After her involvement with camp and her love of horses, McKenzie Smith wanted to hold a fundraiser to benefit Camp Hebron's Build-The-Barn Program, deciding to organize a model horse show. The show consisted of three divisions, Performance, Original Finish Halter, and Custom Halter. Performance is when the model is tacked up to represent a certain discipline. The models are judged on how accurate the set up is and how well the tack fits. Halter classes are based on how well the model fits the breed you assigned it. The models are judged on breed conformation and color. Models are usually about 1/9 scale or smaller. "I had 26 people entered in the show, some came all the way from Erie and Maryland" stated McKenzie.
"I started taking riding lessons from Susan Berger, Horsemanship Education Specialist about 3 years ago, then she introduced me to Camp Hebron's Wrangler-in-Training program. I have been volunteering on some Saturdays and during the week-long camps in the summer. I made so many new friends and shared a lot of stories during those nights in the WIT room! Camp is where I really grew in the field of horses. Susan's skills with horses are incredible and she has taught me so much. It was an amazing feeling to give back to the place where I have spent so much time and has given back so much to me," said Smith.
The event took place at the Millersburg New Life Center and raised $1,160 for the Build the Barn program. The event was such a success, people are already talking about it continuing next year. Many thanks to McKenzie Smith for utilizing her gifts and giving back to camp in this tremendous way.
Join us for dinner and celebrate the mission of Camp Hebron at Mt. Joy Mennonite Church on October 2nd at 6:30 pm. This years theme is What is Camp Hebron? To attend and for more information on becoming an association member please call 717.896.3441.
Fall Conference Season is Underway for 2014
"A Firm Foundation"
2 Timothy 2:19 "Nevertheless, the firm foundation of God stands, having this seal, "The Lord knows those who are His."
Year Round Lodging
Camp Hebron offers a variety of great loding options to meet your group needs. Sylvan View & Hillside Villa feature Motel style rooms and Breezewood winterized cabins are great for youth groups, men's retreats and family gatherings.
Camp Hebron houses twelve bunk-style winterized cabins that accommodate eleven individuals each. There is a bathroom and shower for each cabin.
All groups can enjoy savory buffet-style meals for breakfast, lunch & dinner. Meeting rooms, indoor full court gymnasium with rock climbing wall, outdoor adventure activities and recreation room are also available for your enjoyment upon request.
Program registrations and campground reservations are available online; check it out. Groups and families interested in Sylvan View, Hillside Villa or the Breezewood Cabins can contact us at 717-896-3441 or email@example.com to reserve.
Summer 2014 was fantastic here at Camp Hebron. We had amazing teaching, wonderful activities and loads of fun and fellowship. More than 1,200 campers attended, including day campers, family/mom and tots campers, cabin, adventure, horse and specialty campers and Shalom campers (adults with disabilities). In addition, scholarship aid given in 2014 has already exceeded $11,447, providing 53 kids and 12 families a purposeful camping experience they may not otherwise have been afforded.
Early registration is open for 2015! Click here for more information and to register.
A Letter From Dustin
A year ago this time I committed to join the Camp Hebron family as Executive Director, knowing that challenges lay in store. With support from our dedicated board of directors, our passionate staff, and countless volunteers, guests, campers, donors and prayer partners, we have pressed on in the hard work of restoring the health and stability of Camp Hebron. Throughout 2014 we have strived to establish “A Firm Foundation,” as our strategic plan for the year is titled. In this effort our summer theme of “All Things New” has resonated time and time again. We’ve completed an impactful summer program season, implemented a new database, hired several new staff, revamped our newsletter, hosted a number of new groups, met our initial fundraising goal for the “build-the-barn” campaign, and, most of all, stood firm in our commitment to Christ as the center of all we are and do. We also engaged in a strategic planning process, and are working now to develop a detailed plan for accomplishing our refreshed mission and vision. A special thank you to each of you for the role you have played in making this year a success.
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Camp Hebron Welcomes New Staff
Marketing & Development Associate
Camp Hebron welcomes Kyle Martin; he will be assisting with Camp's Marketing & Development efforts. Kyle developed a passion for camping ministry while serving as Program Director for 3 years at Pocono Mountain Bible Conference, where he also met his wife Hannah. Kyle graduated from Cairn University (formerly Philadelphia Biblical University) in 2012. Kyle is originally from Coatesville, PA.
Camp Hebron also welcomes Tammy Briggs, who will be assisting with Camp's communication efforts, social media and camp events. Tammy brings eighteen years of communications experience through her efforts with The Salvation Army, which runs year-round camps across the country. She met her husband at summer camp where they were also married. She is excited to join the team.
Thanks For Being Invested In Camp Hebron!
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