Science Camp

July 9-14 2018
Teachers: Todd Davis, Janeen Ippolito, Anne Jones, and Lacy Andrews

Chemical Ecology and Chemistry

Science Camp is designed to awaken and encourage a love of Science in young minds. Campers spend their days in classes, helping them to discover the intricacies of God’s creation, as revealed in study of any scientific discipline. This is always 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 all come up on the list of campers favorite memories. Lasting friendships are formed and renewed summer after summer.

The camp accepts campers from age 10 through High School. Students are divided by age and ability level for class time. We endeavor to find Science teachers who are experts in their fields and uphold a Biblical View of Creation.







Isaiah 40:12
Who hath measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, and meted out heaven with the span, and comprehended the dust of the earth in a measure, and weighed the mountains in scales, and the hills in a balance?


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Todd Davis

Todd Davis is a Chemistry Teacher at Bloomsburg (PA) High School, who is known for his love of Jesus, music, and combustible chemical reactions. He is an officer in the Bloomsburg Fire Department, a member of the American Chemical Society, and a baseball fan who has visited 30 major league stadiums. He and his wife Laura have 3 adult children, Marty, a USAF fighter pilot, Evan, a pediatric oncology nurse, and Amelia, college chemistry major. He likes to hike and explore, so he will certainly want to go to the stream cave near Machen!



Janeen Ippolito

Janeen Ippolito has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Cross-Cultural Studies and ESL. She has eight years of classroom teaching experience to elementary, middle school, high school, and adult students. She has taught basic botany for two years and run several beginner science day camps. She is skilled in creating interactive activities to deepen student learning and translating complicated ideas into everyday language. Janeen is a member of Redeemer OPC in Danville, PA and is looking forward to her third year of co-teaching with entomologist Anne Jones.





Anne Jones

Anne obtained a B.S. in biology from Messiah College, a M.S. from VA Tech, and has almost finished her entomology PhD from Penn State. She spent her childhood playing around the early construction of MRCC, and loves the natural beauty of Highland County. She currently cares for a Madagascar hissing cockroach colony, way too many caterpillars, and a tabby cat named Toast. As a science camp alum (both teacher and student), she is excited to be back and co-teaching chemical ecology this year!




Pastor Lacy Andrews

Lacy Andrews has served as the Regional Home Missionary of the Presbytery of the Southeast (OPC) for 14 years, working to plant new churches. He served on the first Retreat Operating Committee of the Machen Retreat and Conference Center when it was being constructed and was the director of the first 5 Family Conferences. He has authored two Christian novels, “The Pilgrimage: The Shepherd of Kedar Book 1” and “Ascending Mount Zion: The Shepherd of Kedar Book 2.” He has 2 grown children and 4 grandchildren and lives with his wife, Debbie, in the mountains of Southwest Virginia.

Registration Information

At minimum, a $20 deposit is required to register for the event. You may pay your deposit online via PayPal (all major credit cards accepted) or by sending a check. You may also pay the entire conference registration fee online. If you pay only the deposit, the remainder of the conference registration fee is due upon arrival at the conference.

Note: You must submit each of the following forms for each camper:

Additional information for Science Camp participants:

If you are mailing a payment, please send to the Machen Treasurer:

Machen Retreat and Conference Center
c/o Eric Ostertag
1029 Oakview Rd
High Point, NC 27265

Email organizer Diane Ippolito ( if you have questions about Science Camp 2018.