Camp Omega holds third annual Plunge

By: 
Lisa Ingebrand, Life/Enterprise

Members of the Frosty “Ice Holes” team plunge into the cold water as part of Camp Omega’s 2020 Plunge in Morristown on Saturday, Feb. 22. (Lisa Ingebrand photo)

The water was cold. They jumped in because of their warm, generous hearts.

Approximately 80 people-- including 44 new plungers-- participated in Camp Omega's 2020 Plunge event that was held on Saturday, Feb. 22 behind the Morristown Community Center.

The third annual event raised funds to build a new adult and family retreat center at Camp Omega, a Christian camp located on Horseshoe Lake in rural Waterville. The future facility will offer higher comfort with 25 hotel- style rooms, personal bathrooms, and a large group gathering space.

According to Plunge coordinator Russ Schwichtenberg, the facility is needed to allow Camp Omega to continue to meet the demands of adult and family guests. While the dollars are still being tabulated, well over $10,000 was raised to help make the facility a reality.

"The Plunge supports all the good things at Camp Omega, plus it's fun!" he stated. “Life is short. You will remember plunging, and it’s easier to jump if you’re doing it for a purpose. It really is...

To see more on this story pick up the February 27, 2020 print edition of the Life/Enterprise papers.

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