CAMP: A Planning Retreat for Clergy

Are you a pastor who is yearning for some time away to prepare worship for the year? Or are you a commissioned pastor/ruling elder excited about getting your creative worship juices flowing in a community of other leaders? 

If you are the key worship leader for your worshipping community, we hope you’ll join us for a CAMP: A Planning Retreat for Clergy, a nurtured retreat on tranquil Flathead Lake, in Montana, where you can step aside for private or collaborative planning, along with moments to have your soul tended and minds sparked by worship and music guides. At this CAMP, you choose what fuels your ministry. View key details below and click here for a flyer with details.

When? Sunday – Thursday, August 13-17, 2023

Where? Glacier Presbytery Camp, Lakeside, Montana. Transportation provided from Glacier International Airport, in Kalispell.

Who may attend? The event is open to PC(USA) worship leaders (ministers of word and sacrament or commissioned ruling elders/pastors) who are responsible for worship/preaching in their PC(USA) worshipping community. (Pastors outside the OPSF service region may register, now. Registration has been opened for all states.)

What should I expect? This event is designed with a loose, supportive structure and a lot of freedom. The three key content days (Monday-Wednesday) we will provide morning and evening prayers, a framework/overview of a segment of the lectionary, a field trip activity, and music and worship guides for individual or communal brainstorming. Participants may find a quiet spot for solitary preparation or team up with others. If nature sparks your creativity, head to the lake for a paddle or strike out on a hike in the state park, next door.

Are you not a Revised Common Lectionary Preacher? Indicate on your registration form what you hope to collaborate on, and if there is a critical mass, we will work to resource you. A small group of Narrative Lectionary preachers have already indicated interest.

Who will guide us? Kimberly Bracken Long (Worship Guide), Marcus A. Hong (Music Leader)

How much does it cost? Participants within the Omaha Presbyterian Seminary Foundation service region pay just $50. (To prevent last minute cancellations, $100 is required to register with $50 refunded at check-in.) The registration fee for participants outside of the OPSF service region is $150. Travel assistance may be available to those traveling more than 250 miles.

AS OF JULY 14th, CAMP IS NEAR MAX CAPACITY!! Please contact Shelli Latham to inquire whether a space is available.

Questions? Contact Shelli Latham at