Our junior high age camp is held at Epworth Forest Conference Center located in Albion, Ind. Again this site is as centrally located as possible. We draw youth from a large area that covers Southern Illinois, Central Indiana, Southern Michigan and Central Ohio.
Our longest running camp is for our senior and post high youth held at Tar Hollow States Park near Chillicothe, OH. This camp is also for youth from the four mid-states states. Three of our four camps are held in wooded campgrounds that are well off the beaten path while the junior high camp is a unique setting located in the middle of town.
The camping program in the Mid-states is alive and well. We are blessed to have many dedicated lay people as well as clergy who serve as mentors for our young people by serving on staff in a variety of ways. Some are directors, some are cooks, some counselors, nurses, program leaders…the list goes on and on.
Some of our leaders wear many different hats throughout the week of camp but they all have one goal: to make camping a spirit filled, fun and educational experience for our young people. Many lives have been changed and lifelong friendships have been formed through the camping programs.
Jo Ann Keller is a member of Hope Moravian Church in Hope, Indiana.
From the May 2012 Moravian Magazine