Camps

Bryn Athyn Church together with the New Church and the Academy of the New Church offers a number of annual camps and retreats designed to bring people together in an environment which stimulates spiritual growth and learning. Camps range from those geared toward families, to teen groups, to elders. While many of them take place in Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania, others are scattered around the US, and some are located in Canada and the UK.

Each event places the Lord at its center, but the focus is different depending on which camp you attend. Some are doctrinal and others target areas like relationships, teen issues, or general life skills. All incorporate fun, relaxation, and social interaction as key components of the experience.

Bryn Athyn Area Summer Camp List:

3 boys (3) Bryn Athyn Cathedral Summer Camp This is a week-long camp in the mornings for young children ages 3-7 years old (children must be age 3 by June 1, 2019). It is a wonderful opportunity for young children to learn some beautiful stories from the Word and to have fun, sing songs, play games and play with other young children. This year the camp will be held on June 24-28, 2019, 9:00-11:30 am. Save the date and watch for more information here and in our Facebook page–Bryn Athyn Cathedral Summer Camp. For questions, contact Joanne Kiel (joanne.kiel@bacs.org, 215-239-5153). For a registration form, click here or pick up a paper form at the Pastors Office. We tend to fill quickly, so don’t hesitate to sign your children up if you are interested.

The ANC Performing Arts Camp is for current 6th, 7th and 8th graders to rehearse and perform in a production with an optional one-day workshop in set construction. The camp is held in the Mitchell Performing Arts Center (MPAC) and will run 9:00 am to 4:00 pm weekdays with final performances on the last day of camp. The 2019 Performing Arts Camp will be performing Madagascar Jr. The camp will run from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm weekdays from June 19-28, 2019 with the final performances on June 29 at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm. Cost: $525; a $150 non-refundable deposit is due at registration and final payment is due by May 1, 2019. The one-day workshop is $50 for campers and $75 for non-campers. For the full camp description and registration, visit http://www.ancss.org/academics-summer-performingart/ or contact sarah.waelchli@ancss.org for more information.

Academy of the New Church Summer CampAcademy of the New Church Summer Camp is geared to students who have completed grades 8 or 9, helping to familiarize them with the Academy Secondary Schools. It also allows for New Church young people to socialize in a friendly and informal, but chaperoned environment. Visit http://www.ancss.org/academics-summer/ to learn more.

Glencairn Museum Medieval FestivalGlencairn Museum hosts a summertime camp for children ages 9 and 10, held during the last two weeks of June. The program alternates each year between a Medieval-themed camp and a Mythology camp. The program makes use of Glencairn’s outstanding collection to illustrate Biblical stories and study religious art related to that year’s theme. The daily program includes a short worship service and various activities such as sword fighting, cooking, crafts, playing music, theatrical arts, and more. For more information, contact the museum’s Education Coordinator at christine.mcdonald@glencairnmuseum.org.

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