Free Pig Pickin’ Event

Join us on

March 19, 2016 from 3:00-7:00pm

in “remembering our past and celebrating our future!”

A free Pig Pickin’ meal will be served to all our guest.

Richard Dubose of Montreat Conference Center will be our Keynote Speaker

Followed by a presentation from the Monroe Camp & Retreat Center Board of Directors

Come and enjoy a fun day at camp!

RSVP at (910)276-1654

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$1 for $1 Matching Grant

Help us get closer to our goal of $100,000!!!

Do you want to be part of helping to transform lives of the children and adults that come to Monroe? If you’re interested in giving to the $1.00 for $1.00 Matching Grant you can send a check to: 

Monroe Camp & Retreat Center

24501 Camp Road

Laurel Hill, NC 28351

OR

Contact us at (910)276-1654 and make a donation over the phone! 

We’re grateful for each and every gift that we receive! With your help, we will build up the Kingdom of God, one camper at a time!

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“Camp-in-a-Van”

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“Camp-in-a-Van” Monroe Camp & Retreat Center comes to YOU! The Camp-in-a-Van program launched for the first time last year at First Presbyterian Church Sanford. This year, we are looking to expand our horizons by reaching out to more congregations to participate in this wonderful program. Much like Vacation Bible School, MCRC uses their curriculum to work with your children at your churches.

Our staff comes to you, Monday through Friday from 9:00am – 1:00pm.
The cost is $50 per child. We provide the resources of leadership and supplies, you provide the extra volunteers for participation. For an additional $10 each child can receive a Monroe Camp & Retreat Center Summer Camp T-shirt!

9:00am Registration
9:15am Opening Worship
10:00am Station 1 (Recreation)
10:30am Station 2 (Crafts)
11:00am Station 3 (Bible Study)
11:30am Station 4 (Music)
12:00pm Lunch
12:30pm Closing Worship
1:00pm Dismiss

Currently, we have available the weeks of June 20-24th, June 11-15th and June 18-22nd.  We can be flexible with the schedule to fit the needs of your church. For more information, please contact Director, Rev. Lyndsey McCall at mccalllyndsey@gmail.com or the office at (910)276-1654.

 

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2016 Summer Camp

Are you ready for… SUMMER CAMP 2016 ???

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What does it mean to be a part of a Christian community? How can the church be a resource that gives campers confidence and courage? Campers will explore how they themselves are a part of the Church and what that means about how we relate to one another and the world. Watch how the strength of Christian community casts out fear and replaces it with hope! The daily guides offer fun, age-appropriate plans for all ages to explore scripture, experience Christian community, and express joy through worship and song.

Join us this summer at Monroe Camp and Retreat Center for “Fearless Faith.”

 

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2016 MCRC Summer Camp Dates

Day Camp (Ages 5-9): June 20-24th, June 27-July 1st, July 11-15th, July 18-22nd

Enjoy the best camp has to offer with the comfort of spending the night at home. Perfect for the local camper who is learning what camp is all about!

Rookie Camp (Ages 6-9): June 22-24th, June 29th-July 1st, July 13-15th, July 20-22nd

Read for the camp experience, but can’t stay all week? This camp gives you the best introduction to the fine of summer camp. Already attending Day Camp? Consider pairing this experience with Day Camp.

Discovery Camp (Ages 8-10): June 19-24th, June 26-July 1st, July 10-15th, July 17-22nd

Enjoy the best that camp has to offer for a whole week. This camp discovers the joy and wonder of the outdoors while building friendships that last a lifetime. Whether it’s your first time to camp or you’re a seasoned camper, you can’t go wrong here!

Explorer (Ages 11-16) Options:

Explorer Horse Camp: June 19-24th

If you love horses, or want to love them, this camp is for you. Learn the basics for riding and caring for our great camp horses. Plus, get lots extra riding time and a offsite trip that you’re sure to love.

Explorer Mission Camp: June 19-24th

What to make a difference? Then here’s your chance! Spend this week serving God through a number of mission and service projects both at camp and in the community. Plus, enjoy some of the fun of camp too!

Explorer Environmental Education Camp: June 26-July 1st

Would you enjoy learning more about your natural habitat? During EE Camp, you will learn how to identify different types of trees, plants, insects, birds, fish and other animals. Through out the week we will be focused on how we can be better stewards of God’s good creation.

Explorer Dance Camp: June 26-July 1st

Do you love to dance or want to learn how to dance? Sign up for this choice to learn basic dance moves, a choreography to be used in worship as well as a final performance for families.

Explorer Night Owls: July 10-15th

This camp is for the campers who like late mornings and late evenings, along with a little extra night time adventure. Night Owls get all the fun of summer camp plus a few extra surprises after dark.

Explorer Culinary Camp: July 10-15th

Do you love to cook or bake? As an Explorer level Culinary Camper you will learn more advanced skills on how to prepare a balanced meal and make delicious desserts.

Explorer Photography: July 17-22nd

Do you love to take pictures? Come and enjoy a week of camp plus an opportunity to focus on photography techniques. You will show off what you have learned by displaying your pictures for families to view on Friday.

Explorer Extreme Adventure: July 17-22nd

Do you love extreme activities? During this week of camp we will have the opportunity to experience the High Ropes Course, indoor Sky Diving, Rock Climbing and more! If you’re up for an adventure, this is the camp for you!

Counselor-in-Training (Age 17-19): June 19-24/June 26-July 1st OR July 10-15th/July 17-22nd

Feeling too old to be a camper? Then learn to be a counselor! CIT’s shadow our summer staff for a week, then in the second week take more of a lead. Enjoy being at camp and making an impact in the lives of campers.

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Why work at Summer Camp?

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Over half a million college students will find their way from their campus to camp this summer to fill openings at camps across the United States.

Imagine a job where almost anything is possible:
-Live, play, and work in the great outdoors.
-Go on active adventures.
-Experience other parts of the country.
-Make new friends from all over — even from other countries.
-Bank more money than you think — with few expenses.
-Become a child’s hero.
-Learn leadership skills.

Camp jobs offer invaluable skill-building, leadership, training, and enrichment opportunities that can’t be found anywhere else! Regardless of your college major, camp experiences allow you to learn and develop skills that will enhance your job marketability. The benefits go far beyond a paycheck, too. Business executives often note that experience as a camp counselor translates into excellent management and personnel skills. College credit can sometimes be obtained from working at camp. Check with your college advisor to see if you qualify. – ACA “Why Work at Camp”

Join our 2016 Summer Staff by Filling out this Application: 2016 Staff Application

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Thank You, Churches!

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We want to thank all our PCUSA churches that gave to our ministry in 2015. THANK YOU!

Your donations continue to help Monroe Camp & Retreat Center thrive in helping individuals to build relationships with God, others and creation. Also, your support continues to be vital to the sustainablity and growth of our organization. Churches, we couldn’t do it without you!
If you haven’t already, we hope you will consider putting MCRC in your 2016 budget. Every gift of any size helps to shape our future. If we can assist, Director Lyndsey McCall and our Board members would be happy to visit your congregation to share more about our life-changing ministry and how your church may join us in supporting that mission. If you would like a visit, please contact our office at (910)276-1654. We would love to visit with you!
2015 Presbytery of Coastal Carolina Donors of MCRC:
Antioch Presbyterian Church of Red Springs
Bethesda Presbyterian Church Women
Brownson Memorial Presbyterian Church Women
Cameron Presbyterian Church Women
Cape Fear Presbyterian Church
Faith Presbyterian Church
Edgewood Presbyterian Church
First Presbyterian Church of Carthage
First Presbyterian Church of Fairmont Women
First Presbyterian Church of Lumberton
Jackson Springs Presbyterian Church
Laurel Hill Presbyterian Church
Laurinburg Presbyterian Church
Lumber Bridge Presbyterian Church Women
Midway Presbyterian Church
Montpelier Presbyterian Church
Peace Presbyterian Church
Philadelphus Presbyterian Church
Philippi Presbyterian Church
Raeford Presbyterian Church
Red Springs Presbyterian Church
Rowland Presbyterian Church
Sardis Presbyterian Church
Shallotte Presbyterian Church
Snead’s Grove United Methodist Church
Spout Springs Memorial Pres. Church
Trinity Presbyterian Church
West End Presbyterian Church
Thank you!

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CCRT Revitalization Retreat

 

The CCRT’s Annual

Revitalization Retreat

January 28-29, 2016

Revitalization Retreat 2016

Retreat Leader: Dr. Jerry Cannon

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Rev. Dr. Jerry Cannon from C.N. Jenkins Memorial Church in Charlotte
He will be leading us in conversation on “Krispy Kreme/Barbeque/NASCAR/Bud Light- Doing Evangelism in a Cultural Diverse Context.”
He is not only a pastor in Charlotte but also serves as the Evangelism Coach Coordinator for the Evangelism and Church Growth Office, Presbyterian Mission Agency.

Why Come?  Participants in this workshop will explore the principles and perceptions of congregational transformation by looking through the lens of geographical, cultural and generational norms. Participants will work through concepts identified in the Presbyterian Engage Curriculum, beginning with reclaiming their own stories of transformation and the story of God’s redemptive mission found in scripture.

In addition, participants will be introduced to evangelism concepts taught by

Bill Easum – Sacred Cows Make Gourmet Burgers;
Thom Rainer – Autopsy of a Deceased Church;
Craig Groeschel – IT/How Churches and Leaders can get IT and keep IT.
Practical applications:

Participants will be asked to honestly describe expectations of church and ministry needs as defined in their local context and to gather some ideas and innovations from other workshop participants who just might have a good idea that will work “back home.”

The workshop will produce a “to do list” that will work somewhere and at some time before the Second Coming. This workshop will be interactive with worksheets, PowerPoints, and skits.

Where? Monroe Camp & Retreat Center
24501 Camp Rd; Laurel Hill, NC 28351

When? Beginning Thursday, January 28th with registration 11:30, lunch noon. Sessions 1-8:30pm.
Continuing Friday, Jan 29th breakfast at 8am with sessions from 9am to lunch at noon.

COST & Pre-REGISTRATION:

Registration is $50 for the first person from each congregation;
$25 for subsequent registrants from the same congregation—not bad for four meals and lodging!
Registration covers Thursday’s Lunch, Dinner, Lodging, as well as breakfast and lunch Friday.
Registration fees help us defray the costs of meals, lodging, usage of retreat center, getting a high quality speaker and purchasing materials for retreat.
Assistance may be available from pastor professional expense funds or your church’s session.
Register by Jan. 6th by simply email or call De Scott at dls67@presbycc.org or (910) 862-8300 extension “0”.
[If you’re late registering, please call and sign up anyway, we just wanted an accurate meal count.]
Open the Flyer to Print and Post in your church

About Dr. Cannon:

Reverend Dr. Jerry L. Cannon was born and raised in Kannapolis, North Carolina. In 1984, Dr. Cannon received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Virginia State University in Petersburg, Virginia. In 1988, he earned a Master of Divinity Degree, specializing in the Bible from the Interdenominational Theological Center—Johnson C. Smith University Seminary, Atlanta, Georgia. He received his Doctor of Ministry Degree from the United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio in 1998.

Dr. Cannon continues to envision programs to include members of the community. At the present, CN Jenkins Presbyterian Church has a partnership ministry with Rebound Rescue Mission which includes transportation to Sunday School and worship every Sunday morning; service at Rebound Rescue Mission once a month; partnership with Salvation Army through the Presbyterian Women’s Organization; Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous Ministry which meet weekly at the Church; Freedom School Partners; RAIN (HIV) Ministry; AARP Norwes Chapter; four weekly Bible Ministries; FINE ARTS Ministry which includes classes in Liturgical Dance, Visual Art, Public Speaking, Steel Drums, and Drama. Annual Appreciation Sunday for 911 Law Enforcers; Bikers Sunday; Political Candidates Sunday; formal graduation ceremony for high school graduates, college and post-graduate students; annual appreciation Sunday for college students in the local area; and Girl Scout Ministries. The Church has formed a partnership with Walter G. Byers Elementary School in the area of tutoring. Dr. Cannon has been a voluntary tutor at Tryon Hills Elementary School.

In addition to his outreach ministries, Dr. Cannon is presently serving on the Board of Trustees of the Interdenominational Theological Center. He has completed service as a member of the Board of Trustees, Johnson C. Smith Theological Seminary; a member of the Board of Directors of Goodwill Industries of Central Carolina; Faculty member of Project Burning Bush – Union Theological Seminary; Faculty member of Love of Learning Program of Davidson College; former President of the National Black Presbyterian Caucus; past Chair of the Presbyterian Cross Caucus Committee; former Board member, Barium Springs Home for Children. He is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

Dr. Cannon’s involvement with the church is long-standing, and he is especially committed to evangelism and community service. During his years as a student, he experienced a variety of job opportunities, which greatly enriched his growth. He was a student minister at Salem Presbyterian Church in Anderson, South Carolina and did internships at the Radcliffe Presbyterian Church in Atlanta, Georgia; West Hills Presbyterian Church in Atlanta, Georgia; Peoples Presbyterian Church, Denver, Colorado; Stony Point Conference Center, Stony Point, New York; Ghost Ranch Conference Center, Abique, New Mexico; and the Cameron House/Chinatown Presbyterian Church in San Francisco, California.

It was on December 28th 1988 that Dr. Cannon was ordained to ministry into the United Presbyterian Church by Catawba Presbytery. He was the last candidate ordained by Catawba Presbytery before it merged to become the Presbytery of Charlotte and Coastal Carolina. In March of 1989, Dr. Cannon was installed as the Associate Pastor at Northeastern Presbyterian Church, Washington D.C. He later served as the Interim Head of Staff at Northeastern from December 1989 thru May 1992. While in Washington, D.C. Dr. Cannon served on the New Church Development Committee and as a Youth Council Advisor for National Capital Presbytery.

In September 1992, Dr. Cannon was installed as Pastor/Head of Staff at C. N. Jenkins Memorial Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, North Carolina.

Dr. Cannon previously served as a Ministry Specialist for Racial Ethnic Leadership Development/Racial Ethnic & Women’s Ministry/PW and currently serves as an Evangelism Coach Coordinator for the Evangelism and Church Growth Office, Presbyterian Mission Agency in Louisville, Kentucky.

Reverend Dr. Cannon is a visionary and an anointed servant of God. He is married to Rev. Veronica Elizabeth Cannon and they have four children —Rudolph, Raymond, Rosalyn, and Richard.

 

 

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Joint Worship at Monroe

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We give thanks to God for both Old Laurel Hill and Trinity Presbyterian Church! November 1st morning, these long time supporters of camp, came together for joint worship and fellowship at Monroe. Boyd Hall was certainly filled with God’s praise, great conversations and laughter. Thank you for your continued support.

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New Prices

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Please note, that at Monroe Camp & Retreat Center we have raised our prices. We hope you will find that our prices are still the best in town! Even after you look at our prices you will find we still offer a lot of bang for your buck.

Any group that has deposited before October 16, 2015 will be grandfathered-in with the old prices.  Those that have not registered or deposited, should plan according to these new prices.  We’re sorry for any inconvenience. Thank you for your cooperation.

Go to our Facilities page for more information or you can quickly view the changes here: New Facility Fees

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Looking to make a difference?

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Are you looking to make a difference?

Are you, your church, club or organization looking for an opportunity to volunteer?

Do you love Monroe Camp & Retreat Center and want to help it grow?

VOLUNTEER AT MONROE!

Monroe Camp & Retreat Center has a variety of ways you can help our ministry by giving of your time, talents & gifts.

Here is a list of our current needs for those willing to volunteer at Monroe:  VOLUNTEER PROJECTS! (Updated 10/2015)

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