Pe­cometh Day wel­comes new, re­turn­ing cam­pers

Record Observer - - News - By HAN­NAH COMBS hcombs@kibay­times.com

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.

PHOTO BY HAN­NAH COMBS

A re­turn­ing camper to Camp Pe­cometh, Wal­ter makes a friend with this goat at Pe­cometh Day 2016.

PHOTO BY HAN­NAH COMBS

Carly Ewing, a coun­selor last year at Camp Pe­cometh, paints the face of Mad­di­son Combs at Pe­cometh Day.

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