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Every child deserves a summer camp experience!

SUSQUEHANNA CONFERENCE CAMPS

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Located in South Central Pennsylvania, Camp Penn has been providing quality Christian camping opportunities for over 70 years. This 11-acre facility is packed full of awesome summer camp fun.

Activities that campers can expect to experience are: swimming in the pool, archery, GaGa ball, nine square in the air, basketball and tennis courts, craft shop, canteen (snacks, soda, juice, billiards, ping pong, foosball, air hockey, board games), indoor and outdoor chapels,hiking on the Appalachian Trail, evening campfires, outdoor pavilion, nature trail, ball field, 3 element team building area, volleyball, horseshoes, and trout fishing onthe Antietam. Summer campers sleep in long house style cabins.

Greene Hills is situated on 226 acres of woods, fields,wetland, stream and river in Huntingdon County. The center consists of three distinct areas: the traditional Summer Camp area, the comfortable bed-and-breakfast style Manor Lodge, and the Family Campground and RV Park.

Campers can expect to experience: swimming in the pool, climbing wall, hiking, volleyball, soccer, GaGa ball, battleball, four square, movie theater with popcorn and sno-cones,crafts, fishing, river tubing, slip ‘n slide, fossil hunting, creek stomping, evening campfires, outdoor chapel at CathedralMeadow. Events take place in the summer cabins unless otherwise noted.

Surrounded by over 100 acres of hardwood forest, thistranquil facility affords all of the comforts and amenities foryour Christian camp experience. Hotel-Style accommodations are available in the Asbury Lodge, or the Gray House for amore rustic experience. Located 3 miles from Interstate 81,and close proximity to Harrisburg, Mount Asbury is the perfect setting for a peaceful time away.

Guests can enjoy: indoor and outdoor chapels, three hiking trails, recreation at a local State Park, game room (billiards,ping pong, shuffleboard), evening campfires, outdoor pavilion,vegetable garden-to-table experience, recreation area withwater source for hose/sprinkler, reflection pond. Summercampers will stay in the Asbury Lodge.

The largest and geographically most centrally located of our four camp and retreat centers, Wesley Forest has been offering quality Christian camp and retreat programing for nearly 60 years. Locatedon 440 acres of pristine forest, Wesley Forest offers the activitiesand programs for an epic summer camp experience.

Summer campers will experience: swimming, stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking, boating, and fishing in the lake, large group games in the rec field, 18-element low ropes course, arts and crafts,human foosball, nine square in the air, sand volleyball, GaGa ball, basketball, four square, Snack Shack, hammocks, tailgate games, geocaching, treasure hunting, disc golf, earthball, slip n’ slide, stream studies, stream stomps, outdoor movies, sleep outs under the stars and at the Adirondack shelters, unique bridges (cable car, swinging, monkey, burma, covered), pavilion picnics, outdoor worship, eveningcampfires, and 8 miles of hiking trails. NEW for campers thissummer: Corcls—a fun new way to boat in the lake!

Summer campers will stay in the Lakeside Summer Cabins or in Penns Creek Lodge.

Situated on over 950 acres of Tuscarora Mountain in the westernfoothills of the Catskill Mountains of New York State, Sky Lake has been helping to transform the lives of campers and retreat guestssince 1947. We are excited to begin this official collaboration with Camp and Retreat Ministries of the Susquehanna Conference to help campers and guests experience new connections with God, people, and nature.

Summer campers will experience: intentional small-group living, interactions with a wide variety of ages and abilities (Sky Lake’s special needs programs run concurrently with neurotypical sessions), swimming, boating, kayaking, Corcling, planning and preparing cookouts, large-group games and stargazing in wide-open fields, hiking a variety of trails, low-ropes course, GaGa ball, 9 Square in the Air, making homemade ice cream from scratch,engaging daily Bible studies, helping to lead evening vespers, Hemlock Community Worship Gathering, roasting s’mores over afire, sleepouts, our portable hammock village, arts and crafts, tonsof singing, and more.

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RECOMMENDED FOR ELEMENTARY STUDENTS

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Located in South Central Pennsylvania, Camp Penn has been providing quality Christian camping opportunities for over 70 years. This 11-acre facility is packed full of awesome summer camp fun.

Activities that campers can expect to experience are: swimming in the pool, archery, GaGa ball, nine square in the air, basketball and tennis courts, craft shop, canteen (snacks, soda, juice, billiards, ping pong, foosball, air hockey, board games), indoor and outdoor chapels,hiking on the Appalachian Trail, evening campfires, outdoor pavilion, nature trail, ball field, 3 element team building area, volleyball, horseshoes, and trout fishing onthe Antietam. Summer campers sleep in long house style cabins.

The Great Mini Camp Adventure

Experienced volunteer leaders ensure that the campers learn the great news of Jesus while having a blast! This mini-camp runs parallel to a full week of camp and is a great introduction to overnight camping.

July 14-16 Grades 1-3
$240

Starts: Sunday 3:00 pm; Ends: Tuesday 4:00 pm

Register here: http://www.susumcamps.org/

Stuff They Don’t Teach You At School

Summer means it’s finally time for sports, belly-flops, archery, mattress sliding, crafts, friends, and a secret mission known only as “Trojan Onion”. Through upbeat impactful worship we focus on Christ and how God works in our daily lives.

July 14-19 Grades 3-5
$390

Starts: Sunday 3:00 pm; Ends: Friday 4:00 pm

Register here: http://www.susumcamps.org/

AROMA All-Sports Camp is for young boys and girls wanting to learn and play multiple sports in a positive high-energy environment. Campers are divided into groups based on their age and will enjoy 8 different sports over the course of the week, culminating in a grand Olympic competition.

Staff members are student athletes involved in the Messiah Athletics sports ministry program called AROMA. They are chosen on the basis of their ability to teach, demonstrate, and bring sheer enthusiasm. Our coach-to-camper ratio is better than 1:9 and all staff must be committed to high moral and ethical standards.

Ages
7-12

Times
Monday – Thursday: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Cost
Before April 1st (all locations)……………………….. $155.
After April 1st (all locations)………………………….. $175.

Dates and Locations

June 10-14 Mechanicsburg
Mechanicsburg BIC Church
1050 S York St., Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

June 10-14 Carlisle
The Meeting House Carlisle Church
155 Walnut Bottom Rd., Carlisle, PA 17015

June 17-21 Mechanicsburg
West Shore Free Church
1345 Williams Grove Rd., Mechanicsburg

June 24-28 Camp Hill
Camp Hill United Methodist Church
417 S. 22nd St., Camp Hill

Register here: https: https://leagues.bluesombrero.com/Default.aspx?tabid=952030

Created for a Purpose is a week-long creative arts program that teaches 3rd-8th grade girls that they are a unique masterpiece created by God. Each day is packed with hands-on activities and Biblical teaching emphasizing that God has made everyone with different talents and skills to be used for God’s glory and God’s purposes.

This ministry allows girls to be girls: to create, to sing, to be silly, and to learn about Jesus Christ in a way that impacts how they live their lives. Cooking, painting, sewing, and sculpture are just a few of the creative arts that the girls are exposed to throughout the week. They walk away with tangible reminders of the God who has made them, loves them, has saved them, and desires a relationship with them!

Basic outline of camp:
• Camp is July 29th to August 2nd, 9:00 – 1:00 each day.
• Each day you will learn a different skill – Cooking, Sewing, Painting, Sculpting, and Paper Craft
• Each day we will have a time of singing, learning about God and having fun.
• At the end of the week we will have an art show so that you can show all your creations.
• Camp has a time for Worship, Teaching, small group time and creating a project each day.
• For the 8th graders there is a special program on Thursday evening on Biblical Purity that the girls and their mothers will attend.

Information for Parents

Costs:
• The cost of the camp is $140 per girl
• For parents who work at the camp all 5 days they pay $85 for their child
• We will also give scholarships to children who cannot afford camp.

For more information, Contact Jane Allen at alandjanie@msn.com.

At The Children’s Center, we are focused on providing your child with a variety of indoor and outdoor activities to use their active minds and bodies in a safe environment. There may be no better venue to allow this than at our summer camp; which boasts excellent outdoor facilities as well as cool, air conditioned indoor spaces for small and large group activities. While involved with our Kidz Kamp and Teenz Kamp, your child will experience  weekly themes that include a variety of age appropriate arts and crafts, sporting activities, group games, field trips, guest speakers, even gardening and community service projects. Flexible enrollment options include partial week, full week, partial summer, and full summer schedules. Enroll only for the days or weeks you need.

Summer Kids Camp

    – For children ages 6-12 years

•  Teens Camp (Teenz)

    – For teens aged 13-15 years

*  All of our Summer Camps are held at Camp Hill UMC

During the summer, it’s important to keep your child active and amongst their peers. Our camp is divided by grade level to ensure your child is participating in activities that are age appropriate and exciting for them. Building lasting friendships is as important as challenging their minds and bodies in a safe and nurturing environment. Call today to learn about the summer camp options available to you.

717-737-4515

Barbara Hallahan, Executive Director: bhallahan@cacccinc.org

Marlyn Diehl, Director, School Age Program: mdiehl@cacccinc.org

Sabrina Ruoro, Administrative Assistant: shall@cacccinc.org

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RECOMMENDED FOR MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

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At The Children’s Center, we are focused on providing your child with a variety of indoor and outdoor activities to use their active minds and bodies in a safe environment. There may be no better venue to allow this than at our summer camp; which boasts excellent outdoor facilities as well as cool, air conditioned indoor spaces for small and large group activities. While involved with our Kidz Kamp and Teenz Kamp, your child will experience  weekly themes that include a variety of age appropriate arts and crafts, sporting activities, group games, field trips, guest speakers, even gardening and community service projects. Flexible enrollment options include partial week, full week, partial summer, and full summer schedules. Enroll only for the days or weeks you need.

Summer Kids Camp

    – For children ages 6-12 years

•  Teens Camp (Teenz)

    – For teens aged 13-15 years

*  All of our Summer Camps are held at Camp Hill UMC

During the summer, it’s important to keep your child active and amongst their peers. Our camp is divided by grade level to ensure your child is participating in activities that are age appropriate and exciting for them. Building lasting friendships is as important as challenging their minds and bodies in a safe and nurturing environment. Call today to learn about the summer camp options available to you.

717-737-4515

Barbara Hallahan, Executive Director: bhallahan@cacccinc.org

Marlyn Diehl, Director, School Age Program: mdiehl@cacccinc.org

Sabrina Ruoro, Administrative Assistant: shall@cacccinc.org

Created for a Purpose is a week-long creative arts program that teaches 3rd-8th grade girls that they are a unique masterpiece created by God. Each day is packed with hands-on activities and Biblical teaching emphasizing that God has made everyone with different talents and skills to be used for God’s glory and God’s purposes.

This ministry allows girls to be girls: to create, to sing, to be silly, and to learn about Jesus Christ in a way that impacts how they live their lives. Cooking, painting, sewing, and sculpture are just a few of the creative arts that the girls are exposed to throughout the week. They walk away with tangible reminders of the God who has made them, loves them, has saved them, and desires a relationship with them!

Basic outline of camp:
• Camp is July 29th to August 2nd, 9:00 – 1:00 each day.
• Each day you will learn a different skill – Cooking, Sewing, Painting, Sculpting, and Paper Craft
• Each day we will have a time of singing, learning about God and having fun.
• At the end of the week we will have an art show so that you can show all your creations.
• Camp has a time for Worship, Teaching, small group time and creating a project each day.
• For the 8th graders there is a special program on Thursday evening on Biblical Purity that the girls and their mothers will attend.

Information for Parents

Costs:
• The cost of the camp is $140 per girl
• For parents who work at the camp all 5 days they pay $85 for their child
• We will also give scholarships to children who cannot afford camp.

For more information, Contact Jane Allen at alandjanie@msn.com.

The mission of FaithWorks is to nurture high school students’ faith by deepening their understanding of God and by fostering their commitment to lives of service. The program integrates faith, learning and living, providing stimulating intellectual engagement, challenging spiritual growth, and fulfilling service.

Throughout the week, students will engage with issues and themes in a variety of ways. We’ll learn together on campus, talking with Messiah College faculty and undergraduate students. We’ll spend time each day exploring how faith gets worked out in churches, neighborhoods, cities, and faith-based organizations. We’ll reflect and worship together, processing what we’re experiencing and supporting one another in our desire to live faithfully. And you can count on having plenty of fun.

You will leave with a mind full of ideas, a heart challenged by new experiences, and a faith ready to work.

July 14 – 20, 2019

Register here: https://www.messiah.edu/a/registration/faithworks/

Each year, the Susquehanna Conference United Methodist Women facilitate the study of missions, promoting faithful living and action by all genders and across the age spectrum from children, through youth, into adulthood.

This year, children and youth will engage in study and hands-on learning with the topic of:

Practicing Resurrection: The Gospel of Mark and Radical Discipleship!

Bucknell University
Lewisburg, PA
July 11-13

For more information, email Fawn McCallister at fawncr@zoominternet.net.

Ages:  6-12 grades.

Dates:  July 14-20, 2019

Location: Quest Haven Lodge, Tyrone, PA.

Cost: $400  (before June 25)

Camp Focus: Faith formation, hunting safety and techniques, archery principles, 3-D archery, skeet, paintball, survival skills, turkey calling, conservation management, hunting ethics, trapping, antler scoring, and much more.

Register:  truthquestministry.com

June 16-22, 2019

For students who have completed 6th grade through 12th grade.

Worshiping with close friends under a sky full of stars. Capturing the opposing team’s flag with seconds to spare. Laughing so much your stomach hurts. Being mentored and counseled by passionate college students. Performing a talent on stage for your peers. Getting real. Digging Deep.

Salt ‘n Light Summer Camp is all those things and more. Alongside of our staff, you will learn more about yourselves and God, and make some of the best memories of your life while doing it. Whether you like to make music, play sports, act, dance, meet new friends, or even solve Rubik’s cubes, there is a place for you at Salt ‘n Light Summer Camp.

But don’t just take our word for it. Experience it yourself! Start your summer off the right way with a week of worship, games, and God.

For more information, email Brook Warren at bwarren@snlym.com

Register here: https://snlym.com/camps-retreats/summer-camp/

August 5-9, 2018

For students who have completed 6th grade through 12th grade.

If you’ve ever been to Impact, Zeteo, or a rally, you’ve gotten a chance to see how passionate we are about expressing our faith through the arts. At Salt ’n Light we love to collaborate on creative projects that demonstrate the gospel of Jesus Christ and the truths that he preached through music, comedy, drama, spoken word,  dance, video, and tech production. Now, we want to bring you in on that innovative process and help you discover your own creative spark. 

Come join the Salt ’n Light staff for four days of hands-on creative arts training and experience. All campers will have the opportunity to learn about the heart behind creative arts, worship, and directing others toward God in imaginative ways. Then, through various seminars and focused tracks, we will work with campers to develop pieces specific to their interest, teaching and working with them through brainstorming, creative development, writing, acting, directing, dancing, leading worship, producing and more. All of this will be set to the backdrop of a camp environment, with focused time on relationships, worship, and going deeper in faith.

For more information, email Brook Warren at bwarren@snlym.com

Register here: https://snlym.com/camps-retreats/creative-arts-camp/

July 7-12, 2019

For ages 14 and up, OR students who have completed 8th Grade
Registration deadline: May 1

Cost: $250

Join us for a week of life-giving ministry as we connect with families and organizations across the city of York. Whether it’s painting a house, pulling weeds in a garden, or leading VBS for children, the love of Christ is apparent and tangible! Come ready to serve and prepare for God to use you as a vessel for His kingdom!

Download the York Mission Information Document

Notes:

  • Cost includes lodging, meals, and building supply expenses. Groups are additionally responsible for gas expenses during the mission week
  • We require a 1 to 7 leader to student ratio for York Mission. This will ensure our ability to be more effective in completing the needed projects.
  • In order to better prepare for our summer, all trips have a registration deadline of May 1. After that deadline, registration will CLOSE. Registration will close early if the trip fills up.
  • Each youth MUST sign up with a group. We cannot accept any student outside of a youth group. If your group is not going and you feel called to join our mission team, contact us and we will put you in contact with youth leaders attending the trip, but we cannot guarantee they will be able to accommodate.

Register by contacting Kayt Hughes (contact information below).

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SCHOLARSHIP ASSISTANCE

Half scholarships are limited but available for campers (one per child)! If we run out of funding before May 1, 2019, we will post that notice here and on our Facebook page.

**4/5 of our camping scholarship money has been claimed! Be sure to sign your child up for camp soon and fill out the form below.

 

We ask that all families pay in full for their child’s camp, and then fill out the Scholarship Request Form to receive your refund.

 

If paying in full up front is too much, please contact Kayt or Jenny!

Questions?

Please contact Kayt or Jenny!

KaytHughes

Kayt Hughes

Director of Student Ministries 

 

JennyRobeson

Jenny Robeson

Director of Children’s Ministry