Something for Everyone in Your Family

It is not too late to make plans to be part of Family Camp at Summit Grove Saturday July 21 through Saturday July 27. The theme is “The Right Kind of Warrior”. It promises to be a spiritually powerful week!  Even if you cannot make it for the week, consider coming for a day which does not require registration. 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. 

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. 

Family Camp opens with a historical celebration on Saturday July 21 at 7:00 p.m.  Re-enactors such as Jason Ostrander and musicians including Lynda Randle of Gaither fame and True Heart will have part of giving God the glory for how He has blessed Summit Grove for over 200 years. Come and see this God inspired program based on the recently released book titled “Providence” by Donna Joy Peace. Pastors:  Please share this with your congregation and plan to come! A free will offering will be taken.  A southern fried chicken dinner will be available at 5:30 for $8.00. To get in the spirit of the evening you are invited to dress in vintage clothing if you enjoy doing that.

Lynn Randle and True Heart

Sunday morning worship service begins at 10:00 in the open-air tabernacle with Rev. Alan Rathbun speaking.
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.
The morning Bible Hour Teacher is Rev. Jim Rudd. Jim grew up in Saegertown, PA before attending Nyack College. He has served in full-time ministry since 2004 and was ordained by the C&MA in 2006. Jim and his wife Kendra serve as the Lead Pastoral Couple of the True Vine Church Community in Philadelphia, a church that they planted in 2008. Jim and Kendra have 2 children, Aiden and Emma.

Rock Dillaman and Jim Rudd

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 children. Kids will discover how they can have a heart like David’s.  After all, God chose David not because of what he looked like on the outside but because of his heart.  Kids will worship together with high energy music, be joined by Johnny Rogers and his clumsy knights, play gaga ball, 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 to choose to love others no matter what because God loves everyone.  Kids will be challenged to report back on how God used them every day at camp.

Ryan Clarke and Bill Klees

Missionaries Scott and Carrie Dressler will share at the Global Focus Seminar on Monday and Josh and Rachel on Tuesday. Ed and Sue Danneker will present at the Seminars on Thursday  and Friday.

Sue Danneker will share at the Ladies luncheon on Wednesday and Ed Danneker at the 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.

RV Sites & Kids Playing

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 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. 

A Campers Perspective

“This is our 44th Family Camp at Summit Grove, starting out in a tiny trailer behind the old apartments and now as cottage owners. This ministry has been an integral part of our family life and spiritual growth. It was here that our son consecrated his life to the Lord. It was here our daughter heard God speaking to her and she answered “I’ll go where you want me to go” and trusted that He would not take her where His grace could not keep her. It was here that both Steve and Lynette were baptized. We could fill the page with the many personal decisions made because of the Spirit filled speakers we have been privileged to hear. We are grateful the camp is here for our grandchildren and pray it will remain a vital and thriving ministry until Jesus returns.”        

Chuck and Lois Oster