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Christmas Canteen is now open. New items include cozy sweatshirt blankets, a camp Christmas ornament, and new pom knit hats. Grab your very own camp gear for yourself or your camper while supplies last!

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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 program@pyoca.org or give us a call at (812) 358-3413.

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  • 2019
    Updated: Nov. 20, 2020

    Christmas Canteen

    Make camp a special part of your holiday season! Christmas Canteen is now open. New items include cozy sweatshirt blankets, a camp Christmas ornament, and new pom knit hats. Grab your very own camp gear for yourself or your camper while supplies last!

    Christmas Canteen will be open from Nov. 15th - Dec. 15th. Order now to ensure we have your favorite camp item in stock and delivery before Christmas.

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  • 2019
    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.

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  • 2019
    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 molly@pyoca.org for more details and to reserve your visit today.

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  • 2019
    Updated: Sept. 16, 2020

    Now Booking: Family Retreats

    Join us 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 program@pyoca.org to book your stay today!

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