February Camping and Retreat News

February 07, 2018


On the first Wednesday of each month, the UMCatalyst puts the spotlight on news and information about our Camp and Retreat Centers. It’s cold outside, but things are heating up at our camps: Summer camp registration is open, and there are many new and exciting programs at all our sites. Take a look at what’s happening:

Aldersgate summer camp registration is open

Camp Aldersgate is excited to announce its new website and the opening of registration for summer camps. Aldersgate, in North Scituate, RI,  offers a wide variety of innovative camp programs including an arts immersion camp (Living Arts), science (Early Explorers & Discovery), cooking (Camper’s Kitchen & Global Chef), adventure (Camper vs. Wild & Aldersgate Adventure), positive self-image (GO: Go Girls! & GO: Go Guys!) and leadership development (CIT). Even the traditional camps have a twist: Letting campers choose their own activities and create their best week.
Check out the new website and summer camp options at www.campaldersgate.com

Mechuwana has new program for girls grades 5-7

“Creating a Caring, Supportive Community” will be March 3-4, 2018 at Camp Mechuwana in Winthrop, ME. This first event will be centered around creating bonds of friendship and finding ways to support each other. The weekend will be filled with small- and large-group activities as we explore different ways we can feel good about ourselves and learn how we can support each other as friends.
Learn more and register

Mission opportunities abound at Mechuwana

Camp Mechuwana in Winthrop, ME, hosts work groups from all over the country. These groups are made up of youth and adults who spend the week as missionaries working on projects set up by the camp’s missions staff. We work very hard with each group, so they can have the life-changing experience they are looking for. 
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Rolling Ridge: Prevent burn-out this Easter

While Easter can be a busy time in the church, it is also the most spiritually significant seasons for Christians.  Amid all the responsibilities that press in during Lent, we encourage you to care for your own soul and to experience the spiritual blessings of Easter for yourself by joining us for one of our upcoming Day Apart retreats. This year, Rolling Ridge is offering seven different retreat opportunities to allow Christ's followers to walk with Jesus through this Lenten and Easter season. Come to the Ridge this spring and take care of your soul: Learn more

Wanakee summer camp registration is open

With programs like You n' MeSports and GamesSweet Treats & Fun Eats, and Family Camp, Wanakee United Methodist Center in New Hampshire has camps for all ages and interests. This summer, Wanakee is offering CountdownToCamp and Refer-A-Friend discountsand new this year: a Multi-Week discount. You can view our weekly schedule and the full brochure on the Wanakee website www.wanakee.org.  
Wanakee's camper fees operate on a three-tiered "pay as you can" plan, and we are proud to keep camp affordable for families; a week at Wanakee starts at 49% less than the national average.
Don't hesitate to contact us by phone at (603) 279-7950 if you have any questions, or you can print out and mail the registration form to camp, also available at www.wanakee.org. We can't wait to see you this summer!