2024 Program Calendar:SUMMER CAMP: Registration goes live on Sunday, January 7th, 2024 at 12:00PM (noon) ET.
Summer camp is right around the corner! We offer a wide variety of programs for folks of all ages. Join us for overnight youth camps open to those entering 2nd grade all the way through high school grads, or bring the whole family to Family Camp! You also won't want to miss out on Grown-up Summer Camp or kin•dom camp. There's a program this coming summer for everyone, let us help you find yours! CONFIRMATION RETREAT: March 1st - 3rd, 2024
Confirmation is an important step in one's life of faith, and we are excited to once again offer our Confirmation Retreat this spring -- open to all PC(USA) confirmands 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. MYSTERY QUILT RETREAT: March 20th - 24th, 2024
Join us this coming spring for our 20th annual Mystery Quilt Retreat! Participants gather together each year to sew their own "Mystery Quilt." Before arrival, each participant receives fabric measurements and cutting instructions for the Mystery Quilt, but will not see the full quilt pattern until they arrive. SOLAR-BRATION Solar Eclipse Retreat: April 6th - 8th, 2024
Did you know? Southern Indiana is in the path of totality for next spring's solar eclipse! We're taking full advantage and making a weekend out of this awe-inspiring event. Join us for the whole weekend, or come just for the eclipse on Monday, April 8th (lunch provided, totality ~ 3:00pm). DAY OF SERVICE: Saturday, April 27th, 2024
Each spring, Pyoca enlists members of our greater camp community to assist with our annual spring clean-up of camp! Volunteers with all different levels of skills are welcome. Projects typically include landscaping, cleaning, painting, small building/woodworking projects, and more. Join us from 10AM - 3PM -- free will lunch provided. kin•dom camp: June 30th - July 3rd, 2024
kin·dom camp is an opportunity for LBGTQIA+ youth ages 12-17 to feel safe and free to show up as their full selves. Campers will have the chance to experience all the fun that camp has to offer in a week filled with affirmation, community, and celebration. This camp is affirming – full stop. It affirms all genders, sexualities, identities, religious backgrounds, and varieties of belief. The only thing we expect is a commitment to welcoming and celebrating everyone where they are, as they are. Registration opens Feb. 4th, 2024. Staff applications will launch on Sunday, Feb. 4th alongside camp registration. All positions are paid. We are looking for: nurses, cabin counselors, support staff, licensed counselors, and wellness staff. More info to come! FAMILY DAY: Saturday, July 6th, 2024
Each year Pyoca hosts Family Camp the weekend after July 4th. Can't get away for the entire weekend? Come down to camp for a day of family fun! Join us from 10AM - 4PM for a day of Family Camp activities. Waterfront will be open all afternoon to swim, boat, and fish. Check out the link for more information on how to register. GROWN-UP SUMMER CAMP: July 25th - 28th, 2024
Join us for all of the fun of camp -- all grown up! This program partners 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. ALUMNI HOMECOMING CELEBRATION: Saturday, September 1st, 2024
Join us for our first annual Alumni Homecoming Celebration! If you love Pyoca, this day is for you. We will be celebrating all things camp and all of our outstanding alumni and supporters who make it all possible. Visitors will have lots of traditional camp activities to choose from throughout the day led by our fantastic program staff, plus a tasty lunch and fellowship to enjoy. WEEKEND AT THE LAKE: August 31st - Sept. 2nd, 2024
Join us for our last major weekend of the summer! Similar to Family Camp, Weekend at the Lake is open to families of all ages. We'll relax together swimming and boating on the lake, plus experience a weekend filled with fun family-friendly activities. OVERFLOW WOMEN'S RETREAT: September 13th - 15th, 2024
We welcome you this coming September to Overflow, a women's retreat designed to provide women with a space to rest, renew, and engage in fellowship with other women. Every woman will come to this retreat seeking renewal in her own way. Wherever you are on your spiritual journey, we seek to affirm, connect, and lift up women in the church the best way we know how: fellowship. UNFINISHED OBJECT (UFO) RETREAT: October 23rd - 27th, 2024
Quilters and crafters gather at camp each fall for fellowship and to work on a variety of unfinished projects that are piling up at home. What kind of projects you may ask? Any and everything. 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: November 22nd - 24th, 2024
Join us for our annual Fall Youth Retreat this November! Each year youth gather together from across Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio for a weekend of rest and fall fun at Pyoca. Youth will gather for keynotes and worship each day, meet new friends through small group sessions, and have plenty of time to explore all that Pyoca has to offer. JACKSON COUNTY 50/50 ULTRAMARATHON: December 6th - 8th, 2024
Each year we partner with D.IN.O. (Do INdiana Off-road) to host the Jackson Co. 50/50 Ultramarathon. Runners of all levels are welcome to choose their length of race: 10 miles, 50k, or 50 miles. The challenging race course, coupled with Pyoca's warm hospitality, makes for a great weekend when you add a meal and lodging package to your registration. Help support our runners! Each year we invite members of the community to volunteer at aid stations throughout the forestry. Learn more about how to volunteer for this event.