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Only 31 Days until Summer Camp!
Photo from the Work Day on May 8. Thank you to all of our volunteers! 
Quick Updates
  • We're hosting a BBQ Picnic Celebration and Open House on May 22! Come spend time outdoors and join us in celebrating the Caroline Furnace community. All are invited; RSVP by this Friday, May 15. 
  • Our next Outdoor Worship is on June 6 at 4:30pm in the Spring Field by St. John's Chapel. Use our 8481 Moreland Gap Rd address to get there. Come to outdoor worship AND meet our Summer Staff!
  • Book your Family Retreat for this summer! We are open for Family Retreats each weekend from Thursday evening to Sunday morning. Cabins by household; meals provided. Farmhouse also available. Easy planning and lots of fun!
  • 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 Summer Camp and the BBQ Picnic Celebration. Register now, pay upon arrival options for retreats. To book a retreat, call (540) 449-0012 or reply to this email.
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Upcoming Events - You Don't Want to Miss These!
Health and Safety:  We continue to host our retreats and events with adaptations, and with your health and safety in mind. Current practices include small group sizes, maximizing time outdoors, social distancing among separate households, enhanced cleaning and sanitation, and health pre-screening for all overnight guests.

Contact us for more info at (540) 449-0012 or (or you may reply to this email update).
BBQ Picnic Celebration
May 22 at Main Field
Join us in celebrating the Caroline Furnace community! This celebration will include BBQ, worship, time outdoors, and (hopefully!) live music. Overnight lodging and camping will be available. Stay tuned for more details!
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Outdoor Worship Series
June 6 at 4:30pm; first Sundays of each month until June
All are welcome to join us for an ecumenical outdoor worship series at St. John's Chapel! Worship is on the first Sunday of May and June, rain or shine. The Spring Field will be open by 4pm. Bring your own lawn chairs, picnic blankets, snacks, and musical instruments. Bulletins and/or a projector screen will be available. Social distancing is expected among separate households. No cost; no RSVP needed.
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(Virtual) Summer Camp Town Halls
Tuesday, June 8 at 7pm; Second Tuesday of each month until June
Join us for a series of Town Halls as we prepare for Summer 2021. We'll share quick updates, highlight any new FAQs, and answer your questions! Join each Town Hall via Zoom or Facebook livestream, or view later on our website. All sessions are recorded. Submit questions in advance to (or you may reply to this email update).
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Summer Camp Updates
COVID-19 Note: Caroline Furnace follows the guidelines and requirements of CDC, VDH, and American Camp Association (ACA), in consultation with our healthcare advisory team. Risk mitigation for Summer 2021 includes use of small group cohorts, staff and guest health screening, hygiene and personal protective equipment (PPE), a designated quarantine space, limited off-site activities, a no visitor policy, and more.
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Summer Camp Quick Updates:

Full Camps:
Grades 4-6: Week 5 Adventure (July 18-22)
Grades 4-6: Week Seven Adventure (August 1-5)

Almost Full:
Grades 4-6: Week Six Adventure (July 25-29)
Grades 7-9: Week Six Night (July 25-29) - Girls' Sukkah
Grades 7-9: Week Seven Adventure (August 1-5)

View Summer 2021 Schedule and Updates
Register for Summer Camp 2021
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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