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The Value of Volunteering at Laurelville

By Joby Dupuis, Board Member Most of us believe that what is in our hearts is best shown by what we do.  As a result, most of us give our time, talent and energy to organizations we care about.  It is called “volunteering.” Whether it is helping school children cross...

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2018 – Laurelville’s Year of Celebration

Dear Friends, As the year draws to an end, we celebrate… We celebrate our history and our 75th milestone. What fun to have over 200 Laurelville friends gather for a weekend of reflection, fellowship, and play! We celebrate our founding roots when God’s promptings led...

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Laurelville Celebrates 75 Years!

by Katie Cline Over the weekend of October 18-21, Laurelville celebrated 75 years!  Gathering together with 220 friends, it was a sweet time of sharing stories, singing hymns, enjoying a concert by The Walking Roots Band, and more!  On Saturday afternoon, the sun...

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A Full Heart

by Katie Cline The rumors are true!  We love summertime at Laurelville.  There's something special about the energy and life that our campers and staff bring to this place.  We chuckle as our muddy crew makes their way from the soccer field to the waterfall for a...

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Camp Raising Spirits Celebrates 25 Years

by Jeanette Lahm 2018 Volunteers from the Greater Pittsburgh Chapter of the Oncology Nursing Society and other community friends support Camp Raising Spirits In 1994, the Greater Pittsburgh Chapter of the Oncology Nursing Society, an organization dedicated to...

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Laurelville’s First Annual “Winterville!”

by Sam Stucky Who ever said Laurelville is only fun in the summer!?  I don't know.  But if they did, they're wrong. Just last weekend, over 20 youth aged 7-14 came together to get a taste of camp in the winter!  Although it was only a one night extravaganza, we were...

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Two are Better than One

I'm so pumped about Family Camp this summer. Wahoooooo!!!!!!!!! I'm eager to see how God challenges and grows families during our weekend together. We'll focus on Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 because let's face it, when it comes to families, two are better than one (2...

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Dale and Jan – SOOP Volunteers

This month, we had the pleasure of having Dale and Jan Stebbins, SOOP volunteers, work alongside us.  Dale and Jan quickly became part of the Laurelville family, and we treasured our time with them.  They helped us accomplish many tasks, including hanging up pictures...

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Shalom is Laurelville

by Sam Stucky I’ve been going to Laurelville since I was six years old.  It was almost as routine as going to school for me.  But I’ve only recently come to realize how much this privilege influenced my life.  Although I progressed between age groups each summer, the...

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Steps and Seeds

By Olivia Tennefoss In the steps I took as a camper, I shaped friends, I created a link that tied my life in Delaware to people from Pennsylvania and surrounding areas. It started my growth of personality ‘away from home.’ What I mean by this is that it forced the...

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