“And you shall count seven sabbaths of years for yourself, seven times seven years; and the time of the seven sabbaths of years shall be to you forty-nine years. Then you shall cause the trumpet of the Jubilee to sound on the tenth day of the seventh month; on the Day of Atonement you shall make the trumpet to sound throughout all your land. And you shall consecrate the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout all the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a Jubilee for you; and each of you shall return to their possession, and each of you shall return to their family. That fiftieth year shall be a Jubilee to you; in it you shall neither sow nor reap what grows of its own accord, nor gather the grapes of your untended vine. For it is the Jubilee; it shall be holy to you; you shall eat its produce from the field.” Leviticus 25:8-12
“As the seventh day or Sabbath symbolized the Lord and (because of Him) the heavenly person and heavenliness itself, in the Jewish religion the seventh day was far more sacred than any ritual. That was the reason for the absolute Sabbath every seventh year (Leviticus 25:4) and for the Jubilee that was to be proclaimed after seven Sabbaths of years, that is, after seven times seven years (Leviticus 25:8-9). The symbolism of seven at the highest level [is] the Lord and so [is] the holiness of love.” (Secrets of Heaven 716)
The year 1971 was the year that many people consider to be the beginning of Laurel Camp as we know it. This summer we are celebrating the Laurel Jubilee; 50 years of Laurel Camp! Fifty years of worshiping the Lord together and experiencing the holiness of His love, through small groups and spiritual community. Last summer we let the land lie fallow, but this year we are returning to the beautiful woods of Laurel Hill State Park in Somerset Pennsylvania. The Laurel Family Camp will be held on August 1-7, 2021. Please visit www.LaurelCamp.org for more information and to register. We are asking that people please register by July 1. We hope you can return to the family of Laurel this summer!