“We’re taking the leap and getting back together, in person at Camp Blue Diamond in beautiful central Pennsylvania! Won’t you join us!? We’ve got a great group of leaders coming and are looking to see you, too!” said an invitation to this year’s Song and Story Fest annual family camp–the event’s 25th.
This intergenerational camp for all ages features Church of the Brethren storytellers and musicians. Dates are July 4-10. The event is organized by director Ken Kline Smeltzer and co-sponsored by On Earth Peace.
The 2021 theme, “PRESENTE! Onward We Go, Together!” is “an affirmation that people shout out in a gathering of persons committed to continuing a transformational movement,” said the announcement. “It signals that those present physically and those who have passed on are still spiritually alive, active, and present. Through these pandemic and political times of turmoil, we invite you to be present and to reflect on being people of faith in these challenging struggles.”
Organizers are asking that all older teens and adults be vaccinated with at least one dose before attending the event. Request a registration brochure from Smeltzer at 814-571-0495 or email@example.com. Find out more at www.onearthpeace.org/song-story-fest-2021.
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