FISH Camp Registration is Open
Calling all FISHies (rising 4th graders to finishing 6th graders) to get s’more of Jesus at FISH Camp! Camp is held at Jumonville from August 6-9. Youth helpers (finishing 9th grade – 12th grade) may fill out an application online. Get in touch with Sarah (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions, need a payment plan, or need financial aid. Cost is $125. Register ONLINE by July 30th. Space is limited, so sign up now!
Fish Camp Registration Link
FISH Camp youth Leader Application Link
The Western Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church maintains a very strong summer camping ministry, and Dutilh Church is an active participant.
To register for additional summer camps
Information and registration for the 2017 summer camp season is available now!
You can pick up a paper registration & information brochure at the Information Desk (Cranberry Campus) or Sanctuary entrance hallway (Mars Campus). There is a brochure for each of the three camp sites, and a brochure for the Algonquin Canoe Trip Camp. You will also find a brochure describing Dutilh Church’s camping ministry.
Please also pick up a Dutilh Church Campership Form. Our church will provide a campership of $250 (full week camp) or $130 (mini-camp) for each child or teen who registers. Completed Campership Forms should be returned to the church office.
You may also register online at each of the three camp’s websites
Camp Allegheny, campallegheny.org
Wesley Woods, wesleywoods.com
If you register online, please remember to pick up a Dutilh Campership Form, fill it out and turn it in to the church office.
The Camp Sites
Jumonville is a beautiful mountaintop setting, on Dunbar’s Knob, just east of Uniontown, PA. It is a 90-minute drive from Cranberry. It is best known for its landmark, a 60-foot white steel Cross on top of the mountain.
Camp Allegheny is located in the beautiful Laurel Highlands, on several hundred acre wooded site. The camp sits right on Rt. 30, about 30 minutes east of Ligonier. It is also about 20 minutes from the Somerset exit of the PA Turnpike. It is also just one mile past the Flight 93 Memorial entrance. It is approximately a 2-hour drive from Cranberry
Wesley Woods in our northernmost camp, located about halfway between Titusville and Youngsville, PA, just off Rt. 27. The camp is a wonderful setting of rolling hills, wooded areas and meadows. It is approximately a 2 ½ hour drive from Cranberry.
The summer camp program
The United Methodist summer camp program offers over 150 different camp events at the three camp sites.
There are camps for all ages! Week-long camps are available for ages 9-11 (older elementary), 12-14 (middle school) and 15-17 (senior high). 2-4 day mini-camps are available for ages 6-9 (early elementary). And for the younger, preschool children all three camp sites offer Mommy & Me or Daddy & Me camps, where one or both parents attend with the child. And, yes, it can be grandma or grandpa!
There are also several family camps where families can attend together.
Camp program interests and activities
There are many dates available. The camping program runs from mid-June through mid-August.
Sports Camps: Soccer, Ultimate Games Camp, Golf Camp, Swim Camp, and camps where campers enjoy a variety of sports (basketball, soccer, volleyball, baseball/softball)
Horse and Pony Camps, included Extended Horse Camp (more time in the saddle!)
Outdoor Activities: Fishing, Wilderness Skills, Algonquin Canoe Trip Camp
Adventure Camps: featuring activities such as white-water rafting, canoeing, caving, rock climbing, hiking, and time on each camps’ ropes course & challenge course.
Special Interest Camps: Airsoft Camp, Astronomy and Rocketry
Arts: Photography, Creative Arts Camp, Music (including a music camp that focuses on praise & worship music), Acting & Drama.
Sampler Camps: each camp site offers camps that allow campers to enjoy a different main activity each day.
Special needs: our camping program also offers camps for mentally and physically challenged campers, both youth and adults, and for campers on the autism spectrum.
Counselor-In-Training: a special program for teens ages 15-17 who would like to learn how to be a volunteer leader in the camping program
Dutilh Church Camp Fund
Dutilh Church offers a campership of $250 for any week-long camp, and $130 for any mini-camp, for all children and youth who are participants at either Mars or Cranberry Campus. Look for campership applications with the camp registration brochures.
But our Camp Fund reaches out beyond the membership of our church. We work with five community ministry partners: in Ambridge; MHY Family Services, Beulah Park and Christy Park United Methodist Churches in McKeesport; H.O.P.E. Camp and the Autism Initiative, both at Jumonville.
Our Camp Fund provides a full campership for children and youth from our community partners. These kids come from both low-income and at-risk families.
Last summer we sponsored a total of 36 campers from these community partners. It is our hope to be able to do as much or better this year.
Here is how you can help
Make a financial donation to the Camp Fund; any amount is welcome and appreciated. Mark Camp Fund on your offering envelope or memo line of your check. If you give online you may designate your gift to Camp Fund.
Drivers Needed: some of the campers we sponsor from MHY Family Services may need rides to camp. Many of these campers come from low-income or at-risk families. Volunteer drivers would pick up the camper at their home, and transport them to camp, or pick them up at the end of the week and return them to their homes.
Pastor Jim Gascoine, email@example.com | 724-776-1094
Volunteer Staff: Kate Gascoine is a Dean (leader) of Creative Arts Camp at Jumonville, July, 9-15. She is looking for individuals willing to serve as either (1) room/cabin counselors for elementary, middle school and sr. high campers; or (2) to work as child care staff (children 8 & under); or (3) serve as a one-on-one camp buddy for a camper on the autism spectrum.
Tabitha Bailey is Dean of a Middle-School Adventure Camp at Jumonville, and is also in need of male and female counselors. You may contact Tabitha at firstname.lastname@example.org. This Adventure Camp features a variety of outdoor activities: climbing wall, ropes course, biking, caving, and inflatable duckies on the Yough River at Ohiopyle.
Pastor Jim Gascoine, email@example.com | 724-776-1094
Kate Gascoine, firstname.lastname@example.org