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2023 OPC Summer Camps and Conferences

CALIFORNIA—BACKPACKING ADVENTURE
(Presbytery of Southern California)
High Sierra Mountains
Ages 15–25, June 17–21
Contact Thomas Jennings at thomas.jennings91@gmail.com

CALIFORNIA—BLUE RIDGE BIBLE CONFERENCE
(Presbytery of Southern California)
PineCrest Conference Center, Twin Peaks, CA
Family/all ages, June 19–23
www.brbcfamilycamp.org

CALIFORNIA—SIERRA CHRISTIAN CONFERENCE
(OP churches in Northern California)
Sierra Christian Conference Association, Groveland, CA
Memorial Weekend Family Camp, May 26–29
For information, contact Brad DeBoer at 209-604-2940 or bradandjanetdeboer@yahoo.com

CALIFORNIA—SUMMER BIBLE CAMP
(Presbytery of Northern California and Nevada)
Redwood Christian Park, Boulder Creek, CA
Family/all ages, June 19–23
www.pncnopc.org/presbytery-summer-bible-camp

FLORIDA—REFORMED YOUTH CONFERENCE
(Presbytery of the South)
RYC High/Middle School Youth Camp, June 19–24
Youth entering 6th grade (or age 11 by August 31) through
completing 12th grade
Lakewood Retreat Center, Brooksville, FL
www.reformedyouthconference.com

MAINE-NEW HAMPSHIRE—DEERWANDER BIBLE
CONFERENCE
(Presbytery of New York and New England)
Junior High (entering 6th–8th grades), August 8–12
Camp Berea, Lyman, ME
Senior High (entering 9th–12th grades), August 12–19
Chop Point Camp, Woolwich, ME
www.deerwander.org

NORTH CAROLINA—FAMILY CAMP
(Presbytery of the Southeast)
Camp Caraway, Sophia, NC
Family/all ages, July 3–7
www.psefamilycamp.org

OHIO—YOUTH CAMP
(Presbytery of Ohio)
Slippery Rock Baptist Camp, Slippery Rock, PA
Junior Camp (ages 9–12), June 19–24
Senior Camp (grades 7–12), June 19–24
www.pohopc.org/youth

OREGON—FAMILY CAMP
(First OPC, Portland, OR)
Camp Morrow, Wamic, OR
Family/all ages, August 16–19
For information, contact office@firstopcportland.org or call 503-253-0695
www.firstopcportland.org/camp

PENNSYLVANIA—FRENCH CREEK BIBLE CONFERENCE
(OPC affiliated)
French Creek State Park, Elverson, PA
Grades 4–6, July 31–August 5
Grades 7–8, July 24–31
Grades 9–10, July 17–24
Grades 11–12, July 10–17
Post-High, July 7–9
Labor Day Family Conference, September 1–4
www.frenchcreek.org

SOUTH DAKOTA—OPC-PCA BIBLE CAMP
(Presbytery of the Dakotas)
Camp Judson, Keystone, SD
Grades 4–12 (completed), June 24–30
www.opc-pca-biblecamp.com

VIRGINIA—MACHEN RETREAT AND
CONFERENCE CENTER
(Presbytery of the Mid-Atlantic)
Machen Retreat and Conference Center, McDowell, VA
Science Camp (ages 10–17), July 10–15
Stronghold Camp (grades 5–12), July 31–August 5
Family/Labor Day Conference (all ages), September 1–4
www.machen.org

WISCONSIN—CAMP WESTMINSTER
(Presbytery of Wisconsin & Minnesota and Presbytery of the Midwest)
Green Lake Conference Center, Green Lake, WI
All members and friends, all ages, July 17–21
For information, contact nstrom@oostburgopc.org
www.pmwopc.org/camp-westminster/

OTHER RETREATS

Retreats for women, men, singles, and youth are sponsored by presbyteries and local congregations and are held at various times during the year—not just in the summer! Check out the listing at www.opc.org/cce/camps.html.

2023 MTIOPC Summer Course: Disability and the Church

Who is the MTIOPC instructor?
The Rev. Stephen J. Tracey, pastor of Lakeview OPC in Rockport, Maine, serves as the instructor.
When does this MTIOPC course begin?
Online classes begin on May 22, 2023.
Where will the mandatory in-person intensive training sessions be held?
The in-person intensive training sessions for Disability and the Church will be held at Mission OPC in St. Paul, Minnesota, July 24–27.
Who can attend?
Admission is open to OPC ministers, ruling elders, licentiates, and men under care. It is also open to members of the OPC who serve in the Christian education or Sunday school ministries in their local congregation. A non-ordained member who wishes to participate needs to be recommended by his or her session in a written letter sent to MTIOPC Director, Danny Olinger (danny.olinger@opc.org).
How much does it cost?
All students must pay a $50 registration fee, which is fully refundable upon successful completion of the course. To help defray the cost of travel to intensive training, travel scholarships of up to $350 are available to OPC ministers, licentiates, and men under care. If necessary, an additional $100 in travel reimbursement is available if the student’s session or presbytery matches that amount.
Where do I apply?
Applications are available on the MTI page. Please contact MTIOPC coordinator Judy Alexander at alexander.1@opc.org with any questions.
When in the deadline?
The deadline is May 19, 2023.

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