Rock Point Summer Camp Announces 2017 Dates
New Schedule Includes Winter Teen Camp in February
By Maurice Harris
The Rev. Sherry Osborn, Rock Point Summer Camp director, and her colleagues are excited to be gearing up for this year’s schedule. There’s only one concern. With the addition of a Winter Teen Camp in February, some are asking whether it’s time to update the name! Registration will open in a matter of days on the Rock Point Summer Camp web page, and judging by previous campers’ reviews, it’s not to be missed.
From February 27 to March 2, 2017, Winter Teen Camp offers a celebration of winter, play and creation. The event features three nights with friends at the Bishop Booth Conference Center guided by enthusiastic, well-trained camp leaders. Camps for all other age groups, including adults, are slated from June through August. Members and friends of the Episcopal Church in Vermont are invited to download and share the flyer with anyone who may wish to participate.
With interest in Rock Point Summer Camp growing significantly year-over-year, early registration could be a thoughtful and creative Christmas gift. At this year’s Diocesan Convention, Osborn reported a near two-fold increase in enrollment from 2015 to 2016. She said, “We had almost fifty percent of our campers brand new to us, and many of them are not a part of the Episcopal Church.”
Zachary Lovejoy, who has participated in Rock Point Summer Camp for the past seven years, recalls good times awakening with morning prayer, swimming at Eagle Bay, learning about the ecosystem, and winding down with compline, a service of evening prayers. Camper Makaylah Mullins refers to Rock Point as “home” and “family,” as she talks about the friends she looks forward to seeing each year. Video testimonials and photos from the 2016 Summer Camp can be viewed here: http://www.rockpointvt.org/summer-camp-stories
Typical camp activities may include canoeing, hiking, and swimming, as well as archery, stories around a campfire, and alone-time for contemplation, meditation, and reflection. A tiered pricing plan ensures that Camp is affordable at a variety of income levels. To enroll, volunteer, or learn more, please visit http://www.rockpointvt.org/summer_camp or contact the Rev. Sherry Osborn at email@example.com