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Camps offer winter wonders, while preparing for summer

“He who marvels at the beauty of the world in summer will find equal cause for wonder and admiration in winter.” — John Burroughs We’re in that season now when… Read more

Camp & Retreat Centers promote fall fun- and fund-raising efforts

After a bustling summer camp season* at our Camp & Retreat Centers (CRCs), even as images and echoes of playful children fade into memory, the fall season has arrived, when… Read more

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Summer camps enrich, elevate young lives

Teenager Caeli Connolly, of St. Paul’s UMC in Elizabethtown, has been coming to Gretna Glen’s summer camp for 12 years but finds it new and exciting every time. “No two… Read more

Gretna Glen to host multicultural youth retreat

“Actively Discovering Human Diversity.” With that intriguing title, Gretna Glen Camp & Retreat Center in Lebanon will host two dozen teenagers of different racial-ethnic groups, all in grades 8 to… Read more

October 2016 Youth Night at Gretna Glen, where church youth groups can come enjoy free fun, fellowship and faith lessons on Sunday evenings.

Our camps—changing seasons and young lives

It is the darkest, coldest season of the year, but that should not stop us from thinking about the months to come when spring will bring new life, warm sunlight… Read more

For everything there is a season

… and a time for every matter under heaven. (Ecclesiastes 3:1-22) By John W. Coleman Seasons are a wondrous gift to us all from our Creator. Throughout our lives we witness… Read more

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Summer camps offer ‘God’s Love without Boundaries’

The adventure of Summer Camp ends in early August at the Eastern PA Conference’s four bustling Camp & Retreat Centers. But what an awesome, animated, action-packed adventure it has been… Read more

LUMINA needs Camper Care Sponsors

LUMINA, a cooperative mission project of the Eastern PA Conference serving the Southwest District, is searching for Camper Care Sponsors for to help 32 deserving children and youth attend go to Gretna… Read more

Camp & Retreat Centers are ministry in motion

Our four conference-owned Camp & Retreat Centers are accepting registrations for Summer Camp 2016, as well as applications for staff and volunteers. The 2016 Summer Camp theme is God’s Love… Read more

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Camp & Retreat Centers welcome winter’s wisdom

“How many lessons of faith and beauty we should lose,” wrote Thomas Wentworth Higginson in 1861, “if there were no winter in our year!” Our year-round camp and retreat centers… Read more