Burlington, VT — The Rt. Rev. Thomas Ely, Bishop of the Episcopal Church in Vermont, is pleased to announce the appointment of the Rev. Sherry Osborn as 2015 Rock Point Summer Camp (RPSC) Director. “Sherry brings a strong faith commitment to this ministry as well as a deep passion and expertise in the area of outdoor education with children and young people,” the bishop wrote. “I am delighted to welcome her into this ministry and know that there is a wonderful summer in store for our campers at Rock Point.” This is a year-round position that will be full-time in the weeks before, during and after camp and will be part-time the remainder of the year. AS RPSC director, Sherry’s responsibilities will include developing and overseeing all aspects of the summer camp program.
Sherry grew up in Vermont and was formed by a family who played, explored and learned from the great outdoors. After years of work as Nature Educator Consultant, Camp Director and Education Director for the Adirondack Mountain Club, she was called to ordained ministry. She was ordained an Episcopal priest in 2003, and served nine years in parish ministry in both the Diocese of Massachusetts and the Diocese of Vermont. Sherry holds a bachelor’s degree in Therapeutic Recreation from Green Mountain College, a master’s degree in Outdoor/Environmental Education from Boston University, a Master of Divinity degree from Yale Divinity School and a Certificate of Anglican Studies from Berkeley Divinity School at Yale.
“I’m thrilled to join the Rock Point Camp community and honored to join in its rich history of tradition and the unfolding of new possibilities,” said Sherry. “I love camp! Camp can be a wonderfully supportive community; a place of silliness, challenge, playfulness, exploration, discovery. A place to grow in confidence, connect with the sacred, learn new skills, see old friends and meet new friends. I look forward to meeting parents, families, campers, alumni, and volunteers this winter. I’d really like to hear your favorite camp stories…and your dreams for next summer. Let’s be in touch!”
Rock Point Summer Camp, a ministry of The Episcopal Church in Vermont, is held annually at the Bishop Booth Conference Center, located on the shores of Lake Champlain, Rock Point, Burlington.
Rock Point Summer Camp: http://rockpointcenter.wix.com/rockpointcenter#!Summer%20Camp/c1h64
The Episcopal Church in Vermont: https://www.diovermont.org/