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The Return of Hebron Happenings

They're back and better than ever.

Pioneers Campers

It's been a while since we've released our newsletter so we have plenty to share. First off is the new look: Hebron Happenings are now digital. This is a big step for us, but a good one. As the stewards of 340 acres of meadow, brook, mountain, and forest, we felt it was our duty to cut back on the amount of paper, ink, and transportation that our mailings used up.

We did the same for our registration and reservation process, too. You can now sign up for all of our Summer Camps online. You can even book a campsite while you're there. Check it out.

If you would rather stick to the familiar, don't worry. We have you covered. You still have the option to register and reserve by calling or by filling out the paper forms. If you or someone you know want to continue recieving Hebron Happenings in paper format, just reply to this email with the name and address and we'll add you to the paper mailing list.

Announcing the Theme for Summer 2014

"All Things New"

All Things New
"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come. The old has gone, the new is here!"
- 2 Corinthians 5:17 -

And if you want a sneak peak at the summer theme song, click here.

A Letter From Dustin

Dear Friends,


In the five months since I’ve come to Camp Hebron, I have been amazed by the steady flow of people telling me about the different ways in which Camp has been a part of their life. Some came as summer campers, some as part of a church retreat. Some came for gatherings and others to simply rest in the campground. Many served as volunteers or worked on staff for a season. Through all these experiences, a common thread persists: Camp Hebron has been a sanctuary, a place set aside for renewal and growth, for rest and refreshment. I am committed to keeping it this way.
Explorers Campers
Our ministry plan for this year is titled “A Firm Foundation,” representing both the true foundation upon which we operate, Christ, and a focus on laying the groundwork for a sustainable, healthy ministry. As I interact with people who have been connected to Camp Hebron over the years, I am reminded of the many, many bricks that have already been laid in this foundation. We are standing on the shoulders of those who have gone before us. I am grateful beyond words for all who have participated in making Camp Hebron what it is today.

As we press forward into a new era, I invite your ongoing involvement. Your participation is needed now as much as ever: Camp Hebron functions best as a partnership between stakeholders and staff, where all join together to fulfill the purpose that God has laid before us. I encourage you to come volunteer for a day, and stop by to tell me about how you first came to Camp. Visit as a day guest, and experience anew the splendor of creation. Support a special project, and write me a note to share what motivated you to give. If Camp Hebron has been a part of your life, then you are a participant in A Firm Foundation, a part of the ongoing work of connecting people with God, nature and each other. I look forward to serving together with you.
 
Dustin Musser
Executive Director

New and Improved Facilities

Just in time for the Summer Rush.


Significant property improvements occurred in the first half of 2014. Over the winter holidays the office was dramatically reconfigured for more efficient utilization. The staff lounge was moved to the basement into what was formerly the gift shop. Two new offices were built in the old staff lounge and two existing offices were refreshed with paint and new carpet. The front office was reconfigured to provide space for the gift shop, which can now remain open during all office hours.
Sylvan View Lawn
The Stauffer Cottage was generously donated to camp at the end of 2013. Camp will retain the unit for use as a rental facility. The first phase of renovation was completed in May, and included new flooring, paint, window treatments and furnishings. Phase two will result in a remodeled bathroom and new windows in the front of the cottage. Don’t miss out on the chance to be one of the first to visit!

Campsites 31 - 36 are pristine, tucked below the pond and along the stream. Unfortunately, due to flooding and erosion, access has generally meant driving through mud. Not anymore. The lower drive was rebuilt just in time for Memorial Day weekend. And now the campsites can be reserved online. Come and enjoy!

Volunteer Appreciation

The people we can't live without.


Excellence, Teamwork and Joy are 3 of our core values and a part of the culture that we are striving to create. A culture where board and staff embrace joy, not simply as an emotion of happiness; a culture where you know that the staff is happy to serve, the guests feel loved and there is an overall sense of peace and balance. Without our many dedicated volunteers however, this culture is incomplete.
Moms & Tots Counselors
We’ve all heard “it’s takes a village” but here at Camp Hebron, it takes our dedicated volunteers. We are blessed with people such as Lois and Lester Weaver, who never seem to tire of their sacrifice and service. The next time you are at camp and notice new window treatments or a new furniture arrangement, thank Lois. And if you happen to notice that the road around the lake at the campground is drivable once again, thank Lester.

The ground looks amazing! The lawns are beautifully mowed, the shrubs and plants have been pruned and fluffed and the flowers beds mulched. Please be sure to thank our landscaper extraordinaire, Lorretta Witmer and our dedicated mower, Hal Stopfel.

As we see guests and campers enjoying fellowship around a campfire, we need to acknowledge the hard work and thank the following: Jon Miller and his son’s Isaac and Elliott who gave up 2 evenings to help split several chords of wood. A group of men from Slate Hill Mennonite Church also spent many long hours splitting wood.

A big thank-you to Lee Roland, whose carpentry skills were put to use with some renovations to one of our cottages.
 

There are many others that need to be thanked!

  • Steve & Kim Styer – kitchen assistance
  • Jeff Krug – vacuum cleaner repairs & maintenance
  • Kathy Krug – kitchen assistance
  • Carol Martin - Host
  • Nancy Martin – Dinning Room Hostess
  • Chris & Nancy Kiner (Campground hosts)
  • Messiah College students
  • Harrisburg Christian School (9th graders)

Thanks For Being Invested In Camp Hebron!

Keep an eye out for the next issue of the Hebron Happenings coming to your inbox this fall.

Summer 2014

In This Issue

- Intro
- Summer Theme
- Upcoming Events
- A Letter from Dustin
- Announcements
- New Facilities
- Thanks to Our Volunteers
- Our Wishlist

Upcoming Events

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  • Summer Camps

    Now - August

    Summer is in full swing. Sign up for your favorite camp before it's too late.

  • Father Son Canoe Trip

    August 22-24

    A weekend of father son bonding on the river.

  • Association Meeting

    October 2

    Join us for dinner and celebrate the mission of Camp Hebron.

Other News

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  • Build-The-Barn Capital Campaign

  • We are excited to announce that our initial Build-the-Barn fundraising goal of $300,000 has been met! A huge thank you to all who participated. We are now actively engaging the next steps in bringing this important project to completion
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  • Strategic Planning

    Our board and staff are in the midst of a strategic planning process, working to ensure a healthy and viable ministry for many years to come. Please reach out to our Executive Director Dustin Musser at dustin@camphebron.org if you have input to contribute during this season.
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  • Planned Giving

  • Camp Hebron was blessed this year with a generous legacy gift, for which we are deeply grateful. If you are interested in supporting Camp Hebron in this way, contact Dustin Musser, Executive Director at dustin@camphebron.org or (717) 896-3441 for more information. You also may contact Nikki Shingle, Everence Charitable Services Representative, at nikki.shingle @everence.com or (717) 653-6662.

  • Board Membership

    Camp Hebron is governed by a nine-member volunteer board of directors. If you or someone you know is passionate about camp ministry and gifted at thinking strategically, please reach out to express your interest or receive additional information.
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  • Online Contributions

    We are now able to receive contributions online. Please click here if you are interested in donating in this way. Of course contributions through traditional mail continue to be welcomed. A special thank you to all who partner with us in this way.

Wish List


Outdoor seating invites people to quiet relaxation and conversation. To this end, camp continues to gather a collection of Adirondack chairs and benches. This year we hope to add another 6 to 8 Poly 4' English Garden Benches ($229 each) or LPP Classic Poly Adirondack Chairs ($145 each). Donations toward both are greatly appreciated.You can find them here.

In order to shuttle food and people up Breezewood Hill, Camp is in need of a minivan.It does not need to be licensed, but all-wheel drive would be a big plus.

We are also looking for a variety of privacy bushes for the grounds. They should grow to 6-8' wide and 15-20' high. A variety of plants is preferred.
 

Other Items

  • Pick-Up Truck
  • Coloring Books
  • Construction Paper
  • Kayaks
  • Lifejackets
  • Desk
  • Window A.C. Unit

 

And the biggest thing of all: PRAYER. We always wish for more of it.

 

Thanks For Your Support

A-Frame Chapel
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