Holmes Family Stories

Use the comment form below to share your Holmes Family experience stories.

Here are three we honor October 2015

Leslie Mardenborough
John and Eloise Morehouse
Paul and Brenda Verdesi

Take a moment to share your story:

For example – In one family three generations of women have been campers.  In another Mom and Dad met at Holmes.  In a third, this family camp experience led to following a call to ministry.  Or a fourth where a young camper’s awe of older campers and staff brought her back to Holmes to serve and worship in the local community.

What is your story? Adding a comment below gives Holmes Presbyterian Camp and Conference Center permission to use my story/writing in promotional and celebration materials.

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The Holmes Staff and Volunteers

Jean A. Eckhardt remembers:
I loved Holmes N.Y…when I was younger I was a camper there for many summers and then became a counselor, and also worked in Agape as kitchen staff. I couldn’t wait to leave my parents and come to the camp grounds and stay all summer long. Goodness I can’t even remember how long ago I was there, but I still have fond memories of Westminster and Denton. I’d love to come back and visit the camp grounds and see what changes have been made. I remember scudder cabin deteriorating while I was there as a camper I’m happy that’s it’s gotten a much needed facelift. I still remember all the trails from Westminster to Denton. However, I’m all grown up now working at Walmart and living in Wilkes Barre, PA…but will NEVER forget the experiences I had and made at Holmes!

Cynthia Paul remembers:
I was a counselor in training when I was in High School. It had to have been 35 years ago? I did it with my best friend Maryann Pothews. We were members of the First Presbyterian Church of Oceanside, NY.

Vincent Hughes remembers:
I didnt work at holmes campground. But, I was a counselor for five years with camp HI-Y-BI which was combined many Presbyterian churches from NYC area and also NJ, CT, and included,(at that time) Queens Tabernacle. Had many great times there. As a young christian , it was an experience of growth, leadership and discipling. For a short time after, I moved up to Middletown NY, to work with youth at Circleville Presbyterian and build log homes for income. Truly a memorable experience. I always wonder what happended to many of the other counselors, and church pastors, kids, etc..as we all aged.

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