Wayfarers retreat is held annually, typically over a weekend in September or October. The Wayfarers Program was created in 1965 by leaders of the First United Methodist Church of Orange, who saw a need for the gradual discovering of our Lord in people's lives. They felt that within a camp atmosphere, people could have a chance to grow, learn, and discover some things about themselves and what it means to be a growing Christian and how to start the process, if they hadn't already given it much thought. Goals of the program include:
- To provide a time and place to seek out the Lord and establish a life-long relationship with Him.
- To provide a time to be away from the hassles of everyday life and enjoy seeing and feeling God's handiwork in nature, Scriptures, and in the faces and voices of others.
- To provide a time to focus on and make a personal commitment to God in an area of your life that you would like to explore and grow in during the next year.
The camp is not only a life changing experience, but also a fantastic time for fellowship and fun. The program is designed for youth in 8th grade and above as well as adults.