2018 Family Camp / July 21-27

(Right Kind of Warrior)

Experience the unique Christian community Family Camp offers for all ages. This year's theme is "The Right Kind of Warrior" “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go”. Joshua 1:9

Check-in and registration is from 3-5 p.m. on Saturday the 21st. Camp runs through Saturday, July 27th. Summit Grove is located in New Freedom PA, conveniently serving both the Eastern and Mid-Atlantic Districts of the Christian & Missionary Alliance.

Make plans now to be part of this spiritually enriching time and being intentional on strengthening the family bond!

Then at 7:00 p.m. gather with us as we celebrate Summit Grove's rich history. Re-enactors such as Jason Ostrander and musicians including True Heart and Lynda Randle of Gaither fame will have part in giving God glory for how He has blessed Summit Grove for over 200 years. Come see this God inspired program based on a soon to be released book by Donna Joy Peace.

In the meantime feel free to read up on some of our history found on this website.

The Evening Worship speaker is Dr. Rock Dillaman. Rock serves as pastor of the Allegheny Center Alliance Church in Pittsburgh with an average attendance just under 3000. The congregation’s ethnic, economic, and social makeup reflects the local community. Dillaman has served as vice president, interim president, and chairman of the Board of the Christian and Missionary Alliance. He and his wife Karen enjoy spending time with their children and grandchildren.

The morning Bible Hour Teacher is Jim Rudd. Rev. Jim Rudd grew up in Saegertown, PA before attending Nyack College. Jim has served in full-time ministry since 2004 and was ordained by the C&MA in 2006. He and his wife, Kendra, serve as the Lead Pastoral Couple of True Vine Church Community in Philadelphia - a church that they planted in 2008. Jim and Kendra have 2 children, Aiden and Emma

Clockwise from Top Left: Dr. Rock Dillaman, Jim Rudd, Ryan Clarke, Bill Klees

Teen Ministry is led by Rev. Bill Klees. Bill is the pastor at Community Alliance Church in Towanda, PA where he is known for combining games and God’s Word to equip teens and adults to go deeper in their faith. Bill spent more than 15 years in camp ministry allowing him to think outside the church box when it comes to helping teens understand just how much God loves them and to discover the joy of serving Him.

Rev. Ryan Clarke heads the Children’s Ministry. Ryan serves as the Children’s Pastor at Daybreak Church in Mechanicsburg PA. He is married and has four kids. The morning program will explore and discover answers to life’s big questions.  Is God real? What is God like? How did we get here? Why did God create me? How can I follow Jesus? And what is my mission? Kids will worship together with high energy music, be joined by Johnny Stratosphere and his six-legged sidekick, Fuzzbucket, play gaga ball together, have a snack, and will use hands on imagination station gizmos to remember what God’s Word says. The evening program will use science tricks, video testimonies from kids, high energy worship, and creative thinking to explore how the Holy Spirit lives inside of Jesus followers and how we can submit to the leading of the Holy Spirit.  Kids will be challenged to report back on how God used them every day at camp.

Additional Activities

Ladies’ Luncheon - Wednesday, July 25 at 12:30 p.m.
Men’s Breakfast - Friday, July 27 at 7:30 a.m.
Grilling at the Grove - Friday Dinner at 5 p.m.

For additional information and to download an informative brochure with a schedule of activities, download the 2018 Family Camp Brochure.

Visit the Photo Gallery to view pictures of overnight accommodations, Shaded RV sites with hook ups and activities.

Campsitea Pool

Make your reservation for overnight accommodations by clicking on Reservations or call Darren and Jen Weller at 717-215-3469.

The Hampton Inn off I-83 in nearby Shrewsbury is offering a special room rate of $109 this week during Family Camp. Call them at 717-235-9898 or reserve online at www.shrewsbury.hamptoninn.com using group code “SGC” and the name “Summit Grove Camp”. The discounted rate is based on availability on reservations made through 7/7/18.

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We invite you to forward this page anyone who may have interest in Summit Grove and attending Family Camp. Churches are also encouraged to forward this page to their congregational email addresses.

A Campers Perspective

“Family Camp means so much to our family because Summit Grove Camp means so much to us! We were blessed to live for over 2 years in the mission’s home at Summit Grove preparing to head overseas and we brought home our son from the hospital into that home! We have just participated in our 4th family camp and we have so appreciated the speakers and the kids program! Our kids talk about it from time to time and we can't express all the ways we have been impacted by it! Connecting with people was another blessing. We thank the Lord for the EPAD and the support of our family but especially for family camp at Summit Grove!”

Dan and Keri Stevens    





Donna Peace is compiling a book of memories regarding Summit Grove as a fund raiser for the Camp. Please email your stories and photos to her.