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Eternal God, amid all the turmoil and changes of the world your love is steadfast and your strength never fails. In this time of danger and trouble, be to us a sure guardian and rock of defense. Guide the leaders of our nation with your wisdom, comfort those in distress, and grant us courage and hope to face the future; through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen. 

Prayer in Times of National Distress
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Ways You Can Experience Renewal in 2021:
  • Summer Camp pre-registration is open! More details and an announcement from the Office of the Governor below.
  • Winter Camp at Home begins on January 17!
  • BeerReformation (January 22-24) and Wild Women (February 26-28) Retreats have been adapted to allow for social distancing and new best practices. Sign up by Friday, January 8 for the BeerReformation Retreat!
  • Our next Adventure Weekend is February 5-7 in the Cabin Village. Rent an entire cabin for your family.
  • Plan a Family Retreat anytime! Let's plan a safe, fun family getaway to the Farmhouse or the Loft. 
  • Now booking group retreats! NEW! Book now, pay later option for 2021 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, BeerReformation, and/or Wild Women. 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!
Because the World Needs Caroline Furnace Tomorrow
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Note: Follow along as this tree fills with leaves! Each leaf represents one gift and the leaves get darker for larger gifts. The cardinals represent gifts of greater than $5,000. The average gift is $100.
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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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Plan Your Next Adventure:
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!

Personal or Couple Retreat ($100/night) - Plan a (safe) getaway to Fort Valley. The Loft has cozy, modern accommodations, with central heat/air, a fully equipped kitchen, and Wi-Fi. Get away from the noise and spend time alone (or together) in reflection, creativity, and/or rest.

Retreat Registration - BeerReformation (Jan 22-24) or Wild Women (Feb 26-28) ($115 for the weekend) - Join us for a weekend of fellowship and renewal. Retreat cost includes modern-rustic lodging and scratch-made meals. Retreat details TBD; additional covid-related precautions will follow current guidance. Both retreats will be in the Cabin Village and include a mix of indoor and outdoor activities, to allow the group to spread out.

Family Retreat ($100-200/night for up to 10 people) - We are open for family retreats year-round in the Farmhouse and the Loft. Let's plan a safe, local getaway for your family!

Summer Camp ($450+) - Give a child the gift of Summer Camp! Choose from Classic, Adventure, and Specialty Camps. Spend a week living and playing in God's beautiful creation - swimming, hiking, playing games, creekwalking, stargazing, crafting, and more. Summer Camp is offered to grades 1 to 12.

Adventure Weekend ($200 per night, per family) - Spend a winter weekend at camp; choose your own adventure! Nearby winter activities include hiking, tours at Luray Caverns, horseback riding, and skiing/snowboarding/tubing. 

Questions? Reply to this email for more info!
Learn more about Winter Camp at Home
Learn more about Retreat Options
Learn more about Adventure Weekend
Summer 2021: Pre-Register TODAY!
Summer Staff / Support Staff / Leaders in Training (LIT!)

Our staff and LIT! applications are now open. Gain real world experience in marketable skills, form lifelong connections, and live and play in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Every week is a new adventure! Flexible academic internships and college credit are available.
Learn more about Summer Staff
Apply for Summer Staff / Support Staff / LIT!
We are offering every opportunity to experience Summer Camp in 2021 (and before!). Come as a family, as an overnight camper, or from home!
View Summer 2021 Updates and Schedule
Pre-Register for Summer Camp 2021
Email or call the office at (540) 449-0012

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