COVID-19 Note: We continue to host our retreats and events with adaptations, and with your health and safety in mind. Current practices include small group sizes, social distancing among separate households, and health pre-screening for all overnight guests. Contact us for more info about an upcoming event at (540) 449-0012 or sarah@carolinefurnace.org.

Upcoming Retreats and Events

Open for Outdoor Activities (day use)

Call or email before you come. Book your activity time in advance by calling (540) 449-0012. Learn more here.

Summer Staff Reunion

Each year, our previous Summer Staff spend a weekend together at camp - sharing new ideas, spending a few days in retreat after the holidays, catching up with one another, and getting excited for the coming summer! This year, you're invited! Come spend the weekend with us if you're thinking about working at camp or would like to learn more. Register here by December 24!

January 7-9 2022

Wild Women Retreat

Save the date for a  weekend of fellowship and renewal. The Wild Women Retreat is hosted in the Cabin Village, and meals and small group -style, outdoor activities will be available. Register here by December 31!

Weekend: $115

Day: $30

January 14-16 2022

Pre-Lenten Retreat

Join us for a pericope study of the Gospel texts for Lent. We'll read a contemporary commentary on the text and then discuss. Rostered and lay leaders are encouraged to participate. All are welcome! Hybrid in-person/virtual options will be available. Register here by January 10!

January 24-25 2022

BeerReformation Retreat

Join us for a weekend of fellowship and renewal, paired with the art of beer brewing. We'll follow our "Earn your Beer" hike with a visit to a local brewery, then bottle a special Caroline Furnace recipe to take home. Meals, lodging, and Saturday transportation included. Register here by January 14!

Weekend: $115

Day: $30

January 28-30 2022

Spring Paul Bunyan Weekend

Pack your chainsaw and work gloves - come spend a weekend at camp, dropping trees, splitting wood, and chipping mulch! Priorities are dead and downed trees near structures, along the camp roads, and affecting the field and trails (trees are pre-marked and some will be pre-dropped). Paul Bunyan Weekend is hosted in the heated Cabin Village and meals are provided Saturday breakfast to Sunday breakfast. No cost for lodging/meals. This work weekend is open to everyone (not just men!). No chainsaw experience required - other roles include moving/loading cut sections, clearing brush, chipping limbs, running the log splitter, and stacking firewood.

March 4-6 2022

Spring Work Weekend

Join us in giving back to Caroline! No cost to register and attend - but there is an option to Fund a Project during registration and we will request free will donations for meals throughout the weekend. Spring Work Weekend is hosted in the heated Cabin Village.

March 25-27 2022

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PAST EVENTS:

Run4Camp 5k

Join us as we walk or run a 5K to benefit the year-round ministry of Caroline Furnace from Oct 24 - Nov 14. You can complete your walk or run in your own neighborhood or gym at your own pace and share images or videos with us along the way. On Nov 14 we will host an in-person run on property.

October 24-November 14 2021

Fall Adventure Weekend

Come on your own, bring your family, or organize a group and explore the Shenandoah Valley! We'll provide lodging and meals in the Cabin Village (cabins are heated) and help you plan your adventures. During warm weather, nearby activities may include river canoeing, horseback riding,  hiking, biking, and fishing. In the winter, we're just under an hour from skiing, snowboarding, and tubing at Massanutten and Bryce Resorts - plus, winter hikes in Fort Valley are spectacular. Year round, we have some great breweries and wineries nearby, plus apple orchards, farm tours, antiquing, and more. 

October 8-11 2021

Fall Work Weekend

We are excited to return to Work Weekends this fall as we give back to Caroline! Space will be limited and social distancing among separate households is expected. Detailed plans will reflect guidelines and best practices at the time. No cost to register and attend - but there is an option to Fund a Project during registration and we will request free will donations for meals throughout the weekend. Fall Work Weekend is hosted in the Cabin Village.

October 15-17 2021

Pre-Advent Retreat

Join us for a pericope study of the Gospel texts for Advent. We'll read a contemporary commentary on the text and then discuss. Pastors and lay leaders are encouraged to participate. All are welcome! Hybrid in-person/virtual options will be available; stay tuned for more details. The Pre-Advent Retreat will be hosted in the Farmhouse.

October 21-22 2021

Fall Quiet Days

10am to 2pm will be dedicated to calming, quieting, centering reflection. We'll begin with orientation and meditation in the Upper Room led by Rev. Heidi David-Young, then conclude in the same way. Bring lunch to eat at your leisure; no cost to participate and no RSVP needed.

October 2 & November 2 2021

Summer Staff Reunion

Each year, our previous Summer Staff spend a weekend together at camp - sharing new ideas, spending a few days in retreat after the holidays, catching up with one another, and getting excited for the coming summer! This year, you're invited! Come spend the weekend with us if you're thinking about working at camp or would like to learn more. 

January 3-5 2020

Spring Break Work Weeks

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. Invite your friends!

March 9-13, 16-20 2020

Spring Open House

Come spend time with us in God's creation! Spring Open House begins with a Bluegrass worship at 11am in St. John's Chapel, our 19th century chapel in the Spring Field. Following worship we'll provide lunch, make s'mores, create spring crafts, and go on a property hike. Come experience Caroline Furnace! No RSVP required, but please RSVP for Spring Open House on the Facebook event posting if  able.

May 9 2020  |  canceled due to COVID-19

BBQ PICNIC CELEBRATION

Join us in celebrating the Caroline Furnace community! We will provide a BBQ picnic dinner, worship, time outdoors, and live music. No cost to participate. Feel free to bring games, activities, fishing poles, and musical instruments. Overnight lodging and camping is available by household; book at least 14 days in advance. Day guest RSVP is requested by May 15. RSVP online here or call (540) 449-0012.

12-6p   Open House

1p   Staff-led Property Hike option

3:30p   Donor Recognition

4p   Dinner*

*Worship and live music to follow

May 22 2021

Play, Pray, Play

Come find renewal in and through God's creation! Begin with a day of play: hiking, fishing, canoeing, creekwalking, playing gagaball, crafting and more. We'll begin the day with interactive, camp-like worship and Bible study, and end with a campfire. Day 2 is set aside as a Day of Prayer - time for silent meditation, praying the labyrinth, reading, and contemplation. We'll wrap up the retreat with another day of play: hiking, fishing, canoeing, creekwalking, playing gagaball, crafting and more. Local horseback riding, wineries, and river trips may be available on the play days as well at additional cost. 

Lodging is modern-rustic and scratch-made meals are provided Tuesday lunch through Thursday lunch. Lodging and meals will be in the Cabin Village.

2 Day (Mon/Tues or Tues/Wed): $80

3 Day (Mon to Wed): $125

June 1-3 2020  |  canceled due to COVID-19

Fall Fest

Come spend time with us in God's creation! Fall Fest begins with a Bluegrass worship at 11am in St. John's Chapel, our 19th century chapel in the Spring Field. Following worship we'll provide lunch, make s'mores, create fall crafts, and go on a property hike. Come experience Caroline Furnace! No RSVP required, but please RSVP for Fall Fest on the Facebook event posting if you are able.

October 5 2019