Focus Event

Date: November 30-December 2, 2018 

Location: Grace House

Cost: $85 (includes dorm-style lodging, linens, meals, shuttle)

Could God be calling you to the ministry of camps and retreat centers?

The Focus Event on November 30 - December 2 will give you the opportunity to learn more about this ministry, to meet folks in the field, and to spend time exploring God's call for your life. This program is designed for people of all ages - whether you are a person planning a dream job in outdoor ministry as a second career, a summer camp staffer who is interested in the field, a church professional who is considering a change in ministry, or anyone in between. This program is endorsed by the Presbyterian Church Camp and Conference Association, the Outdoor Ministries Association of the United Church of Christ, and United Methodist Camp and Retreat Ministries, but is open to participants from all denominations.

The weekend includes workshops, worship, a question-and-answer session, information regarding current job openings, a tour of Pecometh Camp and Retreat Ministries, and a panel discussion with current year-round staff. For just $85.00, participants will receive two nights lodging, four meals, and airport shuttles on Friday evening and Sunday morning. For more information on the program, please contact Joel Winchip at or 803.322.0232.


Pecometh Camp & Retreat Ministries was established in 1946 as the United Methodist Camp serving Delaware and the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Its 275 acres and 4000 feet of shoreline sit along the Chester River in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. The site has over 300 beds in cabin, dorm and hotel-style facilities. You will stay in a 36-bed, dorm-style retreat house. Linens are provided. You will also tour the site and learn about Pecometh’s environmental initiatives including a 449kW solar array, living shoreline and low impact wastewater treatment system.

The program will begin Friday evening with some getting acquainted activities at 8:00pm (dinner is on your own). The nearest airport is Baltimore-Washington International (BWI), which is about 1:15 away from Pecometh. We will provide a shuttle from the airport by 6:00pm, so please plan to arrive by 5:30pm on Friday. If you are driving, you may arrive any time after 5pm on Friday. The program will end with breakfast and morning worship. The shuttle back to the airport will leave around 10:00am on Sunday. Please schedule flights no earlier than 12:30pm. If you have questions about lodging or transportation, please contact Julia Shultz at