No Talent Night Videos!

We’ve finally gotten the No Talent Night videos processed and posted for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy reliving one of the best NTNs in recent years! It was a great week and we’re already getting geared up for this year’s Winter Retreat! Hope to see you there!


Today the younger campers heard lessons from their counselors, and the older campers heard from Fr. Joel Weir (St. John’s Camp Priest), and a panel of priests made up of Fr. Joel Weir, Fr. David Wey, and Fr. James Ellison.  The campers were given the opportunity to ask whatever questions they wanted to of the priests.  The discussion was very good and the campers asked some tough questions!  Despite the heat, much sweaty fun was had, and the campers had a full day of prayer, singing, teaching, and an afternoon filled with arts and  crafts, canoeing, swimming, and some prisoner’s … Continue reading

Adios Winter Camp 2010!

Welp, Winter Camp 2010 is officially over, much to the chagrin of its campers and staff. Thank you everyone for a wonderful retreat, and we hope to see you at Summer Camp 2011! Glory to Jesus Christ! Click below for an audio file of the final session of camp – Sdn. Luke’s Closing & Challenge message. [audio:WR2010ClosingAndChallenge.mp3]

Winter Camp 2010 Update & Teachings

Winter Camp has been a blast so far! Fr. Joel and Tim gave excellent teachings on the topic of “guilt”, with 42 campers participating in the Q&A and in small groups discussing the teachings! Yesterday was 60 degrees and a mix of sunshine and thunderstorms – thanks be to God for the warm weather! Several of the campers headed out to the activity field for an intense game of football, while others played games and took walks in the beautiful Rivervale woods. We ended 2010 with a service of Thanksgiving for New Beginnings and Fr. Joel anointing all the campers … Continue reading

Winter Camp 2010 Off & Running

With the Winter sun streaming into the Old Bethel chapel window, illuminating the incense hanging in the air, Winter Camp 2010 is off to a running start, with a wonderful praise time and opening session by Sdn. Luke on the theme of “Guilt.” (session recording below)  Campers are now eating snacks and playing a multitude of various board and card games, and having a blast!  Tomorrow we begin with prayer and dive into the theme with lessons from Fr. Joel Weir.  More to come tomorry!  Christ is born! [audio:WR2010OpeningSession.mp3]