Here at Black Rock Retreat, we have been anxiously awaiting the construction of the new Dining Hall and Chapel building as it will allow space for more campers to attend our Summer Camp Program in 2018. That’s more campers building relationships with spiritual mentors, more campers experiencing the fun and exciting activities that Black Rock offers, and more campers hearing about the life changing love of Jesus Christ.
The completion of this building also means a new addition to what Black Rock Retreat can offer during the summer season. 2018 will be the first summer for our Summer Day Camp in Lancaster County – Blast Day Camp!
You may be wondering what a new building has to do with starting a Day Camp and the answer is simple: food. Prior to the Summer Camp Expansion project, Oakwood Dining Hall was already at its limit of both the ability to prepare food in the kitchen and space to seat campers in the dining hall. With this new, larger building Black Rock Retreat will have the capacity to not only serve more campers per week through our Summer Camp, but also provide dining space for campers attending Blast Day Camp.
Blast Day Camp will run all 11 weeks of Solanco School District’s summer vacation for campers entering 1st – 5th grade in the fall. Each week runs Monday through Friday from 9:00 am until 4:30 pm with extended care available from 7:00 am until 6:00 pm (for an additional cost). Every day will include: a hot lunch, swimming in our pool, lake, or creek, two snacks, and a group devotional time. Other activities throughout the week may include laser tag, glow dodgeball, hikes, animal programs in our Nature Center, crafts, ballfield games, and more! Campers attending the extended care will also receive breakfast and/or dinner as part of their day at Black Rock Retreat.
For those who have donated towards this recent building project we extend a sincere “Thank you!” Thank you for helping us to expand our Summer Camp and additionally allow us to serve our local community in new ways though Blast Day Camp. Thank you for helping us continue our mission that more campers can build relationships, have fun, and hear about the life changing love of Jesus Christ. For more information on how you can partner with Black Rock Retreat in this expansion, please click here.