Science Camp

July 13-18 2020
Teachers: Gene Sattler and Lacy Andrews


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?


Science Camp 2020 is opening soon!



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!




Gene Sattler

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 Foundations of Biology, General Zoology, Ornithology, Animal Behavior, Vertebrate Natural History, and The History of Life. He is married with twin daughters, and a granddaughter, and is a member, deacon, and treasurer at Grace OPC, Lynchburg, Virginia. He enjoys birding in his spare time, and is president of the Lynchburg Bird Club, as well as serving on a few committees of the Virginia Society of Ornithology.



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.