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Faith Formation Through Summer Church Camps
One of the powerful ministries offered by the United Church of Christ in Ohio is its Outdoor Ministries program, specifically its summer camp program. Many long-time members of the UCC, including some of our members, have had their faith strengthened by their experiences at church camp. You'll find that Pastor Brian is a great proponent of summer camps and encourage as many of you who are looking for such an experience to participate in one or more opportunities.
Young children can get a taste of camp and spend time with their grandparents at one of three Grandparent-Grandchild half-week camps – Pastor Brian is the director of one of these sessions. Children and youth can experience a broad range of traditional camp activities at Circle of Friends camp. Do our children want concentrated experiences with sports, swimming, choir, or a mix of music, mime, arts, drama and dance? There are specialized camps in those areas. Would the family like an opportunity to be together? Consider the Labor Day Family Camp? Women, how does a long weekend of floating on canoes in the Mohican area sound? Floating With The Spirit is just for you.
There is a broad array of camping throughout the summer at our picturesque Pilgrim Hills site in the scenic area between Millersburg and Mt. Vernon. We hope you will encourage our youth to take part in this wonderful opportunity for faith formation in an outdoor setting. For more information, go to www.ohioucc.org/outdoor-ministries/ or see Pastor Brian.