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  • Thank you to all who participated in our online Pre-Lenten Retreat! Stay tuned for 2021/22 Pre-Advent and Pre-Lenten Retreat dates.
  • Summer Camp pre-registration is open! More details and an announcement from the Office of the Governor below.
  • Check out our NEW! staff recruitment video! Please share with any college students, high school graduates, and young adults who may be interested in working at camp this summer. (Share the Facebook post too - link below!)
  • Winter Camp at Home has begun (but it isn't too late to sign up!). We're having so much fun! 
  • The Wild Women Retreat (February 26-28) has been adapted to allow for social distancing and new best practices. Sign up by Friday, February 12!
  • Our next Adventure Weekend is February 5-7 in the Cabin Village. Rent an entire cabin for your family. Book by January 22 (tomorrow!).
  • 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! 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!
Register on CampBrain for Winter Camp at Home (grades K-12) and/or Wild Women (21+). Register now, pay upon arrival options for retreats.
Pre-register for Summer Camp 2021!
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Contact us at or (540) 449-0012 (or you may reply to this email) to book your Adventure Weekend cabin or to plan a family or group retreat!
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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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Summer 2021 Update
A Reopening Announcement for Summer 2021:

Dear Overnight Summer Camps,
I am pleased to inform you that work is underway to put guidelines in place for overnight summer camps to operate in Virginia in 2021. We look forward to working with you and your colleagues on those guidelines and we will inform you once we have amended the Governor's Executive Order and the Phase 3 guidance to allow for summer camps to operate safely, should the health data support opening at that time. However in the meantime, our office wanted to give you and early indication so that you and your staff as well as your campers and their families can begin planning for a safe opening.

As you remember from previous conversations, I am leading this work for the administration in partnership with my colleagues at the Virginia Department of Health. I appreciate the work that you and the other summer camps have done in working with us over the past few months, and I look forward to getting these plans into place in early 2021 so Virginia overnight camps are able to plan for safe operations next summer.

Cassidy Rasnick
Deputy Secretary of Commerce and Trade

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Summer 2021: Pre-Register TODAY!
Winter Camp at Home
($20) - is weekly on Sunday afternoons, 4:30 to 6pm, for grades K-12 (will be split by age group). Session Two is January 17 to March 14. Cost is $20 per session. Spend time with your favorite camp counselors each week, building community, participating in group discussions, and having fun with games and activities together!
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We are offering every opportunity to experience Summer Camp in 2021 (and before!). Come as a family, as an overnight camper, or from home!
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Email or call the office at (540) 449-0012

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