Summer 2019 - Transforming Community

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God - what is good and acceptable and perfect.   - Romans 12:2

We had such a fun week with you! Below are some links you may find useful:

Be sure to tag and geotag us in camp photos you share! Use #carolinefurnace #takemehomecf #ilovecamp

Photos from each week are available for download or purchase on our PASSGallery.

FAITH5 is our evening debrief activity just before bedtime. The five parts are Share, Read, Talk, Pray, Bless.

Here are the chords for some of our favorite camp songs, so you camper can learn to play them!

Here are a few of our favorite "Meatless Monday" recipes. Mealtime is a great way to transform community.

Our Program Team has some thoughts on Transforming Community. Here are their reflections from Bible study.

Want to plan a retreat? We'll help!

End-of-Summer message from Caroline Furnace:

(please share in your September newsletter and other spaces as appropriate)

THANK YOU for another amazing Summer Camp season! We ended the summer with 386 registrations, 10 Leaders in Training (LITs), and over 30 chaplains and volunteers. 


Summer Camp transforms community in incredible ways. According to Jake Sorenson’s research, Sacred Playgrounds, the Summer Camp experience has five significant fundamentals: it is faith centered, relational, participatory, unplugged from home, and provides a safe space. While we will never be able to fully measure the impact, we are blessed with glimpses that are shared and “God moments” that shine through. Each year, we learn of


Family Campers who sing camp songs on repeat

Culinary Campers who proudly make dinner for their family

Out-trip campers who are already planning their next adventure

Horse Campers who return to take their family horseback riding on a fall weekend

First-time Explorer Campers who lead their family in a campfire and Bible study

Campers who want to learn song chords so they can play along next year

New camp friends who keep in touch long after summer


The staff and Board of Directors at Caroline Furnace are grateful for your continued support of your outdoor ministry. Our goal for Summer 2020 is 450 camper registrations, and we need your help in getting there! Please continue to tell camper families about Caroline Furnace, refer summer staff, and encourage participation in year-round programs and Summer Camp. We appreciate you and hope to see you soon!

More Summer 2020 info is coming soon! Be the first to know:

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Fort Valley, VA 22652

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