Congregational Camping Retreat - July 28-30, 2017 Deadline: June 25
Come join the Grace family in an annual tradition: the congregational camping retreat. This is a time for you to get away and spend a weekend in God's creation and getting to know the Grace family better. Whether you are a visitor, Grace's longest time member, or fall anywhere in between, you will have a great time this weekend. Seasoned campers along with first-timers have all attended this retreat. If you're unsure of what to bring, or maybe you don't think you have the necessary equipment, just let us know and we'll help you out! Some even skip the tents or RVs and stay in a local hotel.
The weekend begins with a hot dog dinner on Friday night. An ice breaker and some impromptu games will help get everyone settled in on Friday. In between the three great meals on Saturday there will be plenty of free time that includes options of swimming, a nature walk, games, music and more. Following Sunday morning breakfast we worship together beside the lake.
Mission: To fellowship as a community in nature away from normal routines to appreciate God’s gifts, deepen friendships, develop a sense of church family, and help us identify with others who don’t have physical comforts.
Where: Crescent Group Campground on Lake Hartwell: Starr, SC (near Anderson/Clemson, SC)
Cost: $25/site. Food: 13-Adult: $25; 6-12: $10; 5 and under: Free This includes Friday night hot dogs/dessert, breakfast Saturday & Sunday, lunch & dinner Saturday. Full and partial scholarships are available. Please contact Pastor Joanne or Director of Youth and Program Ministries Rhett Eckhardt for more information.
Activities: Lake swimming (no lifeguard), nature walk, playground, bike riding or kayaking/canoeing (bring your own bikes and kayaks/canoes), cornhole, badminton, and cards.
Relive the memories from the 2016 Camping Retreat!