Pecometh Day welcomes new, returning campers
CENTREVILLE — Despite the rain, returning and prospective campers attended the annual Pecometh Day, Saturday, April 23, at Pecometh Camp and Retreat Ministries in Centreville.
“It’s a perfect chance to see Pecometh for the first time and hear about our Summer Camp program, or come back to camp to revisit familiar sites and see familiar faces,” said Megan Sweeney, camp programs coordinator.
Activities included games, live music, hay rides, food, and exhibits. Prospective campers and parents were invited to tour the camp property, meet staff and learn more about the Camp Pecometh program.
A drawing was held, and one lucky winner will receive either a $150 or $300 campership for summer camp at Pecometh.
Some of the camp programs offered this summer will include a horseback camp, photography, archery and lots of river-related activities. There is also a Top Chef Pecometh Cooking Camp.
Summer camp programs at Pecometh are typically five days with campers staying in the rustic cabins or dorm-style facilities. They are supervised by counselors over the age of 18 who have received professional training. Pecometh recruits counselors worldwide to provide a unique experience to their campers and staff.
Pecometh Camp & Retreat Ministries partners with over 400 churches of the Peninsula Delaware Conference of The United Methodist Church to provide camps, retreats and outdoor programs to persons of all ages and from all walks of life. Pecometh has operated continuously since 1946 on the Chester River near Centreville.
Registration for summer camp is open now. To learn more contact Pecometh at 136 Bookers Wharf Road Centreville, MD 21617, by phone at 410-556-6900, or onlineAT www.pecometh. org/camps/registration.
A returning camper to Camp Pecometh, Walter makes a friend with this goat at Pecometh Day 2016.
Carly Ewing, a counselor last year at Camp Pecometh, paints the face of Maddison Combs at Pecometh Day.