On Earth Peace will be co-sponsoring the upcoming Song and Story Fest. This event is a unique family camp featuring Brethren musicians and storytellers in Ohio. The Swing State Song & Story Fest: Becoming God’s Beloved Communitywill run from July 8 to July 14, 2018 and will be held at Inspiration Hills Camp in northern Ohio. This is the 22nd summer in a row for these Song and Story Fests and our third visit to Inspiration Hills, the Church of the Brethren camp for northern Ohio. The event will begin Sunday evening, July 8, with supper at 5:00 pm, an opening campfire, and some music and dancing. The Fest will close Saturday morning, July 14, after breakfast, worship, and hugs.
At the Fest, through music, stories, and community interaction, we open ourselves to the holy so that our life, work, and struggles move more in time with the energizing Spirit of Life to help us become God’s Beloved Community. Join us for this 22nd annual gathering as we invite the Lord of the Dance to lead us all, wherever we may be, in our swinging state of uncertainty and our ongoing journey together.
This year, we are lucky to announce that Heidi Beck, Susan Boyer, Debbie Eisenbise, Kathy Guisewite, and Jim Lehman will be joining us as storytellers. We will also have workshops and musical performances from Greg & Rhonda Baker, Louise Brodie, Peg Lehman, Erin & Cody Robertson, Mutual Kumquat, Ethan Setiawan/Theory Expats, and Mike Stern.
Single persons and families of any size and shape will enjoy this combination of performance and participation.
Registration includes all meals, on-site facilities, and leadership and is based upon age. Children 4 and under are welcome, no charge.
Children 4 - 12 $150
Maximum Total Fee per Family - $900
Registrations after June 15 should add 10% as a late fee. No discount for off-site, tent or RV housing.
Daily Fee - $40/adult, $30/teen, $20/child, $100/family, includes all meals and program. Lodging is an additional $20/night/person.
Contact Ken Kline Smeltzer at [email protected] if you need financial help.
More information can be found here.