Operation Bootcamp

Operation Bootcamp is weekend family camp experience specifically designed for military families – from all branches of military services and statuses.

This retreat strives to validate military families’ experiences they have faced and continue to face during to the uniqueness of military life. This shared experience is sure to strengthen existing bonds, as well as begin new friendships with others in various phases of military life.

October 14-17, 2021

Guest Speakers: Ed & Dawn Boyle

Ed is a veteran of Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm as well as the Iraq War. He served as a logistics officer and in special operations support/anti-terrorism over the course of his career. He has been a Christian since the age of 8 and the Lord has never let him go, despite several years of foolish rebellion. He holds a B.A. in Political Science, an M.A. in Management, and a Master’s of Divinity from Covenant Theological Seminary.

Dawn is the proud wife of Ed and a U.S. Army veteran of nine years. She flew UH-1H helicopters for most of her career until she transitioned into the UH-60 Blackhawk. Dawn deployed to Saudi Arabia during Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm. Dawn married Ed shortly after and began her journey as a military spouse. She is forever grateful to our Lord and Savior for saving her “before the foundation of the world.” She homeschooled their four children and now is a mail carrier and church secretary. She earned her B.A. in English from the University of Alabama.

Weekend Itinerary

Thursday, October 14

7:00 p.m. – Orientation & Welcome
8:00 p.m. – Family Fun Icebreaker

Friday, October 15

7:00 a.m. – Coffee Shop Open
8:00 a.m. – Breakfast w/ Announcements at 9:30 a.m.
10:00 a.m. – Session/Breakout Sessions
12:00 p.m. – Lunch and Recreation Time
3:30 p.m. – Veteran Speaker (optional)
5:00 p.m. – Supper
6:00 p.m. – Family Icebreaker

Saturday, October 16

7:00 a.m. – Coffee Shop Open
8:00 a.m. – Breakfast w/ Announcements at 9:30 a.m.
10:00 a.m – Session/Breakout Sessions
12:00 p.m. – Lunch and Recreation Time
3:30 p.m. – Military Branch Games (optional)
5:00 p.m. – Supper
6:00 p.m. – Dads & Kids Games / Moms & Wives Gathering

Sunday, October 17

8:00 a.m. – Sweet Rolls and Coffee
8:30 a.m. – Worship
9:15 a.m. – Session
10:30 a.m. – Brunch
12:00 p.m. – Departure

Activities

Accommodations/Pricing

Family Cabin – sleeps 4-8 people - $435
Private cabin featuring a kitchen and a leisure area with a woodstove.

Cabin Guest Room – sleeps up to 4 people - $327
3 guest rooms per cabin, each with a private bathroom, featuring a common leisure area and a kitchenette.

Lodge Room – sleeps 4-8 people - $237
Features private guest rooms with bath/shower facilities down the hall.

Point Cabin – sleeps 8 people - $237
Cabins with a queen bed and bunk beds with a nearby community bath/shower facilities.

Point Cabin – Dorm style for singles (same sex only) - $100

Deposit of $250/family or $100/single is required with registration

Operation Bootcamp Program & Meal Fees

The per-person rate fee for Operation Bootcamp is as follows:

Adult (19 & older) - $70/person

Child (6-18 years old) - $36/person

Child (0-5 years old) – No Charge

  • PO Box 425
  • 1128 S Cedar Campus Rd
  • Cedarville, MI 49719