Who we are...
Every summer Tomah Shinga is filled with youth experiencing Christ in the Flint Hills through our week long residential ministry. Campers worship, play, do service and grow in their faith together as they explore how to take Christ into the world with them as they leave Tomah Shinga.
Tomah Shinga is more than just a summer camp. We want to partner with you all year long. With your family. With your church. With your school. If you want to build up your faith community consider a day retreat, over night, or weekend retreat. You will have access to a lodge with full kitchen, four cabins that can house your group comfortably, high and low ropes and miles of trails.
Consider yourself invited to be a part our ongoing ministry to youth, families and congregations. Our ministry is growing to include veterans, people with disabilities, service to people in urban areas and adventure based ministry. Call any time with questions, ideas or for a conversation about Camp Tomah Shinga and our ministry.
Stop by and we would be happy to give you a camp tour and talk about how we can serve you and your ministry needs!
Meet Our Staff
Executive Director, Ben Fulton, and Family
Ben comes to us with a life long passion for outdoor ministries. Ben has worked at other camps such as Nebraska Lutheran Outdoor Ministries, and Sky Ranch Lutheran Camp in Colorado. Ben calls Kansas home and lives here with his wife and two beautiful children. Ben is committed and excited to see Camp Tomah Shinga grow to the potential that we all know it can reach. He is excited to meet and get to know everyone that has ever had any relationship with camp. Please feel free to contact Ben at any time via phone or e-mail.
Associate Director, Jacob Spilker
Jacob was born and raised in Lincoln, Nebraska. Jacob got his education from Bethany College, graduating with a degree in Religion. He then joined the team at Nebraska Lutheran Outdoor Ministries. He began his time at Tomah Shinga on January 1. He brings four years of camp programming experience to our team.
Director of Disaster Response, Braeden DeLong
Braeden joins our team from Reno, Nevada. He brings a passion for working with others, having majored in psychology at Bethany College. Braeden oversees the ministry of disaster response for not only the camp, but the Central States Synod. His goal is to create a community that will be able to help out our neighbors when they have been affected by disaster.