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Family HEART Camp West Virginia

Fri, 2017-06-23 - Fri, 2017-06-30

Registration for all Family HEART Camps Opens Mid-February 2017!

Family HEART Camp is a unique community experience for all people who long for more Harmony, Ease, Authenticity, Respect, and Trust in their families, in their communities, and in the world. Grounded in the principles of Nonviolent Communication, our camps offer an unforgettable lived experience of compassionate community, in places of natural beauty, for people of all ages. All of our camps operate using Community Sourced Programming (CSP), an adaptation of Open Space Technology (OST), as the framework for program offerings. We also offer daily community gatherings and social events for fun, connection and learning.

FHC 2017 Summer Lineup Set!  We are excited to offer summer camps for 2017 in California, Colorado, New York, Ohio, West Virginia and Wisconsin. See all of our camps at

Why do we think Family HEART Camp is so special?  We have a dream...
... that all children everywhere are treated with unconditional love and respect. 
... that all parents everywhere find relief from struggling with their children and have all the support they need to raise their children in accordance with their values. 
... that Family HEART Camp will be a place where children learn to cherish, honor and respect their parents, and parents learn to cherish, honor and respect their children. 
... that Family HEART Camp brings together families from different backgrounds and socioeconomic status to celebrate diversity in all forms.  We long for all families who are drawn to the camp to be able to attend, regardless of their financial means.

Does this dream speak to you?  If so, we hope that you will join us! 

FHC West Virginia
June 23 - 30
Abram's Creek Retreat
Elk Garden, WV
Hosting Team: Rhonda Eldridge, Mali Parke, and Matt Strube

FHC West Virginia, the longest-running camp in the FHC community, enters its ninth year in 2017.

For its fifth year, Family HEART Camp West Virginia comes to Abram's Creek Retreat in Elk Garden, West Virginia, an eco-lodging and camping retreat center, located off Route 50 less than three hours away from Washington, D.C.

This beautiful forested venue provides cozy cabins, bedrooms in the Lodge House and tent camping. Situated along the banks of a small river with nearly 3/4 of a mile of pristine waterfront, the property is characterized by massive boulders for sunning and relaxing, as well as cascading waters, waterfalls, rapids and deep pools for swimming and tubing.
The venue also offers a large and small domes for our programming, a sweat lodge, and a fire pit with a small amphitheater for community gatherings.

To learn more about the venue, including details of the lodging choices, a campground map, and photos of the property, please visit the Abram's Creek website.


Contact Us Today!



Registration Opens Mid-February 2017 for all camps. Stay tuned! Sign-up to receive FHC monthly newsletter at Find us on Facebook


CNVC Certified Trainers at this camp: 
Rhonda Eldridge, Gregory Rouillard
Contact Person: 
Rhonda Eldridge, Mali Parke, Matt Strube
Phone Numbers: 
855-342-2267 (Toll Free)


Abram's Creek Retreat & Campground
166 Abrams Creek Dr
Elk Garden, WV
United States
39° 18' 45.5472" N, 79° 12' 40.8744" W

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