Sunday, October 01, 2023


Both of our excellent district camps celebrated their 75th anniversaries in the past month, with Camp Emmaus holding a celebration lunch and open house on Sept. 16, and Camp Emmanuel bringing back its traditional fish fry and offering a full day of events on Sept. 30.

In addition to a delicious buffet meal, the Emmaus event included remarks by new manager Randall Westfall, music by Highland Avenue member Peg Lehman, highlights from the summer camp season, an opportunity to shop for items from the camp store, and the presentation of the first Bill and Betty Hare Volunteer of Distinction Award to Doug Firebaugh of the Freeport congregation for his 40-plus years of service to the camp.

At Emmanuel, the very warm and sunny day also included a buffet of good food along with a fishing derby, live music from a local Christian band, opportunities for hiking and fellowship, door prizes, crafts and a popular bounce house for kids, signing a commemorative banner, and historical displays.

Congratulations and thank you to our camps for your ongoing important ministries!