JUNE 18-24, 2017
SWANZEY LAKE, NEW HAMPSHIRE
The fun doesn’t have to stop simply because you’ve grown up. Kirk Camp is the ultimate, all-inclusive summer family retreat where First Presbyterian Church of Bethlehem families can explore their faith and draw closer to God, to creation, and one another. Meet other families in worship, bible study, at meals, on the beach, on the court, or playing games.
First Presbyterian Church of Bethlehem’s Kirk Camp has a 30-year plus tradition of creating fun, friendships,
and faith at Pilgrim Pines Conference Center on Swanzey Lake, New Hampshire. Famous for its quaint villages, rolling farmlands, lush greenery, historical attractions, and covered bridges, Pilgrim Pines is located in the heart of "quintessential New England" and provides a sanctuary for families to get away, create real community, and glorify God. With a backyard of incomparable New Hampshire beauty and passionate staff leading the program, Kirk Camp will be an unforgettable experience for your entire family.
Choose from modern condo units, New England-style lodge rooms and rustic lakeside or hillside cabins. No two rooms are alike but each provides a comfortable space to unplug and relax.
Your Kirk Camp fees include all of your meals—three hearty, all-you-can-eat meals made fresh on site each day and served buffet-style in a common dining hall. Lunch and dinner offer a full salad bar. If you happen to go on the Mount Monadnock hike, you can take a bag lunch to go! Every afternoon the Pilgrim Pines snack bar opens to sell ice cream and treats. And, every night there are snacks in the Mayflower Lodge.
MORNINGS: After breakfast, families together for worship and then break into age-specific Christian education classes, where adults and kids alike with dive deeper into the Bible.
AFTERNOONS: Kirk Camp features a wide variety of activities for the whole family, such as hiking, kayaking, paddle-boarding, fishing, tennis, basketball, volleyball, bocce, archery, golf, and more. Sign up for the frog jumping contest. Go sightseeing or shopping. Or, spend your afternoons on the beach with a good book while your kids build sand castles and swim in Swanzey Lake.
NIGHT LIFE: Families love evenings at Kirk Camp. Get ready to create, laugh, and play during our evening large-group gatherings where everyone is encouraged kick off their shoes and have fun. After hours, the Pilgrim Pines Mayflower Lodge is always a center of social activity with cards, board games, and evening snacks. On the final night of camp, go outside for a traditional egg-toss and spoons competition, and then find your place around the camp-fire, for s’mores and a good old-fashioned sing-along.
sign me up!
Registration is now open. Click here to register online. All registrations require a non-refundable $100 deposit to reserve a space for you and your family at Kirk Camp.
Once we receive your registration and deposit, you will receive a confirmation email with your balance payment details. As we get closer to camp time, you will receive your lodging assignment along with a travel directions and a suggested packing list for the items you might want at camp.