Fall Camp 2024

October 21 – 24

Please note that the dates for Fall Camp 2024 are different from the dates announced during Fall Camp 2023. 

Fall Camp is a four day adult conference sponsored by the Tri-Diocesan Council on Aging, which represents all three Episcopal dioceses in Virginia — the Dioceses of Virginia, Southwestern Virginia, and Southern Virginia. It is held on a Monday through Thursday in late October each year at Shrine Mont Conference Center, in
Orkney Springs, Virginia. More information on Shrine Mont itself is available at shrinemont.com.

Fall Camp is an opportunity to relax in the mountains of Virginia with other, mostly retired, seniors (But we don’t have an age limit!) from across the Commonwealth and  beyond. It can be an oasis on your spiritual journey by providing a break from the busyness of modern life. It can broaden your spiritual horizons through the insights of our keynote and other speakers. It can stimulate your spiritual imagination  through workshops, worship, and private conversations.

A typical day at Fall Camp includes worship, fellowship at mealtimes, sessions with speakers that challenge and entertain us, opportunities to participate in one or two workshop sessions on a wide variety of topics, and informal late evening get-togethers for conversation and the occasional game of cards. The “happy half-hour” before dinner each evening is a time for greeting longtime friends and meeting new ones. Folk theologian Ed Kilbourne, a Fall Camp institution, entertains us, leads us in song, and tells amazing and occasionally irreverent stories.

In addition to the scheduled activities, there is plenty of time to sit on the porches, visit with friends, relax, enjoy the amazing scenery, and explore the area.

The cost for attending Fall Camp 2024 is $390.00 per person for single occupancy and $305.00 per person for double occupancy. The cost for non-resident (commuter) campers, which includes every session and all meals but not lodging, is $300.00 per person for all of camp or $100.00 per day for partial attendance.

Attendance at Fall Camp 2024 will be limited to 200 campers. Registration will begin  August 1. Please visit the Register page on this site to learn how to register.
Registration will end October 14 or when 200 paid registrations have been received if that occurs first. If you would like to receive email notifications about Fall Camp, please use the form at the bottom of this page.

Keynote Speaker: Terry Hershey

Our Keynote speaker will be returning favorite TERRY HERSHEY—author, humorist, inspirational speaker, dad, ordained minister, golf addict, and smitten by French wine.
He divides his time between designing sanctuary gardens and sharing his practice of “pausing” and “sanctuary,” to help us rest, renew, and live wholeheartedly.
Read more about Terry at www.terryhershey.com.

Chaplain: The Rt. Rev. Martin Townsend

The Rt. Rev. MARTIN TOWNSEND, retired Bishop of the Diocese of Easton, Maryland 
will be our Chaplain. Bishop Martin was born in England and emigrated to the United States 
in 1957. He was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Central New York in 1969, serving 
as Rector in several parishes. In 1992 he was consecrated Bishop of the Diocese of 
Easton, where he served until his retirement in 2001.

Folk Theologian: Ed Kilbourne

We will be entertained once again by Folk-Theologian ED KILBOURNE. Ed is known for
his collections of moving music, quirky humor, and insightful monologues. He has earned a reputation as one of America’s cutting edge religious communicators, a folk-theologian if you will, offering his teaching in story and song. Ed combines acoustic guitar, singing and commentary. Ed also offers a half hour devotional each morning before breakfast.
To read more about Ed, go to www.edkilbourne.com.

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