Come enjoy our camps’ open houses

All four of our Camp & Retreat Centers are hosting open houses this month, three of them on Saturday, May 19, among other special events. It’s a great opportunity to get an advance look and feel for new site additions and the new summer camp season. So come one, come all!

Innabah Camp & Retreat Center  holds its annual Open House on Saturday, May 19, from 10 AM to 3 PM. Come with your family to enjoy live music, a moon bounce, hayrides, a silent auction, s’mores, canoeing and much more.

Pocono Plateau Camp & Retreat Center will host its annual Open House and SpringFest May 19, from 10 Am to 3 PM, with tours, hiking, games, hayrides, boating and canoeing, fishing, tower climbing and a savory hot dog roast.

Gretna Glen Camp & Retreat Center’s biggest single event of the year will be the Gretna Gritty, May 12, from 8 AM to 2 PM. At the 6th annual mud run fundraiser gritters will run, climb, crawl and jump through a 3-mile course, complete with creative obstacles, to help the camp raise money to support its lifechanging ministries. There are competitive, simply recreational and kids-level runs made for all levels of action; so, everyone can get involved. Learn more.

Finally, Gretna Glen will host its Open House on Saturday, May 19, from 10 AM to 4 PM.

Carson Simpson Farm Christian Camp  held its annual Open House and Plant Sale May 5

The camp will hold Disciple Training May 12, 9 AM to 1 PM, and also host the Little Critters Camp Visit that same day, from 9:30 AM to 11 PM. Pre-kindergarten 3-year-olds can be introduced to camp by making crafts, hearing Bible stories, and enjoying a snack and a tour.

In addition, Carson Simpson will focus its annual “CSF Kids Give Back” program on helping Puerto Rico recover from 2017’s devastating Hurricane Maria. In the “Camper to Camper” initiative young campers and their families will fill up and bring their donation banks to church each week. The funds collected all summer will go to Camp Bishop Fred P. Corson in Jayuya, P.R.

“Our prayer is that all of our campers, from age 3 up, will be able to give with joy to help another summer camp for children,” said CSF program manager Meg Neitz. She announced the blessing of a huge donation of containers for the family banks, provided by Ranck’s Lunchmeats on Germantown Ave. in Philadelphia.

“Carson Simpson Farm Christian Camp is excited to dedicate it’s CSF Kids Give Back” Project for 2018 to the efforts in Puerto Rico,” said Neitz.

All the Camp & Retreat Centers are receiving registrations for another sure-to-be exciting summer camp season, which begins in June. Meanwhile, CRM staff are visiting churches and attending events to promote the life-changing fellowship, faith formation, and adventurous fun found in abundance at our four summer camp locations.

So, don’t dare miss out on this sure blessing awaiting your church’s children and youth and even adults. Register, and maybe even sign up to volunteer, at one of our four camps today!