Living Sanctuary at Pilgrim Point Camp

As we welcome the official arrival of summer this week, we are also celebrating the kick-off of the 2017 summer camping season at Pilgrim Point Camp & Retreats. The program and site staff and volunteers at Pilgrim Point have been working hard to prepare a welcoming space at Pilgrim Point for you to enter and explore this season’s theme, “Living Sanctuary.”During this first week of the season, Pilgrim Point is hosting the first Deaf First Family Camp, a week-long camp for families with members in the deaf and hard of hearing community. Thirty-eight participants are taking part in this initial camping experience. We are grateful for the strong and creative leadership and vision provided for this camp by Joyce Atchison and her team of dedicated program volunteers and ASL translators, without whom this week would not be possible.

During this first week of the season, Pilgrim Point is hosting the first Deaf First Family Camp, a week-long camp for families with members in the deaf and hard of hearing community. Thirty-eight participants are taking part in this initial camping experience. We are grateful for the strong and creative leadership and vision provided for this camp by Joyce Atchison and her team of dedicated program volunteers and ASL translators, without whom this week would not be possible.

Whether you participate in one of our conference sponsored camps or retreats or come to Pilgrim Point as part of a local congregation’s retreat, we look forward to welcoming you to camp! We hope that as you spend time within the living sanctuary of Pilgrim Point, you will find rest for your body, renewal for your spirit, and re-connection with the divine made manifest in the faces of family and friends and within yourself. We also hope that your time at Pilgrim Point will provide an opportunity to live within an alternative rhythm of life, so that you may

Whether you participate in one of our conference sponsored camps or retreats or come to Pilgrim Point as part of a local congregation’s retreat, we look forward to welcoming you to camp! We hope that as you spend time within the living sanctuary of Pilgrim Point, you will find rest for your body, renewal for your spirit, and re-connection with the divine made manifest in the faces of family and friends and within yourself. We also hope that your time at Pilgrim Point will provide an opportunity to live within an alternative rhythm of life, so that you may re-enter the world more grounded and attentive to the movement and call of the holy within every moment of your life.

There are several opportunities for you and your family to spend time at Pilgrim Point this summer:

  • July Family Camp, Celtic Spirituality and an evening of story and song with Doug Wood, on July 16-21, 2017. July Family Camp is open to ALL! Learn more on the Pilgrim Point website or register now.
  • Young Adult Retreat, for those aged 18-29, August 4-6, 2017
  • August Family Camp, featuring an evening of story and song with Minnesota musician and author Doug Wood (creator of the classic children’s picture book series, “Old Turtle”). July 30 – August 4, 2017
  • Trans & Gender Non-Conforming Retreat, September 8-10, 2017
  • Women’s Retreat, Facilitated by Dawn Carlson Conn, UCC Commissioned Minister for Liturgical Art, September 22-24, 2017
Blessings as you move through the wonder of these summer days. We look forward to seeing you at Pilgrim Point Camp & Retreat this season!
Rev. Kevin Brown
Associate Conference Minister of Faith Formation for Children & Youth
Minnesota Conference United Church of Christ