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Welcome to the 2nd Annual Camp Fancy Gala

Everyone who values the power of Camp and Retreat experiences to change lives, this invitation is for you! Come one and come all for an evening of inspiration, fun, and generosity. Camp Fancy means you can choose your attire from prom night outfits to outdoor gear just be sure to have one part of your outfit that is “fancy” as part of the celebration. Enjoy a catered meal as we honor some special folks (Mike and Nadine Ogden) hear stories of making a difference, and raise needed funds for Camp & Retreat Ministry. Do good while you have a good time doing it!  Thank you!

- The Susquehanna Conference UMC Board of Camp and Retreat Ministry


Nadine (or "Dee Dee" as her family and camp family call her) heard her call to be a camp counselor in her teens, but that call wasn't realized until her early 20's when she and Mike were invited in 1978 to counsel at a High School camp at Camp Penn. The couple was newly married at the time with no children.

Mike went to camp with Dee Dee in 1979 and the couple soon realized that their gifts complimented one another as a team; Dee Dee called them the "right and left brain." They continued to be counselors or Deans in High School and Elementary Camps until 2022, having raised their 4 children and some grandchildren at camp.

When Mike wasn't at camp he worked for the US Army Corps of Engineers, retiring after 36 years. After retiring he worked as Risk Management &; Safety Director for the Harrisburg Diocese for 9 years. He retired a second time and continues to serve through various church and Conference committees.

Dee Dee worked at home full time and was involved in church and her children's school life, including about 20 years on the church staff and then employed by her School District for 15 years. Dee Dee discovered Moms in Prayer International in 1997 and continues in that ministry, praying for her children and grandchildren and their schools. She serves the ministry as the PA State Roster Manager.

Mike and Dee Dee will tell all who ask that they don't know a more valuable time invested for the Lord than the camp week. They witnessed as God transformed hundreds of lives, including their own and their children's.
Dee Dee writes, "We have been honored to serve beside Deans and counselors of the highest degree of faith, integrity, creativity and of course crazy fun, using their gifts as the Body of Christ to make disciples - SO many disciples - who are now scattered throughout the world continuing God's work! God is amazing!"


Register Today for your Ticket to the Camp Fancy Gala!

If you will not be able to attend, you can still be a donor partner and give now online.
Choose “Camp Fancy Gala Donation“ as your giving option. We are deeply grateful!

Make an Offline Donation by check Payable to:
Susquehanna Conference,  c/o Camp & Retreat Ministry, 303 Mulberry Drive, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050
Note on the Check: "Camp Fancy Gala"


Planning a gathering with this many friends and supporters takes a lot of preparation. Another way to give is to volunteer. Those interested in volunteering, please email -


If your organization would like to be a sponsor for the Gala in support of the great good that Camp & Retreat Ministry provides to the community, please click here for more information on opportunities to be a Sponsor. Community partners make a huge difference.  Thank you for participation!  Your logo will appear letting folks know of your support as a sponsor.

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Check back to see a variety of donated items and packages that will be given for donors to bid on at the Camp Fancy Gala as another avenue for generosity. Enjoy fun loving Jason Schwartzman as he Emcees.
If you would like to donate items for the auction, please write to for more information.

Return to this link as the Gala approaches to see additional items that will be posted.

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