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Camp Session highlights: Leaders-in-Training

New this year! Leaders-in-Training is a ten-day experience in team building, skill development, leadership and community.

LIT campers will be a cabin together with their own chaplain, go through an edited version of our Camp Staff Training program, and have opportunities for leadership during Session 5! Learn more

Potential LITs should be entering 10th grade through graduated Seniors, and have attending a Procter camp twice before. LITs will need to complete a supplemental Application. Room at this camp is limited, and a space as an LIT is not guaranteed. Acceptance to this program is contingent on numbers of registrants, gender and age breakdowns.

The Chaplain for Session 4 is the Rev. Maggie Foote, Director of the Latino Ministry Center in Forest Park.

Procter Center CSA

Community supported agriculture (or in short, CSA) shares are a weekly subscription program for vegetables. More broadly, CSA is a way for consumers and farmers to join together in support of local agriculture. Members purchase a share of the harvest in advance of the growing season and in return receive a weekly supply of high-quality, locally grown, fresh produce and other products produced throughout the growing season.

The Procter Farm CSA will run for 16 weeks, starting in early June.

CSA Pick Up Location:
Procter Center 11235 SR 38 London, OH 43140 – Friday 3pm-6pm
North Market 59 Spruce St. Columbus, OH 43215 – Saturdays 9am-12pm

CSA Share Size:
Procter CSA 1/2 Share (feeds 1-2 people). $250
Procter CSA Full Share (feeds 3-4 people). $400

Registration ends on May 31, 2018!

If you have any question please email Farm Manager, Bethany McCarty at bmccarty@nullproctercenter.org
For more information and to register visit proctercenter.org/procterfarm

Native Plant Symposium

Celebrate Easter with a ham from Procter

Looking for something special to serve your family on Easter? Celebrate the day with a ham from Procter Center Farm! Pasture raised, Ÿ GMO and pesticide free diet,Ÿ antibiotic-free and humanely raised.

For pricing and to order, contact Farm Manager, Bethany McCarty, at bmccarty@nullproctercenter.org or 740.263.9625

Easter Special!

Mention this ad to receive 20% off!

(Coupon expires: 3/29/2018)

Ask about our other delicious cuts of pork and chicken and fresh, seasonal herbs!

Coming soon – Summer Camp registration

Summer Camp registration is near!  After a few difficulties, registration will open in a matter of days.  Please monitor our website and our Facebook page for the announcement.

Robin Kimbler
Guest Services Manager

Procter to offer CSA shares in 2018!

Warmer weather, rainy days, and the hint of green let us know spring will soon be here! Procter Center Farm is gearing up for the growing season! This year we will be offering Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) shares of our fresh produce and pasture raised meat.

CSA shares are a great way to buy delicious, seasonal produce directly from the farm while supporting Procter Center. Registration will open on March 5 for the 2018 growing season. Email Procter Center’s Farm Manager, Bethany McCarty, at bmccarty@nullproctercenter.org or visit proctercenter.org/procterfarm/ for more information.

Bethany McCarty
Farm Manager

Summer Camp is almost here!

Registration for Procter Summer Camp is almost here. We are very excited about our new registration system, Camp Brain. However, it has not been without challenges. We are waiting for the external payment system to be finalized and then we will be ready to open registration. Please watch our Facebook page for the announcement of the opening. We apologize for the delay and thank you for your patience and we think it will be worth the wait.

I would like to send a big thank you and shout out to everyone who has worked hard on this project; Andrea Foote, Robin Kimbler, Tammy Vanoss and Angela Byrd.

Amy Boyd
Executive Director

Your comfort is important to us!

We here at Procter Center take your comfort seriously. That’s why we are proudly announcing the addition of new pillows and blankets to all lodging facilities. We have also purchased new mattresses for our cabins. The mattresses will arrive on February 23.

Next time you are at Procter, please let us know if you enjoyed these new additions.

Robin Kimbler
Guest Services Manager

Andrea Foote awarded UTO Young Adult grant for Camp RISE

Andrea Foote

The 2018 United Thank Offering grants for four seminarians and six young adults were approved by the Episcopal Church Executive Council at its January meeting. Andrea Foote, director of camp and youth ministry at Procter Center, was awarded a $2,500 grant for Camp RISE, a new summer camp session at Procter Camp for children and youth grieving a relative’s death from drug use.

Camp RISE is for campers ages 8-18 who are grieving a relative’s death from drug use. Geographically, the Diocese of Southern Ohio encompasses counties disproportionally affected by drug use and overdose. RISE campers will have the opportunity to be in community among other campers with shared experiences, while they participate in all the activities Procter campers know and love, such as swimming and canoeing, arts and crafts, large group music, faith formation and campfire.

Additionally, three professional therapists will be on staff facilitating daily group therapy sessions. Two chaplains, plus a staff chaplain and two nurses complement Procter’s existing camp counselors to lead this new program. Our hope is that Camp RISE will help campers remember their loved one and inspire, strengthen, and empower (RISE) them moving forward.

 

The United Thank Offering is a ministry to promote thankfulness and mission in the whole Church. Known worldwide as UTO, the United Thank Offering awards grants for projects that address human needs and help alleviate poverty, both domestically and internationally in the Episcopal Church.

Procter Farm planning for spring!

The fields are covered in snow, and we continue to feel the single digit days, but the farm is buzzing as we continue with winter production and start to plan for spring!

This past fall, we prepared the high tunnel for winter production by covering the ground for three months to kill the weeds, then tilled the soil, fertilized with organic fish fertilizer, installed drip irrigation, and planted lettuce, kale, spinach, chard, and kohlrabi. Even in the winter storms and consecutive nights of below zero temperatures, we are able to put fresh, local greens on the table for our guests here at Procter.

The high tunnel will continue to be utilized all year long for season extension, even allowing us to have tomatoes earlier than usual.

Bethany McCarty
Farm Manager, Procter Center