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Overlook Retreat & Camp Ministries, Ron Robey, Director, 540 2MY-CAMP, CampOverlook@gmail.com, www.CampOverlook.org


3014 Camp Overlook Lane

Keezletown, VA 22832


December 2013


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Wounded Hearts,

Healing Love


December 6-8

You still have a little bit of time to get your registration in for this special weekend for those who have found themselves “single again” through separation, divorce, or the death of a spouse. A caring team of leaders, who have all experienced this trail first -hand, will share through a series of brief presentations, small group re-flections, and expressive worship.

The weekend will be FUN! There may a few tears, but there will be lots of laughs. Participants will enjoy a semi-private room at Blessings Lodge. Linens provided. A registra-tion fee of $105.00 includes lodging, three meals on Saturday and two on Sunday, and all program materials.

Don’t wait! Visit our website to sub-mit your registration TODAY!


If you do not have internet, just call the office to receive a brochure by mail.

Please note that though you will make some wonderful new friends, this weekend is not a time to seek or start new dating relationships.


Connect with God


January 24-26, 2014


3 Options for Winter

Youth Retreats

Would you like to get away with the youth group this winter but feel intimi-dated at the thought of planning a retreat? Let Overlook help! You pro-vide the group, the chaperones, the transportation, and the games (minimum group of 12). We’ll provide tickets for an off-site adventure, 4 themed devotions from the Psalms, housing, and meals.

Visit our website for more details!



Start the new year with a renewed relationship with God through prayer. Take time to listen to God, pray, share in small groups, experience creative worship and find space for your own deeper reflection.

Our Bishop is encouraging all the Church in Virginia to develop new habits connecting with God in deeper, life changing ways. As the Psalmist says, “Be still and know that I am God.”

Connect with God is strategically scheduled early in the year to en-courage and enable you to make 2014 a life changing year for your spiritual journey.

Request a brochure (540 2MY-CAMP) or register online at www.CampOverlook.org.

Register before Dec. 1 and take $15 off the $140 regis-tration fee.


Keeping Christ in CHRISTmas!

The stores were full of red, white, and green before the Halloween decorations were off the shelf. Stores will be open on Thanksgiving day! It can be hard to keep your heart and mind focused on Christ in a world continually slammed with “the next hot toy” and so much holiday marketing.

Give your yourself and your family the best gift you can offer this year…time to reflect on and rejoice in the miracle of Christ’s birth and the LOVE that God showed His children when He came to earth as a man.

Overlook will have our annual “Walk to the Manger” interactive nativity experi-ence on Friday, Dec. 20, from 6pm to 8pm. Tours will begin repeatedly during this time and last 30 to 40 minutes. Par-ticipants should wear warm clothes and sturdy shoes. Children should be accom-panied by a responsible adult. This event is FREE and our gift to you!

Continue your experience at Blessings Lodge with our Walk to the Manger Bed and Breakfast. There will be hot bever-ages/snack, a time for reflection on the Christmas experience, and some fun fam-ily Christmas activities. $99 per room – bedding provided for 4 but you may bring sleeping bags for more on the floor. De-part on Saturday after a pancake break-fast.

Children and youth (4th-10th grade) may prefer to attend Winter Camp! Campers will celebrate Christmas, play camp games with a holiday twist, and visit with their summer friends and favorite staff members. $48.00 per camper in-cludes meals, lodging, and program sup-plies. Check in immediately after Walk to the Manger and the event will conclude at 4pm on Saturday.

Contact the office or visit the website for de-tails!


Our ALL GOD’S CHILDREN week-end was a BIG success!! Thank you to our mentors, supply donors, Ryan’s Fruit Market (pumpkin do-nation) and our speakers: Kim Koeppen, Brenda Robey, and Paul Ritter!

Thank YOU!

As we give thanks this holiday season, our generous donors are high on our list!! You are helping to further God’s work at Overlook!!

Andy and Peggy Agnew

Polly Brumfield

Billy and Lisa Coffelt

Monty and Lana Cox

June DeNeale

Thomas and Doreen Debore

Jim and Caroll Douglas

Laura Douglass

Darryl and Tanya Eppard

Zane and Patsy Foltz

Harrisonburg Motor Express

Roy and Ruth Hedrick

Chester Johnson

Warren and June Mathias

Miller Cupp Assoc.

Art and Mary Jo Mitchell

Franklin and Betty Moomau

Fred Rathel

Ron and Brenda Robey

William and Juanita Robey

Paula and Wanda Showalter

Luray UMC Evangelical UMC

Stanley UMC Grace UMC

Sangerville UMC Mt Sidney UMC

Stanley UMC McDowell Charge UMC

Mt Valley UMM Win. Dist. UMM

Mt Crawford UMM Trinity UMW

Manor Memorial UMM

McGaheysville UMM Asbury UMC

Braddock Street UMM

Front Royal UMM H’burg Dist. UMW

Keezletown UMM Emmanuel UMW

Bluemont UMW

Herbert and Christine Drake

Tracy Fitzsimmons

S Ashby Judy Chris Rathel

Darwin and Edna McAfee

Confirmation Camp

Bringing our youth into the church!

Mark your calendars for Camp Over-look’s annual Confirmation weekend, April 11th and 12th (the Friday and Saturday of Palm Sunday weekend). The pastor and/or mentors from your church travel with your young confir-mands to spend almost 24 hours with youth from several districts as they prepare to be confirmed into their home congregations. Program in-cludes sessions by local pastors, mis-sionaries, and lay people. Worship will be in true Overlook fashion with crea-tive and experiential elements. There will be plenty of time for fun and fellow-ship!

Registration material and fees will be sent to the churches after the first of the year.

Mark Your Calendars!

The Tri-District UM Men will launch the New Year in retreat at Blessings Lodge! January 10 & 11. Details to come…

Also -

A retreat for engaged couples or those considering engagement. February 14-16

ATTENTION: Grandparents!

You can give a gift of FAITH this


2 Timothy 1: I have been reminded of your sincere faith, which first liven in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, now lives in you also.

Nurture your grandchildren through the stories of the Bible experienced at week-long camps this summer- the Book of Acts, the apostles and the early church.

Grandparent Christmas Gifts are significantly discounted. Investing in more than one child’s future dis-counts an additional $25 each.

Program (grade) Reg. Cost Gr. Parent Cost

6/15, 6/22, 6/29, 7/6, 7/13, 7/20

ChrisKids (3-6) $382 $276

SEALs (6-8) $395 $286

6/15, 6/22, 6/29, 7/6, 7/13

Path Finders(7-10) $395 $286

6/29 , 7/6, 7/13

Adv. Quest (7-11) $459 $337


Night Flight(7-10) $395 $286


Soccer (3-6) $382 $276

Art 6/29, Glee 6/22

Art (6-9) $408 $301

Glee (3-8) $396 $286

6/29, 7/2

Tadpoles (2-3) $159 $ 97


Day Trekker $204 $133

6/30, 7/7, 7/14, 7/21

Jr Day Trekker $172 $108

A custom Christmas gift certificate will be mailed to donor or child as directed. Please include address for mailing and name of child to appear on certificate(s). Orders must be received by 12/15 to be shipped in time for Christmas. Also available online at www.CampOverlook.org

Coming Soon!

Wounded Hearts

Healing Love Dec. 6-8

Walk to the Manger Dec. 20

Winter Camp Dec. 20-21

Walk to the Manger B&B Dec. 20-21

Tri-District UMM Jan. 10-11

Connect with God Jan. 24-26

*Men’s 4th Day Jan. 31—Feb. 1

Engagement R.I.N.G. Feb. 14-16

*Women’s 4th Day Feb. 21-22

Confirmation Camp Apr. 11-12

*please note a change in the 4th day events.

In Memory

Jack A. Robey

May 1950 to October 2013

Jack has always been a welcoming spirit, generous helping hand, and source of joy to all! The saints in heaven are surely glad to have him in their midst.

We appreciate the generosity of friends and family who made memo-rial gifts to honor Jack and celebrate his life. We hope to continue his tra-dition though ministries at Overlook.

Mark & April Belluci, Art & Martha Bivens

Jeff&Jan Butcher, Greg&Maureen Charles

Doris Crockett, Bud & Linda Davis

Emerson&Nancy Deitz, Dick&Carmen Dyson

Gary Fenton, Bob&Marsha Gordon

Betty Gard Arthur & Shirley Grant

Sharon Grabner, Jim & Linda Humprhies

Paul & Joyce Ann Hunt, Adriana Johnson

Brian & Caren Loch, Mildred Loughhead

Courtland&John Meyer, Leon&Dixie Miller

Jim & Gay Mitchell, Karl Mohle

Dave & Cathy Moyer, Warren Pace

John & Peggy Packard, Al & Jean Polk

CJ & JC Randall, David & Deborah Rhodes

Diane Robey, Ron & Brenda Robey

Bill & Juanita Robey, Curt & Donna Tinsley

Lawrence & Deborah Rohr, Laura Tinsley

Scott& Kelli Sprague, Harold&Wilma Tinsley

Russell&LauraRumburg, Douglas Vaughn

Bridgewater UMW

Give freely,

Until your spirit stirs no more.

Like the wind

That pulls a canvas sail

To the doldrums of the night

Then know A warm sun will rise

To bring you new breath

And love from those who need you.

Jack Robey, 1986