Important Summer Camp Announcement



We are so grateful for the dedicated summer youth campers and their families that we serve here at Peniel. For those of you who have been asking, we regret to announce that there will be no traditional week-long overnight summer youth camp program for summer 2018. This has been a huge disappointment for us all, and we know it will be for everyone who has come to love this special camp as well. However, this is a TEMPORARY "sabbatical" and we are actively working to do all we can take this time to work towards offering an even BETTER summer camp program in 2019! We'll be back!!!

While we worked hard to find the key staff needed to have camp this summer, we were unable to do so, which is the primary reason overnight camps will not be happening. Yet it became very clear that this provided us with a unique opportunity to focus our energies on identifying critical areas needing improvement throughout the organization in order to create a strategic plan, which will enable us to create a better Peniel for the future! So while we’re all very disappointed that we won’t have camp this year, we are truly excited about the future and covet your continued support as we seek the Lord for His direction on how to best offer this ministry for His Kingdom and glory! We consider everyone connected to Peniel to be family, and need to be honest that there are some significant challenges facing camp. Yet we truly believe that God has a plan for the future and we ask you to continue to seek how God would have you be involved with this ministry. Our continued desire is to use the unique power of camps & conferences to help people grow in their faith and we need your help in order to continue to do so! Please consider how you might be able to support us through prayer, financial donations, volunteering, or even in-kind donations in order to help us build a stronger foundation on which we can grow into a new season of helping youth and young adults develop their faith through camps & conferences.

HERE'S THE GOOD NEWS: Even though we won’t be offering traditional multi-day overnight youth camps, we will soon be announcing several 1 day events throughout the summer where you can come to camp and enjoy some of your favorite activities, food, fellowship, worship, and get to meet our new Interim Director and hear about our developing plan for Peniel’s future! Our annual Growth In Truth adult conference will still be taking place from July 31-August 4 and you’re invited! See our website for more information. Additionally, we are still open for retreats and rentals of all kinds. Call the office or email to book your event today!

Thank you all so much for your patience, support, and care for Peniel! You are always welcome to come visit the camp grounds and facilities and meet with our staff as you consider how God would have you be a part of this ministry. We are blessed by your connections with us, encouraged by your interest, and strengthened by your prayers.

We're still here...and summer camp will be back in 2019!

Peace and Grace in Christ,

Dave Bouffard - Interim Director

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