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Warrior's Journey

Family Camp | August 18-20, 2022

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.

2022 Schedule

Check In & Free Time   3:00pm
Dinner                            6:00pm
Evening Service            7:30pm
Fire Jam                         8:30pm


Breakfast                        8:00am
Morning Session           9:30am
Small Groups               10:30am
Lunch                            12:00pm
Activities                         1:00pm
Dinner                             5:30pm

Free Time                        6:00pm

Evening Service              7:00pm
Snack Shop/Free Time  8:30pm



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


​Join us at Lost Valley Bible Camp

5724 W M-72

Gaylord, MI 49735

Lost Valley Bible Camp is an Assemblies of God Bible Camp in beautiful Northern Michigan.  Visit their website to learn more.


Consider sharing this opportunity with any friends or family that you know who are veterans.  Remember this event is absolutely FREE thanks to our sponsors.  To have promotional brochures mailed to
you or your church, email Tony at

Click the links below to download promo materials

to show your friends, family, or church members.

Save the Date


Projector Slide—Full Screen

Projector Slide—Widescreen


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

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 these Soldiers and their families.  He lives near Higgins Lake with his wife Sarah.


Chuck Willis

Chuck is the Michigan Men’s Ministry Director and has a genuine interest in seeing men and their families develop to their full potential.  Chuck is also the Men’s Ministry Pastor at Northville Christian Assembly and lives near Detroit, MI with his wife Cheryl. 

Activities & 

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


All meals will be provided in the Lost Valley dining hall. Our buffet, all-you-can-eat style of dining is great for the whole family.


Motel-style, bunk lodging, and campsites are available based on your family’s preference. 


Be ready for powerful worship time, testimony, and encouragement.  We are excited about this great lineup of speakers.

Small Groups

Warriors, spouses, and youth/kids will get a chance to connect with others going through the same situations.

Camp Activities

Families can spend their free time playing games, relaxing at the beachfront or on the water, challenging themselves with high adventure activities, riding around the go-cart track, enjoying treats from the Lost Valley Snack Shop and more!

For More Information contact Tony VanDuser at or by calling 231-546-3851. 

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