Friendly Acres is a camping ministry of Advent Lutheran Church
located on a 10 acre site just 10 minutes away from the church on
Druck Valley Road. The camp is a lodge that has a meeting area,
cabins, indoor plumbing, kitchen facilities, and wheelchair
accessibility. The property has a large field for outdoor games and
a chapel area nestled in the woods. Trails and a prayer walk are
Adult and Family Weekend Retreats are offered several times a year
at Camp Friendly Acres. A variety of enrichment opportunities are
available for men, women, singles, couples, and families. The
weekends feature fun and games, worship and study, nature and
campfire, meals and snacks. All members and friends of the parish
are welcome to participate. Due to limited bunk space, early
registration is encouraged. Minimal fees cover basic expenses. For
more information, please contact one of the pastors or see
individual brochures for more details.
Several times each year the Youth Group participates in overnight
camping experiences that take place at the church, at Camp Friendly
Acres, and at our denominational church camp called Nawakwa. All of
these events include opportunities for prayer and worship, fun and
fellowship, organized games and campfire, snacks and meals.
Some events have a special focus while others emphasize fun and
fellowship. In January, the youth have an overnight in which they
prepare for their annual youth worship event for the congregation.
Two mission camp events offering service to the church and/or
community are available to youth each year at Camp Friendly Acres.
In the Fall, junior high youth, grades 6 to 8, are invited to share
in a Saturday overnight mission experience that concludes with
worship on Sunday morning at the Church. The senior high mission
event for youth who have completed grades 9 to 12 is held as a
Sunday through Wednesday overnight camp during the summer. The
emphasis is on growing in ministry by sharing Christian values and
service. Of course, lots of fun and fellowship are also a part of
Minimal fees are sometimes charged to cover the expenses of certain
camping experiences, particularly at Nawakwa. Financial assistance,
if needed, is available by talking one of the pastors. See
individual brochures for further details.
Each summer the church offers camping experiences for youth at
Friendly Acres. All meals and snacks, activities, and a camp t-shirt
are provided. Each camper will participate in Bible study, crafts,
games, nature study, campfire, and worship.
Two-day day camp for those who have completed grades
1 and 2
Tuesday - Friday overnight event for those who have completed grades
3, 4, and 5
Tuesday - Friday overnight experience
for those who have completed grades 6, 7, and 8
For current information regarding dates, times, costs, and
registration materials, please see the annual brochure which is
available by the second week of January