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60th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION FESTIVAL

April 5th from 2:00-6:00pm

Monroe Camp & Retreat Center

Live Entertainment, Silent Auction, Vendors, Bounce House, Horse Rides, Games for Kids.. and more!

Monroe Camp and Retreat Center, “Camp Monroe” will be celebrating their 60 Years of Ministry in a BIG way on April 5th from 2-6pm. The community is welcomed and encouraged to attend our Anniversary Celebration that will include; live music entertainment, vendors, a silent auction, horse rides, a bounce house and other games for children.  Come celebrate with us!
As you may already know, Monroe Camp and Retreat Center is located in Laurel Hill, North Carolina and is a Christian camp and retreat center that was founded in 1954. Monroe Camp and Retreat Center, since it’s beginnings have been partnered in ministry through a covenant relationship with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and the Presbytery of Coastal Carolina.  With approximately 300 acres of land, MCRC offers day and overnight use of our facilities for religious and community groups, along with some opportunities for individual usage.
We are also home to an annual summer camp for children and teens in the months of June and July. We have all our great traditional summer camps for kid’s ages 5-17 years of age along with new programs for Summer 2014 that include; Dance, Drama and Photography Camps, Grandparents and Family Camps along with a College Exploration Camp that will help prepare your teen for the college experience.
Along with all Presbyterian camps, MCRC faces changing and challenging realities in the church and the world.
In 2011, to meet these challenges and make its ministry sustainable, MCRC became a 501C3 nonprofit organization. In two years since then, MCRC has called a minister, developed a Board of Trustees, and sought grants and other new sources of funding.  By making difficult decisions and creatively seeking opportunities, we succeeded in both 2011 and 2012 in ending our year in the black.
It is apparent to the Board, though, that MCRC’s near future must include a significant enhancement of our conference ministry.  The retreat center must include an updated space for our future church, for groups with which we partner, and for new groups that we hope will provide funding for our future ministry.
We are excited to celebrate 60 years of ministry and to kick off a campaign that will ensure a prosperous future for Monroe. If you’re interested in learning more about; our Anniversary Festival, Capital Campaign, Summer Camp Programs, renting our facilities, the April 5th 1:00pm Ordination Service of our Director, or if your interested in a summer position; as a Camp Counselor or Lifeguard, please visit our website www.monroecamp.org or call (910)276-1654.