Kingswood Camp Olmsted Center Quinipet Camp & Retreat Center Epworth Camp & Retreat Center

The NYAC Camping Newsletter is a publication designed to spread the word about opportunities at our four conference camps.  Learn about the fun and learning at each of our unique sites.   Whether it is traditional kids' camp, a youth conference, one of the Kingswood Learning Intensive expriences, an adult spirituality retreat, or family camping ... come join us!


Summer Retreat

Epworth is has not run traditional programmed camp since 2004, but is open for your church to hold a summer camp retreat! Enjoy the pool, canoes, and wide open space! Very Affordable Family Camp Cabins are open to rent as well as some larger air-conditioned buildings. Follow the link to see a full description of the facilities. Find out more here >>

Tractor operators Wanted!

Are you a mechanically minded and mostly able-bodied person who would enjoy driving really large mowing equipment 4 to 8 hours, one day a week? Tractor operator volunteers are needed to help mow many acres of lawn at Epworth. Enjoy the views, enjoy the ride, enjoy the community and know you are making a difference every day you mow. E-mail Greg at with your questions or offers. This could be a lot of fun for the right person.

Our Horse, Touch

Touch, our rescued horse, is in need of a loving permanent home. He can be ridden only a couple of times a week due to some imposed limitations, but Touch is extremely social and would appreciate a stable mate to keep him company. Help this 12 year-old big fella find a home! Read more and see his photo here>> 

Kingswood Campsite

Adult Summer Learning Intensives

Come experience the beauty of Kingswood, the fun of camping, fellowship with other campers, and perhaps learn a new skill. This summer Kingswood Campsite is offering four Adult Camps: Summer Learning Intensives.
• Come unwind and find God in the quiet nature at Kingswood at the Sabbath at Kingswood camp.
• Learn basic woodworking techniques while you make an Adirondack Chair to take home at our Woodworking Camp.
• Learn the basics of welding at our Welding Camp.
• Become certified as a lifeguard at our Adult Lifeguard Certification Camp.

For more information, please click here >>

Woodsmoke Camp for Kids

Where else can you meet new and old friends, commune with nature, eat homemade ice cream, learn a variety of outdoor skills, learn about the surrounding environment, live and work together in a community, and grow spiritually? Two one-week programs for youth
entering 5th – 12th grade in the fall of 2013. More here >>

Olmsted Center

Camp Scholarship Fundraiser on April 18th

A benefit to raise funds for camper scholarships, Thursday, April 18th at 6 pm at Park Avenue United Methodist Church (106 East 86th Street). Our honorees this year are Reverend Leo Curry and the United Methodist City Society. Both parties are being recognized for their relationship with and support of Olmsted Center and its programs. Last year, over 70% of the children attending the Camp Olmsted received some level of financial assistance. Donations from local churches, agencies and individuals help Five Points Mission provide the necessary scholarship support to these campers and allow them the opportunity to attend camp. More information here >>

Summer Camp

Time to register for Camp Olmsted, our sleepaway camp program for boys and girls aged 6-13. Enjoy swimming, sports, hiking, art, reading and ropes challenge course activities - all designed to build campers' self-esteem and enhance their social skills. Click here for more >>

Quinipet Camp & Retreat Center

Sleep Away Camp

Quinipet’s summer Sleep Away Camp is looking to break our own recent record. The summer of 2012 brought us 504 different sleep away campers who attended our programs! Our day camp and sailing programs are integral, but there is nothing we take more pride in than the tradition of sleep away camp. Did you know Quinipet is one of oldest operating sleep away camps in the country? Times have changed, but the values taught remain strong. Check out our schedule at >>

Summer Staff Needed!

Summer staff recruiting is wrapping up but we have some positions still open at Quinipet. Earn a decent weekly salary at a fixed rate and stop worrying if you will get "hours" at your old summer job. Learn more about your own personal faith and make a difference to the next generation. For more information >>


Epworth Camp &
Retreat Center

8 Epworth Lane
High Falls, NY 12440
Kingswood Campsite
500 Hathaway Pond Road
Hancock, NY 13783
June 15-Labor Day:
January-June 15:
Olmsted Center
114 Bayview Avenue
Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY 12520
Quinipet Camp &
Retreat Center

Box 549
Shelter Island Heights, NY 11965
Tel: 631-749-0430

Open hearts. Open minds. Open doors.

The New York Annual Conference of
The United Methodist Church

20 Soundview Ave - White Plains, NY - Phone: 914.997.1570 - Toll free: 888.696.6922