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Camps and Conference Centers
At night when the campfire glows inside Highlands Presbyterian Camp & Retreat Center in Allenspark, Colorado, it’s not uncommon to find a familiar bull moose come close to the fire.
Step back in time and picture this: It’s 1924, and nestled in the pristine shores of Lake Tahoe, a youth camp emerges amidst the beauty of nature. Fat forward to 2024, and that very place has transformed into the beautifully appointed and versatile Zephyr Point Presbyterian Camp & Conference Center in Zephyr Cove, Nevada.
Ghost Ranch Education & Retreat Center, related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), has announced the appointment of David Evans as chief executive officer beginning Jan. 15, 2024.
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.
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.
“Building Bridges-Connecting Communities” is the theme for this year’s Presbyterian Church Camp and Conference Association and Campfire Collective Annual Conference to take place at Ferncliff Camp and Conference Center in Arkansas from Nov. 12-17.
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.
The Office of Christian Formation of the Presbyterian Mission Agency is partnering with Ferncliff Camp and Conference Center in Little Rock, Arkansas, to offer a four-day, three-night intergenerational Creation care event from April 6-9, 2024, culminating with a total solar eclipse.
During the Presbyterian Association of Musicians’ Worship & Music Conference held over the past two weeks, Dr. Jason Max Ferdinand has taken 400 already polished singers each week and worked them — worked them hard, at times — to put forth a glorious sound pleasing to the 700 or so people who gathered each week, and pleasing to God, too.
Children; brass, rhythm and string instruments; and communion all found their way into worship Tuesday at the Presbyterian Association of Musicians’ Worship & Music Conference.