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115 Days until Summer Camp!
Governor Northam shared exciting news during yesterday's press conference! "Will children be able to go to overnight summer camps? Yes, they will, this summer." More details to come soon.
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Quick Updates
  • Save the Date! 
    March 20: Paul Bunyan Work Day
    April 10, May 8: Spring Work Days
    May 14-16: Wild Women Retreat
    May 22: Picnic Celebration

  • Come to the Wild Women Happy Hour via Zoom on February 26 at 5pm. Happy hour will include games, breakout room discussion, and faith reflection. Link to Zoom call here.  Meeting ID: 868 4585 8592   Passcode: 649453
  • Join us for upcoming Summer Camp Town Halls on the second Tuesday of each month, from now until summer. The next Town Hall is on March 9. Details below!
  • Plan a Family Retreat anytime! Let's plan a safe, fun family getaway to the Farmhouse or the Loft. 14 days of health pre-screening required for all overnight guests
  • Now booking group retreats for Fall 2021! NEW! Book now, pay later option for 2021 group retreats. Make plans with your groups who are meeting virtually now and would like to gather in person later.
Questions? Reply to this email for more info!
Sign up on CampBrain for Paul Bunyan Day, Work Days, and the Wild Women Retreat. Register now, pay upon arrival options for retreats.
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Six Month Goal: $200,000

With the help of 172 households and 23 organizations, we have raised


for your outdoor ministry in the past five months.

We need YOUR help to reach our goal of $200,000 in the next five weeks. Send your gift today!
We will get through this together.
Saving your outdoor ministry starts NOW.

1. Send an above-and-beyond, one-time gift. Consider a special gift for Lent, a portion of your stimulus check, or a required minimum distribution (RMD) from your retirement account.

2. Set up online 20 for 20 monthly giving (ACH / direct deposit preferred).

3. Ask your church leaders about congregational support for Caroline Furnace.

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Summer Camp Updates
1. Check out our new summer schedule! Updates are based upon changes to school district calendars across the state. The following changes have been made:
  • Confirmation Camp is moving to new dates. New dates TBD as we meet with Confirmation Camp pastors. (Contact us if you would like to be included in this conversation!)
  • Camp at Home sessions have been shifted to one week later, to allow more campers to participate. Camp at Home is now June 20 to July 8 and July 18 to August 5. Zoom 'cabin groups' will meet weekly. 
  • Family Camp is now offered during Week Zero (June 13-17) and Week Eight (August 8-12). Family Camp is designed for 'future campers' and will include more staff-led activities than our weekend family retreat option. 

2. Join us for a series of Town Halls on the second Tuesday of each month, beginning on February 9 at 7pm. This month, we'll discuss the summer schedule and share more about why we are offering each of the three options - overnight camp, family retreats, and camp at home. Join each Town Hall via Zoom, watch the livestream on Facebook, or view later on our website. All sessions will be recorded. You may submit questions in advance to (or you may respond to this email). 
Town Hall meeting info:
Meeting ID: 860 6131 9969 | Passcode: 396017

3. Pre-register for summer camp today! Pre-registration is quick and easy, with only the most basic forms included and no payment required. This helps both our staff and your family with planning for the summer. Reserve a space in your favorite camp and preferred dates AND help us project our needs for this summer! Pre-registering is low commitment and can be updated later, no problem.

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NEW! Youth Group Service + Adventure Week, July 4-8
$375 per person; some activities may cost extra

Customizable lodging, meals, and activities for small groups (contact your pastor / youth leader). Bring your small group to camp for a week of service projects and adventure! This is a great opportunity for your ELCA Youth Gathering group to build community in 2021 before the 2022 Gathering. This is a safe alternative to international mission trips in 2021. The daily schedule is custom-built to fit your group; both on-site and off-site service projects and adventures are available. No youth group? No problem! Family / friend groups are welcome as well. Make your plans now; space is limited!

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Apply for Summer Staff (or pass it along)!
College students, high school graduates, and young adults -
come work at camp this summer!

Caroline Furnace Lutheran Camp & Retreat Center is in Fort Valley VA, located in the Shenandoah Valley near Washington DC. We offer eight weeks of co-ed Summer Camp to grades 1-12, with activities such as canoeing (both day and multi-night), rock climbing, hiking, archery, horseback riding, fishing, and more. Flexible, paid academic internships and college credit are available. Base pay is $2,000 for the summer, plus lodging and meals - with higher pay for experience at any camp, years in college, and certifications (WFA/WFR, EMT, Lifeguard, ACA Canoe, Archery, etc.). Gain real-world experience in marketable skills sought by Fortune 500 companies: leadership, communication, problem solving, and more. 
Learn more and apply online at Interviews are scheduled on a rolling basis until all positions are filled.

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