Where all are welcome in God's love to
EXPLORE, GROW, REST, and PLAY.
We want to thank our camp community for the support you have shown us this year. Our ministry and mission continues to move forward and transform lives even during a pandemic.
Yet, with the significant loss of summer camp and retreat revenue, Pyoca is still in need of our community's help. If this ministry has made an impact upon your life or of someone you love, we ask you to prayerfully consider an end of year gift or monthly donation to ensure that Pyoca remains sustainable for years to come.
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Updated: Dec. 17, 2020
Join our Summer Staff!
We want YOU on our summer staff. We may be biased, but our summer staff at Pyoca is one of the best you'll find at any summer camp. Our staff is full of smart, creative, talented, and passionate young adult mentors.We value our staff so much that in 2019 we nearly doubled our summer staff salaries to ensure that our staff are compensated fairly, fully reflecting the level of hard work and dedication they give throughout a summer season. Next summer will likely look different from any summer season ever hosted at Pyoca. While there are still a lot of unknowns in the months ahead, we can assure that our staff will find a supportive, intentional Christian community at Pyoca.
Updated: Dec. 7, 2020
Pyoca Alumni Stories
After a year unlike any other in our history, we are grateful to share stories of of faith, tradition, family, and giving through our Alumni Stories series, now on our YouTube Channel.You can check out new videos on the Pyoca Alumni Stories playlist, uploaded each Wednesday during the month of December.
Updated: Oct. 16, 2020
Blog Post: A Blue Holiday Season
I grew up hearing about a quiet worship service not many people talked about during the Advent and Christmas seasons. It was called “A Blue Christmas,” and was typically run ecumenically by a couple of churches in my hometown a few days before Christmas Eve.What always went unsaid was that it was really “the Christmas service for sad people.” For everyone else, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day were bright and cheery celebrations. While it was important to offer space for those who were having a tough time during the holidays, growing up I always got the impression that folks were uncomfortable with those “sad people” during Christmas. It’s interesting to me now as we are all heading toward a Blue Christmas, and we’re starting with a Blue Thanksgiving.
Updated: Nov. 20, 2020
Pastor Respite Retreats
We have had an amazing fall season welcoming pastors and their families to stay on-site at Pyoca. We will be continuing to offer respite stays to pastors into 2021 and are now booking throughout the winter and spring. Camp is absolutely beautiful in the wintertime, and what better time for respite than right after Advent and right before Lent?Respite stays are of no cost to pastors under the care of Whitewater Valley and Ohio Valley presbyteries, made possible through the generous support of both presbyteries. Each pastor (immediate family is welcome to join) will be housed in their own cabin, either the Poplar Apartment or Oak/Cedar cabins. Dates and cabins are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. 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: Dec. 17, 2020
Now Booking: Family Retreats
Join us for your very own family retreat at Pyoca! 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!