Wonderfully Made Family Camp, 2018: A Look Back

This shot of parents goofing around in the photo booth set up for Saturday evening’s Adult Night Out says so much. To see these caregivers able to shed their duties for an evening of laughter and fellowship shows that WMFC is for the entire family, not only for the kids with special needs.

Wonderfully Made Family Camp 2018 was a 68 hour whirlwind that impacted families and volunteers alike. Mere words can’t communicate how the days spent together impacted 40 families comprised of 200 family members and the 100+ volunteers who served unselfishly. So instead of trying to tell you in my own words, I’m using words spoken and pictures taken by others who attended the third annual camp held at Hidden Acres Christian Center in central Iowa.

We had the privilege of going to Family Camp this year and it was such a blessing. Catching up with old friends, making new ones, and the time we all spent together was so wonderful! All the buddies, staff, parents, kids, and folks that put this on made this a memory our family will never forget! ~ from a parent

Click this link to read the rest of this post and see more amazing pictures at the Different Dream website.

A Special Thank You to Some of Our Sponsors

The Wonderfully Made Family Camp could not happen without all the wonderful donors who gave financially and in-kind. If you would like to send them a personal note, that would be awesome!

The following gave financially:

We are still needing funds to cover this year’s event. If you know of anyone who would like to help you can donate through Hidden Acres

Important Information

Important Information

What To Bring

  • Casual, modest clothes: shirts, shorts, sweatshirts, jeans, and comfortable shoes. If the forecast includes rain, bring boots and an umbrella. You will receive a camp t-shirt to wear on Saturday.
  • Jacket or sweatshirt for evenings
  • Swimsuit and towel–Girls and women should bring one-piece suits or tankinis that cover the midsection completely. No two piece suits or bikinis are allowed. Hidden Acres has an indoor pool, so there will be swimming whatever the weather.
  • Towels, pillows, and bedding for each family member. Sleeping bags are a good option! 

     If your room has a queen bed, that bedding is provided (Inn)

  • Toiletry bag or caddy to carry to and from bathrooms (Welcome Center, Bunkhouse)
  • Hairdryer
  • Flashlight
  • Any medical equipment, wheelchairs/strollers, shower chairs, or special supplies needed to care for your family members. Hidden Acres does not have any of these items. 
  • Cell phone (if you have one-limited reception)
  • Medications needed (Each family member will need to fill out a medication form for camp)
  • Hat, visor, and/or sunglasses
  • Bug spray and sunscreen
  • Spending money for snack shop or gift shop

What Not To Bring

  • Yoga pants or leggings
  • Short shorts
  • Shirts with inappropriate messages
  • Expensive electronic equipment (We are not responsible for any lost, stolen, or damaged items)
  • Perfume or highly-scented toiletry items since many of the kids are allergic to fragrances
  • Weapons
  • Alcohol or illegal drugs

WMFC Camp Policies

  • No smoking is allowed in any camp buildings or on the campgrounds
  • Lake is not available, except for the “Youth” Outing Saturday night
  • Please pack up and be out of your room on Sunday, by 9a.m. brunch