Resources for Churches

Will your church host a Caroline Furnace Family Night?

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.

Basically, we'll need someone to help us coordinate details (which doesn't have to be you - you can pass it on), access to your kitchen and eating space, and room to move around and play with the kids during a Q&A session with the parents (can be in the same space as meal). We'll bring the meal and help promote the event.

We want Family Night to be open to your congregation, Synod conference, and your local community. We're open to a Sunday evening or any weekday evening. We are hoping to have at least one Family Night per conference this year! Let us know if you're interested and what month/days would work best, and we'll go from there! Family Nights will be scheduled November to March.

Upcoming Family Nights:

January 12 at Reformation Lutheran Church, New Market VA

February 16 at Emanuel Lutheran Church, Woodstock VA

February 23 at King of Kings Lutheran Church, Fairfax VA

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

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January 3-5: Summer Staff Reunion

January 24-26: BeerReformation Retreat

February 4-6: Pre-Lenten Retreat

March 6-8: Paul Bunyan Weekend

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. Campers who are 16 & 17 years old are eligible for the LIT! Program (Leaders in Training). Are you (or someone you know) interested in serving as a Camp Counselor for the summer? Every week is a new adventure! Apply for staff or register for camp at:


Jan 24-26   BeerReformation Retreat (Farmhouse)

Feb 4-6   Pre-Lenten Retreat (Buttonwood Lodge)

Mar 6-8   Paul Bunyan Weekend

Mar 20-22   Spring Work Weekend

Apr 2   Quiet Day

May 1-3   Faith Where You Are Retreat (Farmhouse)

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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!

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2239 Camp Roosevelt Road

Fort Valley, VA 22652

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