Registration for 2017 is now closed.


Big News—We have a new name:
Creation Week Camp is now…

We loved our old name. For so long it helped us tell others who we are. Now we’re almost three decades old and need a name that speaks to a new generation. It was hard work, though, to find a name that reflects all that we are. A group of staff, campers, parents, and board members brainstormed furiously, ultimately coming together to choose “Rise.” Then, former camper (and current graphic designer) Kieran Redmond made it look awesome for us!

We like that Rise is a powerful, purposeful word, but one with many layers of meaning, much like the campers who make it a great place. “Rise” is also this year’s camp theme, so we’ll have many opportunities to discuss and explore its myriad possibilities as a camp community.

Over the coming weeks and months you’ll see our full transition here on this site and on Facebook, as well as in our printed and electronic materials. The URLs for finding us on the web will remain the same for now, to avoid any confusion for returning campers and their families trying to find us to register for 2017.

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Rise will take place June 25–30, 2017.

Rise is an ongoing experiment in community.
Our respect and acceptance of one another fosters spiritual and personal growth, as well as creativity.

Founded in 1989 as Creation Week Camp, Rise is a week-long summer camp for youth age 11 (or finished 5th grade) through age 18 (or finished 12th grade), and currently takes place at Koinonia Campground in Middlesex, NY.

Some of our typical daily activities included:

  • Meditation, yoga, or Tai Ji
  • Major and Minor programs
  • Free time to use the pool, hang out on the quad, or play games
  • Campfire with songs, skits, and stories

For those coming to Rise, here are some useful documents:

Questions? Email us, at office@stmarkspennyan.org.