Join Us This Summer!

Summer has begun and we have had a blast supporting our partner camps from Southport Presbyterian Church (Becomer's Camp) and Indiana Presbyterian Church (Gemini Mission Camp) over the last two weeks!

Next week we begin welcoming campers for Pyoca-hosted camp programs. Up first is Week 1 Transform and Challenge camps. We can't wait to host our week of junior and senior high campers. 
Spaces are still open to register for camp! Join us for an unforgettable summer of making new friends, creating lifelong memories, and growing in faith. Learn more about summer camp dates and programs here.
Register Today
Click the button above to get started on your camper's registration. Learn more about the registration process on our website.

4th Annual Boat-a-thon:

It's not too late to make a difference in a camper's life! Donate today for our annual camper Boat-a-thon. 
We believe that camp should be accessible to everyone, and the support of our scholarship fund ensures that any child who wants to come to camp is able to do so. Your support of our Boat-a-thon ensures that we can continue making camp accessible for years to come.
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Quick Facts:
  • 1 in 4 Pyoca campers will receive scholarship funding for Summer 2022.
  • There are no qualifiers to receive scholarship funding for camp. Families tell us what they are able to pay toward summer camp as they register and Pyoca covers the remaining cost, no questions asked.
  • We have already pledged over $9,000.00 in scholarship funding for 2022. 
Support our campers today! Donate today by clicking the link above and choosing Boat-a-thon.

All Are Welcome

We have a lot of exciting things to look forward to in 2022, and you can join in the fun! Check out our full 2022 program calendar to learn more about what we're offering this year, including: volunteer opportunities, our 70th anniversary celebration, plus annual programs for youth, families, and adults.

Family Camp & Family Day: July 8th - 10th

Join us this summer for Family Camp! Held the weekend of July 8th - 10th, this program is open to all ages and is the perfect way to reconnect with your camp-loving family. Families will form their own cohorts or "pods," and can pick and choose their activity blocks throughout the weekend.
Can't join us for the whole weekend? Come down to camp on Saturday, July 9th for Family Day. We'll be welcoming summer staff families and our camp community for an afternoon of camp activities and lunch. Register for Family Camp and Family Day through our online registration portal.

Learn more: Family Camp

Grown-up Summer Camp: July 28th - 31st

Join us for all of the fun of camp -- all grown up! This summer Pyoca is partnering with Second Presbyterian Church in Indianapolis to host Grown-up Summer Camp, open to adults 21+. Experience all of the traditional fun camp activities, enjoy time for rest, and spend the last night out with your new camp friends at the Jackson County Fair. Learn more.
Registration is now open!
Learn more about Grown-up Summer Camp by checking out our full schedule and guest speakers for the weekend!

70th Anniversary Celebration: Sat., August 20th

Save the date! Join us on Saturday, August 20th as we celebrate our 70th year of ministry. All members of our camp community are invited to come down and explore camp, have lunch, and join us for worship as we give thanks to God for seventy years of transformation and lives changed in this place.

More information coming soon!


Overflow Women's Retreat: Sept. 9th - 11th

Save the date! Join us this fall for our annual women's retreat Overflow. Spend a weekend at camp growing in faith and fellowship with other women, resting in Creation, and expressing your creativity.

More information, including worship and keynote leadership, coming soon!


Fall Youth Retreat: Nov. 18th - 20th

Save the date! 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.
More information, including worship and keynote leadership, coming soon!

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 Summer at Camp!

We are seeking volunteers to serve Weeks 2 - 4 of Pyoca programs this summer. If you love kids and want to serve them directly, we would love to have you as a volunteer cabin counselor! 
Volunteers will be working with youth in grades 2 - 9. 
Apply Today
All volunteers must be at least 19 years old, complete an on online application, pass a criminal background check, and participate in a brief orientation to cover camp policies. Join us for our amazing 70th summer of camp! 

Summer Staff Spotlight: Madelyn Lopp

Pyoca's Challenge Camp Coordinator Madelyn Lopp is serving as a YAAD (Young Adult Advisory Delegate) this June at the 225th PC(USA) General Assembly in Louisville, KY. Please keep Maddy in your prayers as she goes forth to serve the church. Maddy has served on Pyoca's staff the past two summers and is a member of St. John Presbyterian Church in New Albany, Indiana.

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.

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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