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May 30, 2019

Hello everyone! The Program Team is now living comfortably at camp and we are so excited for this whole summer! We are readjusting to the many bugs and warm days. Most of the Summer Staff team will be arriving on May 31st, with a few arriving later during staff trainin...

This story was the final day of Bible study during my first summer as a counselor, back in 2014. It has since become one of my favorite stories to return to as I have begun seminary. One of the distinctive features of this story for me is the fact that people from so m...

You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands.

My first summer as a camper was five years ago and I haven't stopped coming since. This year, I have been h...

May 2, 2019

O Lord, you have searched me and known me. You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from far away. You search out my path and my lying down, and are acquainted with all my ways. Even before a word is on my tongue, O Lord, you know it complet...

April 18, 2019

Thank you again for another terrific Work Weekend!
Thank you for your continued support of this ministry.
 

Wonderful improvements have been made and will enhance the experiences of our retreat guests and summer campers. With the help of our work crews in the past two w...

So let us not grow weary in doing what is right, for we will reap at harvest time, if we do not give up. So then, whenever we have an opportunity, let us work for the good of all, and especially for those of the family of faith. 

When I was asked to write this reflect...

April 2, 2019

An excerpt from the introduction to our April 2nd Quiet Day, from Henri Nouwen's book, Out of Solitude: Three Meditations on the Christian Life:

To live a Christian life means to live in the world without being of it. It is in solitude that this inner freedom can...

By wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established; by knowledge the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches. Wise warriors are mightier than strong ones, and those who have knowledge than those who have strength; for by wise guidance you...

March 7, 2019

Do you dream of serving on the Caroline Furnace staff or becoming a stronger leader in you community? Our LITs are challenged to grow in their faith and leadership, and are equipped with skills and tools to continue learning and growing after camp is over. LITs are cho...

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable - if anything is excellent or praiseworthy - think about such things. 

The first time I remember studying this verse was...