Covenant Point Camp & Retreat Center

Spring 2017 Camp Director’s Report

Where will you be for the Solar Eclipse?                 Spring 2017 Camp Director’s Report


My family and our camp staff are excited to host Presbytery again as this spring comes to an end, be sure to say hello to the friendly faces in yellow shirts.  We are looking forward to welcoming campers to our site this summer, but there are still spaces available.  If people in your congregation are still planning their summer, gently remind them how impactful a week at camp will be.


We are busy collecting quilts and selling tickets for the once in a lifetime experience of a full solar eclipse at camp.  Quilt lovers will want to plan to be at Covenant Point for the live and silent auctions of over 10 handmade quilts.  There will be lap and crib quilts, a wall hanging, one made by the campers this summer and even a prayer shawl.  The talent is being offered up from all around the presbytery but Pastor Joel from FPC Vandalia has challenged every church in Missouri Union Presbytery to come up with an item or basket that will bring in more money in the live or silent auction than his church.  Help us raise enough funds to make some needed updates to the main lodge facilities and to replenish our camper scholarship funds that help send campers to summer camp.


This is a place to get away from your everyday and connect with God and one another, and that will truly be on August 21, 2017 as starting at 10am will be the action, with additional silent auction items available as well followed by a delicious lunch and then it will be time to put on your solar eclipse viewing glasses and enjoy the nearly 2 1/2 minutes of totality right in the path of the eclipse. Kid friendly activities like we have at camp including canoeing on the lake and swimming in the pool will be options for the day, in an alcohol free natural setting for this once in a lifetime experience. Tickets for the day are $25/adult and $15/child (12 and under) and include the auction, a delicious lunch, and solar viewing glasses as well as various camp activities that will be available at designated times on Monday.  Tent sites, the RV sites and the cabins will be available for lodging before and after the event for an additional fee for those not close by so invite your family and friends who don’t live in the path of the eclipse.  Our camp will be an ideal spot to view the solar eclipse near the line of totality and it will be a family friendly location to witness God’s greatness. See our website for more info.


Thank you for helping spread the word and for all you do.

See you at Camp,

Rob Hoell

Covenant Point Camp and Retreat Center, Director