Summer Youth Camps

Summer Youth Camps

Highland Summer Camps are not the only youth camps held at Highland Retreat. In fact, we host nine week-long summer youth camps which are not run by Highland staff.

Camp Pearl, a ministry of New Life Russian Baptist Church, takes place at Highland twice each summer. Pastor Victor Visotsky had a vision for a camp that would reach beyond his own church family. He began advertising in stores with ties to ethnic Russians. Now, 85% of the children who attend Victor’s camp have no affiliation with his church.

Chris Seiders runs a camp for children from regional Church of God congregations, which involves Christian teaching and worship, Bible quizzing, and a lot of fun. This year’s theme was being resurrected with Christ, with balloons a major object lesson.

Each year, the Mid-Atlantic Kachin Christian Fellowship draws families and children together from across the eastern and central US. In addition to Christian discipleship, there is a strong cultural and language component: the children worship, speak, and study their native Kachin language. Kachin is the northernmost state in Burma (Myanmar), and hosts the largest Christian minority in the country.

We are delight that these camps and six others make good use of Highland’s facilities each summer.