Monthly Archives: March 2018

Camp Pastor Rebecca | Week 3

It is time to introduce another camp pastor! Rebecca Rowell will be joining us for week 3 as our camp pastor and we are so excited to have her back for Summer 2018!

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Rebecca will be joining us June 24-29 for Week 3 of Summer 2018! Rebecca comes to us from St. John’s UMC in Anderson, South Carolina.  She is currently in seminary while also serving as the Social Media Specialist and intern for St. John’s UMC.

What are Rebecca’s favorite activities at camp?

How many connections does she have to Asbury Hills?

Click the video image below to find out!

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Along with Rebecca, we are happy to have Jonathan Tompkins, Ed Stallworth, and Laura-Allen joining us this summer! Stay tuned as we announce the rest of our pastors for Summer 2018!

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Growing up with Asbury Hills | Erin H.

“Asbury Hills is the best thing we have done for kids! Not only do they get to worship in one of the most beautiful places you’ve ever seen, but they also get to be outside and experience nature.”

Robert and Erin have been sending their 2 oldest children to Asbury Hills for 3 years–their 4th summer is just a few months away! While we can tell you all day how great Asbury Hills is, it means so much more coming from parents who experience camp. Keep reading to get a look into what Asbury Hills has done for Robert and Erin’s family.

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Alyssa (anxiously waiting her turn)        Austin (jr. high)        Beth (elementary)

“Our first year of camp there were nerves (mostly mine), but the camp counselors greeted them as soon as they entered their cabin.   We made beds, settled in, and off I left with a hug and a wave.   I was able to see how much fun they were having thanks to the wonderful camp photographers and I couldn’t wait to pick them up and hear all about it!   My middle child went to express camp her first year as she was a rising second grader. We weren’t sure at her age she was ready for a full week.   When I picked her up, she didn’t want to leave!   She kept saying, “but I didn’t get to do the climbing wall or the ropes course.”

It has now been 3 years of camping at Asbury and it never fails that the question comes up around December if we have already registered them. Now when I drop them off, there is a brief hug goodbye, if you can catch them, a wave and off I go!   I love the closing worship service where you get to see your kids rocking out with the praise band and hugging their friends (some new and some old) goodbye. They are so excited to tell us all about it, but as we head down the mountain the exhaustion from the experience creeps in and they are out like a light! We have already registered for year 4 and the anticipation for June is already there!   My youngest can’t wait until next summer when she will be able to go for the first time.

It won’t be long before we pull out the trunks and start gathering their clothes and supplies for their favorite week of the summer.”

 

We still have space open for Summer 2018 so be sure to register! As always, any questions can be forwarded to Sarah, our Summer Camp Director, by emailing summercamp@asburyhills.org.

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Camp Pastor Laura-Allen | Week 4

We are happy to announce that Laura-Allen Kerlin will be our camp pastor for week 4!

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Laura-Allen is so excited to be joining us July 8-15 as our Camp Pastor! Laura-Allen is the associate pastor for Advent United Methodist Church in Simpsonville. She graduated from Clemson University and loves Asbury Hills!

Has Laura-Allen been to Asbury Hills before?

Who is her favorite super hero?

Learn all of that and more by watching the video below!

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Along with Laura-Allen, Jonathan Tompkins and Ed Stallworth will be joining us this summer as camp pastors. Stay tuned as we announce the rest of our camp pastors for Summer 2018!

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Camp Pastor Ed | Week 2

We are so excited to have Ed Stallworth back for week 2 as our camp pastor!

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Ed Stallworth is the pastor at Inman United Methodist Church in Inman, South Carolina. Remember singing songs and dancing with Ed? We do too and we are so thrilled to have him back.

Interested in attending camp when Ed is there as the camp pastor? Be sure to sign up for Week 2– June 17-22.

We have already introduced Camp Pastor Jonathan for Week 1. Stay tuned for the rest!

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100 Days Until Camp!

There are only 100 days from the start of Summer 2018! In 100 days from today, the first week of camp will begin.  On Sunday, June 10th, our counselors will be putting their final touches on their cabin name signs. Parents will be making the beds of their campers and putting last minute touches to make sure their campers have the best week ever. Our full time staff will finally be able to see everything they have planned over the last year come into play.

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We are only 100 days away from Summer 2018 starting and we CAN’T WAIT!

What should you be doing 100 days out from the start of camp?

For starters, if you haven’t registered, register now! We are 40% full for summer 2018 so don’t miss your chance for the perfect week!

Download our packing list.  If you haven’t already taken a look at what we suggest bringing, check it out! There are a few different lists that coincide with the different types of camps we offer. It doesn’t hurt to start preparing early.

Watch our videos from last summer! We have our highlight videos posted on our YouTube channel.  Check them out to get you in the mood for camp.

Take a look back at photos from last summer! There are tons of photos on our Facebook page so check them out.

Call if you have questions! We are here to make sure you are ready to go for camp. Of course, once the week your camper is going to camp gets closer, we will be sending out emails packed full of information.  In the mean time, if you have any questions, feel free to contact Emily, our reservation specialist, and she can help you!

See you in 100 days!

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