His hand pierced the fleeing serpent.
And how small a whisper we hear of Him!
But the thunder of His power who can understand?
Science Camp is designed to awaken and encourage a love of science in campers from age 10 through high school. Campers spend their days in classes, helping them discover the intricacies of God’s creation, as revealed through the study of scientific disciplines. We endeavor to find teachers who are experts in their fields and uphold a Biblical view of creation.
Classes are complemented by Bible study and worship, so the focus is always on the One who deserves all of the glory.
There is ample time allowed for fellowship, games and fun as well. Campfires, group games and Gaga ball are popular. Lasting friendships are formed and renewed summer after summer.
July 10-15 2023
Campers at Science Camp 2022 enjoyed learning about molecular biology, the science of nutrition, and catching up with old friends, and making new life-long friendships! In 2023, we will study Herpetology and the Scientific Method. We will also continue to delve into God’s word in our chapels, Bible studies, and devotions.
Diane Ippolito loves to learn about God’s amazing creation, and share what she has learned with anyone who will listen. She fell in love with Machen on her first visit there 13 years ago, and this is her 12 th year organizing a Summer Science Camp.
She has a degree in Biology and has taught Middle and High School classes in many settings.
Gene Sattler holds a Master of Science in Zoology from Ohio State University (1983) and a
Ph.D. in Zoology from the University of Maryland, College Park (1996). Since 1996 he has
taught biology at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, including General Zoology,
Ornithology, Animal Behavior, and Vertebrate Natural History.
He is married with twin 29- year-old daughters, and is a member and elder at Grace OPC, Lynchburg, Virginia. He enjoys birding in his spare time and is president of the Lynchburg Bird Club.
Register for Science Camp
A $50 deposit per child is required to register for the event, refundable only in case of illness. You may pay your deposit online. You may also pay the entire registration fee online. If you pay only the deposit, the remainder of the conference registration fee, which also must be paid online, is due no later than July 1st.
- $225 – 1 Child
- $200 – Each Additional Child
Machen Retreat and Conference Center
20 Bentley Dr
Sterling, VA 20165-6004
6 Job’s Hill Rd
McDowell, VA 24458
From where shall my help come?
My help comes from the Lord,
Who made heaven and earth.