Something for Everyone in Your Family


Join us for Family Camp at Summit Grove Saturday July 21 through Saturday July 28. Summit Grove Camp is located at 140 South Front Street, New Freedom PA just off I-83 near the PA/MD border. Family Camp is a partnership of the Eastern and Mid-Atlantic Districts of the Christian and Missionary Alliance and Summit Grove Camp. The theme is “The Right Kind of Warrior”. You are welcomed to come during the day which does not require registration, or make reservations to stay overnight.


Lynn Randle and True Heart


We will be celebrating the history of Summit Grove as we open Family Camp on Saturday July 21 at 7:00 p.m. Re-enactors such as Jason Ostrander and musicians including True Heart and Lynda Randle of Gaither fame will have part of giving God the glory for how He as blessed Summit Grove for over 200 years. Come and see this God inspired program based on the soon to be released book by Donna Joy Peace.

Pastors: Please share with your congregation about this special evening and plan to come! A free will offering will be taken. To get in the spirit of the evening you are invited to dress in vintage clothing if you enjoy doing that.

Sunday morning worship service begins at 10:00 in the open-air tabernacle with Rev. Alan Rathbun speaking.


Rock Dillaman and Jim Rudd


Dr. Rock Dillaman is the evening Speaker. 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. Dr. 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. 

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. 


Ryan Clarke and 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.

Missionaries Ed and Sue Danneker will share at the Global Focus Seminars scheduled for Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. There will be a Ladies luncheon on Wednesday and a Men’s breakfast on Friday.

For additional information and to download an informative brochure with a schedule of activities, click on Family Camp Brochure

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

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.

For directions and additional information, click on the header at the top of this page to link to the Summit Grove website. 

We invite you to forward this to anyone who may have interest in Summit Grove and attending Family Camp. Churches are encouraged to forward newsletters 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