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Warrior's Journey

Family Camp | August 19-21, 2021

The Vision

The mission of the Warrior’s Journey organization is to help warriors and their families discover and grow in their journey with God by providing contextual opportunities to participate in an active faith community of believers.  Far too often, the sacrifice of the families of the enlisted Men and Women who are called overseas to serve go totally unnoticed and often many families become another causality of war.  Missed birthdays, holidays, and anniversaries add up and the transition from warrior back to civilian can be hard for soldiers and for their families who must readjust as well.  But our hearts say no more!  God has a better plan.  He has a better purpose for your family. By bringing together resources, godly guidance, and quality time for families in the fun and safe environment that only a camp atmosphere can deliver, our goal for the Warrior’s Journey Family Camp is to unite and restore military families that are in or still feeling this transition back to civilian life.

2021 Schedule

Check In                   3:00pm
Dinner                      6:00pm
Evening Service       7:30pm
Snack Shop              7:45pm
Fire Jam                    8:30pm

Breakfast                     8:00am
Morning Session        9:30am
Small Groups           10:30am
Lunch                        12:00pm
Activities                    1:00pm
Dinner                        5:30pm
Evening Service        7:00pm
Snack Shop               8:00pm
Evening Activities     8:30pm


Breakfast                    8:00am
Morning Session        9:30am
Small Groups            10:30am
Lunch                         12:00pm
Celebration Service    1:30pm
Release                         3:00pm

The Team

Kevin Weaver

Kevin serves as President/CEO and Co-Founder of The Warrior’s Journey and is a US Air Force veteran. Leveraging his 30 years of pastoral leadership experience, he is helping develop and advance the vision of The Warrior’s Journey.  Kevin and is wife KyAnne have 3 sons and 5 grandchildren.

Ernie Bywater

Ernie is the Operations Director at The Warriors Journey and is a 14-year veteran of the US Air Force.  After their military service Ernie and his wife Carrie spent 17 years in pastoral ministry serving Northern Michigan. Ernie and Carrie now reside in Springfield, MO and have 3 grown children. 

Tony VanDuser

Tony serves as the Camp Manager at Lost Valley Bible Camp. He is a veteran of  Desert Shield/Desert Storm. After noticing many of his fellow soldiers' families struggle to stay together after returning home he is excited for this opportunity for the camp to serve and minister to these Soldiers and their families. 


There is a plethora of activities at camp for any family to enjoy during activity and free times!

High Adventure

Young and old can challenge themselves physically, mentally, and emotionally on our high ropes course or the outdoor climbing tower.  These activities are "challenge by choice" which means you will never be forced to continue if you are uncomfortable.

Fun at the Lake

Our dedicated swimming beach complete with paddleboats and canoes for touring the private lake.  Catch-and-Release fishing is also permitted, the lake holds bluegill and plenty of large-mouth bass—please bring your own fishing gear if you'd like to fish.  

Go Carts

Race your family members around a dirt track in our go carts!  The track has no bumpers or obstacles to make the drive kid-friendly.  Each go cart also has 2 seats so little ones can ride along if they'd like. 


Camp has several loops of wooded trails providing miles of walking.  You may even find some berries along the trail.  

Snack Shop

Lost Vallley's snack shop is the talk of the state.  Get ice cream, sodas, walking tacos, or even on of our special olive burgers!  Great food and great prices—a great way to bring the whole family together.


The Warrior's Journey Family Camp is completely FREE to veteran families thanks to our generous sponsors!

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For More Information contact Tony VanDuser at ptvanduser@gmail.com or by calling 231-546-3851.