Welcome to the Home Page for the
Salkehatchie Summer Service
Huntersville NC Camp
Reunion Registration is Open
As we had previously announced there will be a reunion as there has been the past two years.
However there will be one major difference. The reunion will
be hosted by the Youth Group of Lafayette St. United Methodist Church in Shelby, NC. It's scheduled for
January 26-28, 2007. We'll let you know more about it as soon as the details become available.
In the meantime you can register now for the reunion. Login with your userid and password
and go to the 2006 Camp page. The link to register will be along the left hand side. Like last year,
anyone who has attended the camp the last two years is eligible to attend.
NOTE: If there are adults who are attending they won't be able to
register online if they have not attended the previous two camps. In that case they should send an
email to the
Camp Director with their name, address and phone number
as well as the church they will be attending with.
Salkehatchie - The Book
We are pleased to announce that "Send Me! The Story of Salkehatchie Summer Service,"
will be released as a book in the summer of 2006. The book describes Salkehatchie,
reviews its history, tells stories of families, volunteers, and communities, and offers a
message of hope. It is a book of many voices, including reflections in the forms of poems,
songs, and essays. And of course it will have pictures.
Salkehatchie has been an important part of the South Carolina United
Methodist Conference for almost thirty years. We hope to share the message across
our state and beyond.
The authors, Arlene Andrews, John Culp, and the late Art Dexter,
have given the rights to the book to Salkehatchie Summer Service.
Any income from sales of the book over the cost of its production and handling
will be used for our service work. You can download the order form for the book by clicking
How Did Salkehatchie Come to Huntersville?
Salkehatchie Summer Service has been a ministry of the
South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church for the past
28 years. It started as a single camp in 1977 and has grown to 40
weekly camps each working on anywhere from 4 – 20 homes. Over the last
27 years several thousand homeowners have experienced first hand God’s
spirit working through Salkehatchie youth.
In 2000 a small group of eight youth and two adults from
Huntersville United Methodist Church attended a Salkehatchie camp in
Camden, South Carolina. HUMC has continued to support Salkehatchie in South Carolina.
The continued support and enthusiasm for the
Salkehatchie program combined with a belief that our local community
has similar needs to those in South Carolina led to an agreement to
start a Salkehatchie Camp in Huntersville, North Carolina in July 2003.
The agreement to move forward is supported by the South Carolina and
Western North Carolina Conferences of the United Methodist Church.
Thank you for your interest in Huntersville Camp. If you
have any questions regarding the Huntersville Camp or would like to
know how you can support the camp please send an email to the Huntersville Camp Director.
United Methodist Church congregations in the Western North Carolina
Conference can make a donation to the Salkehatchie Summer Service
Huntersville Camp through the Advance Special provision.
Here's a Photo from the 2006 Camp