Thirteen hardy teens made the trip up to the Barbara C. Harris Camp and Conference Center in Greenfield, N.H., this February school vacation week for the very first Winter Camp. Alessia Doss, Camp Director, and Sam Gould, Director of Youth Ministry, collaborated to program this week of winter fun mixed with faith formation, small group workshops and leadership development.
Campers built igloos and snowshoed on the frozen lake, took a ski trip to nearby Crotched Mountain and sledded down the hill between the outdoor chapel and the bunkhouse. When it was time to warm up, campers tried their hands at pottery and knitting, and learned to whip up meals and snacks like marinara sauce, tom
ato bisque, hamburgers and no-bake cookies. They gathered all together or in breakout groups for conversations, faith formation and music. The campers were excited to be among the first campers to stay in the new lakeside bunkhouse—fortunately equipped with a cozy fireplace.
Winter Camp may be over but the camp and conference center team is not slowing down—it’s already time to look ahead to summer.
The 2014 season will include some new offerings, including a two-week session, EDGE (an adventure program for teens) and Red Cross swim lessons. Week-long regular summer camp sessions run between June 29 and Aug. 2.
Congregations can download a bulletin insert about camp registration here.