Wednesday, March 10, 2010

'Standing Up With Jesus!' is theme for annual family camp.

This year's Susquehanna Song and Story Fest, an annual family camp co-sponsored by On Earth Peace, is held on the theme "Standing Up With Jesus!" The intergenerational camp takes place on June 27-July 3 at Camp Swatara in Bethel Pa.

"It's time for us to turn again to Jesus, to stand up with him for the poor, oppressed, and excluded and against the religious, political, and economic authorities who would kill the spirit along with the body and the planet," said an invitation. "So come and join us in this Fest to strengthen your resolve, clarify your faith, and practice 'standing up with Jesus!'"

A number of Brethren storytellers, musicians, and workshop leaders will be helping to lead the event. The schedule includes worship, intergenerational gatherings, and workshops for adults, children, and youth, along with recreation, story swaps, music-making, evening campfires, concerts, and a folk dance.

On Earth Peace will again co-sponsor the Fest, providing leadership and administrative support.

Registration includes all meals, on-site facilities, and leadership, and is based upon age. Children 2 and under are welcome at no charge. Adults register for $230, teens ages 13-19 for $200, and children ages 3-12 for $120. The maximum fee per family is $750. Daily fees also are available. Registrations post-marked after June 1 should add 10 percent as a late fee.

Contact Ken Kline Smeltzer at 814-466-6491 or For online registration information go to Contact Bob Gross, On Earth Peace executive director, at 260-982-7751 or to inquire about scholarships or financial help to attend the camp.

Source: 3/11/2010 Newsline Extra

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