Now accepting applications for summer staff

It may be bitter cold out right now, but there’s not better time to start thinking about summer. If you’re interested in serving on our summer staff, we are accepting applications through April 30.

If you aren’t interested or able to serve on our summer staff but would like to volunteer for weekly staff at one of youth camp weeks, please drop an email to info@delanco.org.

If you haven’t served before on summer staff and would like to apply, the link to the application is below.

Now accepting applications for camp scholarships

Chuck Tumminia, Dan Conner, Johnny Peirson and Tim Bock

Do you or someone you know really want to go to one of our summer youth camps but don’t have the resources to pay for the tuition?

The Tim Bock Memorial Scholarship Fund was established just for this purpose. Tim Bock was a former camper and staff member who like many of us connected to Delanco Camp had his life transformed at summer camp because of a simple invitation from a friend.

The scholarship set up in his memory was established to provide assistance for a boy or girl in fourth-12th grade toward a week of camp.

Applications are now open for a limited number of 2019 scholarships. The deadline to apply is May 1. Please help us spread the word about this program. If you’d like to donate to the fund, visit www.delanco.org/give.

Brent Arn, 1970-2017

A former summer staff member who was the pastor of two United Methodist congregations in Kentucky went home to be with the Lord last week.

Brent Arn, 46, of Hazard, Kentucky, spent one summer in 2007 working on summer staff as a chaplain and kitchen employee while he was a seminary student at Asbury Theological Seminary.

Brent had a brain aneurysm last Tuesday and died on Wednesday.

One of his parishioners remembered Brent’s warm handshakes in a local news report.

“Brent had huge hands and when you would shake his hand, my memory of that big warm handshake just immediately comes to mind! I mean his hands were so big he would just take a hold of your hand and while you were shaking hands with him you would just lose it,” said Chief Legal Officer for ARH and Bowman United Methodist Church Rick King. “You wouldn’t know where your hand was until you got it back.”

I personally remember Brent for his quiet strength and deep commitment to the Gospel and his dual role of serving in the kitchen and providing spiritual leadership and guidance to the staff. While his time at camp was limited to that one summer, his contributions to the kingdom were significant.

Please be sure to keep his wife Laura, his family and the members of the Bowman and Lothair United Methodist churches in your prayers.

Have a memory of Brent at camp? Share it in the comments.