Enter to Learn, Depart to Serve
3602 Lakeshore Dr. East
Dunkirk, NY 14048

Adult & Family Camps

Due to COVID-19, there will be no summer camps in 2020. To read the letter from the Board of Directors with this announcement, click here.

Please follow the below link to register for all of our Adult and Family Camps. Once you click on the link, you will choose what camp you want to register for. If you have questions about registration, please see the Registration Instruction Form below.

***Please note, if you are planning to stay for only a couple days and would like a day rate, please select “Pay by Check” and call the office (716-366-1900 x 12) once you submit your registration. We will apply the day rate and adjust your amount due. You will then receive an updated statement via email. At that time, if you wish to pay using a credit card, we can do that over the phone.


Register – New Camper – Use this link to set up an account and register your family if have never used Campminder before.

Register – Returning Camper – Use this link to access an existing account.

Adult Medical Form

Director: Jennifer Vacanti

Dates: March 20 - 22, 2020

Cost: $100

Have a box of photos that need to be shown off? Are your baby photos still in their envelopes? Then it is time to come to Dunkirk to get them in order! If you are an avid scrapper or new at this, you are welcome to join us for some fun! We not only make photo pages, we share fun, food, and fellowship at our scrapbook retreat! It all starts on Friday night when we get together any time after 5pm in Pilgrims Lodge. We get set up, begin to scrap, share snacks, and get door prizes just for coming. We have contests throughout the weekend, have a class on Saturday, make more pages, and have even more fun! We may even have some time to play Just Dance, or get a pedicure in town. The weekend is what you make of it--all scrapping work or mix in the relaxing and fun! For just $100 you get all your meals, prizes, and again, lots of fun! See you there! If you have a food allergy or concern, just let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you!
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Directors: Revs. David and Beth Long-Higgins

Dates: July 12-18, 2020

Ages: Family Camp 1 is for everyone!!!


Adults - $435

12 – 17 yrs. old - $400

7 – 11 yrs. old - $290

0-6 yrs. old - FREE

Pastors Beth and Dave Long-Higgins are long-time directors of Family Camp 1.  For many years they co-pastored, but now Beth serves as the Executive Director of the Ruth Frost Parker Center for Abundant Aging of United Church Homes.  Dave serves as the Transitional Conference Minister of the Heartland Conference of the United Church of Christ.  In that time, they have been directing Family Camp 1, first as assistants to Beth’s dad, Rev. John Long, who started the camp in the early 1970’s. Since John’s death in 2002, they have carried on the tradition of Family Camp One with the able assistance of Beth’s sister, Mary Long, who serves as the Family Camp One administrator. Family Camp 1 gathers folks across generations and life experiences into a delightful week of learning, laughter, and love. Some come with their immediate family; others come with their extended family; still others come by themselves and discover that they are part of the “big” family that gathers for this remarkable week of spiritual growth. There is a rich blend of things that people experience when they come to Family Camp One. Here is just a sampling:
  • Different kinds of Spiritual growth opportunities each morning from nursery through adult.
  • No need to worry about meal planning…the camp kitchen keeps us well fed.
  • Wonderful afternoon and evening activities
  • Rich worship at Vesper Point every evening
  • If you are looking for a way to rest, rejuvenate, and renew, we hope you will join us. The gift of Family Camp One is that whether you have been to camp before or this is your first time, you are a member of the camp family. You will find encouragement for your journey and the gift of God’s love nourishing you in many amazing ways.

Co-Directors: Pastor Krista Ulrich, Chris Burdick, and Jessica Burdick-Giordano

Dates: July 26 - August 1, 2020


Adults- $435

12 – 17 yrs. old- $400

7 – 11 yrs. old- $290

0 - 6 yrs. old-FREE

The environment that Family Camp II provides for all campers is nurturing and spiritual. It is a week when families of all sizes and individuals of all ages come together to experience fun and fellowship. Daily recreational activities include swimming, crafts, games, archery and hiking. However, perhaps the most amazing part of Family Camp II is the time set aside to develop a peaceful, spiritual connection with our God. You will enjoy short educational experiences each morning facilitated by seasoned educators. In the evenings you will experience vesper services overlooking the sunsets of Lake Erie. Please join us for a week of peace…a week that will feed your mind, body and spirit.
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Adult Medical Form


Director: Jennifer Vacanti, Special Education Teacher

August 21 - 23, 2020


Adults: $100


This camp is a three day vacation designed for families with children up to 12 years old who have Autism.  It is a wonderful place for you to come and not worry about all your child's little quirky behaviors or sensory issues- we are all here just to have fun and spend time together. But perhaps you will also learn a little more about children on the Autism spectrum and make some new friends! Come to our One Piece at a Time camp and let yourself and your child enjoy the outdoors and make some new friends who might also love trains, hate the loud noises of the cafeteria, but want to make new friends who will not look at them funny when they cover their ears or only wear red shirts. Every time someone gets to experience something they have never tried before and are very excited to come back to do it again! Please call Jennifer Vacanti with any questions 681-4210.

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Director: Sharman Hartson

Dates: August 21 - 23, 2020

Cost $100.00

We invite you to DCC for "The Three R's of a Spiritual Journey: Recharge, Refresh, Return".  We encourage you to return to Dunkirk Camp & Conference Center to reconnect with friends, renew your spirit and recharge your life.  There will be free time for relaxation, long walks and fun activities.  Come be a part of this meaningful weekend at beautiful, serene Dunkirk Camp & Conference Center.  
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Directors: Anne Wilmot and Rachel Cummins

Dates: October 2 - 4, 2020

Ages: 21+

Cost: $195

Join us for a weekend great wine, great food and fun entertainment! Start off Friday with a wine pairing (beer and non-alcoholic beverages will also be available).  Saturday we will tour 3 local wineries and then back to DCC for a 4-course meal ending at Mother’s Memorial for entertainment and drinks, campfire and warm cider. Must be at least 21 year of age to register for this weekend adventure.

Join us for this new camp as we get the camp ready for the winter.  More information will posted soon!

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3602 Lakeshore Dr. East
Dunkirk, NY 14048



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