The 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:
Tools 4 Life is a career and life skills camp designed to help teenagers who have completed grades 10 and 11 develop the tools and confidence needed to choose the right directions after high school. The camp offers seven days of activities and workshops under the mentorship of skilled councilors. It is held in July of every year. Visit www.tools4life.org for more information.
Academy 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 the Summer Camp page of the ANC Secondary Schools website to learn more.
Glencairn Museum Medieval Festival is a summertime camp for children who have just completed grades 4 or 5. The program makes use of Glencairn’s outstanding medieval collection to illustrate Biblical stories and study religious art of the Middle Ages. The daily program includes a short worship session and various medieval activities such as sword fighting, jousting, crafts, playing music, theatrical arts, etc.
Bryn Athyn Cathedral Summer Camp is a camp for children ages 3-6. This is a four-day program which runs from 9 am to 11:30 am. Activities include worship, singing, projects and other fun activities. Each day begins with a kid-friendly worship. The Bible stories will come to life and set the theme for the day. Singing and movement will provide a memorable worship experience. The 2017 Summer Camp will be on June 26 to June 30, 2017. To download a registration form, click here.