Monthly Archives: August 2019

Campsick is Definitely a Thing

Are you campsick yet? Campsick is totally a thing and we have a few ideas to help you with your campsickness!

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Summer 2019 is officially over and we miss campers already! Fear not, Summer 2020 will be here before we know it. In the meantime, here are a few things to help you relive your favorite Summer 2019 memories and cure your campsickness until you can get back to Asbury Hills.

Watch our Summer 2019 Highlight Videos

Everyone got a copy of their week’s highlight video on a flash drive at the end of camp. Did you know we have them all loaded on our YouTube channel in a playlist ready for you to watch? Click here or search Asbury Hills on YouTube, grab a snack and enjoy!

Search the hashtag for the summer on Instagram:

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Every post on our Instagram has the hashtag #FaithUnleashedAtAH in the comments. Search that hashtag on Instagram and get to scrolling! Feel free to add that hashtag to your photos, too!

Check out our Facebook page and look through the weekly albums from Summer 2019.

While every photo from each week isn’t loaded on Facebook, there are a few from each week organized into weekly albums. Check them out and be sure to share your favorites with your friends!

Schedule a Church Visit

Why not bring Asbury Hills to your church!? We are ready and willing to visit your church during worship or evening activities to share about opportunities at Asbury Hills. If you are interested in scheduling a free visit with Asbury Hills, email Paige and she will help you get it scheduled.

Join us for Fall Festival

Every year, just as the leaves start turning colors and the air gets a little crisp, we host our Annual Fall Festival. This FREE event is Saturday, October 19th from 10am-5pm at Asbury Hills. You can expect some activities to be open, hay rides, lunch available for purchase, and the chance to see your favorite summer staffers.

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Bring your youth group or church to Asbury Hills for a retreat!

Just because summer camp is over doesn’t mean Asbury Hills closes. We host retreats in the fall, winter, and spring so book your retreat now! Act quickly because spaces do fill pretty quick.

We hope these suggestions help cure your homesickness! As always, keep an eye out on our social media–we are constantly posting updates, photos, and videos. Registration for Summer 2020 at Asbury Hills is just around the corner!

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Summer 2019: All Wrapped Up

That’s right, Summer 2019 has come to an end. While we are sad to see the summer end, we are so thankful for the great memories and experiences this summer brought us.

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At Asbury Hills, we strive to welcome each and every person through our gates with a smile. We strive to serve every person for Christian birth, growth, and renewal and we hope we accomplished that mission this summer. Every year, when we open our gates for campers and staff, we pray for a successful summer. Our idea of a successful summer isn’t just good numbers but good memories, meaningful relationships, and ultimately the best possible summer camp experience.

This summer, our theme was Unleash. Our camp pastors and staff talked with campers about what it means to unleash our faith and ultimately unite with others in our faith. With reference to Matthew 17:20, campers learned that even with faith just the size of a mustard seed, anything is possible.

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“I think the mustard seed was a great visual for my son. I love that he came home with one to keep in a special place as a reminder.”

–Summer 2019 Camper Parent

Not only did our campers get the chance to try a ton of new things, they also got the chance to build relationships with our staff and other campers.

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“Both of our boys absolutely love Asbury Hills and have had great experiences each year they’ve attended! They love the variety of activities, the fun counselors who seem to be great Christian role models, and the welcoming environment.”

–Summer 2019 Camper Parent

We are so thankful for the support of our camp family. Summer 2019 went by so fast! Don’t forget to keep any eye out on our social media for when registration opens for Summer 2020.

In the mean time, check out our YouTube channel to see the highlight videos from Summer 2019.

 

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Love Gift Ceremony 2019

It is that time of year again! Every year, we end our summer with a dinner to celebrate our staff followed by our annual Love Gift Ceremony. It is always a special time for our staff!

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What is our Love Gift Ceremony? It is exactly what it sounds like–a ceremony that our summer staffers exchange a love gift. What is a love gift you ask? It is a gift that each staffer makes for someone else, of which they drew their name at the beginning of the summer. The entire summer staff all draw a name and keep it a secret all summer while they work to make (emphasis on ‘make’) a gift for their person. At the end of the summer, the surprises are revealed and there is so much love!

This is such a special event for our staff. Usually, these gifts are gifts that they will treasure for the rest of their lives. Camp is a special place in and of itself so if you tack a meaningful gift on to it, it really holds a special place in your heart.

You may have noticed a theme with the outfits. Each year, our staff decide on a theme for the event. Our Food Service director prepares a meal based on that theme and we decorate the dining hall to tie it all together. We also encourage our staff to dress up! Can you guess the theme for this year?!

Here are a few photos from our 2019 Love Gift Ceremony!

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Banquets at Asbury Hills

That is right! You can book a banquet at Asbury Hills and pick from our menu full of options sure to please anyone in your group. Our Food Services Director and his team are eager to prepare a meal and serve you!

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How do you book a banquet at Asbury Hills? Is there a minimum or maximum of people required per group? What is on the menu? Are there holiday options? All of these answers and more can be found in this blog post!

Who is preparing and serving your meals?

Travis, our Food Services Director, is experienced in the food service industry in many capacities. Travis owned his own restaurant, food truck, and catering business for over 16 years and then moved on to serve as the Food Services Director for summer camp. We are thrilled to bring both the skill set and hospitality Travis has to your group.

How do you book a banquet at Asbury Hills?

Just like our retreat booking process, you can call our Asbury Hills office and talk with Bonnie, our Reservation Specialist, to book your banquet. Be prepared to give Bonnie a number of people in your group, your date preferences and menu choices.

Is there a minimum or maximum of people per group?

We are capable of serving up to 200 people in your group. In order to make it worth your while, we do ask that you have at least 8 people in your group.

What is on the menu?

We have an entire menu complete with entree options, side dish options, deserts, bread, and drinks available on our website. Click here for our Banquet Menu.

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Are there Holiday Menu options?

We are working on developing a menu specifically for the holidays so be sure to check back and keep up with our social media for updates!

What is the ideal time of day to book a banquet?

We are equipped to serve banquets for lunch and dinner.

Are banquets an option during every day of the week?

At this time, we are thrilled to offer banquet bookings on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Are banquets served buffet style?

Our banquets can be served buffet style or family style. We can also serve plated meals for an additional charge. We also have a list of available upgrades for your banquet. Check back soon for a list of upgrades!

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Hopefully this answers all your questions about Banquets with Asbury Hills. If not, feel free to call our office at 864.836.3711 or email foodservice@asburyhills.org.

We hope to serve you soon!

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