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Camp Lambec - NEW Website!

Hey Camp Fans!   Camp Lambec has a NEW website www.camplambec.org

Camp Lambec is a place for fun adventures in faith, family and friends.  If you’d like to have a great experience at camp, make new friends (and reconnect with old ones), enjoy our amenities, and grow in your faith, then choose the program that’s right for you.

You can click on the above website for more information and to register.  Also, aprintable brochure and registration are obtainable by going tohttp://camplambec.org/summer-camps.html

 I am excited about this summer and hope you are too!  See you at camp!

 Randall Clow

Vice President of Camp Lambec Ministries

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The Camping Association of the Presbyteries of Northwestern Pennsylvania (CAPNWP) Update

February 2017

Due to the declining number of camp registrations for programming at Westminster Highlands in 2016, the CAPNWP Board of Directors determined that it was not cost effective to operate this facility for the remainder of the year.  Faced with a similar situation in 2017, the Board was forced to make the same decision for this year.  Westminster Highlands remains closed for 2017.  We are recommending that those desiring Christian camping experiences similar to those previously offered at Westminster Highlands refer to Camp Crestfield (http://crestfieldcc.org/or https://www.facebook.com/Crestfield)    or Pine Springs Camp (https://www.pinesprings.org/or https://www.facebook.com/psc.camp).  The CAPNWP Board endorses the program at either facility.  Interested parties should contact them directly. 

 After reviewing all of the information concerning operations at Camp Lambec this season, the Board has approved a plan to safely and effectively operate for a five week summer season.  This will insure that the previously approved camps, (Music Camp, Wet-N- Wild, Family Camp A, B, and C) will be able to take place in 2017.  Leaders of these camps will be contacted directly by our Vice President of Operations at Camp Lambec, Rev. Randall Clow.  Please refer to the schedule on the Camp Website (http://capnwp.org/29/Camp+Lambec.html) and other promotional materials for dates and other pertinent information.  Online registrations will be available soon.  Please direct registration questions to Kay Hilliard, Registrar (catherinhilliard@comcast.net).  Mail in registrations should be sent to the Camp office at, CAPNWP, % West Sunbury Presbyterian Church, 215 E. Church Street, West Sunbury, PA 16061.    

Please be advised that in order to facilitate this season, Camp Lambec will be operating with an alternative plan to provide fresh water to our site.  This plan will be approved by the Erie Department of Health and will utilize fresh water which be trucked in by certified water haulers.  The water will be delivered to our campers thru our existing systems (bathhouses, kitchen, etc.) and should not represent any challenges to the user.  However, we would appreciate all efforts to conserve water while on site, as there is a significant cost for water delivery.  We are thankful for the dedicated members of the Board who are willing develop this interim solution, and ask for everyone’s patience throughout its implementation.  The Board Task Group, working with an engineering firm, continues to work closely with DEP and the Erie County Health Department to implement a long term solution, but the necessary permits cannot be secured until after the 2017 season.  A special fund has been established to assist in the efforts to design a new fresh water system at Lambec.  Contributions can be made directly to CAPNWP, designated “WATER PROJECT.”  (Address above)

The Board has also initiated a working relationship with the Presbyterian Foundation to consider the long term viability of operating Christian Camp sites.  They have been instrumental in helping others throughout the denomination address the concerns of declining constituency, registrations and revenues, as well as aging facilities in need of major capital improvement.  It is the hope of the Board that we can develop a plan that will continue to provide resources for people seeking to engage in outdoor ministries.