Recognizing that assets make things possible and that people make things happen, our mission is to glorify God by being faithful stewards of all that is entrusted to us and to maintain facilities for the proclamation of Jesus Christ.
Alston/Shelhamer Museum and Garden
Our museum is named “The Dr. Gene R. Alston Memorial Camp Museum.” Our “Serenity Garden” is named for Julia Arnold Shelhamer: one an accomplished black man and one an ambitious white woman. They were two ordinary people who did extraordinary things.
The History Page includes a description of these two individuals' contributions to God's work.
The year 2006 marked the Seventy-fifth anniversary of our being a Christian camping community at this location in Spencerville, Maryland. Beginning as the Spencerville Free Methodist Campground, then later known as the Maryland-Virginia Conference Headquarters, we are now widely known as “Peach Orchard Christian Retreat Center and Campground.” Formerly used only in the summer, we are now winterized and host visitors year-round.
Peach Orchard Christian Retreat Center and Campgrounds, 15712 Peach Orchard Road, Silver Spring, MD 20905 Phone: 301-384-3305 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Copyright (c) 2006-2014 All rights reserved