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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

 

Reduce, reuse and recycle at Procter!

We have heard you and know we need to do something about our coffee cups! How many of you have coffee cups/mugs at home that you aren’t using? Bring them to Procter the next time you come. For every coffee cup we get, we’ll take one of our tiny brown cups out of service. Don’t worry we will make sure they find a good home. The new cups will be fun conversation starters! Look forward to seeing you at YOUR Procter Center soon!

Amy Boyd
Executive Director, Procter Center

 

Save the dates for Procter Camp 2018!

Procter Camp offers experiences for children, youth, adults and families to pray, play, learn and grow together. At camp we sing, canoe, play games, help on the farm and celebrate community. Rooted in the Episcopal tradition, Procter is open to all. Financial assistance is always available.

Registration for summer 2018 will open February 1, the schedule of dates is available here.

Andrea Foote
Director of Camp and Youth Ministry, Procter Center

Young Adult Gathering Dec 15-16

Calling all people ages 18-35, come to Procter, December 15-16 for “Kindle a Hope,” the Young Adult Gathering 2017!

This overnight retreat, cosponsored by Procter Center, Diocese of Southern Ohio and Praxis Communities in Southern Ohio, is a space for reconnecting with God, friends, and your own story. This year, we will explore how to kindle hope in a broken world. We will have opportunities to lament and to laugh together as we respond to God’s dream through conversation, music making, writing poetry, yoga, and art. We invite you to join us and bring your playful and creative spirit with you as we dream together of what is possible.

More info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1496764620400871/
Register here: http://diosohio.org/events/event/young-adult-retreat/

Pasture raised pork and chicken for sale

Having the family in over the holidays?  In need of your Christmas ham?  Procter would like to share our abundance with you.

Procter has many cuts of our pasture-raised pork for sale. Cuts available are Smoked Bone – In Ham Roasts, Boneless Pork Loin Roast, Pork Shoulder Roasts, Pork Loin Chop, Pork Shoulder Steaks, and Spare Ribs. Bacon, Bulk Sausage, Sausage Patties, and Ham Slices would compliment a Christmas morning breakfast. Cook up a delicious pot of bean soup seasoned with our Ham Hocks. Pork Prices

Chicken Drumsticks, Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts and Ground Chicken are also available. Chicken Prices

Our animals were raised on a non-GMO, Chemical Free and Medication Free diet.

If you are interested in purchasing any of the items above, please contact Robin Kimbler at rkimbler@nullproctercenter.org or by calling 740-206-2036.