-- Nestled in a valley near historic Romney, West Virginia, Peterkin Camp and Conference Center boasts 1,400 acres of unsurpassed natural beauty, with clean mountain streams and miles of hiking trails. Peterkin offers a refuge of serenity amid the stress and hectic pace of our everyday lives, a place that encourages us to relax and reconnect with nature by enjoying outdoor activities such as trout fishing, hiking, swimming and tennis. The quiet wooded coves are perfect for quiet times of meditation and relaxation. Peterkin offers comfortable accommodations and excellent recreational opportunities for all ages. Summer camps are available for youth, adults and families. Accommodations are available for more than 175 people year round and for more than 200 in warmer months. www.peterkin.org
-- The Diocese operates the Sandscrest Conference & Retreat Center. A unique spiritual retreat center located in Wheeling WV. Sandscrest is a haven for those seeking to rest their mind, body and soul away from the pressures of everyday life. Sandscrest offers lodging, dining, and conference facilities on a property of 285 acres of rolling hills and lawns. Sandscrest is operated as a non-profit entity by the Sandscrest Foundation, Inc. www.sandscrest.com
Highland Educational Project (HEP)
-- The Highland Educational Project has been an outreach ministry of the Diocese of WV for over 70 years. It is located in Welch, WV – one of the state’s most impoverished counties (McDowell County). HEP began as a mission-based organization that assisted residents with aid such as clothing, food pantry, and utility bills. Following a period of revisioning and restructuring, HEP now operates as a more vital outreach program that supports addiction recovery, home repairs, and family & youth education programs in McDowell County. www.highlandeducationalproject.org
- The Diocese of West Virginia launched its Reading Camps in the Summer of 2012. The program was a success its first year and has continued to grow. Reading Camps offers intensive instruction to children in grades 2 through 4 who are identified by their schools as being behind grade level in reading. Reading Camp teachers don’t use the teaching methods found in most schools. Instead, they use games, pictures, books and music to engage the interest of children and make learning fun. Campers enjoy the relaxed, stress-free and failure-free atmosphere and leave camp with a new understanding of the joy of reading, as well as other skills that will help them in every area of their lives.
-- The Dayspring is the official newspaper publication of the Diocese of West Virginia. It is published three (3) times per year and is mailed to all Episcopal households in the state.