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Shrine Mont Family Weekend

Shrine Mont Hotel  outdoor chapel                  

Each year, members of St. Mark's have an opportunity to enjoy a great family weekend escape to the Shrine Mont conference center located in Orkney Springs, Virginia.  Orkney Springs is a beautiful, serene community nestled among the trees at the foot of Great North Mountain in the Shenandoah Valley and is located approximately 2½ hours west of the DC area. Activities include an outdoor swimming pool, hiking trails, volleyball and tennis courts, recreation fields for softball, soccer and other sports, and other outdoor activities.   See the Shrine Mont website for more information.

Families typically go on Saturday and return on Sunday, but there are limited beds available on Friday night.

Our Shrine Mont weekend is laid back, but organized!  On Sunday, we have Eucharist. The afternoons are free to swim, play golf, fish, or hike to the cross (or just hang around). This year, we will be doing an intergenerational program (though with some time for just parents and just the kids). It will also involve art projects to engage everyone.