Camping Weekend
A church camp experience encourages young people to be empowered by their faith and teaches them how to live as a disciple of Jesus Christ. Western PA Conference churches are encouraged to celebrate our Camping and Retreat Ministries during worship services the weekend of Oct. 12-13, or any other Sunday, and receive an offering to support these ministries. 

Besides Camp Allegheny, Jumonville and Wesley Woods, the Healthy Village Learning Institute reaches urban youth in McKeesport throughout the year, and Camp-on-the-Go takes camp staff traveling into communities to reach children and youth and offer some activities and messages similar to those at the resident camps.

This was the first full season that At the Lake Ministries offered boating and fishing opportunities on Presque Isle Bay to persons of all ages living with disabilities, as well as their caregivers. 

On Camping Weekend, share stories of camp experiences and how your congregation has helped to enable more children and youth to experience camp.

This video from the launch of our five-year Deeply Rooted- Upward Reaching capital campaign for our camping and retreat facilities shows some of the vital ministries offered. .