ARP Events

Bonclarken is pleased to host the following ARP events in 2022. 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 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

2022 Dates Camp Bonclarken 1
Camp Bonclarken 2
July 17-22, 2022
July 24-29, 2022
Fees Overnight Campers
Day-Only Campers


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.

2022 Camper Dates Camp Joy I
Camp Joy II
Camp Joy III
Camp Joy IV
June 5-10, 2022
June 26-July 1, 2022
July 3-8, 2022
July 17-22, 2022
Registration For Camper Information
Neal Stroup
For Counselor Information
Neal Stroup


Family Bible Conference is an event sponsored by Christian Education Ministries 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.

2022 Dates July 25-28, 2022
Housing Register for FBC Housing Online
Deadlines Tuesday, February 1, 2022 @ 8am– the earliest date online housing reservation requests will be accepted.
Contact Amanda Carnley
Bonclarken Customer Service
(t) 828.692.2223


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.

2022 Dates June 20-25, 2022
Got Questions? Contact: Brent Turner


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…

2022 Dates July 10-15, 2022
History Bonclarken Music Conference 60th Anniversary History Supplement


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.

2022 Dates July 3-8, 2022
Fees Overnight Campers
Day-Only Campers


Online Camp Information & Registration


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.

Spring 2022 Retreats Senior High
First, Second & Grace MS
Catawba MS
March 4-6, 2022
March 18-20, 2022
March 25-27, 2022
Fall 2022
Senior High
Catawba MS
First, Second & Grace MS
September 23-25, 2022
November 4-6, 2022
November 11-13, 2022
Registration First, Second & Grace Presbyteries Middle School Retreat
Chris McCoy
First & Second Presbyteries Middle School Retreat Information
Catawba Presbytery Middle School Retreat
Jonathan Williams
Senior High Retreat – First, Second, Grace & Catawba Presbyteries
Josh Hjemvick
Senior High Presbyteries Retreat Information


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.

2022 Dates June 13-18, 2022
Got Questions? Contact: Brent Turner


2022 Dates October 24-26, 2022
For more info please contact


The 218th Meeting of the General Synod of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church

2022 Dates June 7-9, 2022


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.

2022 Dates Week of April 18
Information For more information, contact Michael Dill, Bonclarken, 828.692.2223
Registration Registration Form


2022 Dates

March 11-12 Executive Committee and Executive Board
July 24-25 Executive Committee, Board Orientation, and Executive Board
July 25 Annual Meeting
October 7-8 Executive Committee and Executive Board