ARP Events

Bonclarken is pleased to host the following ARP events in 2023. These events are not limited to ARP Church members only. Feel free to contact the person listed should you be interested in attending.

CAMP BONCLARKEN

Camp Bonclarken offers a unique experience for boys and girls who have completed grades 2-8. Under the leadership of Camp Directors Trip McGill and Lynn Grimsley, the campers learn to grow “in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.” Luke 2:52.

Bonclarken Camps Registration & Payment

2023 Dates Camp Bonclarken 1
Camp Bonclarken 2
July 16-21, 2023
July 23-28, 2023
Fees Overnight Campers
Day-Only Campers
TBD
TBD

CAMP JOY

Camp Joy is a weeklong camp planned especially for adults with mental handicaps. Campers, each accompanied by a special friend, have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of activities including worship, Bible study, and recreation.

2023 Camper Dates Camp Joy I
Camp Joy II
Camp Joy III
Camp Joy IV
June 4-9, 2023
June 25-30, 2023
July 2-7, 2023
July 16-21, 2023
Registration For Camper Information
Neal Stroup
neal@campjoycem.com
704.589.2045
For Counselor Information
Neal Stroup
neal@campjoycem.com
704.589.2045

FAMILY BIBLE CONFERENCE

Family Bible Conference is a conference for the entire family! Powerful Bible teaching, helpful seminars, and family activities highlight this great week. Schedule includes time for worship, relaxation, music, and fun.

2023 Dates July 24-27, 2023
Housing Registration & Payment for FBC Housing
Deadlines Wednesday, February 1, 2023 @ 8am– the earliest date online housing reservation requests will be accepted.
Contact Amanda Carnley
Bonclarken Customer Service
(t) 828.692.2223
amanda@bonclarken.org

HORIZON

Horizon, is the senior high conference of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church. Horizon is a week-long opportunity for spiritual growth and development, fellowship, and teaching on pertinent information from God’s Word. The goal of this conference is to send young people out into their world, spiritually nurtured, fed and equipped to live out their faith and share it with those around them.

2023 Dates June 19-24, 2023

MUSIC CONFERENCE

Music Conference is a wonderful opportunity for all ages to enjoy a great time of fellowship, music, and fun! Participants enjoy singing in choirs grouped by age and led by renowned clinicians. Other activities include Meet the Composer, reading sessions, voice lessons, and more…

2023 Dates July 9-14, 2023
History Bonclarken Music Conference 60th Anniversary History Supplement
Registration **Participant registration dates TBD**
**Housing registration dates TBD**
Registration & Payment for Music Conference Participants & Housing
For help with registration, please contact reservations@bonclarken.org

MUSIC/DRAMA CAMP

Music/Drama Camp is a great opportunity for boys and girls who have completed grades 2-8 to have lots of fun learning about production, set design, costuming, and program design in preparation for a musical production.

Bonclarken Camps Registration & Payment

2023 Dates July 2-7, 2023
Fees Overnight Campers
Day-Only Campers

$650
$600

PRESBYTERY SENIOR HIGH/MIDDLE SCHOOL RETREATS

Each year the Catawba, First, and Second Presbyteries hold high school and middle school retreats during the spring and fall. The events are excellent opportunities for youth to grow in their faith and enjoy Bonclarken.

Fall 2022
Retreats
Senior High

Middle School (1st, 2nd, Catawba & Grace)
September 23-25, 2022
November 4-6, 2022
Spring 2023 Retreats Senior High
First, Second & Grace MS
Catawba MS
March 3-5, 2023
March 17-19, 2023
March 24-26, 2023
Registration First, Second, Catawba & Grace Presbyteries Fall Middle School Retreat
Paul Lawing
paul.lawing@gmail.com
First & Second Presbyteries Middle School Retreat Information
Catawba Presbytery Middle School Retreat
Jonathan Williams
jonathanwilliams751@gmail.com
Senior High Retreat – First, Second, Grace & Catawba Presbyteries
Josh Hjemvick
jhjemvick@firstarpchurch.org
Senior High Presbyteries Retreat Information

QUEST

Quest is the middle school conference of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church and is held at Bonclarken during the month of June. It is always a time of high energy and fun combined with an exciting presentation of God’s Holy Word and how it applies to daily life.

2023 Dates June 12-17, 2023

SEE THE LEAVES

2023 Dates October 24-26, 2023

SYNOD

The 219th Meeting of the General Synod of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church

2023 Dates June 6-8, 2023
Deadlines Wednesday, February 1, 2023 @ 8am- the earliest date online housing reservation requests will be accepted.
Contact Amanda Carnley
Bonclarken Customer Service
(t) 828.692.2223
(f) 828.697.1735
amanda@bonclarken.org
Housing Registration & Payment for Synod Housing

VOLUNTEER WORK WEEK

Bonclarken’s annual Volunteer Work Week is a great time of fellowship, fun, and work as volunteers are housed and fed free of charge in exchange for their labor as the grounds are prepared for the upcoming summer season.

2023 Dates Week of April 17
Information For more information, contact Michael Dill, Bonclarken, 828.692.2223
mdill@bonclarken.org
Registration Registration Form

ARP WOMEN’S MINISTRIES

2023 Dates

July 23-24 Executive Committee, Board Orientation, and Executive Board
July 24 Annual Meeting