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Sat, Apr 06



Family Camp 2024

Come meet Camp Sumatanga!

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Family Camp 2024
Family Camp 2024

Time & Location

Apr 06, 2024, 11:00 AM – Apr 07, 2024, 11:00 AM

Gallant, 3616 Sumatanga Rd, Gallant, AL 35972, USA

About The Event

WHO: Children and parents ages 3 and up (CHILD MUST BE POTTY TRAINED).

WHAT: Family Camp!

WHEN: Saturday April 6th 11:00 AM to Sunday April 7th 11:00 AM. Must register by March 4th! $100 deposit due at Registration.

WHERE: Camp Sumatanga!

WHY: There’s just something special about summer camp. For a lot of children, going away to camp is a right of passage, a milestone marker into the land of BIG KID STUFF! Movies make it look downright magical! Now, I grew up in North Alabama, but I did NOT grow up going to summer camp at Camp Sumatanga. Dropping my oldest child off at a place I had NEVER been to was absolutely nerve wracking. I know most of our younger Aldersgate families did not grow up in Huntsville (or anywhere in North Alabama), so our local Camp is probably foreign to you, too. And THIS is why Family Camp was born! I want to give YOU a chance to meet our local Methodist Camp, Camp Sumatanga!

Sumatanga is a long-standing North Alabama Methodist place of peace and refuge. With 1,500 acres of woods, mountains, lakes, and streams, away from interruptions of everyday life, visitors to Sumatanga can rest their burdens and gain inspiration from the beautiful peace of the natural setting. Each summer, camp welcomes hundreds of children and teenagers (and grandparents for Grand Camp!) for a week of Christian community with bible exporation, worship, as well as traditional camp activities such as swimming, hiking, canoeing, groups games and more!

Families will get a taste of camp from camp activities like hiking, archery, and bonfires to crafts, camp food, and even sleeping on bunk beds! We will stay in the Lodge where each family will have a private room with a community bathroom in the hall. Each room has two bunk beds with mattresses. You will need to provide your own bedding, towels, and toiletries. Lunch and dinner on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday will be provided.

Cost is $70 per person ages 5 and over, $20 for 4 and under with a cap of $280 per family. $100 Deposit due by March 4th. Final payment due Monday April 1st. Cost includes lodging, 3 meals, and all camp activities. WE NEED A MINIMUM OF EIGHT FAMILIES REGISTERED BY MARCH 4th. 

**Aftering registering, you will receive an e-mail that includes a link to pay your deposit online. Checks also excepted. 

Note from Pastor Earl - "Years ago, I was part of a group trying to describe the Sumatanga experience succinctly. The best thing we came up with was this: “Fun, Safe, and Holy.” We know what the “fun” means - laughter, joy, adventure. “Safe” means that all people are welcome, no matter who you are. No one puts you down or makes you uncomfortable. “Holy?” For me, that’s where I met God in the most powerful way! I hope this year’s Family Camp can give us a taste of all that."

Refunds will not be available after March 6th.


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