Summer Camp 2023

Today's the day! 2023 summer camp dates are officially out. We can hardly wait for another summer of exploring our call, growing in faith, resting in Creation, and playing with a purpose. Check out our new programs below.

Summer camp registration will officially open at 12:00PM (noon) EST on Sunday, January 8, 2023.

New Camp Programs

Day Camp: June 12 - 16, 2023

We are so excited to be bringing back Day Camp to Pyoca! Campers will explore the outdoors all week through hiking, games, boating, swimming, fishing, arts and crafts, and more. Campers will participate in daily Bible study sessions focusing on this summer's theme Fruitful Faith, all about the fruits of the Spirit.


C.I.T. Training Weekend: June 23 - 25, 2023

We're excited to offer a brand new C.I.T. training weekend next summer! Many of our high school campers look forward to serving as a C.I.T. throughout the summer, and with this training weekend Transform campers will have the opportunity to extend their camp session to stay for an additional weekend of training. C.I.T. training is now required in order to work with younger campers in later Pyoca sessions.
This weekend is to provide time for fellowship, leadership development, and learning the ins and outs of running camp. C.I.T.s who will serve Week 2 Pyoca Programs will stay over the weekend and into the following week. Those serving during Week 4 will depart on Sunday morning and return on July 9th.

Best of all, it's free! Because we value leadership development at Pyoca, as well as the hard work each C.I.T. gives back to camp each summer, C.I.T. training is available at no cost to high school campers. 

Join us for a weekend of training and a weeklong session of pouring into younger campers! Learn more today.

Challenge Art Camp: June 25 - 30, 2023

Express yourself at Pyoca this summer! We are excited to introduce Challenge Art Camp in 2023, open to campers entering grades 7 - 9 in the fall of 2023. Campers will get to explore their creative sides through a wide array of art projects, as well as the opportunity to engage in a number of traditional Challenge Camp activities. 


Discover Art Camp: July 9 - 14, 2023

Express yourself at Pyoca this summer! We are excited to introduce Discover Art Camp in 2023, open to campers entering grades 4 - 6 in the fall of 2023. Campers will get to explore their creative sides through a wide array of art projects, as well as the opportunity to engage in a number of traditional Discover Camp activities.

2022-2023 Programs

We have a lot of exciting things to look forward to and you can join in the fun! Check out the rest of our 2022 program calendar to learn more about what we're offering this year, including: volunteer opportunities and annual programs for youth, families, and adults.

The 2023 program calendar is now out! Check out all that 2023 has to offer, including a few new programs.

UFO Quilt & Craft Retreat: Oct. 26th - 30th

Join us this fall for our 20th annual UFO Quilt & Craft Retreat. Quilters and crafters are invited to bring their unfinished projects to camp and work on a variety of unfinished projects that are piling up at home. Many guests bring their sewing machines and work on quilts, but feel free to bring your knitting, needlepoint, scrapbooking, or any other sewing/craft project along! 

Fall Youth Retreat: Nov. 18th - 20th

Join us this fall for our annual Fall Youth Retreat. This year's theme is focused around PC(USA)'s Matthew 25 initiative. We are grateful for the partnership of First Pres. Bloomington, First Pres. Columbus, and Fairlawn Pres. as we plan this amazing weekend retreat.

Registration is open. Early bird discount available until Oct. 14th.


Jackson Co. 50/50 Ultramarathon: Dec. 2nd - 4th

Join us on Saturday, Dec. 3rd for the Jackson Co. 50/50 Ultramarathon. Each year we partner with D.IN.O. (Do INdiana Off-road) to host their last ultramarathon of the year. Runners have their choice of three races: 10 miles, 50k, or 50 miles. Stay for the day's race, or lodge at Pyoca for the whole weekend!
The race begins and ends at Pyoca, following a 10-mile loop through the Jackson-Washington State Forestry next to camp. Learn more about the race and how to register here.

Confirmation Retreat: March 3rd - 5th, 2023

Save the date! We're kicking off our 2023 program season with our annual Confirmation Retreat, open to youth in grades 6 - 12 and their mentors. This retreat focuses on building strong bonds between youth and their mentors, as well as helping confirmands learn the tools they will need on a lifelong journey of faith. Registration will open in November 2023. Learn more today.

Did You Know?

We would love to connect with your congregation to share all that is going on at camp and see how we can partner further in ministry. Interested in scheduling an overnight or day church retreat for 2022? We'd love to assist! 

After so much time apart over the past two years, church retreats are a great way to reconnect and deepen the fellowship of your congregation. Both weekend and weekday stays are available. Learn more about booking your retreat or event at Pyoca.

If your session or mission committee would like to schedule an in-person or virtual meeting, call us at (812) 358-3413 or email

Volunteer this Fall:

Fall is a beautiful time to come down and enjoy camp, while also helping us get a few service projects done! Help us rake leaves, winterize buildings, clean up trails, and more. Interested in bringing a group of youth or adults to camp from your congregation? Email to schedule your group's service day today.

How You Can Support Camp: Pass It On

Pass It On. Like the beloved campfire song, we know that in order to pass on the magic of camp to the next generation, we need the support of friends of camp and previous generations who have been transformed by this ministry.
There are a number of ways to support our ministry, including: donations to our Scholarship and Annual Funds, volunteer opportunities, in-kind gifts through our Amazon Wish List, and more.

You can also join our brand new Alumni Association! All annual dues go to support camp and year round program scholarships. Learn more and join today.

Want to learn more about what is happening at Pyoca? We encourage you to follow, like, and subscribe to our InstagramFacebook, YouTube, and TikTok pages where you can keep up with the latest information on all things camp.

NEW: Follow our LinkedIn page to see all that's going on at camp and connect with other camper and staff alumni.
Rev. Molly DeWitt
Program Director

If you have any questions regarding Pyoca programs or booking your next retreat, please email or call (812) 358-3413.
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