Killbuck Creek Song and Story Fest to Be Hosted by Inspiration Hills


Photo courtesy of Song & Story Fest
This year’s Killbuck Creek Song Story Fest is the 18th annual family camp. Shown here, an image from a previous year’s event.

The Killbuck Creek Song and Story Fest on the theme, “All God’s Critters Got a Place in This Choir!” is planned for July 6-12 at Inspiration Hills, an outdoor ministry center in Burbank, Ohio. This annual family camp features Church of the Brethren musicians and storytellers, and is co-sponsored by On Earth Peace.

“In the world that God created, all the critters, all the people are welcomed with joy and offered a place to flourish and belong,” said an announcement of the event. “But just how much do we value all of creation, beginning with our global brothers and sisters, those alive today and yet to come, and extending to all God’s creatures? Do we, as Christians, have a perspective that can help the world solve its riddles of how to get along and to share the fantastic resources of this planet with each other and all God’s critters?”

Storytellers and workshop leaders include Debbie Eisenbise, Bob Gross, Kathy Guisewite, Jonathan Hunter, Jim Lehman, and Matt Guynn. Campfire, workshop, and concert musicians include Bill Jolliff, Tim Joseph, Peg Lehman, Brian Kruschwitz and LuAnne Harley, Mike Stern, and Mutual Kumquat, a group that includes Chris Good, Seth Hendricks, and Drue Jones.

Song and Story Fest is an intergenerational camp for all ages, single persons, and families. The schedule includes intergenerational gatherings and worship, afternoon free time, recreation, story swaps, music-making, evening campfires, concerts, a folk dance, and a number workshops for adults, children, and youth.

This is the eighteenth summer in a row for the Song and Story Fest, and its second visit to Inspiration Hills, the Church of the Brethren camp for northern Ohio located along Killbuck Creek in the northwest corner of Wayne County on Ohio Rt. 604. Housing will be in lodges and cabins, or participants may choose to bring a tent or an RV or motel lodging in Myrtle Point. For more about Inspiration Hills go to or call 419-846-3010.

For registration, costs, and more about the schedule and leadership for Song and Story Fest, go to .

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