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Summer Camp for Grownups – Fall Edition

October 13 @ 4:00 pm - October 16 @ 2:00 pm

Summer Camp for Grownups (Fall Edition)– A Pit Stop on the Walk

“Hi Lord, it’s me, just checking on the number of stars in my crown and wondering about my retirement plan!!!”

Have you ever used that phrase “to being a prayer”? Probably not – it’s a bit audacious.  But we do sometimes pause along the path of faith to do a spiritual checkup.

Using congregational development core models adapted for personal use, cherry picked Bible verses to justify anything, and 55 years of stories of parish ministry, The Rev. Doug Wigner will help campers delve into it all.  Discover just how you think you’re doing in your walk with the Lord. You won’t lose your faith –  but revelation about pitfalls, rites of passage, and “you’ve got to be kidding me” stories will encourage laughter, recommitment, and who knows what else!

Since our motto is “why should kids have all the fun”, we will have the usual other camp electives and free time.

Activities include:

  • Bonfire and cookout
  • Coffee House and Talent Show
  • Swimming
  • Trips to Bryce Resort for golf*
  • Napping
  • Wine tasting and a winery tour*
  • Hikes to Seven Springs and the Cross
  • Shopping excursions up and down the Valley*
  • Spiritual growth and reflection

All activities are optional and campers are welcome to spend time rocking on the porch, reading a book, going for a walk or doing whatever you want to do to relax and enjoy all that Shrine Mont has to offer.

*Not included in registration fee

The Rev. Dr. Doug Wigner, Rector Emeritus, St. Paul’s, Lynchburg; Priest Associate, St. James’s, Richmond.  Doug was born in Baltimore, MD, and grew up in the Northern Neck. He graduated from Virginia Tech, served four years in the Army in Germany, Vietnam, and Ft. Meade, MD, before entering Virginia Theological Seminary where he earned his Masters in Divinity in 1972 and his Doctorate in Ministry in 2007. He has served churches in Virginia, Connecticut and is the Rector Emeritus of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Lynchburg, VA. He was a senior trainer with the Church Development Institute and serves on the Board of Trustees of VTS. He and his wife, Nancy, serve as Diocesan Parish Discernment Facilitators. Doug has two sons and two grandchildren who live in Richmond. He’s a life-long birder, loves to garden and fish.



Camp will start with check in at 4:00 pm on Sunday, October 13 followed by supper at 5:30 pm.  We end with a closing service on Wednesday morning October 16 and then a final lunch at 12:30pm.

Interested? We hope so! For now, please mark your calendars, tell friends, and contact Tom Baker if you have questions or suggestions –

Rates: (include Board, lodging and all program costs at Shrine Mont)

Double occupancy: $395 per person
Single occupancy: $475 per person




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Contact Shrine Mont via email or call (540) 856-2141

Click HERE for a map to Shrine Mont.  We strongly discourage using GPS or mapping software.

Click here to see Shrine Mont’s cancellation policy


October 13 @ 4:00 pm
October 16 @ 2:00 pm
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Shrine Mont
217 Shrine Mont Circle
Orkney Springs, VA 22845 United States