Resources for Churches

Upcoming Family Nights

We're bringing dinner, games, and a campfire for s'mores to churches across our three Synods. We want you to bring your questions about camp and retreat opportunities at Caroline Furnace! You are encouraged to invite and bring anyone who may be interested in Summer Camp or a retreat. RSVP requested for meal count, but certainly not required.

February 16 at Emanuel Lutheran Church, Woodstock VA

February 23 at King of Kings Lutheran Church, Fairfax VA

March 1 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Gaithersburg MD

March 15 at Epiphany Lutheran Church, Richmond VA

March 22 at College Lutheran Church, Salem VA

March 29 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Vienna VA (Lunch)

April 5 at St. Mark Lutheran Church, Charlottesville VA

TBD, Your Church/School/Community Center?

To schedule a Family Night, please contact Julie Kroll at or (540) 449-0012

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March 6-8: Paul Bunyan Weekend

March 9-20: Spring Break Work Weeks

March 20-22: Spring Work Weekend

April 2: Quiet Day

May 1-3: Faith Where You Are

June 1-3: Play-Pray-Play

June 2: Quiet Day

June 14: First Day of Summer Camp!

June 14-19: Confirmation Camp

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Good indeed is the Lord, whose steadfast love endures forever. God's faithfulness continues for all generations. -Psalm 100:5

Get ready for another amazing summer! Registration is now open for Summer 2020 camps at Caroline Furnace. Every week is a new adventure!

  • Campers who are 16 & 17 years old are eligible for the LIT! Program (Leaders in Training).

  • New camps for 2020 include Music Camp for grades 4-6, ArcheryClimbFish and HorseFishHike for grades 7-9, and Performing Arts, Culinary, and Pedal&Paddle for grades 9-12. 

  • Are you (or someone you know) interested in serving as a Camp Counselor for the summer? Summer Camp is May 29 to August 9. Paid academic internships are available.

Learn more, register for Summer Camp, and apply for Summer Staff at:


Join us for an evening of fun! Caroline Furnace is hosting a Family Night nearby at ___[location]___ on __[date]___.  They are bringing dinner, games, and a campfire for s'mores. You are encouraged to bring your questions about summer camp and retreats. All are welcome - invite your friends!

RSVP on Facebook or email RSVP requested but not required; there is no cost to attend. Please let them know if you have an allergy or dietary restriction. Learn more at


March 9-13, March 16-20

Paul Bunyan Weekend: March 6-8   |   Spring Work Weekend: March 20-22

Grab your work gloves and come spend Spring Break at camp; we need your help with the Moyer Lodge and Farmhouse upgrades! This is a large-scale project and many hands make light(er) work. Lodging and meals are provided for the length of your stay - come for a day or stay for both weeks. There is no cost to participate, but an option is available during registration to help fund the project. No skill required. Spring Break Work Weeks are for all ages, not just college students. Bring your mission group! Invite your friends! Sign up at


Mar 6-8   Paul Bunyan Weekend

Mar 9-13, 16-20   Spring Break Work Weeks

Mar 20-22   Spring Work Weekend

Apr 2   Quiet Day

May 1-3   Faith Where You Are Retreat

June 1-3   Play-Pray-Play Retreat

June 2   Quiet Day

Sept 2   Quiet Day

Sept 18-20   Adventure Weekend

Learn more and sign up at


is a year-round retreat center with eight weeks of Summer Camp. Caroline Furnace is located in Fort Valley VA and has an adult retreat center, Buttonwood Lodge, in nearby Strasburg VA. Caroline Furnace serves to provide unforgettable faith, education, and renewal experiences in God's creation for all God's people and is committed to remaining a special place "set apart."

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Talk to us about a camp week for your congregation!

A camp week can take on many different forms but basically serves as an opportunity for your congregation to grow in community together. Choose a week, share it with your congregation, send a chaplain and/or bring volunteers, and encourage parents to send their campers as a group. They'll likely be in different cabins or sukkahs and doing different activities, but they'll have an experience and memories to share with one another long after camp is over. New camper parents, especially those with young campers, feel encouraged by the presence of an adult their child already knows. 

If you'd like to learn more, give us a call at 540-449-0012.

Host a Camp Sunday or Family Night!

Share the excitement of Outdoor Ministry with your congregation. Get in touch with us and we'll join you for a Sunday, or we can share the resources you need so that you can incorporate camp fun into your day! We can lead or help plan Adult and Youth Sunday Schools, Children's Sermons, Camp Songs, Temple Talks, Narthex Displays, Receptions, or other activities that would best suit the needs of your congregation.

If you'd like to learn more, give us a call at 540-449-0012.

Have a question, concern, suggestion, comment or request? We'd love to hear from you!

Mailing Address:

2239 Camp Roosevelt Road

Fort Valley, VA 22652

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