LAMAR - The Lamar Lighthouse Camp kicks off Family Camping Week tomorrow with a carry-in supper at 5 p.m., followed by a free program for all ages at 7 p.m. by Clowns for Christ.
Family Camping Week runs Monday through Sunday, July 9 through 15. Worship services are held nightly at 7 p.m.
Talented local residents will be sharing their music on several evenings, including Elaine Barth on Monday, Chiz Rider on Tuesday and Cross 5 from Philipsburg next Saturday. A contemporary concert by Next 2 Nothing concludes the week on Sunday, July 15 at 7 p.m.
Camp pastors include Larry Freed, senior pastor at Cogan Station Christian Church, who will serve Monday and Tuesday.
Evangelist Mike Holland, who pastors a Spanish-speaking church he founded in York Springs, will take up the reins for the rest of the week.
Tom and Jane Seaman, lead pastoral couple for River of Life Worship Center in Lock Haven, are the music ministers and will lead services with a live worship band.
Youth from sixth to 12th grade should check-in for the youth ministry at 5 p.m. tomorrow. Matt McDermit, an active speaker and counselor in the Tri-County Youth Network, will be the youth minister for the first time this year. The focus will revolve around getting "Closer to God." There is a fee to participate. For more youth ministry information and registration, contact Rev. Lynton Perry, 355 Girio Terrace, Williamsport, Pa. 17702, 570-323-1114.
Lydia Heiser, a teacher in Williamsport School District, is now in her fourth year as director of children's ministries. She and her team will present the Kids Camp "Pandamania: God is wild about you."
The Kids Camp, which uses a Vacation Bible School format, is free for 5-year-olds through fifth-graders, both those staying at the camp and those who reside in the area. Sessions run Monday through next Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with lunch provided. For information, call 570-660-6008.
Dorm rooms, some cottages and RV sites are available to rent for Family Camping Week. The facility will serve three meals a day for anyone at modest prices.
The camp is on Route 64, two miles south of I-80, exit 173.
For more information, call Lynette Trick at 570-327-9460 or Pastor Janis Heiser at 570-660-6008.