King, Wilbraham, MA

As with many campaigns of this nature, Calumet was able to connect with congregations and donors all over. That campaign and those campaign goals would put Calumet back on a great path of communicating and connecting with Calumet Nation. Other major gifts would begin to come to help Calumet do any number of important updates and dreaming.

Individuals of the Village

In 2016, Calumet received a significant gift in the amount of $250,000 for the purpose of creating five new lodging spaces in the Village to be named for individuals who played a major part in the advancements made in the lives of Black Americans since the Civil War. The ELCA believes it's vital that we all participate -- both as individuals and as organizations -- in the dismantling of institutional racism. Calumet's Board of Directors, together with the Bishop's Office, determined that this gift was not only appropriate and befitting of the work we are trying to do, but very timely considering the significant challenges we face as Americans and as the Church.

The Village Cabins are named for five individuals who are among the most important people in the racial justice journey for this country. To be clear, it's important to note that there are literally countless people whose work has been important. In fact, most of those people will never be known, never be written about, never be studied, and never be remembered. As we remember and celebrate these five who are named here, we also memorialize all of those whose contributions were -- and continue to be -- vital to the fight for racial justice.

President Abraham Lincoln

Activist & Suffragist Harriet Tubman

Justice Thurgood Marshall

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

President Barack Obama

For decades, the ELCA has been committed to dismantling systemic racism. God wishes each one to be loved and valued. Each one throughout the entire Church can do more and must do more for the sake of justice for each and every single one.

Calumet Nation celebrates the lives and the work of these five individuals.



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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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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