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Click here to register for age specific camps. 
           
Click here to register for Family Camp as a family.

Click here to register for Family Camp as an individual.

Click here to register for Pieceful Quilting Camp


Use these links to download flyers which can be used to promote camp or to invite your neighbors and friends. 

       PreK- Grade 2
      Grade 3-Grade 5 . 
      Grade 6-Grade 8
      Grade 9-Grade 12
      College and Careers
      Family Camp
      Pieceful Quilting Camp

 


Creation Speaks! Are you listening?

In the beginning, God created. God is still creating now. What do God and Creation have to teach us about how to live today?

Creation Speaks invites us to look to God’s Creation, including each other, as we listen for God’s voice in the world today. By looking anew at the Creation story, campers will imagine what each part might teach us about God and our place in the world. Light, water, earth, seasons, animals, humans, and even a day of rest will invite campers to listen for God, still speaking to them today.
Through our new understanding of the interdependence of all creatures and responding to our call as caretakers of Creation, we are moved to awe and wonder at the gift of Creation and the Creator.
If the people of God stop and listen to Creation, what might we hear? Shhhh, listen. Creation Speaks!

Again this year, summer camp will be held virtually using the zoom platform. Camp will be held June -July 30 with a break from June 30-July 4 for Annual Conference. Each age group camp will be held on a designated day of each week at a designated time (see below). 

Monday 10:00 am Pre K - 2nd Grade with an adult
Tuesday 10:00 am 3rd - 5th Grade 7:00 pm College and Careers
Wednesday 10:00 am 6th - 8th Grade
Thursday 3:00 pm 9th - 12th Grade
Friday 7:00 pm Family Camp

A new camp to be added this year is for campers who have begun college and careers. The Young Adult group is included in this camp.

Tuesday 7:00 pm College and Career Camp
 

Our Staff

Our staff consists of both professional, salaried staff and qualified volunteers. All staff are trained in the Bible study curriculum, the care and safety of young people, and specialized activities. Leaders are carefully chosen to meet the needs of each age group and are trained to understand and follow the guidelines and procedures of the camping program of Camping and Retreat Ministry Summer Camps. Lots of help is needed both in the kitchen and to counsel. Please look over the calendar above and see whether you might be able to help out in any of these areas. If there is an interest in serving, please contact Karen Dillon (crimdill@aol.com) or Charlene Foster (charbyclark@aol.com)


 

Financial Assistance

Camp and Retreat costs cannot be eliminated. Camp expenses are quite high, especially for families with several children. Churches often help with these costs to offset the expense. Scholarships are also available. However some people are very reluctant to ask for scholarships due to many factors: pride, feeling unworthy, feeling others need the help more, several children in the family, and other unknown reasons. Many simply do not send their children or attend an event due to the high costs. Even with a bare bones budget and lower registration costs last year, camp and retreats have been unattainable for some. We are searching for ways to encourage  more people to participate in these different life changing experiences. 

The Camping and Retreat Ministry is seeking generous individuals an churches who would be willing to underwrite these expenses and help reduce the costs to all campers. With a lower cost per participant, it is hoped that many more people will find the camping and retreat opportunities affordable to their budgets. 

 
Karen Dillon, Camping and Retreat Ministries Director
Scott Fitzgerald, Treasurer