Resources for Churches

We have begun sharing a monthly, DIY Quiet Day. Please share with your communities!
Let's take a second (2nd). On a "normal" Quiet Day, 10am to 2pm is dedicated to calming, quieting, centering reflection. We invite you to spend some time on August 2nd in prayer, meditation, and (hopefully) solitude - however that may look for you. Get the Quiet Day guide at the link below.
This summer, we had so much fun and learned A LOT about leading groups online during Camp at Home. Camp at Home was an online summer camp option that we offered at no cost, both to continue interacting with campers from the safety of their homes this summer, and to provide a free resource to parents.
Learn more about leading online faith education at the link below - view our notes, terms and conditions statement, and a recorded Zoom demonstration of some of our favorite games.
Please share this two page update with your communities, in your newsletter, email updates, and/or on your website. It includes updates related to COVID-19, our Welcome Statement, and a quick review of 2019. Thank you for your continued partnership in ministry!
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Sept 2:  Quiet Day

Sept 18-20:  Adventure Weekend

Sept 22-24:  Pre-Advent Retreat

Oct 23-25:  Fall Work Weekend

Dec 1-3:  Virginia Camp/Retreat Leaders Gathering

Dec 4-6: Wild Women Retreat

January 2: Quiet Day

Jan 22-24:  BeerReformation Retreat

Feb 5-7:  Adventure Weekend

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Adventure Weekend
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Quiet Days
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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." Learn more, book a retreat, register for Summer Camp, and more at

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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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