Where all are welcome in God's love to
EXPLORE, GROW, REST, and PLAY.
Looking to get away with your family this fall? Look no further! We are now booking small, immediate family retreats. Check out our latest video from our Program Director Molly to learn all about our fall retreat season and how to book your stay.
If you haven't already, check out our YouTube Channel for dozens of videos from our virtual Camp to You programming, as well as regular updates from Mike & Molly.
We want to thank our camp community for your ongoing support. If you would like to learn more ways to support camp, you can connect with us at email@example.com or give us a call at (812) 358-3413.
What's happening at Pyoca?
Updated: Oct. 16, 2020
Blog Post: The World Is Not Like Summer Camp...
…at least that’s what we in the industry have believed for many years. Every camp I have ever visited and every camp colleague I engage with strives for this outcome. We have called camps “a place apart” or “more than a place, an experience,” because we truly hope that it is so for all youth and adults who stay with us.We called this unforgettable summer season our “Summer of Sanctuary,” because we know that is what Pyoca is to so many people. A sanctuary. We provide a place away from the world to pause, rest, and breathe. I believe it is only when we have these moments of pause that we are able to let our guard down enough to hear the viewpoint or differing life perspective of another person. This is what makes camp different from the world. Yes, we may live in a bit of a bubble for a week, but the bubble provides the space where youth and adults feel at ease enough to share their whole selves.
Updated: Sept. 17, 2020
Overflow: Virtual Women's Retreat (Nov. 8 - 14)
While the pandemic may not allow us to gather in person, we are thrilled to announce that we will be offering our previously scheduled women's retreat Overflow in an online format this November. Video devotionals will be posted daily from Nov. 8th - 13th, available to anyone via our YouTube channel. PLUS women will be able to sign up for our virtual gathering on Sat., Nov. 14th, where we will come together in fellowship and small group sessions. Access to the virtual gathering is free to all who register.Overflow Retreat Box: Participants will also be able to purchase an optional retreat box that will supplement the week's devotionals. This will include daily reflective practices, some camp swag, and activities to enhance your virtual retreat experience. More information coming in October.
Updated: Sept. 16, 2020
Now Booking: Fall Family Retreats
Join us this fall for your very own family retreat at Pyoca! Starting in September, we are welcoming families for weekday and weekend stays at camp. Enjoy self-guided activities such as hiking and fishing, or help us out with a family service project during your stay. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to book your stay today!
Updated: Sept. 16, 2020
Pastor Respite Retreats
Pyoca is on a path to re-opening our doors, beginning in mid-July. Our soft opening will start with overnight respite for Presbytery of Ohio Valley and Whitewater Valley Presbytery ministers and chaplains.Each pastor (immediate family is welcome to join) will be housed in their own cabin, either the Poplar Apartment or Oak/Cedar cabins. Guests will be responsible for their own meals. Dates and cabins will be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. Stays are of no cost to pastors, made possible with the generous support of both presbyteries. Pyoca is following enhanced cleaning procedures set fourth by the CDC, and additionally, air purifiers have been installed in all cabins. Call Pyoca at (812) 358-3413 or email email@example.com for more details and to reserve your visit today.
Updated: Aug. 14, 2020
Summer Camp 2021 Dates
We are already eagerly looking forward to Summer 2021. It may look a little different than previous years at camp, but we are committed to planning a safe and healthy return to in-person sessions. Initial dates available now, with more information and new programs to come. Get ready and mark your calendars! Summer Camp registration will officially open January 1, 2021.
Updated: July 22, 2020
Camp to You: Alumni Devotional
We've wrapped up our camp season and we want to thank you for all of your support! We are offering our alumni camp devotional for free to our greater camp community. Originally made for our Alumni Camp to You boxes, we are now sharing this devotional with you!Written by Program Director Rev. Molly DeWitt, this devotional follows our summer camp curriculum This Is Our Prayer, but is made for an adult audience. We hope you find it thought-provoking and challenging, as it delves deep into how our prayer life calls us to radical transformation, repentance, and action. The devo is in two parts, Days 1-3 and Days 4-5, compiled in an e-book format.