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2017 Spring Fling
Camp Lake Stephens
117 Camp Lake Stephens Dr.
Oxford, MS 38655
Cost: $25 (includes lunch and programming)

An Appalachian Quilt of Stories
Rev. Charles Maynard is a United Methodist minister, storyteller, and author. A graduate of Emory & Henry College in Virginia and the Candler School of Theology at Emory University, he has served in the United Methodist Church for over 30 years. He is currently the Maryville District Superintendent in the Holston Conference. He has authored or co-authored 30 books, includ-ing 21 children’s books. Charles is known for telling traditional Appalachian Mountain tales, stories of American history and national parks, and person-al narratives of growing up in the mountains.
For his writing in The Blue Ridge—Ancient and Majestic, Charles received the Reed Environmental Writing Award from the Southern Environmental Law Center. Charles worked as the first executive director of Friends of Great Smoky Mountains Na-tional Park and as director of advancement at the International Storytelling Center in Jonesborough, TN. Charles was honored as one of the One Hun-dred Most Influential People in the History of Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 2016. Charles married his high school sweetheart, Janice, who is a well-known novelist. They have two daughters, Caroline M. Lamar and Anna M. Lee. Charles and Janice both enjoy writing, traveling, and being with their family—especially their five grandchil-dren. Charles’ roots are deep in northeast MS.


Telling THE Story with YOUR Story
Rev. Charles Maynard
Explore sharing your own faith story through the art of storytelling by looking at the parables of Jesus.

Wisdom Spaces
Rev. Beth Miller, Pontotoc FUMC Scripture offers rich narrative regarding
the nature and importance of wisdom and wisdom sharing. In this session we will ex-plore the accumulation of wisdom across the life-span of older adults, and the value and purpose of serving as a wisdom-mentor to other persons in life’s journey and in church leadership. This will be an interactive ses-sion as well as information presentation.

Nehemiah: Where Faith and Life Meet Rev. David Cox, Hernando UMC
This survey will give you the key principles and timeless truths of God’s work in and through Nehemiah. In this short Old Testa-ment book we are reminded of the provi-dence of God in the ups and downs of life.

Self Defense/Awareness
Cherry Watkins, 8th Degree Black Belt
We will discuss and demonstrate effective, practical ways to be aware of your surroundings and ideas to help protect
your person, home, and identity.

Let’s Quilt!
Kathy Neff, Oxford Quilter
An introduction to quilting. Sharing quilts to inspire and an introductory lesson in quilting.


Financial Management in Retirement Rev. David Carroll, Director of Development at CLS
Have you ever wondered how to make your resources last? This workshop will provide tips and suggestions for getting the most out of your social security, pension, and other retirement income. It will also ad-dress ways to shape your spending around your personal needs and values, as well as your desired legacy.

Craft Workshop—Wooden Cross
Brandon Gooch, Property Director at CLS Join Gooch and build a wooden cross out of recycled wood from trees right here at CLS! You’ll have the opportunity to create a unique cross out of different types of wood that was milled onsite. Take the cross home, add it to your decor, and show all of your friends and family what you made!

Baking—Cookies 101
Linda Fleming, Pastry Chef at CLS
Tricks to making great cookies. Learn the basic techniques and share secrets of baking the perfect cookie.

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March 8, 2017 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. lunch is provided. Please register by March 6 by clicking on this link or calling Sally at Camp Lake Stephens at 662-234-3350. Led by Rev. Charles W. Maynard who is a United Methodist Minister, storyteller and author. A graduate of Emory, Henry College and Candler School of Theology, Rev. Maynard has authored and co-authored 30 books including 21 children's books and written for numerous magazines. He is known for telling traditional Applachian Mountain tales, stories of American history and National Parks.
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Jan. 14-16, 2017

Overflow 2017 Brochure and Registration Form

Traditionally taking place over New Year's, Overflow has become a Camp Lake Stephens constant for now over 30 years!  Now for the first time, Overflow will take place during the Martin Luther King., Jr. weekend. Youth in grades 7-12 either individually or with their youth groups are invited to attend. Leading our worship sessions for the weekend will be Russ Polsgrove, along with Matt King and Austin Black.  Additionally, we are excited to announce the return of Big Al to the Camp Lake Stephens stage. For additional information, please contact Chap Fenwick at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

January 27-29, 2017
Confirmation Retreat
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The Confirmation Retreat is designed to compliment the confirmation program offered through your local church for students in grades 6-8.  This retreat is a wonderful opportunity for confirmands throughout the Mississippi Conference to be in community and learn together what it means to be a Christian in the United Methodist tradition.
Cost and Registration
Early Bird Rate: $110 per person
Mail your registration form and a $50 non-refundable deposit for each individual by December 16, 2016.
Regular Rate: $140 per person
Mail your registration form and a $50 non-refundable deposit for each individual by January 23, 2017.
The cost of the event covers lodging, food, and programming expenses.

Nov. 11-13, 2016
Youth Spiritual Retreat Brochure and Registration

The annual Youth Spiritual Life Retreat is a chance for youth in grades 7-12 to come and encounter God in a beautiful camp setting.  While in the midst of God's creation, youth will have the opportunity to attend worship sessions led by gifted speakers and musicians, participate in small groups, and play and fellowship with one another.  Leading worship sessions for the weekend will be Trey Skaggs, along with Eddie Willis and the Narrow Path Band.  For additional information, please contact Chap Fenwick at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..