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Welcome To Camp Harmony!
Life is fast. Children grow up faster than we can even imagine. Children, youth and adults alike are constantly moving from one activity to the next. What if there was a place for you and your family to step out of this fast-paced world for a lit le while? At Camp Harmony we offer just such a place. Our camps provide a safe place for all ages to experience the natural world around us and the loving God who made it. Children of all ages can choose from many age appropriate camping experiences. From beginner, intermediate, and advanced adventure programs to sports and drama camps, we offer programming for a variety of interests. In addition to great special events like horseback riding, canoeing and fishing, each camp is filled with hiking, crafts, swimming, cookouts, music, games, Bible studies, and more. We absolutely believe that a quality stay at camp can positively impact a childâ€™s outlook for the rest of their lives. We would love for them to have their experience with us at Camp Harmony.
about us Just as God is with us in every part of our lives, so we strive to demonstrate Godâ€™s love in every activity we do. However, there are times when we intentionally focus our energy on Christ.
Located in the beautiful Laurel Highlands, Camp Harmony has a rich 87-year history as a Christian camp and leadership center. As we draw on that heritage, we continue the mission of introducing people of all ages to Jesus Christ in a relevant way. Because we know that different people are excited by different activities, we offer a wide range of programs to choose from. Campers can choose from camps that concentrate on horseback riding, music and drama, sports, the great outdoors, adventures, their love of the water, and more. There are some things that all camp experiences have in common. Each camper will have the opportunity to participate in the activities that make camp the experience of a lifetime. Activities include: swimming, arts and crafts, nature sessions, Bible studies, exciting morning worship services, campfires, sliding on our 300 ft. waterslide, sleep outs, cook outs, unique games, hikes and our adventure courses. All of our activities are designed to challenge campers physically, mentally and spiritually at developmentally appropriate levels, while providing a solid support base for them to grow.
We start each day with a morning worship service called AMPLIFY. Everyone at camp participates together in a time of community, talks and music that is designed to invite campers to worship God. Campers get to experience the Bible in new and engaging ways through our daily small group Bible studies, which we call FOCUS. These studies are led by local pastors who donate their time, skill, knowledge, and love by interacting with campers to bring the word of God to life. At the end of each day, counselors lead EMBERS, our nightly cabin devotional times. Campers can express thoughts on the day and work toward answers to some of their questions in the comfort and safety of their cabin group.
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June 7-17 June 12-17 June 17 June 19-24 June 19-25 June 24 June 25 June 26-Jul 1 July 5-8 July 6-8 July 7-8 July 10-15 July 15-16 July 17-22 July 24-29 July 28-29 Jul 31 - Aug 5 Aug 5 Aug 5-7 Sept 2-5 Sept 17
Staff Training Volunteer Work Week Reunion Campfire (Open To All!) Jr. / Sr. High Canoe Camp 3/4/5 Creative Arts Camp Jr. / Sr. High Performing Arts Camp Dinner Theater (5:00 PM) Matinee (3:00 PM) 3/4/5 Mystery Camp Sr. High Beach Adventure Jr. High Wildlife Camp 7-12 Bike Trip Jr. / Sr. Excursions Trail Camp 3/4/5 Short Experience K-2 Overnighter 3/4/5 Beginning Adventure Jr. High Trailblazers Jr. / Sr. High Collision 3/4/5 Young Explorers Jr. High Pioneer 3/4/5 Mega Camp 3/4/5 Sports Camp K-2 Overnighter Jr. / Sr. High Amplify Camp 3/4/5 Pioneer 6/7/8 Explorers Amplify Concert (6:00 PM) Family Camp Fall Harvest Gospel Festival Heritage Festival 4
day cam ps All Day Camps Run From June 20 To August 4 (With The Exception Of July 4Th) K-2 M/T/W
Day Camp 9:00 AM- 5:00 PM
Half-Day Camp 9:00 AM- 12:00 PM
rade Camps G d n 2 – n e t r a g Pre– Kinder Nothing says fun like a day at Camp Harmony! Your youngest camper will feel just like a big girl or boy at our half or full day camps. Each day is a new adventure in swimming, crafts, exploring nature, interactive Bible times, and so much more. Day Campers experience the wide world of camping away from home while being encouraged and cared for by our well-trained staff. Full day camps are for children in Kindergarten through 2nd grade. Each day includes lunch and a snack. Full day camps run from 9:00am - 5:00pm, Monday through Wednesday, from June 20 – August 3 (except July 4). Half day camps are for children in Pre-Kindergarten. Each day includes a healthy snack. Half day camps run from 9:00am -12:00pm on Thursdays throughout the summer (June 23 – August 4). While you can register a day at a time, we offer great discounts for those who register for multiple-date packages.
$30 Full Day - Single Day Rate ) Full Day - Full Summer Rate (20 Days) $540 (save $60 ) Full Day - Hal f Summer Rate (14 Days) $390 (save $30 $195 (save $15) Full Day - Pick 7 Rate (7 Days) $15 Half Day - Single Day Rate ) Half Day - Full Summer Rate (7 Days) $95 (save $10
FULL DAY DATES: June: 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29 July: 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26 , 27 Aug: 1, 2, 3 HALF DAY DATES: June: 23,30 July: 7,14,21,28 Aug: 4
Kindergarten – 2nd Grade Overnighters Our overnight programs are perfect for your camper’s first night in a new environment! Overnighters are geared to make campers feel safe and welcome as they explore a new milestone in their lives. They get to experience all of the thrills of a full camp experience in an easy-to-handle package. Each camp starts at 9:00am on the first day and ends with a parent campfire at 7:00pm the next evening.
K-2 OVERNIGHTER #1 JULY 7-8 $75 K-2 OVERNIGHTER #2 JULY 28-29 $75 5
3rd 4th and 5th grade camps
CREATIVE ARTS CAMP
JUNE 19-25 / $295
Join us as we explore what it means to be creative. Campers will have an opportunity to express themselves through all forms of creative arts. Through painting, singing, playing musical instruments and even a little acting, this camp will be a delight for the creative camper! Campers will join in with Performing Arts Camp for performances on Friday night and Saturday afternoon.
JUNE 26- JULY 1 / $295
If you like surprises, then this is the camp for you. Not only do you enjoy a week of all the summer camp fun you wouldn’t want to miss, but you get the added surprise of afternoon mystery activities. Five fantastic, farfetched adventures await you – what will they be? Come and find out at Mystery Camp!
JULY 6-8 / $125
Is this your first time at Camp? Not sure if you’re ready for the big step of a week away? This camp is made for you. Come get all the great experiences of camp in 3 easy days. Nature discoveries, cookouts, campfires, swimming, adventure - it’s all here and it’s all for you.
3rd 4th and 5th grade camps continued
BEGINNING ADVENTURE JULY 10-15 / $295 Enjoy the challenge of adventures during the day, then enjoy the comfort of our cabins at night. In this funpacked camp you will get to experience a new adventure every day – while still being able to enjoy all of our usual camp fun. Come and awaken the adventurous person within, and explore the journey God has planned for your life!
JULY 17-22 / $295
Join us as we take part in the biggest scavenger hunt you’ve ever seen! Campers will learn how to use a personal GPS unit as we locate hidden caches both on and off Camp property. All of your skills will be tested as we end the week with our Great GPS Challenge.
JULY 24-29 / $295
Sports enthusiasts and athletes of all kinds are a perfect fit for this camp. Learn the basics of a different sport each day from our collection of coaches. Join us as we increase our skills and love of the game, and learn how sportsmanship plays out in our lives.
JULY 24-29 / $295
MEGA Camp: the name says it all. Mega games. Mega worship sessions. Mega crafts. Mega campfires. Mega... everything. Come see what living large is all about and supersize your fun & faith with a mega week at camp!
JULY 31 - AUGUST 5 / $295
Activate your inner pioneer this summer with our newest adventure camp! You’ll stay in a tipi all week in our new Pioneer Village, cook meals over a fire and learn basic woodland skills. At the end of the week, you’ll get to help prepare and enjoy our Midsummer’s Night Feast as we celebrate everything that God has taught us throughout our time together.
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JR. / SR. HIGH PERFORMING ARTS CAMP
JUNE 19-25 / $335
If you like to be in the spotlight on center stage or behind the scenes of a great production, this is the camp for you. In just one week, this camp does it all! Act, sing, block, direct and create scenery for a full scale musical in just a few days. If you enjoy the stage, come and join the cast and be a part of something great!
JR. / SR. HIGH CANOE CAMP
JUNE 19-24 / $335
Flowing rivers, the great outdoors, and adventure – what could be a better way to kick off your summer? Join us for our canoe camp, where we see God’s creation by boat during day and enjoy His starry skies at night. We will camp along the river and cook delicious meals over a crackling fire. Is this your first time canoeing? No problem! We’ll teach you everything you need to know for an amazing week of fun and adventure.
SR. HIGH BEACH CAMP JUNE 26- JULY 1 / $395 Join our Sr. High beach adventure as we drive out to Maryland’s pristine beaches – swim in the ocean, camp on the beach, and maybe even get a chance to sea kayak! This camp won’t just be about fun in the sun – we will also see another part of God’s beautiful creation as we dive into a deeper relationship with Him. *** This trip requires a minimum of 10 campers and registrations must be in the camp office by June 13th ***
JR. HIGH WILDLIFE CAMP
JUNE 26- JULY 1 / $295
The hinterlands are calling! This camp is perfect for all who love to spend their time in the woods with a rod in hand or tracking that elusive 12-point. We’ll spend afternoons fishing or traveling to game reserves and learning about the wild world around us. Answer the call – Join the WILDlife!
JR. / SR. HIGH EXCURSION
JULY 5-8 / $335
Come venture into the back country with us as we take on a section of the Laurel Highlands’ scenic 70 mile hiking trail. You’ll get the chance to hike in the woods, enjoy majestic views, cook amazing meals over a fire, and maybe even experience a surprise adventure or two! As we explore the woodlands of the Laurel Highlands we will also explore and grow in our relationship with Christ.
8-12 BIKE ADVENTURE
JULY 6-8 / $200
We’re teaming up with our brother camp, Camp Blue Diamond to bring you this brand new adventure. Join us as we bike 90 miles through tunnels, over aqueducts, and along the Yough River as it travels on the Allegheny Passage Rails to Trails. Campers will need to provide their own bikes for the trip. Mountain bikes and crossovers are best - no BMX’s.
Junior and Senior High Camps continued
JR. HIGH TRAILBLAZERS
JULY 10-15 / $335
Giddy-up! Horses are the name of the game this week as campers learn the basics and take the reins. Afternoons are dedicated to riding and getting to know these beautiful animals. After a week you’ll be full of knowledge and the skills to blaze some trails.
JR. / SR. HIGH COLLISION
JULY 15-16 / $75
col·li·sion -n. “a brief, dynamic event involving two or more entities with a resulting change of direction or energy.” This summer retreat is all about energy. In the midst of great games and activities, we’ll be talking about what it means to encounter God and move in the direction He has for us.
JR. HIGH PIONEER
JULY 17-22 / $295
Be among the very first to be a pioneer in our newest adventure camp. Our Pioneer Village is here! We will set up and live in a tipi all week while cooking tasty meals over a fire, swimming and canoeing, and learning woodland skills as we learn about our relationship with God. At the end of the week you get to help prepare and enjoy our Midsummer’s Night Feast as we celebrate everything God has taught us throughout the week.
JR. / SR. HIGH AMPLIFY
JULY 31 - AUGUST 5 / $335
Youth worship bands and individual musicians alike are called to Amplify. Learn how to be part of a modern worship band with sessions for acoustic / electric / bass guitar, keyboards, drums, and vocals. We’ll even work with the techie in your group for sound and lighting! Large group general sessions and small group instrument lessons will culminate on Friday night as campers put on a concert, open to all.
JR. HIGH EXPLORERS JULY 31 - AUGUST 5 / $295 You asked for it, so here it is… GPS camp for 6th, 7th, and 8th graders! This camp will step up your GPS skills as we explore and travel together for a week of adventure. We will engage in scavenger hunts, navigational challenges, and possibly even find buried treasure! If you are ready for the next level of GPS action, this is the camp for you.
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VOLUNTEER WORK WEEK
JUNE 12-17 / FREE
We have so many good things planned for this summer and we need your help to prepare for them! As we clean up from the winter, we need caring people to help us make your camp shine for the campers. From painting and raking, to some basic carpentry, we’ve got a job that fits your skill level. We’re looking for youth groups, Sunday school classes, men’s and women’s fellowships, families, and individuals to volunteer an hour, an evening, or even a whole week. Housing, plenty of free food, and a feeling of accomplishment will be provided for all who help out.
REUNION PICNIC AND CAMPFIRE
JUNE 17-6:00PM / FREE
Come on out and share in a memorable evening to kick off the summer season. It’s a great way to see all of the things Camp is doing as well as to reunite with old friends. We’ll also be holding a blessing service for the staff as they start their busy summer season. There will be ample food, spirited singing, and sweet fellowship!
PERFORMING ARTS FUNDRAISER DINNER PERFORMING ARTS MATINEE (concessions available)
FRIDAY, JUNE 24-5:00PM / $25 SATURDAY, JUNE 25-3:00PM / $5
FRIDAY, AUGUST 5-6:00PM / $5 AT THE DOOR
Events for All Ages continued
AUGUST 5-7 / SEE PRICING BELOW
With all of the activities your family is involved in, wouldn’t it be nice to spend some time together in a relaxed environment? Bring your whole family to share in the weekend’s fun-filled programs. There are plenty of options during the day and lots of activities for all age groups. Prices vary by lodging choice.
LODGING ADULT CHILD 3 & UNDER HARMONY $90 $65 $10 CABIN $80 $55 $10 TENTING/RV $70 $45 $10
**MAXIMUM FAMILY CAMP RATE FOR IMMEDIATE FAMILY MEMBERS IS $310
FALL HARVEST GOSPEL FESTIVAL
SEPT. 2-5 / FREE WILL OFFERINGS For over 25 years the Fall Harvest Gospel Festival has been bringing the best Gospel and Southern Gospel to the hills of the Laurel Highlands. With so many singing groups, great food, and wonderful community, it’s hard to imagine someone not coming out for this fantastic weekend. There’s no need to pre-register unless you’re looking to take advantage of one of our many lodging options. Call the camp office today to reserve your cabin, tenting or RV space today!
HERITAGE FESTIVAL SEPT. 17 / FREE! Great food, entertainment, great food, crafts, great food, music, and did we mention, great food. This festival has all the right ingredients for a fun filled day. There will be craft and flea market booths, homemade food of all styles, children’s activities including a bounce house, a quilt and theme basket auction, and so much more. With the addition of outside venders being welcome to participate, this festival will be bigger and better than ever. So come on out to the Heritage Festival at Camp Harmony!
MORE THAN JUST A SUMMER CAMP!!
Camp Harmony is not just a summer meeting place! We’re available 7 days a week 365 days a year for your meetings, conferences, youth group nights, board retreats, Sunday school class get-a-ways, class reunions, indoor and outdoor sporting events and so much more. No matter what the temperature outside says, your group will be warm and cozy in one of our five newly remodeled retreat centers. They offer large group meeting spaces, and intimate small group gathering places. Faith Hall 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 ’l need with our tasty food service. From inexpensive meal options to ful scale banquet service, we’ve got you covered. WEDDINGS RECEPTIONS CATERING FAMILY HOLIDAY DINNERS / WEEKENDS BACHELORETTE / BACHELOR PARTIES SHOWERS SOCCER / BASEBALL / FOOTBALL / VOLLEYBALL PRACTICES CONCERTS BOARD RETREATS SUNDAY SCHOOL RETREATS BUSINESS RETREATS / MEETINGS LEADERSHIP TRAINING (CHALLENGE COURSE) ADVENTURE OUTINGS YOUTH GROUP FUN DAYS YOUTH GROUP RETREATS (WE’LL EVEN HELP WITH THE PROGRAMMING!) SLED RIDING PARTIES SWIMMING PARTIES AND SO MUCH MORE!
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tion a r ist g e R 1 201 Please use a separate form for each individual registering–you can register for multiple camps on the same form.
Name: ______________________________________________ Sex: ❏ M
Birthdate ___ / ___ / ___
Street Address________________________________________________________________________________________ City__________________________________________________________ State____________ ZIP___________________ Grade completed as of 6/11 ____________________ Parent’s names_______________________________________________________________________________________ Church__________________________________ Email_____________________________ Phone #_________________ Camps/programs registered for: 1)
Camp Name _____________________________________________________ Dates__________________________
Camp Name _____________________________________________________ Dates__________________________
Camp Name _____________________________________________________ Dates__________________________
(T-shirt and Cabin Picture are included in the cost of camp)
T-shirt Size: Adult ❏ S
❏ M ❏ L ❏ XL ❏ Other______
Youth ❏ S
❏ M ❏ L ❏ XL ❏ Other_______
❏ I wish to be assigned to the same cabin as _________________________________________________________
(no changes will be made the day of registration)
Total amount to be billed to the church $______________________________________ (actual $ amount) Approved by ____________________________________________________________________ (Camp Rep or Pastor) (Approval signature must be filled in to receive church discount) Please include a $5 per day of camp non-refundable deposit for each camp for which you are registering. (ex: a 5 day camp would be a $25 deposit.) You may pay the full amount if you wish. You may pay by check or credit card. A $25 late fee will be incurred if the registration is received less than 2 weeks prior to the camp for which you are registering. Day Camps are excluded from this fee.
❏ Mastercard ❏ Visa ❏ Discover
Exp. Date ___ / ___ / ___
Account Number _____________________________________________________________________________________ Card Holder’s Signature ______________________________________________________________________________ In signing this application, I grant permission for my child to attend Camp Harmony and to use photos including my child and members of my family in camp publicity. I waive the right to inspect or approve photos used for such purpose.
______________________________________________________________________________________________________ (parent/guardian signature)
In signing this application, I grant permission for my child to attend Camp Harmony and 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 may involve risk of injury, including the potential for permanent injury or death. I fully acknowledge that my child’s participation in these activities are voluntary and solely at our own risk and I assume full responsibility. Please mail your Reg. form and deposit to: Camp Harmony, 1414 Plank Road, PO Box 158, Hooversville PA 15936 888/745-2267, 814/798-2225 (fax) email@example.com (email) www.campharmony.org
Genera l Infor mation
HOW DO I REGISTER? 1) Choose the camp/camps you would like to attend. 2) Fill out this registration form or register online at www.campharmony.org 3) Mail in this form and deposit of $5 per full day of camp to:
CAMP HARMONY P.O. BOX 158 1414 PLANK ROAD HOOVERSVILLE, PA 15936
WHAT TO BRING Each camp is a unique experience and may require different personal preparations. Each camper will receive a confirmation packet with a specific packing list for their event. For a full list please visit www.campharmony.org.
FREE T-SHIRT AND GROUP PICTURE Each camper will receive one free t-shirt and a large group picture. Additional items and pictures may be purchased at the Camp Store.
SCHOLARSHIPS Your church congregation may pay a portion of the camp fee. Please check with them first. Scholarships are also available through the camp for financial assistance. Requests must be made prior to arrival at the camp. Requests on the day of registration may not be honored. For more information please call the camp office.
DISCOUNT PROGRAM Each camper registering and attending more than one summer camp is eligible for a discount on registration cost. A 10% discount is available for all subsequent camps. The Day Camp program is exempt from this offer.
CABIN REQUESTS Cabin requests must be made on the registration form by both campers being requested. We try our best to accommodate requests but cannot guarantee them in all cases. Groups of 4 will be separated.
REGISTRATION TIMES Unless otherwise noted in your confirmation packet, camps register at 6:00 on Sunday at Faith Hall. Day camps and camps starting on a weekday will register at 9:00am. Pick up will be at 7:30pm on the last day of the camp. Parents and family members are encouraged to participate in a short wrapup campfire beginning at 7:00.
LIMITED SPACING Due to the rising demands on our camp, registrations are based on a first come, first served basis. God is blessing us with more and more campers every year. Please register early to ensure your place in the camp you desire.
FOR THE PARENTS •
Camp Harmony is committed to providing a safe, nurturing camp community; caring professional staff; developmentally appropriate experiences; opportunities for service, leadership, and personal growth; experiential education and opportunity for discovery. We strive for excellence in all we do.
• All of our Senior Staff members are over the age of 18, are high school or college graduates, who show spiritual maturity, and are required to complete a thorough training course at the beginning of the summer. • All of our Junior Staff members are over the age of 15, complete a thorough training course, and are directly supervised by a Senior Staff member. • All staff and volunteers over the age of 18 have obtained their Act 34 and 151 Pennsylvania Clearances • As part of their training course, our staff take courses to become CPR/First Aid certified. • A qualified staff member will be on the premises to dispense medications and treat any minor illness or injury. • Our food service personnel are ServeSafe Certified • 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 as well as the Laurel Highland Visitors Bureau, the Johnstown Visitors Bureau and the Somerset County Chamber of Commerce. • We are happy to welcome and accommodate children 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, sex, age, or disability.
1414 Plank Road • PO Box 158 • Hooversville PA 15936
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Published on Mar 22, 2011
Located in the beautiful Laurel Highlands, Camp Harmony has a rich 87-year history as a Christian camp and leadership center. As we draw on...