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Camps and Conference Centers

PC(USA)-affiliated camp and retreat center receives grant to launch day camp in Indiana

Pyoca Camp and Retreat Center, located in the Presbytery of Ohio Valley, announced this week that they received a $451,505 grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to launch an innovative day camp program for local youth. The program is funded through the Strengthening Youth Programs in Indiana initiative, which is aimed at improving the academic, physical and social well-being of young people, ages 5 through 18.

PC(USA)-related camp fosters healing for survivors of school violence

After a deadly shooting at Westside Middle School near Jonesboro, Arkansas, David Gill and others pined for a way to aid students in their emotional and spiritual recovery. He began delving into the idea of holding a healing camp at Ferncliff Camp and Conference Center, where he worked a few hours away.  

‘Oppenheimer’ sets all eyes on Ghost Ranch

In “Oppenheimer,” the Christopher Nolan film released by Universal Studios on July 21, there’s one breathless moment when J. Robert Oppenheimer, portrayed by Cillian Murphy, walks General Leslie Groves, played by Matt Damon, out onto a vast plain in the middle of the New Mexico desert.

A tug-of-war with the communion loaf

Children; brass, rhythm and string instruments; and communion all found their way into worship Tuesday at the Presbyterian Association of Musicians’ Worship & Music Conference.