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Laurel Ridge invites campers to spend time on the mountain

0512laurelridgeintroLaurel Ridge invites you to spend time on the mountain this summer as we celebrate our 52nd season of youth summer camps and our 10th year of mission camps.

The summer begins with College Camp (May 30-June 2). Linda Osborne, Erin Key, and the Reverends David Merritt and Matthew Allen will lead the program based on the book, “What’s the Least I Can Believe and Still Be a Christian?” This camp is a great opportunity to spend a few days at Laurel Ridge enjoying activities such as swimming, sports and campfires while also engaging in small group and total group gatherings with music, discussions and more.

On Saturday, June 16, we invite everyone to our annual Homecoming Day. This year’s Homecoming is very special as we will dedicate the new Summer Camp Kitchen at 2 pm. Thanks to the generous donations of Moravians and other Laurel Ridge supporters, the Kitchen has been reconstructed and is now in compliance with mandatory state health regulations and codes. The day is free and lunch is only $5 a person; we encourage you to call the office and make a reservation.

0512laurelridge2EcoCamp (June 17-23), our environmentally-focused junior camp, is back for its 4th summer and offers more hands-on experiences than ever before. Campers will learn about native wildlife, water, organic gardening, and sheep while discovering how to be stewards of God’s creation. As 1st Corinthians says, “The Earth is the Lord’s and everything in it”; our EcoCampers learn and live this passage while at Laurel Ridge as they focus on using their senses to explore the mountain.

This year’s pre-junior campers (finished 1st & 2nd grades) will learn about prayer while junior campers (finished 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades) will participate in the program “God Calls Us to Peace.” Middle High campers will concentrate on “It’s All for Hymn” which will explore the history of music in the Moravian church and what camp songs mean. Senior High campers will learn about the church year and the significance of various traditions and religious practices.

0512laurelridge1Laurel Ridge is a place where campers and adults of all ages have come to feed their bodies, spirits, and souls for over 52 years and we look forward to the many meaningful experiences which will take place in 2012. We invite to you join us on the mountain this summer!

Please visit to learn more about all activities as well as to download registration forms.

Laura Watson, former asst. director at Laurel Ridge, recently joined the Moravian Ministries Foundation.


From the May 2012 Moravian Magazine

Moravian Daily Texts


Wednesday, March 21 — Psalm 37:34–40
Exodus 27:1–28:14; Matthew 25:14–30

God said, “By the sweat of your face you shall eat bread until you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken; you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” Genesis 3:19

As all die in Adam, so all will be made alive in Christ. 1 Corinthians 15:22

God of compassion, you have told us that you care for the poor and abandoned. We confess how little our hearts share this concern. We see very little beyond our own needs. Today, help us change. May we see you in the least and the last. Amen.

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