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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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Happy Thanksgiving

By Katie Cline Today, a peaceful quiet blankets the grounds at Laurelville, and a little bit of color still hangs on the trees.  On days like this when the pulse of work is slower than normal, it's a perfect time to soak in the beauty of this place and to count our...

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My Time at Laurelville

By Brad Bishop   Next week I will conclude my time here at Laurelville after 4+ years of working as Guest Services Host. This job has blessed me in countless ways. Interacting with our guests has been a great experience and working in this beautiful environment is...

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What’s In A Name? A Lot!

By Jeanette Lahm   SUMMER CAMP SEASON COMES TO A CLOSE It’s hard to believe, but summer camp 2016 has already come and gone.  We thank God for our camp leaders including Joy Cotchen, Allegheny Mennonite Conference (AMC)’s Minister of Children and Youth (leading our...

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Great Is Thy Faithfulness

Isn’t it wonderful when we can witness first-hand God’s promises of faithfulness to His believers? During this season of transition at Laurelville, I am excited to share God’s present-day illustration of His faithfulness. First, we’d like to thank those who came to...

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Refreshing Week at MCA

By Katie Cline Last week, Laurelville had the privilege of hosting the Mennonite Camping Association Bi-National Conference. It truly was a joy to have camp and retreat center staff from the US and Canada journey to our place in the Laurel Highlands.  I had never been...

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