5th Annual Ride for Hope, Healing and a Future Motorcycle Ride


Saturday, May 19, 2018


Dear Riders, Sponsors and Friends,


May 19th was an excellent day for the 5th Annual Ride for Hope, Healing and a Future benefit motorcycle ride at Pine Valley Camp!  We did see a small amount of rain before and after the ride here at camp, but the bikers stayed dry under sunny skies while out on the four hour ride.


A group of 56 riders rode 73 scenic miles through Beaver, Butler and Lawrence counties, with refreshment stops at the New Castle Harley Davidson and Mission Mahi in Cranberry Twp.  Following the ride, everyone returned to camp to enjoy dinner outside, listen to a stellar performance of classic rock music by the Street Level band, and hear who the winners were of the 56 auction items and raffles on hand.   

  

Many individuals and organizations worked together to make this event a success.  We had 90 sponsors lend their support financially or with an in-kind gift, and 20+ individuals who volunteered their time to prepare the food or to ensure the day ran smoothly.  As a result of these efforts, approximately $5,350.00 was raised to benefit the ministry of Pine Valley Camp!

   

The monies raised this year will be directed towards the Rebuild Campaign, which entails building a new dining hall, quad-plex cabin, pavilion and boys bath house on the camp’s property.  These structures are desperately needed in order to continue serving the hurting and at-risk kids who come to camp each year.  Last summer 700 campers experienced a safe and loving atmosphere here and had fun just being a kid.  This year, that number and more are expected, and the extra space is needed so that no child is turned away because of no room.  Pine Valley has been serving youth for 23 years now and they continue to faithfully fulfill their mission of “Rebuilding Broken Lives through Christ.”


In closing, from Mr. Matt, the Executive Director of Pine Valley Camp, and the Event Team members, Thank You for your willingness to support this event.  Your generosity is greatly appreciated!  

 

Sincerely,

 

Event Team Members:

Dale & Becky Conrad

Jacque Edmisten                             

Jody Eldridge                    

Frank Klinzing

Connie Miller



Third Annual Story Harvest Celebration a Success!

THANK YOU!!!


On Saturday, November 4th, 2017, hundreds of people came together to enjoy a free dinner and an inspiring evening. We heard stories of God's faithfulness and were reminded of His great love for us. The Light of the City choir performed, we interviewed former staff and campers on stage, and choir members sat at the tables to chat with our guests! 


We had over 240 attendees.

The Silent Auction grossed over $1,800.

We raised over $16,000 to fund kids to come to camp (and people are still giving)!


A Thank You from Mr. Matt:


Dear Celebrator,


I want to personally thank you for helping to celebrate our night on Saturday!  What a joyous occasion!  From the beginning of the night through to the end, we as the Pine Valley Staff felt the atmosphere was filled with Joy!  Our hope was to bring honor to the God who made us and makes all this possible, we hope that mission was accomplished!  Thank you for taking the time to come and hear what the Lord is doing through Pine Valley. 


If the Lord stirred your heart, please let us know.  We would love to capture your reflections and hear your stories.  Maybe you left the event thinking, “How can I get more involved in that work?”  There are multiple ways to help, the most obvious is through generous gifts, the net raise to date for the children was over $12,000.  We are currently in a season of construction and preparation for this coming summer.   Watch for our newsletter, visit our website, contact me or the office and visit any time! 


Thanks again for your encouragement to our children, they left that night feeling the loving power and presence of our God, through their encounters with you!  Here is our Light of the City webpage if you desire to experience them again or introduce them to someone else.  


Rebuilding broken lives for the future,

 

Mr. Matt (Matthew Reichart, Sr. the old guy)


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Lumberjack Day  

October 2018

It's time to make sure our wood piles are stacked deep and wide for the upcoming winter season. Every log we split will go towards heating staff homes and camp buildings. Every log we burn is money saved! Come be a lumberjack for the day where you can enjoy working outdoors and participate in meeting this practical need. We have plenty of work for every age and skill level. Join us!


Coffee/donuts available in the morning! Lunch will also be provided!