Fall Camp 2022
October 24 – 27
Fall Camp is a four day adult conference sponsored by the Tri-Diocesan Council on Aging, which represents all three Episcopal dioceses in Virginia: Dioceses of Virginia, Southwestern Virginia, and Southern Virginia. It is held Mon-Thurs each year in late October at Shrine Mont Conference Center, in Orkney Springs, VA. More information on Shrine Mont itself is available at shrinemont.com.
Fall Camp is an opportunity to spend time in the mountains of Virginia with other seniors (but we don’t have an age limit) from across the Commonwealth and from other states. The Camp is an attempt to take seriously the spiritual needs and journeys primarily of retired people. We attempt to challenge participants through keynote speakers, workshops, worship and interaction with one another.
We worship together in daily sessions, explore various issues, and participate in one or two session workshops (each session is an hour and a half) on a variety of topics. We always have a keynoter, a chaplain and our folk theologian, Ed Kilbourne, who leads us musically and tells amazing stories.
A social “half-hour” is held before dinner each evening.
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.
Keynote Speaker and Chaplain:
The Rt. Reverend Susan Goff
Susan Goff was elected Bishop Suffragan of Virginia and consecrated in 2012. She became Ecclesiastical Authority of the Diocese in 2018 upon the retirement of Bishop Shannon Johnston and oversees the mission and ministry of the diocese during the interim between Bishops Diocesan. She has a particular passion for justice ministries and for the full inclusion of all of God’s beloved in the faith community.
Bishop Susan is a visual artist who creates mixed media canvasses and sculptures that include found objects. She and her husband, the Rev. Tom Holliday, share their colorful, art-filled home in Richmond, Virginia, with their chihuahua, Georgia, and their Amazon parrot, Jasper.
Folk Theologian: Ed Kilbourne
As always, we will be entertained by 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.