At Family Camp, we provide a balanced program for all ages to enjoy: for adults, a popular resource person will lead workshops on the topic for the week; for children, a wide variety of counselor-led activities give kids a taste of what Children’s Camp is like. Most important, the session is about families spending time together.
A.R.E. Camp provides a unique setting where families can play games, sing, hike, and enjoy a campfire together – they can pray and meditate together too.
During the mornings, children are grouped by age to attend counselor-led activities while grown-ups meet with the resource person to discuss a relevant and interesting topic related to material from the Edgar Cayce readings. All other activities are designed for the whole family to attend together. Grandparents, Aunts, and Uncles – All are welcome at Family Camp!
Too much on your To-Do List? This week at Family Camp, we will find ways to incorporate prayer and meditation into our busy schedules. Combining the latest research on the workings of the brain and a variety of religious and cultural traditions, Karen will help us discover what techniques work best and develop tools to make it easier to take time for spiritual practice. Using small group discussion, prayer journaling, and active meditation exercises, along with the material from Edgar Cayce's readings to the first Study Group and Glad Helper Prayer Healing Group (262 and 281), we will create a step by step plan to better manage our attitudes and emotions, while transforming our relationships in the process.
PARENTS: Family Camp can provide a positive experience for a young or first-time camper. If your child is not yet comfortable with attending a two-week Children’s Camp - or even our new, shorter “Cayce Kids” session, he or she might truly enjoy coming for Family Camp. After experiencing Family Camp, kids usually want to come back for more on their own!
283 White Rock Furnace Road
Rural Retreat, VA 24368
on the A.R.E. staff for 12 years, Karen has served in a variety of departments including the A.R.E. Health Center & Spa, the Cayce/Reilly School of Massage, and Youth and Family Services. Currently working as the supervisor of Outreach Services, including Prison Outreach and Spiritual Growth Groups, and Prayer and Meditation Services, she is also a member of the Glad Helper Prayer Healing Group. A student of meditation and world religions, Karen has been practicing a daily prayer and meditation devotion for over 15 years.