ARP Events

Bonclarken is pleased to host the following ARP events in 2020. 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.

2021 Dates Camp Bonclarken 1
Camp Bonclarken 2
July 18-23, 2021
July 25-30, 2021
Fees Overnight Campers
Day-Only Campers
$575
$550
Registration 2021 Registration begins Friday, January 15, 2021.
For more information on Bonclarken camps, please contact us at 828.692.2223.

CAMP JOY

Camp Joy is a Christian Education Ministries event 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.

2021 Camper Dates Camp Joy I
Camp Joy II
Camp Joy III
Camp Joy IV
June 6-11, 2021
June 27-July 2, 2021
July 4-9, 2021
July 18-23, 2021
Registration For Camper Information
Brent Turner
bturner@arpsynod.org
864.233.2491
For Counselor Information
Neal Stroup
nealstroup@me.com
704.589.2045

FAMILY BIBLE CONFERENCE

Family Bible Conference is a Christian Education Ministries event 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. To get more info please click on the Christian Education Ministries link.

2021 Dates July 26-29, 2021

HORIZON

Horizon, is the senior high conference led by Christian Education Ministries. 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.

2021 Dates June 21-26, 2021
Got Questions? Contact: Brent Turner
bturner@arpsynod.org
864.233.2491

MUSIC CONFERENCE

Music Conference is a wonderful opportunity for all ages to enjoy a great time of fellowship, music, and fun!

2021 Dates July 11-16, 2021
2020 Information 2020 Bonclarken Virtual Music Conference Resources
Registration and password required. Please contact Trip McGill for more information.

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.

2021 Dates July 4-9, 2021
Fees Overnight Campers
Day-Only Campers

$575
$550

Online Camp Information & Registration

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 2020
Retreats
Senior High
Catawba Middle
First, Second & Grace Middle
September 25-27, 2020
November 6-8, 2020
November 13-15, 2020
Spring 2021 Retreats Senior High
First, Second & Grace Middle
Catawba Middle
March 5-7, 2021
March 19-21, 2021
March 26-28, 2021
Registration First, Second & Grace Presbyteries Middle School Retreat
Seth Gurley
gurley.seth@gmail.com
First & Second Presbyteries Middle School Retreat Information
Catawba Presbytery Middle School Retreat
Jeremiah Thomas
jeremiah@centennialarp.org
Catawba Presbytery Middle School Retreat Information
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 led by Christian Education Ministries, 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.

2021 Dates June 14-19, 2021
Got Questions? Contact: Brent Turner
bturner@arpsynod.org
864.233.2491

SEE THE LEAVES

 

Our annual fall program will be centered around the Lake Lure, North Carolina area.

This year’s “See the Leaves” experience will be different than past years, but just as beautiful and full of time for interaction! We will be driving our own cars this year, to help maintain social distance. Also, please note that each of the destinations have mask rules in place so please remember to bring your mask.

We will start on Wednesday with dinner at Bonclarken, then a relaxing campfire where we can enjoy some fellowship and s’mores. On Thursday our trip will include driving to the Lake Lure area where we will have a informative boat tour of the lake, lunch in the area and a visit to Chimney Rock State Park. You will also have time to visit the shops in the Chimney Rock area with a roaring mountain river in the background. Our day will end with another scenic drive back to Bonclarken where dinner will be waiting for us. On Friday after breakfast you will have an opportunity to tour the Heidelberg House at Bonclarken, which will conclude our event.

 

Costs, including all meals, fees and tickets, are as follows:

$250 per person Single Occupancy

$200 per person Double Occupancy

$200 per person Private Housing

For more info please contact sclarke@bonclarken.org

2020 Dates October 27-29, 2020
2020 Flyer Download PDF

SYNOD

The 216th Meeting of the General Synod of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church
DATE CHANGE: OCTOBER 22-23, 2020
VENUE CHANGE: FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF COLUMBIA, SC
September 1st Moderator’s Announcement of Venue Change
For delegate info and registration, please visit ARP Church.org

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.

2021 Dates April 18-23, 2021
Information For more information, contact Michael Dill, Bonclarken, 828.692.2223
mdill@bonclarken.org

ARP WOMEN’S MINISTRIES

2020 Dates

March 13-14 Executive Committee and Executive Board
October 9-10 Executive Committee and Executive Board