Faithfully Forward Campaign

Some 40 years ago, with the dream that a summer youth camp would be developed, George and Irene Holling gave the Lutheran church’s Nebraska Synod 320 acres of rolling hills near Ashland, NE. The Holling's wished to memorialize their daughter, Carol Joy, who had died in a tragic accident at the very young age of 18. It was the family’s dream that kids could come to this special place and learn of God’s amazing love for them. 

The results of the faithful development of Carol Joy Holling Camp can be seen in the lives that have been touched and forever changed through this very special place set apart. In addition to the friendships begun and relationships built, people who have come to CJH as campers, staffers, volunteers and guests now serve in and live out their baptismal callings in communities all around the world. 

Now exciting new opportunities to build on the Holling’s dream and to strengthen this vital camping and retreat ministry lie ahead. It is our prayer that you will accept our invitation to partner with us as, with God’s help, we step out and move…Faithfully Forward!