Adult & Family Camps

Register By April 15th To Recieve The Early Bird Discount

Dates
July 7 - 13, 2024

Directors

Beth & David Long-Higgins-min

Revs. David & Beth Long-Higgins

Cost & Camp Description
Adults - $495 12 – 17 yrs. old - $425 7 – 11 yrs. old - $325 0-6 yrs. old - FREE
Pastors Beth and Dave Long-Higgins are long-time directors of Family Camp 1.  For many years they co-pastored, but now Beth serves as the Vice President of Engagement and the Executive Director of the Ruth Frost Parker Center for Abundant Aging of United Church Homes. Dave serves as the Conference Minister for the Heartland Conference of the United Church of Christ. In that time, they have been directing Family Camp 1, first as assistants to Beth’s dad, Rev. John Long, who started the camp in the early 1970’s. Since John’s death in 2002, they have carried on the tradition of Family Camp One with the able assistance of Beth’s sister, Mary Long, who serves as the Family Camp One administrator. Family Camp 1 gathers folks across generations and life experiences into a delightful week of learning, laughter, and love. Some come with their immediate family; others come with their extended family; still others come by themselves and discover that they are part of the “big” family that gathers for this remarkable week of spiritual growth. There is a rich blend of things that people experience when they come to Family Camp One. Here is just a sampling:
  • Different kinds of Spiritual growth opportunities each morning from nursery through adult.
  • No need to worry about meal planning…the camp kitchen keeps us well fed.
  • Wonderful afternoon and evening activities
  • Rich worship at Vesper Point every evening
  • If you are looking for a way to rest, rejuvenate, and renew, we hope you will join us. The gift of Family Camp One is that whether you have been to camp before or this is your first time, you are a member of the camp family. You will find encouragement for your journey and the gift of God’s love nourishing you in many amazing ways.

Check-in time (registration) - Check-in is from 2:00 - 4:00 pm on Sunday at the Camp Office. Everyone must report to the office and check in. If you arrive after 4:00 pm, please check in at the office ASAP the following day.

Guests - All guests (someone who is not registered and is not staying the night) must check in at the office upon arrival. If no one is available in the office, please check in with the camp director.

Partial Week - if you are planning to stay for only a couple days and would like a day rate, please select “Pay by Check” and call the office (716-366-1900 x 12) once you submit your registration. We will apply the day rate and adjust your amount due. You will then receive an updated statement via email. At that time, if you wish to pay using a credit card, we can do that over the phone.

 

PLEASE READ THE "HOW TO REGISTER" INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE REGISTERING FOR CAMP.
Dates
July 21 - 27, 2024

Directors

Jessica Burdick Giordano & Christopher Burdick-min

Jessica Burdick-Giordano & Chris Burdick

Krista Ulrich

Pastor Krista Ulrich

Cost & Camp Description
Adults- $495 12 – 17 yrs. old- $425 7 – 11 yrs. old- $325 0 - 6 yrs. old-FREE
The environment that Family Camp II provides for all campers is nurturing and spiritual. It is a week when families of all sizes and individuals of all ages come together to experience fun and fellowship. Daily recreational activities include swimming, crafts, games, archery and hiking. However, perhaps the most amazing part of Family Camp II is the time set aside to develop a peaceful, spiritual connection with our God. You will enjoy short educational experiences each morning facilitated by seasoned educators. In the evenings you will experience vesper services overlooking the sunsets of Lake Erie. Please join us for a week of peace…a week that will feed your mind, body and spirit.

Check-in time (registration) - Check-in is from 2:00 - 4:00 pm on Sunday at the Camp Office. Everyone must report to the office and check in. If you arrive after 4:00 pm, please check in at the office ASAP the following day.

Guests - All guests (someone who is not registered and is not staying the night) must check in at the office upon arrival. If no one is available in the office, please check in with the camp director.

Partial Week - NEW this season! There is now the option to register as a part-time camper for family camps. This option will show on your application right below the full week option. You will be able to select the days you plan to be at camp and make your payment without contacting the office.

 

PLEASE READ THE "HOW TO REGISTER" INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE REGISTERING FOR CAMP.
Scrapbook Dates
Scrapbook Weekend I January 12 - 14, 2024
Scrapbook Weekend II March 8 - 10, 2024
Scrapbook Weekend III May 17 - 19, 2024
Scrapbook Weekend IV November 8 - 10, 2024

Director

Jennifer Vacanti-scaled

Jennifer Vacanti

Cost
$125/weekend, $30/extra night
Have a box of photos that need to be shown off? Are your baby photos still in their envelopes? Then it is time to come to Dunkirk to get them in order! If you are an avid scrapper or new at this, you are welcome to join us for some fun! We not only make photo pages, we share fun, food, and fellowship at our scrapbook retreat! It all starts on Friday night when we get together any time after 5pm in Pilgrims Lodge. We get set up, begin to scrap, share snacks, and get door prizes just for coming. We have contests throughout the weekend, have a class on Saturday, make more pages, and have even more fun! We may even have some time to play Just Dance, or get a pedicure in town. The weekend is what you make of it--all scrapping work or mix in the relaxing and fun! For just $125 you get all your meals, prizes, and again, lots of fun! See you there! If you have a food allergy or concern, just let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you!
PLEASE READ THE "HOW TO REGISTER" INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE REGISTERING FOR CAMP.
Dates
May 31 - June 2, 2024

Director

Mary Pffeifer

Mary Pfeiffer

Cost
$100
“Let Go and Let God” We encourage you to return or join us for the first time as we discover or rediscover the many ways God leads us to faith, joy and friendship. This retreat includes free time for fellowship, relaxation and to enjoy the beauty of our conference grounds.
PLEASE READ THE "HOW TO REGISTER" INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE REGISTERING FOR CAMP.
BUDDY DISCOUNT
Sign up for Fun After 50 with a buddy and save an extra $25 EACH!
Dates Cost
June 24 - 28, 2024 $425

Directors

Kathy Aldrow

Kathy Aldrow

Scott Benaglio

Scott Benaglio

Kris Thompson

Kris Thompson

Description
A camp geared toward “mature” individuals (50+). An Escape from the Outside world, to learn a little, have some fun, and enjoy fellowship in the solitude environment of the DCC camp. This time away will include choices of morning workshops, afternoon pool time, and a choice of activities for you to try something new, “Happy hour” before dinner, and evening entertainment that will be sure to drift your worries away!  There will be plenty of time for campfires and lots of social time.  This camp is sure to bring much joy to your soul as you create new friends and strengthen olds ones.  Please note this is considered a moderate level paced camp.
PLEASE READ THE "HOW TO REGISTER" INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE REGISTERING FOR CAMP.
Dates
August 22 – 25, 2024

Directors

Jennifer Vacanti-scaled

Jennifer Vacanti

Kathleen Staff

Kathleen Shrader

Allison Horvath - co director, One Piece at a Time Camp

April Horvath

Cost
Adults: $150 Children: $75
Come Thursday night and stay through Sunday morning! This camp is for families with children who have Autism or are challenged in ways that make regular camping and vacations more difficult. We are here to provide buddies for each child and give them an experience they will enjoy, while the parents learn and meet new friends. We are a weekend camp that not only gives your family (All Welcome!) your own cabin for the weekend, but food, fun and friendships that last for years! Come join us and relax while your child has a camping experience with crafts, games, activities, swimming, and hikes! Call Jennifer at 716-479-6156 for more information!
PLEASE READ THE "HOW TO REGISTER" INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE REGISTERING FOR CAMP.
Dates
September 27 - 29, 2024

Directors

Heather Kraemer

Heather Kraemer

Krista Ulrich

Krista Ulrich

Cost
$100
Join us for a weekend of fellowship. Explore with us where our faith traditions interface with our mind, body and soul. The weekend will offer you the opportunity to participate in spiritual practices, including Yoga, meditation and mindfulness. You will hear from knowledgeable speakers, engage in rich conversation, all while enjoying this beautiful outdoor setting on the shores of Lake Erie.
PLEASE READ THE "HOW TO REGISTER" INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE REGISTERING FOR CAMP.

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  3602 Lakeshore Dr. Dunkirk, NY 14048

  716-366-1900

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