UU Community Weekend
Hosted by Main Line Unitarian Church
September 1 - 3, 2018 at Camp Canadensis in the Poconos
A weekend getaway of fun, relaxation, and loving community
All Philadelphia-area UU church members, their families and friends are welcome.
A Wonderful Experience Awaits You
This weekend getaway is a unique opportunity to play, exercise, and relax together with old and new friends. It is a time of real vacation without having to cook, set the table, make the coffee, wash the dishes or hover over the kids.
Play, Exercise, Chill
The Camp Canadensis setting in the beautiful Pocono Mountains along Lake Lenape, a private 75-acre lake, offers many ways to enjoy this weekend with our UU community. Take a hike on one of the 13 miles of nature trails, grab a friend and kayak or canoe out onto the lake, take a dip in the heated outdoor pool or simply sit on the deck overlooking the lake and read a book. There is plenty more to do too: tennis, gaga, climbing wall, Frisbee, beach volleyball, soccer, basketball, archery, and fishing.
For quieter moments, participate in a group meditation or join our traditional Water Ceremony where we refresh our spirituality through the loving community and beautiful surroundings. Join an early morning yoga class or create your own discussion group or activity.
Rain or shine, we are covered with a variety of pavilions, a 100-seat movie theater, art studio and more.
We also have a few traditional evening events for all who want to enjoy them. On the first night, we hold a big group campfire and make s’mores. On the second night, there is our enormously popular Talent Show where performers of all ages can participate, no talent required! The show is typically followed by board and card games of many kinds. Night-owl adults can later meet at campfires sharing stories, singing songs and sipping their libation of choice.
Convenient Travel Schedule
The scheduling for the weekend makes getting to this getaway much easier. The arrival time at camp is 3:00pm on Saturday afternoon - allowing everyone to travel north after the holiday traffic has thinned out. Traveling on Saturday afternoon also avoids conflicts with Friday sports and other activities. On Labor Day Monday, we head home after a nice lunch and maybe a swim. Some follow the tradition of making a stop at the Dairy Queen or other ice cream shop on the way. You should get home with plenty of time to unpack.