Sumatanga at Sunset


Pack for the Journey

January 11-14, 2016

Sumatanga Camp and Conference Center

Gallant, AL

Make sure you have the 2016 SEJ Camp Leaders Gathering on your calendar scheduled for January 11-14, 2016.

This will be a wonderful opportunity for camp staff from United Methodist camps all 

over the Southeast to come together and fellowship, worship, and learn how to improve 

our camps so we can continue to build the Kingdom for years to come!

We look forward to seeing you in January!


Kevin Witt photo


Kevin Witt

Director of Camp and Retreat Ministries 

for the General Board of Discipleship

Charles Maynard photo


Charles Maynard

Ordained clergy, storyteller, author, and 

a loving father and grandfather


New workshop format for SEJ 2016!

In need of more tools to help you and your ministry team on this journey?

As we Pack for the Journey, this year's workshop sessions will equip camp leaders

as we focus on five topics that are relevant to all members of our ministry teams:



Building Team

Retreats and Program

Faith Formation

Each workshop session will begin with a "guide" sharing thoughts relevant to the topic

or providing direction for the upcoming workshop time. The rest of the workshop time

is formatted to allow for deeper discussions, reflection, and idea sharing on the topic at hand.

Our desire is to utilize the strengths of this camp community to benefit the whole, enhance team with

those we work with daily, refresh through individual "retreat" time, and foster fellowship with others

traveling a similar path.


Tuesday 11 a.m: Workshop 1- Faith Formation

Guide: Lee Padgett, Sumatanga Camp & Conference Center, Interim Executive Director

Breakout groups following workshop: Random groupings of SEJ Conference participants

Tuesday 2 p.m: Workshop 2- Creation

Guide: Russell Casteel, Cedar Crest Camp, Director

Breakout following workshop: Individualized retreat time in creation

Tuesday 4:15 p.m: Workshop 3- Retreats & Program

Guides: Kim Bell, Glisson Camp and Retreat Center, Program Director Resident Camps, and 

Amanda Lamb, Sumatanga Camp & Conference Center, Director of Hospitality and Programs

Breakout following workshop: Roundtable discussions by job title/function/position

Wednesday 11 a.m: Workshop 4- Sustainability

Guide: Russell Davis, North Georgia Camp and Retreat Ministries, Director

Breakout following workshop: Roundtable discussions by job title/function/position

Wednesday 2 p.m: Workshop 5- Team Building

Guide: Mike Standifer, Florida United Methodist Camps and Retreats, Executive Director

Breakout following workshop: Camp team building time


Includes lodging, meals, and all programming

We have worked very hard to keep the cost as low as possible so you can bring lots of people with you (Board Members, Office Staff, Housekeeping Staff, Maintenance/Property Staff, Program Staff, Kitchen Staff, and any one else you can think of bringing.)

$50.00 per person deposit due at time of registration.




 Early Bird Rate 

Regular Rate

Single Occupancy $329 $354
Double Occupancy $245 $270
Triple Occupancy $228 $253
Quad Occupancy $219 $244

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