Camp Mount Luther in Mifflinburg will be holding a 5 and 10 Kilometer trail run race at the camp Labor Day Weekend. This is the fifteenth year for the event at the camp, located five miles west of Mifflinburg. This will be an entry-level trail race on Mount Luther grounds with proceeds going to the camp. It is being organized by Joel and Shelley Heasley of Middleburg. The Dandelion Run was named in honor and memory of Rev. Glenn E. Heasley, Jr., former Assistant to the Bishop of the Upper Susquehanna Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Glenn’s favorite “flower” was the dandelion. The date of the race is Saturday, September 2, 2017. The start time for the race is 9:00 a.m. Runners decide on race day if they want to do a 5k or 10K (a double loop of the 5K) run. Age group awards will be presented and pre-registered participants will receive a drawstring sports pack. (A limited number will also be available on race day.) Price for entry is $20 if you pre-register before August 12th. Race day registration is $25. Registration opens at 7:30 a.m. on race day. Spectators are welcome as well. A kid’s fun run (registration for that is one dollar) and a one-mile fun walk will also be held. The same registration fees and amenities apply for the fun walk which will take place on a dirt road. Awards will be given for overall male and female race time, three awards for each age group and an overall master’s for male and female in both the 5K and the 10K. The awards ceremony will be immediately following the race. All miles for the course will be marked and there is one water stop on the course. Timing will be electronically done. To download a registration form, visit http://midpenntrailblazers.com/trail-race-events/dandelion-run/dandelion-run-application.pdf or you can contact Joel Heasley at 570-765-0267. Shower facilities are available after the race. All proceeds from this event will benefit the camp’s general operating fund.
Volunteers Needed for CML Fundraiser in September! Camp Mount Luther is once again participating in a local festival to help raise funds for their campership fund. The camp will staff a booth at the Selinsgrove Market Street Festival on Saturday, September 23, 2017. Their booth will feature the sale of homemade whoopie pies. Volunteers are needed to make these sweet treats, as well as to staff the booth on the day of the festival. If you are interested in donating whoopie pies (of any flavor) or helping to sell them that day, contact Sarah Hershberger at 570-966-9674 or Chad Hershberger at 570-922-1587.
Anyone wishing to come and write devotions for Camp Mount Luther’s First Light Digital Devotions is welcome to join other writers on October 4, 2017. The retreat will be from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Evergreen Center. It will be a day of writing and sharing resources for devotional writing. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to the camp office at email@example.com or 570-922-1587 before September 30, 2017.
All local women are invited to be participants at the Fall Women’s Retreat, sponsored by Camp Mount Luther and the Upper Susquehanna Synodical Women’s Organization. The day-long retreat is in place of the fall cluster gatherings and will feature a presentation led by Christine Mabon titled, “Renew, Restore, Revitalize: The Five Essential Friendships That Enrich Our Lives and 101 Ways to Nurture Yourself. The day will be spent looking at how to embrace the unique gifts friendships bring to our lives and how to sustain these friendships. And, we’ll look at how we might love ourselves more by nurturing our body, mind, and spirit. The retreat will take place at the camp on Saturday, October 7, 2017. It will run from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The day will begin with refreshments and end with singing and prayer.
The cost of $22.00 per person includes coffee and tea, snacks, lunch, and the program. You are encouraged to bring a friend! Registration deadline is September 26. To register, contact Mount Luther, 355 Mt. Luther Lane, Mifflinburg, PA 17844. Checks should be made payable to Camp Mount Luther. If you have questions, call the camp at (570) 922-1587 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. To view a flyer/registration form, click here: https://www.campmountluther.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/2017-Womens-Retreat-Flyer.pdf
Copies of the presenter’s book, 101 Ways to Nurture Yourself, along with "friendship" aprons, pot holder/oven mitt sets and note cards will also be available for sale.
Keep your youth group strong and growing by laying a foundation for its future members! Bring your youth to Camp Mount Luther for BYG, a fun community building time. We’ll work with you and your campers to facilitate relationship-building experiences. Youth leaders, pastors, and parents should bring as many as you can in this age bracket to help build comfort and trust within your future youth group. Come along- bring the youth leader, pastor, or parents with your kids. Camp Mount Luther invites you to bring one adult free for every seven kids you bring to camp. Additional adults come for half of the participant’s fee. We’ll have team building, reflection time on God’s Word, Frisbee golf, ropes course, and fellowship. Our theme this year is “Pray!” Cost for the program is $22.00, which runs from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Each participant is asked to bring a bag lunch. To register, call the Camp Mount Luther office at 570-922-1587 or e-mail email@example.com. Click here to download a flyer/bulletin insert: https://www.campmountluther.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/2017-BYG-Day-Long-Flyer.pdf. Deadline to register is October 16, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.