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As we get closer to the end of the school year, “where to go to summer camp” becomes a household conversation. However, camp is not just for kids.


Several Dallas women, members of Central Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) attended the Spiritual Life Retreat at Disciples Crossing this past weekend.


About an hour and a half drive from Dallas (just outside Athens, Texas) Disciples Crossing is a beautiful campsite, featuring rustic lodging, meeting facilities and recreational amenities.  Set in the midst of towering pine trees, on Lake Underwood, it is ideal for relaxing with friends, communing with nature and renewing spiritual commitment.  


The focal point of the campsite is the 30ft. high cross that overlooks the lake. 


Hiking, swimming, volleyball, “frisbee golf” and basketball are available for recreation.


“Facing Change with Strength through Joy” was this year’s theme. Besides attending lecture sessions on various related topics, there was a silent auction, book sale and craft making sessions.


Central Christian Church, 4711 Westside Dr, may be the oldest church in Dallas, but it is young in spirit and it was well represented at the camp.


Colleen Oates shared the beautiful gift of her voice and led group singing.  Mary Chris Gibbons hosted a lunch table, featuring one of her greatest joys— jewelry making. Other women attending from Central were Lisa Church, Becky Riggins, Carol Archer, Peg Dicken and Shelia Huffman proving that camp is not just for kids.

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