Holmes Camp News
Staff members and volunteers at Holmes Camp are completing some long needed work while maintaining social distance. 

While the camp farm is currently in hibernation, we do hope to re-imagine that program in the near future. As such, the infrastructure needs to be maintained. Many thanks to Mark and Darby Ainsworth for working hard to straighten up the farm and plant a vegetable garden using the farm beds. And to staff members Bobby and Steve for retrieving the stone wall that greets most of us as we approach camp from the Interstate. (Above)
We've also been working hard on enhancing the trail system, and two sections of the trails that had been lost over the years have been established. The red trail now continues from the Southwest side of Westminster lake to the Lodge. The blue trail is now reestablished from behind the farm up to its intersection with the yellow trail. The five mile blue loop that borders the property is again intact. (Above)

We are looking forward to days when we are busy serving people again, but in the meantime, it's satisfying to check off some of the items we have been meaning to get to!
Bobby Kraus, Site Manager and Camp Alumni
"A person's true character is revealed by what he does when no one is watching."

We are blessed to have a small, but mighty, dedicated staff here at Holmes. Over the next few weeks we will be using Facebook and Instagram to shine a light on each one and highlighting how they make a difference here at the camp - even in this time when very few people are getting to see it!

Join us on Facebook and Instagram to send some love to these amazing folks! Or visit the updated Staff page of our website to learn more about Holmes Camp and Retreat Centers staff. A new staffer will be highlighted (and then updated on our website) every few days. We started with Bobby Kraus - Site Manager Extraordinaire!
We know all our trails are special - but we won't blame you if you have a favorite!! Vote for your favorite below - let's see which trail gets the most love! See our Trail Map HERE.
(We will post the winner in our next newsletter.)
Do you find yourself doing a lot of on-line shopping during this quarantine? If you haven't already - one easy way to support Holmes is to sign up for Amazon Smile.

Visit smile.amazon.com , select Presbyterian Conference Association (Holmes NY) and 0.5% of your eligible purchases can be designated to Holmes - no fees, no extra cost. It's that simple.

You can still show your support by visiting our website below.
For Venmo - on your phone, look for @holmescamp on your Venmo account.
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We are still hopeful that camp will move forward this summer, so we are continuing to accept registrations. As long as it is safe to do so, we will welcome your campers and let them have some much needed time to run free!

Do you have a cool memory or sentimental item from your time at camp? SHARE it with us! Take a picture/send a note to Holmes@Holmescamp.org . You may get featured in our weekly E-News! Make sure to include any campers names, the year and a short descriptions.
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July 25: Friends Day
Enjoy a day at Camp, with friends old and new!
This is a celebration day!! We open our arms in an extravagant welcome. Never been to Holmes? Come on up and see what we’re about. Former camper or staff? We’ll be waiting to welcome you back. We have some fun new things planned for this Friends Day as well as engaging in traditional beloved camp activities. Come up for the summer day to reconnect with old friends, and to meet new ones. Keep checking back as we update our plans!
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60 Denton Lake Road, Holmes, NY 12531
phone: 845.878.6383