The Tri-Diocesan Council on Aging Annual Fall Camp

October 24-27, 2016


Fall Camp is an opportunity to spend time in the mountains of Virginia with other seniors (but we don’t have an age limit) from across the Commonwealth and from other states.  The Camp is an attempt to take seriously the spiritual needs and journeys of primarily retired people. We attempt to challenge participants through keynote speakers, workshops, worship and interaction with one another.   

We worship together in daily sessions, explore various issues, and participate in one or two session workshops (each session is an hour and a half) on a variety of topics.   A social “half-hour” is held before dinner with appetizers provided by a different diocese each evening. 

In addition to the scheduled activities, there is plenty of time to sit on the porches, visit with friends, relax, and enjoy the amazing scenery and to explore the surrounding area.


Barbara CraftonKey Note Speaker: The Rev. Barbara Crafton

Barbara Cawthorne Crafton is an Episcopal priest, spiritual director, and author. She currently heads The Geranium Farm, an online institute for the promotion of spiritual growth and practice. Crafton has served as rector of St. Clement's Church in Manhattan's theater district and as a chaplain on the waterfront of New York. She has also worked with historic Trinity Church, Wall Street, and St. John's Church in Greenwich Village. She was a chaplain at Ground Zero during the recovery effort after the attack on the World Trade Center.

An actress, director, and producer, Crafton has worked for many years in combining the lively arts and the life of faith. Her books, articles, and radio scripts have won many awards, including numerous Polly Bond Awards from Episcopal Communicators and the coveted Gabriel Award for religious broadcasting. She is seen frequently on television both as a preacher and as a commentator on Hallmark's "New Morning" and "America at Worship." Crafton is married to Richard Quaintance and has two children and two grandchildren.

Ed Kilbourne

Musician: Ed Kilbourne

Once Again we will be entertained by Folk-Theologian Ed Kilbourne. Ed, a Methodist minister, is known for his col-lections of moving music, quirky humor, and insightful monologues. He has earned a reputation as one of Amer-ica's cutting edge religious communicators, a folk-theologian if you will, offering his teaching in story and song. Ed combines acoustic guitar, singing and commen-tary with a storytelling style often compared to Garrison Keillor. Additionaly, Ed offers a daily 1/2 hour devotional each morning before breakfast. To read more about Ed, go to 

Sister Madeline Marie

Chaplain: The Rt. Rev. David C. Jones

Bishop Jones was consecrated the bishop suffragan of the Diocese of Virginia in 1995 and served the diocese until he retired in 2012.   He has held numerous leadership positions within the House of Bishops and General Convention. Jones holds degrees from West Virginia University and Virginia Theological Seminary.


For more information email or call (540) 894-5330.

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