CAMP HARMONY CALENDAR OF EVENTS 2014 JANUARY
18 Camp Escape Day: Sled Riding Party
6 Zumba Classes Begin
7-9 Winter Junior/Senior High Youth Retreat
22 Sweetheart Dinner
1 Camp Escape Day: Craft & Crop Day
1 Camp Representatives Luncheon 7-9 Winter Children’s Retreat 15 Camp Escape Day: Snow Much Fun!
5 Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast
5 Camp Escape Day: Scavenger Hunt Day
11-12 Spring Crop Scrapbookers’ Retreat 24 Zumba Classes End 1-3 Quilt Camp 17 Wellness Fair: Run The Plank 5K/10K Run/Walk & Other Activities 24 Camp Escape Day: Campfire Cooking 30-June 1 90th Anniversary Celebration Weekend 7 Camp Escape Day: Craft & Crop Day
4 Arts Camp Show Evening Performance
5 Arts Camp Show Matinee
6-11 2/3/4 Splash Camp
5/6/7 Pioneer Camp 8-12 FUEL Youth Camp
12 Camp Escape Day: On The Ropes
13-18 2/3/4 Discovery Camp
5/6/7 Trailblazers Camp
8-12 Pedal-Pack-Paddle Camp
20-25 2/3/4 Pioneer Camp
5/6/7 WildLife Camp
27-Aug. 1 2/3/4 Sports Sampler Camp
5/6/7 Advanced Sports Camp 8-12 Ultimate Sports Camp 8-12 United Adventure Camp AUGUST
1-3 Family Camp
16 Camp Escape Day: Nature Hike
29-Sept. 1 Adventure Weekend
29-Sept. 1 Fall Harvest Gospel Festival
SEPTEMBER 6 Camp Escape Day: Craft & Crop Day
16 Camp Harmony Volleyball League Begins
15-20 Summer Staff Training
20 Heritage Festival
17-20 Leaders-in-Training Camp
18-22 National COB Junior High Youth Work Camp
9-13 Volunteer Work Week
20 Camp Opening Day
22-27 2/3/4 Mystery Camp
5/6/7 Investigation Camp 7-12 Bike Adventure Camp
23-25 2/3/4 Short Experience Camp 29- July 5 2/3/4 Creative Arts Camp
5/6/7 Jr. Performing Arts Camp 8-12 Performing Arts Camp
10-12 Fall Women’s Retreat
4 Camp Escape Day: Fall Float 16 Camp Harmony Volleyball League Ends
24-25 Trick or Retreat Lock-in
NOVEMBER 7-8 Fall Crop Scrapbookers’ Retreat
15 Camp Escape Day: Operation Christmas Child Packing Party 17-23 Operation Christmas Child Drop-Off Center
6 Faith Promise Dinner
13 Camp Escape Day: Christmas Treats
30 Camp Harmony Family Reunion Dinner
In 1924, a group of young adults from Juniata College sought a place where they could retreat from the demands of a busy world, connect with God through His creation, and grow both as individuals and as a community of believers. Out of their search was founded Camp Harmony and they invited others to come and do the same as they had done. 90 years later, that vision and mission continues today. Camp Harmony is a year-round location where people of all ages are invited to experience the wonder of creation and to grow in closer harmony with God, nature, and one another. Each experience at Camp Harmony is unique. Located in the beauty of western Pennsylvania’s Laurel Highlands region, there is something to do in all four seasons: in summer’s warmth, autumn’s falling leaves, spring’s rain, and winter’s falling snow. We have developmentally appropriate programming for people of all ages and abilities. Whether it’s sleeping in a teepee, swimming in the pool, singing familiar and new songs, hiking through the woods, or making a friend, you’ll be sure to find something different or new to explore! In all these things and much more, though, we strive to connect all that we do to the Creator, to share His love, and to learn more about living a lifestyle of worship for God each and every day. So, you see, Camp Harmony is more than just a summer camp. We provide opportunities for individuals, children, adults, couples, and families to make memories that will last a lifetime and grow in a variety of ways. At the heart of all we do, for 90 years now, is the desire to share Christ with all who come through our gates and to bring glory to God. Whether you come to any of our year-round events, rent our facilities for your group, or send your child to camp, we hope you will also experience what God is doing at Camp Harmony!
SUMMER CAMP 2014
In an era of virtual tours, online social communities, and experiences at the touch of a screen, we feel as if the whole world is available to us. Oddly enough, though, that world can sometimes make us feel even more disconnected from it. We can go through albums of photos of someone elseâ€™s life without ever really knowing them. We can see someoneâ€™s emotional status without ever really connecting with their moments of pain or joy. We can have hundreds of online friends and still feel all alone. Even before the digital age, we have always been able to show the world only what we want them to see without ever being real. This summer, we will be learning about how Jesus came to show us all how to be real: to really love, to really care, to really live. By studying His life and getting to know the real Jesus, we in turn can find our real identity; we can be who God created us to be. Join us as we pull back the curtain and GET REAL!
ll of our camps offer a uniquely different A experience, but a typical day at summer camp will look something like the schedule you see on this page. Special emphasis is put on learning how God is a part of all we do and learning what it means to live the Christian life. Age-appropriate activities are prepared in order for each camper to grow socially, spiritually, emotionally, and physically as they learn special skills through camp activities. Our quality staff members are trained to meet the needs of campers on an individual basis and are positive role-models who will guide campers through these learning experiences. Each day is full of fun, friends, and lasting memories, so be sure to join us for a lifechanging camp adventure!
A DAY AT CAMP HARMONY 7:00 AM Wake up! 8:00 AM Breakfast 8:30 AM Morning Spark- Cabin Group Devotions 9:00 AM AMplify- Morning Worship Celebration 10:00 AM Camp Activities (Such as crafts, Bible Study, or nature) 12:00 PM Lunch 1:00 PM Rec & Rest 2:00 PM Camp Activities (Such as swimming, archery, or camp-specific skills) 5:00 PM Supper 6:00 PM All Camp Game 6:30 PM Vespers- Evening Worship 7:00 PM Evening Event 8:30 PM Snack 9:45 PM Embers- Evening Devotions 10:00 PM Lights Out
CAMPS FOR PRE-K THROUGH GRADE 2 PRE-K HALF DAY CAMP
$20/session $130/full summer (7 sessions) 9 AM-12 PM or 2 PM-5 PM Mondays #1-1 June 23-August 4 Your child can enjoy all the fun of camp in a halfday suited just for them. Choose from a morning or afternoon session to let them get their first experience with all the usual camp fun but at their level.
K-2 FULL DAY CAMP
$40/day $770/full summer (21 days) 9 AM-5 PM Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays #1-2 June 24-August 7 Fill each day with all there is to do at camp and head home each evening. Crafts, swimming, making new friends while playing lots of games, and learning about the Bible are just a few of the great things you’ll be doing every day with other surprise activities throughout the summer!
K-2 OVERNIGHTER CAMP
$90 9 AM Thursday – 5 PM Friday #1-3 June 26-27, #1-4 July 3-4, #1-5 July 10-11, #1-6 July 17-18, #1-7 July 31-August 1, #1-8 August 7-8 Is one day at camp not enough? Do you want to ‘test the waters’ for staying at camp? Then an Overnighter Camp is just for you. Do all the fun things you usually do at day camp, then sleep over with all of your new friends and have all the fun all over again! Sign up for one, several, or all of the overnighters throughout the summer.** **Multiple camp discount applies.
CAMPS FOR GRADE 2-4
#2-1 SHORT EXPERIENCE CAMP
$200 ($250 after 5/1) · June 23-25 For the first time camper, this is the perfect initial camp experience. Sample a little bit of everything that camp has to offer: swimming, crafts, hiking, Bible lessons, and more in a jam-packed short stay. A small camp with huge opportunity!
#2-2 MYSTERY CAMP
$376 ($426 after 5/1) · June 22-27 We would love to tell you about all of the thrilling happenings planned for you at this camp, but it’s a mystery! Every day is something new and you will receive clues to try and figure out what that ‘something’ could be. Mysteries may take place on or off camp, but one thing is for sure: you’ll have lots of fun in addition to the exciting things there are to do in a usual week of camp.
#2-3 CREATIVE ARTS CAMP
$390 ($440 after 5/1) · June 29-July 5 Do you love to create, perform, and let your imagination run wild? Then this is the camp for you. You’ll have extra time in the craft room to create works of art that will be on display at the Arts Camp Show at the end of the week. You’ll even have a chance to get on stage to share your Godgiven talents with a live audience.
#2-4 SPLASH CAMP
$376 ($426 after 5/1) · July 6-11 If you think the greatest wonder of all God’s creation is water, jump into this camp! Your week will include extra pool time, a chance to improve your swimming skills, and super-fun activities all about wet and wild water. Bring an extra suit and plenty of towels and sunscreen and be ready to make a splash!
#2-5 DISCOVERY CAMP
$376 ($426 after 5/1) · July 13-18 There is so much to explore about the science at work in the world God has created: equal and opposite reactions, how animals interact in an ecosystem, and the enormity of outer space. Wouldn’t it be great to take a whole week to discover it? That’s what you’ll do at this camp. Each day, we’ll focus on a different scientific study with awesome experiments and explorations in chemistry, physics, biology, and much, much more.
#2-6 PIONEER CAMP
$376 ($426 after 5/1) · July 20-25 Do stories of epic journeys and adventure excite you? Does sleeping in a teepee, cooking over a fire, and overcoming challenges in the great outdoors sound like your perfect week of camp? You’ll learn these skills and others that every pioneer should know on any frontier. Come find out what it takes to have the Heart of a Pioneer and embark on your own brave journey and how following God is a key part of it.
#2-7 SPORTS SAMPLER CAMP
$376 ($426 after 5/1) · July 27-August 1 Calling all young athletes! This week is full of just about every sport you could possibly think of. You’ll learn mad skills from local athletes and coaches, play a variety of sports including baseball, soccer, hockey, football, gymnastics, archery, among others, and enjoy usual Camp Harmony activities daily such as Bible study, crafts, and swimming. On your mark, get set, GO register for this camp! 6
CAMPS FOR GRADE 5-7 #3-1 INVESTIGATION CAMP
$376 ($426 after 5/1) · June 22-27 Puzzles. Riddles. Brain teasers. You are all about putting clues together and the “Eureka!” moment that follows. This week is all about collecting evidence, learning to interpret clues, and putting your detective skills to work in order to find out who it is, how it was done, and solve bigger mysteries to become a Camp Harmony Investigator.
#3-2 JUNIOR PERFORMING ARTS CAMP
$400 ($450 after 5/1) · June 29-July 5 Do you hear the theater calling? Is the stage where you belong? Learn what it takes to put together a musical production from set design and stage presence to choreography and musicality. You’ll then be ready to be a part of our production of “The Music Man” at the Arts Camp Show at the end of the week. This is your time to shine!
#3-3 ADVANCED PIONEER CAMP
$376 ($426 after 5/1) · July 6-11 Do you have the Heart of a Pioneer? Come find out what it takes as we face even more challenging hikes, canoe trips, and camping adventures in God’s great outdoors. Learn skills that were important to pioneers living long ago and still are to those facing new frontiers today.
#3-4 TRAILBLAZERS CAMP
$420 ($470 after 5/1) · July 13-18 Saddle up and get ready to ride! You’ll spend this week at Serenity Stables with beautiful and amazing horses, finding out what it takes to care for, guide, walk, and trot them. Instruction is based on your past experience, so whether you have never been on a horse or already know how to ride, you’re still sure to learn something new. A trail ride will also be possible by the end of the week.
#3-5 WILDLIFE CAMP
$376 ($426 after 5/1) · July 20-25 For some, there’s just something about sitting in a tree stand or on a boat with a line in the water that makes them feel closer to God. If that sounds like you, get ready to hone your hunting, tracking, archery, and fishing skills with local professionals and enthusiasts as they share their knowledge and faith. Get happy, happy, happy as you live out the Wild Life!
#3-6 ADVANCED SPORTS CAMP
$376 ($426 after 5/1) · July 27-August 1 Lace up your cleats, oil your glove, and get your game face on for a more intense week of sports camp. Spend more time with local coaches and players to strengthen your abilities in your choice of daily sports. You can choose from basketball, baseball, softball, soccer, gymnastics, archery, football, volleyball, and swimming each day! Score!
CAMPS FOR GRADES 8-12
#4-1 BIKE ADVENTURE CAMP (GRADES 7-12)
$410 ($460 after 5/1) · June 22-27 We will again be partnering with Camp Blue Diamond and venturing on the C & O Canal Bike Trail. This year’s 150 mile trip will take you through tunnels, over aqueducts and along the historic Potomac River. Riders will start in Cumberland, MD and finish outside Washington, D.C. Witness spectacular views, wildlife, old canal towns, and multiple Revolutionary and Civil War landmarks along this amazing journey!
#4-2 PERFORMING ARTS CAMP
$420 ($470 after 5/1) · June 29-July 5 The crowd awaits. The house lights go down. The stage is set. The pit band begins to play and the show must go on! Play a role in this year’s production of “The Music Man” for an experience like no other. Audition Sunday afternoon, receive your part by Monday morning, and be ready to perform a full musical with the rest of the cast at the Arts Camp Show on Friday and Saturday. You’ll never see theater the same after this exciting and challenging week!
#4-3 FUEL YOUTH CAMP
$376 ($426 after 5/1) · July 6-11 Being a teen is an exciting, confusing, awesome, and sometimes overwhelming time in life. You have big questions, growing responsibility, and tough decisions. We wanted to make a camp just for you. This week, we want to give you fuel for your faith to light the way through it all! Enjoy all that camp has to offer: swimming, crafts, activity options, service projects, workshops, meaningful speakers and more prepared with you in mind. Come to this week of camp and fan your flame!
#4-4 PEDAL-PACK-PADDLE CAMP
$420 ($470 after 5/1) · July 13-18 There’s no app for a real adventure! Join us on an exciting journey to discover incredible local trails, paths, and water routes. You’ll travel along the historic Path of the Flood Trail in Johnstown, backpack and stay a night on the Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail, then top it all off with a river adventure. Be prepared for an adventure you won’t soon forget.
#4-5 ULTIMATE SPORTS CAMP
$376 ($426 after 5/1) · July 27-August 1 During this week, you’ll focus on training to be a champion, inside and out. Each day will start with physical conditioning. Then, you’ll do a 2-day focus on a particular sport of interest. Choices for this year will be baseball, softball, or soccer at the beginning of the week and basketball or football to finish the week off. You’ll also get time to be active in other fun ways at camp and grow spiritually through Bible study that will center around living out your faith in and out of the game. Get ready to learn what it takes to be a real champion this summer.
#4-6 UNITED ADVENTURE CAMP
$440 ($490 after 5/1) · July 27-August 1 For this camp, Camp Harmony has partnered with other Outdoor Ministries Association camps to pull out all the stops and offer the ultimate epic adventure of all time. You heard me. Your voyage begins as you travel to Camp Carmel in North Carolina. From there, you will hike Grandfather Mountain, go on a caving expedition, and enjoy other incredible experiences in God’s creation. Get out your front door, out of the state, and into your greatest adventure yet! 8
LEADERS-IN-TRAINING PROGRAM #5-1 LEADERS-IN-TRAINING CAMP
$200 ($250 after 5/1) · June 17-20 - Ages 15-18 For 90 years, Camp Harmony has been committed to training Christian leaders for ministry in many aspects of life. One of our most excellent avenues for doing this has been our Leaders-in-Training program, formerly known as Junior Staff. Participants in this program will be a part of summer camp as more than a camper, but less than a staff member. They will attend a portion of the same training as our summer staff, learning what responsibilities are involved in being a part of the summer camp staff and preparing for the challenges of working with peers, supervisors, and campers. They will then be assigned 2 weeks throughout the summer, 1 during the first half of the summer and another in the second half, where they will put their training into practice and gain valuable experience that will give them a positive, powerful, and meaningful edge in life. here are 5 key objectives that are addressed as a part of this program through training, discipleship, T and experience in a variety of roles at camp. They are: 1) Biblical Wisdom 2) Servant Leadership 3) Personal Responsibility 4) Honesty & Integrity 5) Perseverance & Work Ethic
CAUTION: If you’re interested in being a part of the Leadersin-Training program, you should probably know that this is an incredible opportunity. It has the potential to affect every part of your life: your friends, your family, and church might notice some significant changes and we hope they do! God wants to equip the next generation of leaders to be His hands and feet. Will you accept the call?
SUMMER CAMP FOR ALL AGES #6-1 FAMILY CAMP
August 1-3 Want to experience summer camp with the whole family? Then this weekend is for you! Events and activities for the whole family to experience and enjoy together will be available each day. Separate age-specific times for worship and Biblical teaching will also be planned in order to meet the needs of the whole family. Grow together and as individuals at this great weekend suited for everyone. Be sure you don’t forget grandma…or Uncle George…or, well, you get the picture. Family Camp Rates LODGING
3 & UNDER
Harmony $100 $75 $15 Hemlock Cabin $90 $60 $15 Campground $80 $50 $15 Rustic Cabin $80 $50 $15 **A family of 5 or more will receive a $50 discount**
SUMMER EVENTS FOR ALL VOLUNTEER WORK WEEK
Free Lodging & Meals Available · June 9-13 Get your group of friends, family, youth, or church members together for a day, several days, or a whole week of service at camp to prepare for the summer! There’s plenty of preparation work that goes into setting the stage for God to do amazing things in the lives of our campers, and we’d love for you to be a part of that! Don’t worry, it’s not all work and no play. There will certainly be plenty of fun to be had!
CAMP HARMONY OPENING DAY
June 20 · 5 PM-8 PM Celebrate the beginning of yet another camping season with a picnic, campfire, and dedication of the campers, staff, and the camp itself for the upcoming ministry that will take place over the summer. This is always a great day to see both new and familiar faces and join in on the excitement of Summer 2014: GET REAL!
ARTS CAMP EVENING SHOW
$10/person · July 4 · Concessions: 5:30 PM · Performances Begin: 6:30 PM Watch our talented Creative Arts and Performing Arts campers amaze and entertain you with all they have been able to accomplish in just ONE WEEK! Concessions will be available before the show, an art gallery of work done by our youngest campers will be on display for you to view, and then our combined Performing Arts Camps will present “The Music Man”.
ARTS CAMP MATINEE PERFORMANCE
$10/person - July 5 · Performances Begin: 2 PM Unable to make it to the evening performance or was one night just not enough entertainment? Come again for the encore performance on Saturday afternoon!
CampHarmony Thought camp was only for summer? Think again! We have plenty to do even when the leaves and snow start to fall!
Did you know there’s plenty to do at camp all year? Here is some of what you could be experiencing.
WINTER/SPRING EVENTS ZUMBA CLASSES
$5/class February 4 through April 24 · Every Tues. & Thurs. · 6:30 PM-7:30 PM Join the party! We will have Ashley Cook, a certified Zumba© instructor, on site to guide us in having the most fun you can have getting fit!
VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION BREAKFAST
FREE to Camp Harmony volunteers · April 5 If you have been a volunteer at Camp Harmony in the past year, we want to say “Thank you!” We simply could not do what is able to be done here without the whole body of Christ getting involved. In conjunction with National Volunteer Month, we want to serve you to a delicious breakfast and kick off a new chapter in His service at camp!
SPRING CROP: SCRAPBOOKER’S RETREAT
Prices vary (call to request a brochure) · April 11-12 Grab your Cricut, paper, scissors, and embellishments and join other croppers at camp for a relaxing and fun weekend of creativity! This retreat is filled with fun games, giveaways, make-and-takes, vendors on site, and wonderful fellowship. Come yourself or bring your friends to cherish old memories and make many more new ones.
Prices Vary (call to request a brochure) · May 1-3 Some may think quilting is becoming a lost art, but we want to preserve the beauty and value of this incredible skill. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned pro, there will be something for everyone to enjoy in this weekend of shopping, new craft learning, project finishing, and fun that is sure to leave you in stitches!
Free Admission (fees may apply for other activities) · May 17 “Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,” (Hebrews 12:1, ESV) At camp, we want to explore all aspects of wellness and have fun doing it! Join us in doing that at this fair in a number of ways: • Disaster Challenge Youth Run (to benefit American Red Cross Disaster Relief) • Wellness-related Exhibitors • American Red Cross Blood Drive • 6th Annual Run the Plank 5K/10K Run/Walk (benefits Camper Scholarship Fund) • Dodge Ball Tournament • Climbing Tower • More details to come!
90TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION WEEKEND
Free Admission (various activity/concession costs) · May 31-June 1 Have you heard? Camp Harmony turned 90 years old this year! Now that’s something to celebrate! On Saturday, everyone is invited for family fun at the pool and with activities all over camp. Then, join us again on Sunday for multiple celebrations of all God has done and is doing at camp through recreation, worship, and fellowship. A campfire will close out each evening and you can be sure there will be plenty of delicious food to enjoy. More details will be made available.
FALL HARVEST GOSPEL MUSIC FESTIVAL
August 29-September 1 Music fills the air for a weekend of soul-stirring, good ole gospel singing. Bring your own lawn chair and enjoy the worship, speakers, quartets, and, of course, delicious food during this weekend of praise to our Lord.
FAMILY ADVENTURE WEEKEND
Prices Vary · August 29-September 1 Enjoy the beauty of creation and the spirit of adventure as a family over Labor Day Weekend. Friday will kick things off with an evening Capture-The-Flag game, then challenge yourself to climb or rappel the Tower on Saturday. On Sunday afternoon, enjoy a relaxing canoe trip on the beautiful Quemahoning Reservoir. On Monday, we’ll wrap things up with high-flying adventure on the High Ropes Course and Zip-line. Stay for the weekend and enjoy all or just a few of these exciting adventures.
September 20 Delicious food, great friends, interesting vendors, and an exciting auction have been part of this fall festival for years. Get in on the action yourself and bring the whole family or a group of friends along, too!
CAMP HARMONY VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE
$75/team · September 16 - October 16 · Tuesdays & Thursdays · 6 PM-8 PM Ready to pass, set, and spike in a fun yet competitive volleyball league? Then get your team together and sign up for our fall volleyball league. A tournament based on the number of participants will be set up.
FALL WOMEN’S RETREAT
$100/person · October 10-12 Get your girlfriends together and get ready to grow closer together as sisters in Christ with fun activities, challenging Bible teaching, and meaningful moments. We’ll learn what it means to be real in a world of imitation faith, relationships, love, and identities.
TRICK OR RETREAT
$15/person · October 24-25 · 10 PM-8 AM The most epic fall lock-in returns with all-night music, games, competitions, and candy. Bring your friends and be ready to go all out all night!
FALL CROP SCRAPBOOKER’S RETREAT
Prices vary (call camp to request a brochure) · November 7-8 Preserve precious memories and make new ones with other scrapbookers. You’ll get great ideas from fellow croppers, share pages upon pages of beautiful creations, and have everything you need to create right at your fingertips. Fun games and giveaways, useful tips and make-and-takes, and wonderful fellowship could make this weekend a new tradition.
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD COLLECTION WEEK
November 17-23 We will once again be serving as a Drop-off Location for Operation Christmas Child. Through this endeavor, Samaritan’s Purse has shared joy and the love of Jesus Christ with millions of children around the world through the simple gift of a shoebox filled with school supplies, toys, and other items. Get your family, organization, or church involved in making shoeboxes or volunteering for this wonderful week of giving.
FAITH PROMISE DINNER
December 6 Throughout Camp Harmony’s 90 years, God has used many people in many different ways to touch the lives of others forever. There are many costs involved with being around in order to serve God’s will and the needs of his people. If you can give generously by faith to this ministry, we would ask that you attend this benefit dinner to give what you can to help this ministry reach even more lives to the glory of God. Call to make reservations by 11/24/14.
CAMP HARMONY FAMILY REUNION DINNER
$10/person · December 30, 6 PM-8 PM Join together with anyone who has been a part of God’s ministry at Camp Harmony: campers, staff, volunteers, and anyone else who has played a role over the years. Each year we get together on this date to celebrate another year and you’re invited to join us!
Are you looking for a place for your next meeting, conference, retreat, banquet, or party? Camp Harmony’s year-round multipurpose facilities are available 7 days a week, 365 days a year for your family gathering, youth group event, class reunion, indoor/outdoor sporting event and so much more. No matter what the temperature is outside, your group will be warm and cozy in one of our many winterized retreat centers and facilities. We offer large group meeting spaces as well as intimate small group gathering places. Faith Hall Complex provides a number of uses with its large cozy dining hall, indoor Astroturf field, and spacious Upper Room meeting area. We can also provide your group with all the energy they’ll need with our tasty food service. From inexpensive meal options to full scale banquet service, we’ve got you covered.
CATERING FAMILY HOLIDAY DINNERS/ VACATIONS BACHELORETTE / BACHELOR PARTIES BRIDAL OR BABY SHOWERS SPORTS TEAM PRACTICES CONCERTS BOARD RETREATS SUNDAY SCHOOL RETREATS BUSINESS RETREATS / MEETINGS LEADERSHIP TRAINING (CHALLENGE COURSE) ADVENTURE OUTINGS YOUTH GROUP FUN DAYS/RETREATS SLED RIDING PARTIES SWIMMING PARTIES AND SO MUCH MORE!
KEEP IN CONTACT WITH US YEAR ROUND
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Camp Harmony Philosophy & Information
Camp Harmonyâ€™s goal is to help people of all ages to grow in a closer relationship with God, nature, and one another. We as a camp are committed to providing a safe, nurturing camp community through our emphasis on caring professional staff, developmentally appropriate camper-based experiences, opportunities for service, leadership, and personal growth, and experiential education with plenty of opportunities for discovery. We strive for excellence in all we do.
All of our Senior Staff are at least 18 years of age or high school graduates. They are all required to complete a thorough training course at the beginning of the summer. All of our Leaders-In-Training are over the age of 15, complete a thorough training course, and are directly supervised by a Senior Staff member. All staff and volunteers have submitted a clean federal background check. As part of their training course, our staff complete courses to become CPR/First Aid certified. A qualified health practitioner will be on the premises to dispense medications and treat any minor illness or injury.
Our Food Service & Hospitality Director is ServeSafe Certified and trains every food service employee in proper food handling and preparing techniques.. Our Food Service facilities and program are regularly inspected by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. We follow guidelines laid by the American Camping Association for counselor to camper ratios and camping regulations. We are members in good standing with the Outdoor Ministries Association, the Laurel Highlands Visitors Bureau, the Johnstown Visitors Bureau, and the Somerset County Chamber of Commerce.
We are happy to welcome and accommodate campers with special needs. Please contact us in advance so we may work through any special needs your child may have. Camp Harmony is open to all regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, age, or special needs.
General Information & Policies LOST & FOUND
Camp Harmony is not responsible for items left or lost. We will save items we find for two weeks following your stay at camp. If they are not claimed in that time, we will consider them unwanted and dispose of them accordingly.
We encourage parents, friends, relatives, and pastors to write to a camper at camp. We recommend that you send mail as early in the week as possible due to the time it takes for delivery. In the event that your child has left prior to receiving his or her mail, it will be kept in our lost and found until the end of the summer camping season and then destroyed. Please do not send food or snacks to your child while at camp. We provide 3 balanced meals and a snack to every camper each day.
Participants in Camp Harmony camps, retreats, and events are asked to act in such a way that is respectful to God, other campers, staff, and camp property. The Camp Harmony Board of Directors has delegated authority to the Executive Director to dismiss any camper who does not abide by the guidelines.
For questions regarding insurance, please contact the Executive Director. Accidents/illnesses occurring while at camp are filed through the parent/guardian insurance carrier.
HOMESICKNESS AT CAMP
Some campers may experience what is known as ‘homesickness’- a general uncomfortable feeling that may cause stress due to a new or unfamiliar situation. Our staff are trained in how to properly care for and comfort a camper with these feelings and we believe growth occurs when we challenge ourselves to do new things. In this light, we do not encourage calls home unless all other attempts to encourage the camper have failed.
CHALLENGE BY CHOICE
Our programs are designed to encourage an internal center of control within each person by giving individuals the choice on how they want to participate. We encourage each participant to set their own goals and personal challenges. We strive to create a collaborative, cooperative and caring environment where choice is made by the individual and not as a result of negative peer pressure.
POLICY OF MODESTY
As a Christian camp, Camp Harmony has in place a policy of modesty which extends to all campers and staff alike. This policy is in place to encourage mutual and self-respect amongst all campers and staff. Please keep this in mind when packing clothing for your stay at camp. Swim wear should also reflect this policy. In that light, we require that female campers wear a one piece swimsuit or a suit that covers their midsection in addition to conservative neck and leg cuts and properly lined. Male campers are required to wear “boxer style” swimwear with athletic support.
REGISTRATION INFORMATION HOW DO I REGISTER?
There are 3 easy options for registering for a Camp Harmony camp: 1) Choose the camp/camps you would like to attend. 2) Fill out the registration form or register online at www.campharmony.org 3) Mail in the form and $50 non-refundable deposit. This deposit does not apply to Half Day Camps. After we receive your registration form, we will send you a confirmation of your registration, packing information, a health history form, and any other important information you will need.
WHEN SHOULD I REGISTER?
In order to ensure quality programming for all of our campers, it is recommended that you register for a camp as soon as possible.
FREE T-SHIRT & PURCHASE OF PICTURE CDS
Each camper will receive one free t-shirt with registration. A picture CD of your camperâ€™s week at Camp Harmony will be available for purchase at the end of the week. Additional items may be purchased at the Camp Store.
No one should be denied an opportunity to attend camp because of finances. Your church congregation may pay a portion of the camp fee. Please check with them first. Funds are also available through the Camp Harmony Scholarship Fund for assistance to attend one camp program per person. The funds are available for those who request them, based on the written recommendation of the Pastor and/or Camp Representative to be included with the registration application. If no church affiliation is available, a written request must be submitted directly to Camp Harmony. All persons applying for a scholarship will need to make a formal application to Camp Harmony and pay at least a 25% portion of the registration depending on the need. Requests must be made prior to arrival at the camp. Requests on the day of check-in may not be honored.
Each person registering for and attending more than one camp program is eligible for a discount on registration costs. A 10% discount is available for all subsequent summer camps per year. Only one discount applies. This discount excludes Half & Full Day Camps, which already have a discount included.
Cabin requests must be made on the registration form and be a mutual request between both campers. We will do our best to accommodate requests but cannot guarantee them in all cases. Groups of 5 or more will most likely be separated.
CHECK-IN & PICK-UP TIMES
Camps check-in at 6:00 PM on Sunday at Faith Hall. Day Camps and camps starting on a weekday will register at 9:00 AM. Pick-up will be at 6:00 PM on Friday evenings at cabin sites. All of this information is the same from camp to camp unless otherwise noted in your confirmation packet.
Due to the rising demands on our camp, registrations are based on a first-come, first-serve basis. God is blessing us with more and more campers every year. Please register early to ensure your place in the camp you desire.
RELEASE OF MINOR CAMPERS
In order to provide security, it is our policy to only release a camper to his or her legal guardians or parents as indicated on the registration form. If you, as a parent or legal guardian, will not be picking up your child at the conclusion of camp, please notify the Camp Staff during registration. We will release campers only to individuals whom you have granted us permission to do so. 18
2014 SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION FORM
Please use a separate form for each individual registering- you can register for multiple camps on the same form.
Camper Name:______________________________________________ Gender: M F Birthdate: ___/___/___ School District Attended:_________________________________________ Grade Completed 6/14: _____ Street Address:__________________________________________________ City:_________________________ State:________ Zip: _______________ Email Address:______________________________________________ Parent/Legal Guardian’s Name: _________________________________________________________________ Home Phone #:______________________________ Cell Phone #: ____________________________________ Camps/Programs Registered For: 1) Camp #: _________ Camp Name: _____________________________________ Dates: _________________ 2) Camp #: _________ Camp Name: _____________________________________ Dates: _________________ 3) Camp #: _________ Camp Name: _____________________________________ Dates: _________________ T-shirt Size: Youth S
I wish to be assigned to the same cabin as: ______________________________________________________ (no changes will be made the day of registration and assignments must be mutual) Church Attended: _____________________________________________________________________________ Total Amount To Be Billed To Church: ______________________________________ (actual dollar amount) Approved By: __________________________________________________________ (Camp Rep or Pastor) (Approval signature must be filled in to receive church discount) Please include a $50 non-refundable deposit for each resident camp for which you are registering or $20 for Half or Full Day Camp. You may pay the full amount if you wish. You may pay by check or credit card. o Mastercard o Visa o Discover Exp. Date: ___/___/___ Security Code (on back of card): _______________ Account Number:___________________________________________________________________________ Card Holder Signature:_______________________________________________________________________
In signing this application, I grant permission for my child to attend Camp Harmony and for Camp Harmony to use images (photo, video, etc) of my child and members of my family in camp publicity (print ads, internet including social networking sites, etc.). I waive the right to inspect or approve images for such purposes. I also acknowledge that, by their very nature, outdoor and camping activities involve some risk of injury. I understand also, that although the camp has taken precautions to provide proper supervision, instruction, training, and equipment for each activity, it is impossible for the camp to guarantee absolute safety. I further understand that participation in these activities is voluntary and waive any claim that may arise against the camp and/or employees as a result of participation in the program, except for those that are a direct result of gross negligence of the camp or its employees.
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Published on Mar 14, 2014
Published on Mar 14, 2014
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