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Pecometh Notes

2016 Spain Grant Challenge

Posted by Jack Shitama on Thu, Jun 16, 2016 @ 13:06 PM

We are grateful for our donors' commitment to funding camperships. Last year, we awarded $43,245 to 256 campers. Of those, 137 campers received additional Spain Grants totaling $40,721.

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Topics: Supporting Pecometh, Transforming the World

Spain Grant Program Expands Options (and Impact)

Posted by Jack Shitama on Tue, Oct 27, 2015 @ 08:10 AM

It’s one thing to get kids to camp. Helping kids find greatness takes things to an entirely different level.

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Topics: Camp, Supporting Pecometh, Transforming the World

Pecometh Launches the Center for Clergy Excellence

Posted by Jack Shitama on Thu, Oct 15, 2015 @ 11:10 AM

The Riverview Retreat Center is a beautiful facility. But, it’s just a facility. What matters is what happens there. In 2015, we established the Center for Clergy Excellence (CCE) at Pecometh with the mission to develop principled Christian leaders for the church and the world.

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Topics: Thriving Churches, Faith Formation, Transforming the World

Working at Camp: The Best Summer of My Life!

Posted by Emily Naylor on Thu, Feb 19, 2015 @ 16:02 PM

Deciding to work at camp was a very difficult decision. I applied for the job not really knowing what to think. Then an interview day was set up. I was really hesitant to go, and I didn’t decide if I was going until the night before.

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Topics: Camp, Camp Staff Alumni, Transforming the World

Pecometh Challenge Course: Building Individuals... One Team at a Time

Posted by Ron Stafford on Fri, Dec 05, 2014 @ 14:12 PM

 

Here at Pecometh, when you stand between Talley House and the Dining Hall, you can see the high stand-alone tower associated with the Challenge Course. Over the past 15 years, many groups have gone through the course and have learned much that can be applied to everyday life.

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Topics: Transforming the World, Outdoor Classroom

Swing Unto the Lord: The "Soul-Searching Swing"

Posted by Ron Stafford on Tue, Nov 11, 2014 @ 10:11 AM

Over the past few months, you may have noticed a new structure that’s located between the Riverview Retreat Center (RRC) and the nearby Chester River. It’s quite large, very sturdy, and very relaxing.

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Topics: Transforming the World

We Serve People Who Serve People

Posted by Ron Stafford on Fri, Oct 31, 2014 @ 10:10 AM

Since 1946, Pecometh Camp & Retreat Ministries has been serving the local community and beyond by being a refuge of peace and play in a sacred setting. With rustic cabins, dorm-style retreat houses, and the modern Riverview Retreat Center, we serve as both a camp and retreat facility year-round. As we like to say, “we serve people who serve people.”

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Topics: Transforming the World, Outdoor Classroom

How Camp Made a Difference for Jaylyn

Posted by Rev. Sheryl Allston on Wed, Oct 15, 2014 @ 16:10 PM

We asked Rev. Sheryl Allston, pastor and hospital chaplain, why she used the Spain Grant program to send Jaylyn to camp. This donor supported program helps families in need send a kid to camp for just $50. 

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Topics: Camp, Transforming the World

Volunteers Raise the Roof at the Dining Hall

Posted by Ron Stafford on Mon, Sep 22, 2014 @ 14:09 PM

From September 19th to the 21st, a group of volunteers came to the Pecometh Dining Hall with one purpose: to raise the roof…literally.  
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Topics: Camp, Transforming the World

Alumni Spotlight: Erica Moves to Haiti

Posted by Megan Shitama Weston on Mon, May 05, 2014 @ 12:05 PM

There are plenty of mosquitoes and no air-conditioning. I'm feeling a little bit homesick for my mom's cooking, but I'm surrounded by a warm, fun-loving group of co-workers who have made me feel like part of the family from Day One.

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Topics: Camp Staff Alumni, Transforming the World, Outdoor Classroom

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