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    When Nature Calls Podcast

    On the Mission, Season 2: When Nature Calls focuses on the Upper New York Camp & Retreat Ministries. This six-week series features highlights from camp around the theme, "The Water of Life." Each week, site directors will introduce a different passage of scripture and how it relates to a different experience of water. You'll hear from site directors at Aldersgate, Asbury, Casowasco, Sky Lake, and Skye Farm. Click here to listen to the series on Simplecast and click here to watch the video versions of the podcasts.

    Episode 1: Skye Farm

    Join Site Director of Skye Farm Camp & Retreat Center, Robyn Vernon, as she talks with Hannah Lasher about their summer camp curriculum and daily theme, "At the Well, Enough for Everyone." 

    Click here to view and register for one of the 2023 Skye Farm summer programs. 

    Episode 2: Asbury 

    Listen as Site Director, Sue Russell and her team (Naomi Morley, Kathryn Deglopper, Bailey, and Ruth Rosa Warner) reflect on the great experiences shared at Asbury Retreat Center.

    Episode 3: Casowasco

    Program Director, Theresa Eggleston, and Ministry Assistant, Kaylee Parish, share their past camp experiences and talk about what makes Casowasco Camp & Retreat Center unique to them. 

    Episode 4: Aldersgate

    Site Director, Ben Mudge, sits down with Marshall and Sara Bailey to discuss their daily theme of "The Water of Life: In the Pool" and reflect on what Aldersgate Camp and Retreat Center means to them. 

    Check out Aldersgate's Facebook page by clicking here

    Episode 5: Sky Lake

    Join Site Director, Matthew Williams, and Brookye Keeney as they discus what makes Sky Lake Camp & Retreat unique to them.


    With more than 100,000 members, United Methodists of Upper New York comprises of more than 675 local churches and New Faith Communities in 12 districts, covering 48,000 square miles in 49 of the 62 counties in New York state. Our vision is to “live the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to be God’s love with our neighbors in all places."