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Peckville United Methodist Church
Sky Lake Weekend 2016

January 27th to 29th
Friday Evening to Sunday Afternoon

All are welcome to join us for the weekend.
Sky Lake Camp and Retreat Center is locate about one and fifteen minuts north off of route 17 near Winsor NY. Official Sky Lake Page
Friday evening will find the group roasting hotdogs and marshmallows at the large fireplace.
All meals are prepaered by the Sky Lake staff and a re served buffet style.
 
Prices for the weekend are for 2 Nights 5 meals
$106 13 years old and up
$53 4-12 years old
Under 4 no charge

Please supply your own shower necessities and bedding. Sleeping bags are easiest. Sleep arrangements are somewhat dormatory style.
Three meals a day are provided from the dinning hall.
Games and music are impromptu and usually ongoing.
Enjoy fellowship, singing, or the peace that getting away for awhile can bring. 
Depending on the weather outdoor activities can include ice-skating, sleigh riding, winter walks, or cross-country skiing (if you have skis).

 If you would like to attend please contact
retreat@peckvilleumc.org
Tom Taylor 570-760-8233  
Sarah Taylor Conlon 570-550-5976

Payment can be made at anytime prior to the weekend. But the sooner the better.




Sky Lake History
  The former Wyoming Conference voted to purchase Sky Lake on April 10th, 1947. The camp was an Adirondack "Great Camp" in the style of the great camps of the "Robber Barons" of the last century, (but less opulent).  
  Legend has it that among the furnishings in the camp was various gambling paraphernalia that was sold along with the camp and it's structures. Being of the Methodist tradition (even though it could have been sold to defray the cost of purchase) it was decided to burn the above mentioned equipment lest any life be ruined by its employment. This I am certain gave Brother John Wesley another "heart warming experience".  Most of the original buildings have been replaced. The two current lodges are pictured below.
  In the more than sixty years since that time three generations of this church as well as countless others have enjoyed the renewal of body, mind, and, spirit that spending time at Sky Lake can bring.

We hope you will join us this year for the retreat.