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79 Days Till Summer!

Program Highlight - STEM Day Camp

A faith-based program specially designed for our Day Campers entering 6th-8th grade! These Day Campers will do STEM projects based on the topic for each week.

They will get to experience and learn about nature and Pennsylvania ecology, and what better place to learn than in Krislund’s beautiful valley! Our campers will also get the opportunity to be hands-on with engineering topics like drones, aerodynamics, simple machines and renewable energy. On top of all of that, they still get to experience our camp activities like our high adventure course and swimming pool. Every day of STEM Day Camp is an adventure! 

Transportation, two snacks, and lunch are included for just $305/week!

As summer approaches we are still looking for staff! As many of you may know, staffing at summer camps has been extremely challenging over the last couple of years. The early signs are there that this summer is going to be no different. So, if you know anyone that is interested 17-24 years old please contact Kealy our Program Director at Programdirector@krislund.org or you can call the office at 814-422-8878. 


Registration is open for all of our summer programs. So get your camper signed up for the week or whole summer! Our camps do start to fill so don't wait to sign up for the week(s) that you want! 

Newsletter Contents
Below are the articles in this newsletter:
  • Summer Camp Starts in 79 Days!
  • Program Highlight
  • History lesson of the Month!
  • 2022-2023 Annual Fund
  • Staff and Volunteers Needed!
  • Centre Gives
  • Alumni Events
  • Important Dates!

History Lesson of the Month!

60 Years of Krislund Camp Activities

Krislund Camp was founded in 1963 by the Presbyteries of Huntingdon and Northumberland
to offer an opportunity for young people to have a rich experience in nature as they learned more
about God and grew in their faith journey. Later, the Presbytery of Carlisle joined in ownership of
the camp as they sought to serve their youth. Many of the early activities centered around
hiking, cooking meals in their small “family groups,” swimming and having fellowship around
camp fires where singing and discussions occurred.

Over the years as interests changed and opportunities increased many activities have been
added, some still very much a part of the camp experience while others are no longer a part of
Krislund. To learn more about the various opportunities that Krislund has provided over the
years click the button below.

It is important to remember that though the specific activities have changed, the Bible lessons,
discussions of faith, and evening vespers have remained constant. Young people who have come
to Krislund often go away with rich relationships, increased appreciation of God’s great creation,
a better understanding of Jesus, and a stronger faith.

Staff for Summer 2023!

Krislund is looking for staff for Summer 2023! If you know a young person (age 17+) who is looking for a fantastic summer experience, please refer them to Krislund! All Summer staff receive:

  • Three American Red Cross Certifications
  • Question, Persuade, Refer Certification
  • Facilitation, leadership, communication, and instructional experience
  • Networking opportunities and lifelong friendships
  • Lodging, meals, and weekly salary

Anyone interested can find more information and apply today at the link below.


Join us for Centre Gives!

Centre Gives is almost here again! May 10th and 11th you have a chance to support Krislund through the 36-hour online giving event that is being hosted by Centre Foundation. The event starts at 8am on May 10 and finishes at 8pm May 11th. Every donation that is sent in goes further due to the generous stretch pools. The more we raise the larger part of the stretch pools we get! Here is a link to a video explaining Centre Gives: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hficGBoHY3o 

Centre Gives also offers a number of unique prizes, the most common being power hours, where the organization with the most individual donors during that hour wins an additional cash prize. Be on the lookout as we get closer on which prizes Krislund will be trying to get! 

Lastly, we would like to invite everyone to our Centre Gives Kick Off event that we will be having at Krislund! Come enjoy some of our activities or have a s’more by a campfire on the evening of May 10! 

Here are a few ways to keep up with Centre Gives:

Follow us on social media

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/krislundcamp/ 

Instagram - @krislundcamp or  https://www.instagram.com/krislundcamp/ 

Check the Centre Gives Website - https://centregives.org/organizations/230-krislund

We will also send out a Centre Gives Newsletter closer to the event with more information and what prizes we are going for!



2022 - 2023 Annual Fund


We are so thankful for the outpouring of love and support we received during this year’s annual fund campaign! Over $20,000 was raised to support Krislund’s mission of being a place where all people can encounter God, build relationships, and experience Creation. We would like to take a moment to recognize our top donors below, who were responsible for a combined 60% of our total donations:

Linda and Barry Vance

Christian LaMotte

Mary D’Ambrosia

Terry Hack

Deb Hughes Stewart

Kate Sillman

Harry Smith

Bill Rogers

Ellsworth Richardson

Randy McMunn

Steff Gelnett

Margaret Moose

Volunteers Needed! 

Krislund has a long history of relying on the help of volunteers in many different capacities to help keep things running smoothly.

This year we have some awesome opportunities for you to get involved! We are looking for volunteers for the following:

Summer Nurse Program

Summer Kitchen Program

Summer General Volunteers 

If you would like any more information about volunteering at Krislund please contact us at the office 814-422-8878. Please sign up at the link below if you are interested in any of the above opportunities!

We would also like to thank all those who are or have volunteered - Krislund’s ministry would not be possible without your support.



Register for an Alumni Event Today!

As we progress toward Summer, Krislund needs the assistance of volunteers and alumni to prepare for another year of campers and guests! Alumni Week is for any Krislund alumnus who wants to work hard, catch up with old friends, and have tons of fun doing it. Come out for the whole week or just a few hours to give back to the camp that has given so much to you!

Registration for Alumni Work Week and the 60th Anniversary Celebration is open now at the link below!


Evidence that Krislund is Awesome!

The summer of 2022 was an amazing summer and we were blessed with the opportunity to have an amazing team of videographers and photographers to capture the moments of our summer program. Here are a few highlights as well as a link to the incredible video that was created!  


Upcoming Important Dates!

May 10-11, 2023 - Centre Gives 

May 24-28, 2023 - Alumni Work Week

June 18, 2023 -  First Day of Summer Camp

August 19, 2023 - 60th Anniversary Event



For all People to Encounter God, Build Relationships, and Experience Creation.


A world where everyone can have a holistic experience of God

189 Krislund Dr. PO Box 116 | Madisonburg, Pennsylvania 16852
8144228878 | contact@krislund.org
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