Summer has flown by, and our busy fall schedule is in full swing. As we reflect on what God has done over the past three months, we are overcome with thankfulness to Him for the challenges, victories, and various opportunities He led us through as a camp. We ministered to a total of 1,431 campers over the course of nine weeks, 629 of which were completely new to HPC. Over 60 campers trusted Christ as their personal Savior, and many others also made life changing decisions. What a privilege and blessing to be a part of advancing the Kingdom of Christ in this capacity. We cannot begin to thank all who had a tremendous role in supporting High Point Camp through prayer, finances, and volunteering of time, and we want you to know that we could not be successful without you.
Transition Into Fall
It is commonly thought that when summer camp ends, relaxation begins here at HPC. However, since the end of camp we have been on the go non-stop with rental groups here running their own retreats. While we are not responsible for the program of these events, we are busy taking care of food service, lifeguarding water activities, cleaning and maintaining the property, and running the coffee and snack shops. With our summer staff gone, we find ourselves spread thin and occasionally short-handed. If you are available and interested in volunteering your time, either during the week or on weekends, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the days and times you are available and we will let you know if and when we can use your help.
We are anticipating great things with our upcoming events this fall. Here is what to be looking out for in the very near future:
- Men’s Retreat – September 7-8 – Men Ages 16+
For a weekend of dynamic preaching focused on godly manhood, join us for our annual Men’s Retreat. The event begins Friday evening, the 7th, at 5:00 through Saturday afternoon with guest speaker Bruce McDonald. Enjoy the fellowship of other men and experience a weekend of exciting camp activities such as a skeet shoot, home run derby, “closest to the pin” golf competition, zipline, and more. For more information visit the Men’s Retreat webpage. You can also register online for the event here, just select Register Online under the Men’s Retreat heading.
- FallFest – November 16 – Grades 7-12
FallFest is back for the fourth year in a row, and we are excited about another opportunity to celebrate the season by reaching out to teens for one night of campfires, s’mores, hot dogs, pizza, cotton candy, hot air balloon rides, sumo wrestling, dunk tanks, coffee, cider, and all things fall. The evening lasts from 5:00 until 10:00 and will feature a presentation of God’s Word by Josh Park. It’s sure to be a good time. Registration for FallFest begins September 24, but note that only one registration is needed for a group.
- FamilyFest – November 17 – All Ages
Take a break from the busyness of school and enjoy a family day at camp in the chilly fall weather with all sorts of activities for the family. We’ll have everything from hayrides, bounce houses, and zipline rides to hot chocolate, roasted marshmallows, hot dogs, and cotton candy. We would love to see you and your family for an enjoyable day at High Point Camp. All activities are free, so come and expect great things at FamilyFest, November 17 from 11:00-2:00.
We look forward to how God will bless and encourage His people through High Point Camp in the upcoming weeks.