About the Procter Program
Procter Summer Camp, a ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Southern Ohio, creates a place for children, youth, and families to grow in faith, sing, learn, play and pray in the peaceful farmland of London, Ohio. We offer a variety of summer programs: youth camps for children entering 3rd-12th grade, family camps, a bilingual Spanish/English family camp and Camp RISE, a grief camp for children ages 8-18.
Christian Formation is an integral part of camp; we learn, teach, say prayers and sing together every day. Campers and staff members of all (or no) faith backgrounds are welcome. We also canoe, fish, have campfires, sleep outside, create art, do chalk murals, play sports and wacky games, and explore the natural world around us. Check out photos from last season on our Facebook page for some insight into the camp program.
At Procter, we are intentional about sharing God’s love with one another and our campers; children and adults. By demonstrating and encouraging Christian community we are showing daily what the world could be like.
|Lifeguard Training||May 21-25||Counseling staff|
|Counselor Training||May 28-June 6||Counselors, 18+|
|Family Camp I||June 8-10||All ages|
|Session I||June 11-16||Entering 9-12 grade|
|Session 2||June 19-23||Entering 3-6 grade|
|Session 3||June 25-30||Entering 6-8 grade|
|campamento para familias||July 6-8||todas edades all ages|
|Family Camp II||July 12-15||All ages|
|Session 4: Leaders in Training||July 12-21||Entering 10-graduated Seniors|
|Session 5||July 16-21||Entering 3-9 grade|
|Camp RISE||July 23-28||Campers grieving a relative's death due to drug use, by application|
|Family Camp III||August 1-4||All Ages|
Procter Summer Camp strives to be a place for all people to play, pray, learn, and grow. Mornings at camp include a fun, engaging Christian formation program. Rooted in Scripture and guided by the week’s theme, formation is led by camp counselors and a Chaplain. In the afternoons campers have a choice free choice periods for recreation. Some options might be: swimming and pool games, arts & crafts, yoga or meditation, basketball, canoeing, fishing, soccer, or nature walks. Procter is home to a lake for swimming and canoeing, a pond to fish in, fields for large group games and sports, and an Arts and Crafts cottage to explore your creativity. After dinner the camp participates in a large group activity together, followed by campfire, devotions in cabin groups, and lights out. Campers stay in a cabins with counselors and similar age campers.
Registration will open in February 1, 2018
“I look forward to coming to Procter all year long. I love all the people who are here, I come because this is the way the world should be. I feel Procter brings out the best in everyone”
“Procter makes me feel like I have a safe haven”
"Procter Summer camp is the highlight of my summer, always!"
"This camp is full of great people. The counselors and campers allow me to be myself and grow closer to God”
Camp RISE (Remember, Inspire, Strengthen, Empower), is a grief camp for campers ages 8-18 who have had a family member die from drug use. Camp RISE, staffed by Procter counselors, will incorporate all the traditional Procter Summer Camp activities, schedules, and traditions, as well as group therapy, led by professional therapists. Registration will be by application, open in 2018. As Procter develops this program, please contact Andrea Foote if you know an eligible camper who might attend or if you have a skill to share.
The cost per camper is $385, however Camp RISE will offered at at no cost to families. To make this possible, please consider sponsoring a Camp RISE camper. You can donate online here.
Procter Family Camps are a beloved tradition for many, and some families have been attending for multiple generations! Family Camp offers an opportunity to spend quality time together without worrying about meals, planning activities or spending on an elaborate vacation. At Family Camp all activities are optional, so you can plan your camp day around your family's needs.
Like youth camps, we start each day with music and song, a daily story and Christian Formation program led by the Chaplain and counselors. We might do service project, art project in Family groups, and adult bible study is offered. In the afternoons the pool is open for free swim, and families can sign up for a variety of activities: canoeing, a trip to the Procter Farm, various sports activities, arts and crafts, music, tennis, or fishing, for example. Spend your time taking a walk, chatting with friends, visiting the labyrinth or reading a book in the rocking chairs.Come to Family Camp for joyous community, to relax and recharge as a family.
Family Camp is the name for our intergenerational programs, but there is space for everyone at Family Camp: traditional nuclear families, grandparents and grandchildren, cousins and nieces and nephews, friend groups, couples, single folks and chosen family. Come join the community!
Registration will open in 2018
“Procter is an awesome family experience, with quality time away in a great community. It has been a transformational experience for my children. “
“Procter is a beautiful, peaceful place where our family can be together and be ourselves.”
“There are few places where middle class families, urban families, grandparents, LGBT families, homeless families and college student can share life together… Family Camp is one!”
campamento para familias
Procter Center partners with the Diocese of Southern Ohio Latino Ministry Commission to host campamento para familias. A new program for 2017, this weekend camp was a success and is being offered for the second year. Campamento is a bilingual English/Spanish Family Camp open to all.
Prices, Campership information and Registration for all camps will be available in February, 2018.
Andrea Foote, Director of Camp and Youth Ministry
It is a policy of the Diocese of Southern Ohio that no camper will be turned away from Procter Summer Camp for financial reasons.
Campership assistance is always available.