Spring Heights celebrates 60 years of faith, friendships, fun


By Shea James, Director of Young Disciples & Outdoor Ministries
and Amy Mullins, Spring Heights Camp Director

Spring Heights, the Conference’s camping and outdoor facility, is celebrating 60 years of faith, friendships and fun!

Spring Heights t-shirts will be available for $10 each during Annual Conference 2019.

You are invited to join in the celebration at 7:30 p.m. Friday on the oval lawn in front of Wesley Chapel. Bring a lawn chair, wear your Spring Heights shirts from years past, and bring and your Spring Heights memorabilia. There will be family friendly worship, a singalong with the Spring Heights Alumni Band, and we will roast marshmallows over an open fire. Spring Heights 60th anniversary T-shirts will be available for sale for $10.

Located just north of Spencer in Roane County, Spring Heights brings youth to a place of curiosity and discovery in their spiritual journeys.

Summer intern Robin Kelby said the camp is all about “the Spirit moving in young people.” Here, campers, ages 7-18, deepen their relationship with God through Bible studies and devotionals. The campsite offers outdoor activities such as swimming, horseback riding, hiking, canoeing, crafts, and high ropes and challenge courses.

Sarah Wilmoth, a 2019 summer counselor, said, “We want campers to have as much fun as you can fit into one week but also learn a lot along the way! Camp is a unique experience in today’s world because it gives youth a chance to unplug from devices and be fully present with the people around them. For some, this will be their first time away from their parents, which presents an opportunity to reach out of their comfort zones. They will learn more about themselves and more about Christ.”

Recognizing that 25 percent of West Virginia children live in poverty, Spring Heights offers flexible prices and scholarships for campers so that no one is ever turned away. This is funded through donations from generous supporters and local churches. If you are interested in supporting this ministry, please email Camp Manager Amy Mullins at amy@springheights.org or call her at 304-927-5865.

More information about Spring Heights is available at https://www.wvumc.org/spring-heights-camp/ and http://www.springheights.org/summer-camp.html.