Welcoming Fall

Fall has nearly arrived at camp! The leaves across the lake are slowly starting their annual change and we are busier than ever preparing for weekends full of guests and warm smiles.

Fall is an absolutely beautiful time to rest in Creation at camp, so be sure to check out all of the opportunities listed below to join us at camp this season. If you're interested in booking a retreat for the fall, winter, or spring 2023 season, be sure to connect with us by calling our office at (812) 358-3413 or emailing 

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 and annual programs for youth, families, and adults.

The 2023 program calendar and summer camp dates are coming in mid-October, so be on the lookout!

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! Registration is now open. 

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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