Family Camp: Adoption Focus

A family vacation that is fun, relaxing and affordable with options to grow together as a family and to grow spiritually.

Lodging for the week is available in Camp Hebron's Sylvan View Retreat Center or in our Campground. This week features special resourcing by Bethany Christian Services and speaker Pastor Derek Thrush. A highlight of the week, will be a comedy act performed by Mike Williams, you won't want to miss this!

Bethany Christian Services partners with Camp Hebron to provide a robust experience for adoptive families. Their knowledge and expertise coupled with compassion enrich this special family camp week.

Bethany Christian Services wants to strengthen families for the well-being of children. Bethany Christian Services provides many services around adoption and foster care. Their aim is to equip families to be the answer for children in need—as Christ intended.

Meet the Speaker

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Derek Thrush has had the privilege of serving in pastoral ministry at Devonshire Church in Harrisburg, PA, since 1997, where his aim is to help people find and follow Christ.  Derek and his wife, Kristen, met while in school at Messiah College and enjoy life with their seven children: Anna, Noah, Rachel, Sarah, Leah, Anthony, and Nathan.

Meet the Comedian

Since 1990 Mike Williams has made his living writing comedy for the best of the best. His material has been seen on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Bananas Comedy TV, The Comedy Bus, The Arsenio Hall Show, and a script or two for a few others! Many people recognize his voice from his daily spots on SiriusXM radio LaughUSA and Blue Collar Radio. He desires to use his "very clean" comedic style to help the next few generations. 

Why is Mike at Adoption Family Camp? Mike Williams was born the youngest of five children in Chicago, Illinois, to a Mother who could not afford the four children she had, when she found out Mike was on the way. This family had many trappings of poor inner city life, alcoholism, addictions, absent father. Mike’s brother was killed in the streets of Chicago at 17 and another brother died in a prison cell at 17 also. His two sisters followed an unfortunate path as adolescents.

Mike's family will be joining him while at Family Camp.

Mike's family will be joining him while at Family Camp.

Mike met his biological father for the first time when he was 27 years old. Nevertheless, Mike was fortunate enough to be rescued. Yes, Mike was given up for adoption, a choice that would ultimately save his life. You will be moved as you hear the story of the grace of God in Mike’s life. Though this is his past, it is not his present. Mike will have you laughing your socks off at life and the way we all live it. Mike is a positive comedian with a positive message.

Lodging: Sylvan View

Our all-in-one retreat facility has lodging, meeting and dining under one roof. Sylvan View Retreat Center has 35 private hotel-style rooms, as well as plenty of space to enjoy conversation around the fire or in the fresh mountain air on the deck. 


Adult $499
Age 13-21 $320
Age 4-12 $260
Age 0-3 Free!
Single Occupancy $625

Lodging: Campground

Nestled alongside Mountainview Lake, our Campground boasts 38 sites all within a minute walk of the bathhouse. Camp Hebron has primitive & electric hookup tent sites, as well as sites for your trailer or RV.


Adult $299
Age 13-21 $260
Age 4-12 $200
Age 0-3 Free!

Other Weeks of Family Camp



July 23
Family Camp III
September 12
Autumn Retreat