Fall Camp

October 22 - 25, 2018

2018 Speakers

Key Note Speaker

lauren winner color correx webcropLauren F. Winner writes and lectures widely on Christian practice, the history of Christianity in America, and Jewish-Christian relations. Her books include Girl Meets God, Mudhouse Sabbath, a study of household religious practice in 18th-century Virginia, A Cheerful and Comfortable Faith, Still: Notes on a Mid-Faith Crisis, and, most recently, a book on overlooked biblical tropes for God, Wearing God. She is completing a book called Characteristic Damage, which examines the effects of sin and damage on Christian practice.

Dr. Winner, an Episcopal priest, is vicar of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Louisburg, N.C.


Folk Theologian

EdEd Kilbourne, a Methodist minister, is known for his collections of moving music, quirky humor, and insightful monologues. He has earned a reputation as one of America's cutting edge religious communicators, a folk-theologian if you will, offering his teaching in story and song. Ed combines acoustic guitar, singing and commentary. Additionally, Ed offers a 1/2 hour devotional each morning before breakfast    To read more about Ed, go to www.edkilbourne.com.


Bishop IhloffThe Rt. Rev. Robert Ilhoff will serve as Chaplain to the Fall Camp.   Bishop Bob served as the Bishop of Maryland from 1995 until his retirement in 2007. Before becoming Bishop of Maryland, he served parishes in Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Jersey.

Bishop Bob currently serves as the Bishop Associate in the Diocese of Virginia.





Rates (Include 3 nights lodging and 9 full meals)Virginia House Dining Room

Double Occupancy: $270 per person
Single Occupancy: $350 per person


Click Here to go to the New Fall Camp website and register for this year's Fall Camp (this will take you away from Shrine Mont's website).

Click on the link below to download the workshop descriptions for this year's Fall Camp.

What is Fall Camp?

Shrine Mont sign in OrkneyFall Camp is a four day adult conference sponsored by the Tri-Diocesan Council on Aging which represents all three Episcopal dioceses in Virginia: Dioceses of Virginia, Southwest Virginia, and Southern Virginia. It is held Mon-Thurs each year in October at Shrine Mont Conference Center, in Orkney Springs, VA, More information on Shrine Mont itself is available at www.shrinemont.com.

3 Maryland house 2 in fallFall 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.

thumb shrine springWe 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. Workshops will be announced later this summer We always have a keynoter, a chaplain and our folk theologian, Ed Kilbourne, who leads us musically and tells amazing stories . A social “half-hour” is held before dinner each evening.

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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.

For more information email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 757-667-9647.

Event Details

Event Date 10-22-2018
Event End Date 10-25-2018 11:55 pm
Capacity 250
Available place 250
Shrine Mont
217 Shrine Mont Circle Orkney Springs, VA 22845 United States
Shrine Mont
Attachment Fall Camp Workshops List 2018.pdf