News and Updates
Stay up-to-date throughout the year with all of the latest news and updates happening at Virginia Nazarene Retreat Center. From exciting announcements for the upcoming season to news about our campers, you’ll find it all here.
New Executive Director
We are pleased to announce
Rev. Mark Hardy has accepted our offer to serve as Camp Manager. He and his wife Amy, and daughter Hannah will be moving to Virginia on or around December 1, 2019. We welcome them to Virginia.
A little more about Mark …
Originally from Boston, Massachusetts. Early as a young man came to know the Lord and grew up in the Wareham Church of the Nazarene. He graduated from Wareham High School and went on to attend Eastern Nazarene College, working on a bachelor’s degree of Religion. While at Eastern Nazarene College he met his wife Amy. Pastor Mark and Amy were married March 1991 and have three children Abigail, Heather and Hannah, two grandchildren, Aleigha and Kayden.
Pastor Mark is an Ordained Elder in the Church of the Nazarene. Pastor Mark has been in ministry for 30 plus years. Serving in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Michigan. He has served as senior pastor, youth pastor and associate pastor.
Pastor Mark has served as Philadelphia District Work and Witness Coordinator for 11 years and has participated on more than 20 mission trips. He also has hosted more teams to work on many different projects. He also was the Philadelphia District Disaster Coordinator and is trained by NDR and FEMA in disaster response. Pastor Mark has a heart for missions and the church. Pastor Mark is uniquely qualified to lead the camp and we look forward to lives transformed through camping and retreat ministry and all that will be accomplished in the days, months and years ahead to strengthen the ministry of the Camp.
Historic Virginia Nazarene Hispanic Camp 2019
We celebrate from August 30th to 1st. From Sep ' 19 our tenth sexto16th annual camp of the district of the Hispanic churches of Virginia with more than 650 registered of all our churches. This year our guest was the evangelist Jorge Diaz. The motto of the camp was "Famiiias on the rock".
Different groups of praises and dances participated extolling the Lord. The closure was spectacular with the parade of flags, Santa Cena, and awards to churches that were highlighted in the camp.
We congratulate Dr. Phil Fuller, Rev. Rigoberto Acosta, director of camp Rev. Graciela Silva and her team and all those who collaborated to make this camp one of the most glorious. We prepare for 2020.
Camp Rejuvenatio Days Announced
Advancing the Ministry of Virginia Nazarene Retreat Center.
Free Lodging, Meals and Fellowship!
April 2 - 4, 2020, Thursday, Friday and Saturday