*2020 CAMP EVENT CALENDAR*
Youth Retreat March 27-29 CANCELLED
Work Days Spring 2020
Reunion Family Camp June 19-21
2019 Camp Season June 21-August 1
Golf Outing August 23
Fall Festival October 10
2020 YOUTH RETREAT CANCELLED
This was a difficult decision to make, but it was made with the goal of keeping our campers and their families safe from potential spread of COVID-19. Our national leaders as well as the center for disease control have recommended limiting gatherings of large groups. The Bible commands us to submit to our local authorities as well as to love those around us. We view cancelling the retreat as an act of obedience to local authorities as well as showing love towards our campers and their families by protecting them from potential virus spread. We will all miss the fun, learning and worship of the camp retreat. We encourage everyone to pray for our nation and continue to praise the Lord who will see us through this storm.
2020 WORK DAYS
Work days for April and May have been established for Saturday’s May 2nd and May 16th. The weekend of May 22-24 has also been established as an entire weekend that will take place to work on projects just one month before the opening of camp. Meals will be provided for the May 22-24 weekend but we need to know if you will be participating ahead of time in order to prepare properly in the kitchen. June 6th will be the last official work date before the start of the new season.
Work days are times when representatives of the board will be on property working to prepare camp for the upcoming season. Projects are readied for volunteers who come to camp on these days to help with the work that goes on during the pre-season of camp ministry. Work might include anything from picking up sticks and splitting firewood to painting and roofing camp buildings. If there is any question concerning weather, contact the number below for an update.
Groups can also make arrangements to work in camp on your own camp approved project by calling the off-season camp office at 724.825.5613. If you have your own project in mind, it might be a good idea to bring your tools unless prior arrangements have been made. Be a part of the beautification and restoration of the property and we hope to see you at Carmel in the spring!
2020 FAMILY REUNION WEEKEND
It’s hard to believe but we are entering our 66th season at Camp Carmel!. So many lives have been changed through the years and we will be coming together to celebrate on the opening weekend of the camping season from June 19-21. The weekend will start with a meal, message, and campfire service on Friday evening June 19 around 5:00 PM.
Saturday, June 20 will be a full day of indoor and outdoor activities led by Director Randy Riggle and teachings by longtime camp alumni John Carson. Sunday School and Church on Sunday morning, June 21 before our closing lunch together.
We hear from so many who say they “need to get back down to camp and visit” and here’s your chance to do so! Special activities are being planned for the weekend and announcements will be made in the coming weeks as well as a list of organized activities for the weekend. Mark the date and make sure to bring family and friends as we gather to celebrate a place that has meant so much to so many of us!
12TH ANNUAL CAMP GOLF OUTING
The 12th annual Camp Carmel golf outing will be held at the Carmichaels Golf Course on Sunday, August 23rd. Once again this year we will enter the links at 2:00 PM with a pork loin picnic dinner at approximately 6:30 to close out our fund-raiser. This day has had a full field of golfers over the past few years so register early to participate in a great day for a great cause! Registrations will be accepted starting in July and you or your business can also sponsor a hole or tee for the afternoon. Nearly $30,000 has been raised since our first outing in 2009!
2020 FALL FESTIVAL
The fall festival has always been a meeting of friends, family, and campers of Camp Carmel in the autumn of the year. Before winter sets in, we will gather once again on Saturday, October 10th for outdoor games, hayrides, food, and campfires. In recent years the gathering has taken place at the Gatten Farm in Scenery Hill, PA. Games, food, hayrides, and a campfire are always on the agenda! Save the date for the last official camp gathering for 2020.