Penn York Youth


In 2019, the Central New York District and the Western Pennsylvania District united to form the new Penn York District of The Wesleyan Church.  Since that time, Penn York’s ministries have been working to unite leadership and resources to create a new team of ministry leaders that desire to build and equip local churches.  

Since that merger, the Youth Ministry of the Penn York District has been meeting to discuss summer camps and dreaming about other events that would fulfill the mission of the church.  It was unfortunate that the 2020 Teen camp was disrupted by COVID.  We all have felt the pain and frustration this pandemic has caused.  Our team has been working hard to create a new, single, united Teen camp, but unfortunately it will not happen in 2021.  We are hoping and planning that 2022 may offer that exciting opportunity.  As for camps in 2021, we would like to update you with the details we have currently so that local churches can begin planning for these events. 


Penn York 2021 Summer Camp Promotional Video



TEEN CAMP Retreat – There will be two three-day, in-person, Teen Camps in 2021.  This is unlike the week-long camps that have been offered in the past.  Our team of youth leaders decided that this would be best due to current/future health concerns and unforeseen governmental variables that may arise by the summer of 2021. 

  • Teen Camp Retreat – is for students entering 7th grade and finishing 12th grade.  This camp focuses on helping students find fellowship with other students their age as well as engage in a relevant worship and teaching experience.  There will be opportunities to participate in fun games and challenges during their stay.   
Teen Camp South:
  • July 11th – 14th – Teen Camp South will be held at Camp Harmony in Hooversville, PA.
Teen Camp North:
  • July 21st – 24th – Teen Camp North will be held at Chambers Campground in Beavers Dam, NY.

DCAMP (Discipleship Retreat): 

  • Aug 1st – 4th – DCamp (Discipleship Retreat) will be held at Chambers Campground in Beaver Dams, NY.
  • For those entering 7th grade through graduating 12th grade we want you to be a part of Discipleship Camp. In this 5 year spiritual journey every teen experiences an opportunity for spiritual growth. If this is your first time attending then you will be entering Foundations/D1. You can expect to learn about the basics in this level like how to study the bible, God’s grace, and prayer. If you show levels of spiritual maturity in your answers we may bump you into D2 or D3. In these levels you can expect to learn about intercessory prayer and spiritual disciplines. Throughout the journey you will also learn about your spiritual gifts, personality, and your APEST gifting. This intensive retreat can jump start a teens spiritual journey as they figure out what it means to be a disciple. Ask any teen or volunteer who has participated in D-Camp and they will tell you it is transformational! If you would like to be a part of the staff of D-Camp you can contact Pastor Jake Wicks (Bentley Creek) For any registration or information questions you can contact Pastor Josiah Roloson (Buena Vista)