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Freeland House at Epworth Forest Conference Center is open

All Summer Long - Friday, May 24 – Monday, September 2. Memorial Day Weekend – Labor Day Weekend

Freeland House at Epworth Forest Conference Center is open on weekends to members and guests of the Epworth Forest Property Owners' Association (EFPOA) and the Friends & Alumni of Epworth Forest (FALEF). Individual rooms available both weekdays and weekends subject to availability. Please contact (574) 834-2212 for reservations.

Memorial Day Property Owners Meeting

Saturday, May 25

Free hot buffet breakfast 8:30 a.m. Annual Business Meeting 9:00 a.m. The Beach House (Cokesbury). Sponsored by the Epworth Forest Property Owners’ Association (EFPOA) and paid for with membership dues and donations to benefit a local food ministry.

 

 

 

 

Boat-In Worship

All Summer Long - Sunday, May 26 – Sunday, September 1

Every Sunday morning in the summer. Held lakeside on the lawn in front of Freeland House (the "hotel"). Starts at 7:30 a.m. Can be enjoyed from boats anchored offshore. A service of the North Webster United Methodist Church. Dress is "lake casual." Bring your own lawn chairs and blankets!

Webster Lake Conservation Association Annual Dixie Boat Ride

Saturday, June 15

Webster Lake Conservation Association Annual Dixie Boat Ride, Carry in Brunch, and Annual Meeting. 9:30 a.m. North Webster Park Pavilion. Contact the Webster Lake Conservation Association for details.

Four weeks of Epworth Forest Summer Camp for high school youth

Sunday – Friday June 16-21, June 23-28, June 30 - July 5, July 7-12

Sunday – Friday June 16-21, June 23-28, June 30 - July 5, July 7-12. Four weeks of Epworth Forest Summer Camp for high school youth. Events in the Discipleship Center (auditorium) are open to residents and members of Friends & Alumni of Epworth Forest. To participate you must first go to the office and go through a background check for a cost of $20.00. You will then receive and to wear a wrist band. Please sit in the very back rows so that campers may enjoy the programs "down front." Check at the camp registration desk for times. Also, note that the beach is not available to residents when campers are swimming. A lifeguard will be present during those times and will be a signal that the beach is closed to all but campers. In addition, the basketball court and baseball diamond is not available when campers are using those areas. Camp staff is instructed to limit persons in program areas to registered campers and chaperons, so please avoid those areas during camps and cooperate if a camp staffer asks that you leave an area. If you have any questions please check with both the Epworth Forest Conference Center office and the postings on the "Epworth Forest Conference Center" section of the Community Board by The Beach House (Cokesbury). Call the Conference Center office at (574) 834-2212 for usage and availability. The four weeks beginning as shown will have youth from many churches and geographic areas:

The Beach House (Cokesbury) Open during four weeks of Epworth Forest Summer Camp

Sunday – Thursday June 16-20, June 23-27, June 30 - July 4, July 7-11

The Beach House (Cokesbury) at Epworth Forest Conference Center Freeland House is open to everyone including members and guests of the Epworth Forest Property Owners' Association (EFPOA) and the Friends & Alumni of Epworth Forest (FALEF). Drinks, snacks, and hand dipped ice cream, plus much more. Walk, ride, or boat on over and enjoy the beach house. It is a great place to take a break from the sun and waves and enjoy great coffee, ice cream, and friends. They also have free Wi-Fi and other amazing food and merchandise! Hours of Operation: Sunday 1 PM – 5 PM. Monday – Thursday 3 PM - 7 PM. Open During these weeks of camp:

Epworth Forest Summer Camp for high school youth

Sunday – Friday June 16 – 21

Epworth Forest Summer Camp for high school youth. *See "Summer Camp at Epworth Forest Conference Center" below.

The Beach House (Cokesbury) Open during Epworth Forest Summer Camp

Sunday – Thursday June 16-20

The Beach House (Cokesbury) Open during Epworth Forest Summer Camp. **See "The Beach House" below.

North Webster Mermaid Festival

Wednesday – Saturday June 19 - 22

Held in town, this is the 74nd anniversary of this annual festival which began in 1945. Enjoy the local color!

North Webster Mermaid and Festival Fireworks

Saturday, June 22

Held in town, this is the main celebration day. Parade, carnival, food vendors, water ski show at the town park.

Local area advertising provided by the Epworth Forest Property Owners’ Association (EFPOA)

Saturday, June 22. Epworth Forest Community Yard Sales. 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m

Local area advertising provided by the Epworth Forest Property Owners’ Association (EFPOA). Have your sale in your own yard. Also see the Sunday and Monday plans for removal of the "leftovers!" Sponsored by the Epworth Forest Property Owners’ Association (EFPOA) and paid for with membership dues and donations.

Charity Pickup

Saturday - Monday, June 22-24

Charity Pickup of usable items you did not sell on Saturday but need to get rid of. Leave by the road. Local charities will pick up what they can use and leave the rest for Tuesday’s pickup.

Trash Pickup

Tuesday, June 25

Trash Pickup. Particularly for "large items" that you wouldn’t normally put out for the trash. Everything left by the road after Monday will be picked up. Sponsored by the Epworth Forest Property Owners’ Association (EFPOA) and paid for with membership dues and donations.

Epworth Forest Summer Camp for high school youth

Sunday – Friday June 23 – 28

Epworth Forest Summer Camp for high school youth. *See "Summer Camp at Epworth Forest Conference Center" below.

The Beach House (Cokesbury) Open during Epworth Forest Summer Camp

Sunday – Thursday June 23 - 27

The Beach House (Cokesbury) Open during Epworth Forest Summer Camp. **See "The Beach House" below.

Epworth Forest Summer Camp for high school youth

Sunday – Friday June 30 – July 5

Epworth Forest Summer Camp for high school youth. *See "Summer Camp at Epworth Forest Conference Center" below.

The Beach House (Cokesbury) Open during Epworth Forest Summer Camp

Sunday – Thursday June 30 – July 4

The Beach House (Cokesbury) Open during Epworth Forest Summer Camp. **See "The Beach House" below.

Epworth Forest Property Owners’ Association Ice Cream Social Night

Friday, July 5 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Friday, July 5. Epworth Forest Property Owners’ Association Ice Cream Social Night. 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., in The Beach House (Cokesbury)/beach area. Open to all residents, guests, and cottage renters! Music, prizes, games, fun! No charge to residents (except drinks, which are purchased from the Cokesbury snack bar). Donations for guests appreciated. Sponsored by the Epworth Forest Property Owners’ Association (EFPOA) and paid for with membership dues and donations.

Webster Lake Fireworks Celebration

Saturday, July 6

Launched from Epworth Forest Conference Center’s big island. Viewable on land from the beach and lawn in front of Freeland House (the "hotel"). Also spectacular from a boat! Paid for by the Webster Lake Conservation Association (Rain Date 7/7/2015)

Epworth Forest Summer Camp for high school youth

Sunday – Friday July 7 - 12

Epworth Forest Summer Camp for high school youth. *See "Summer Camp at Epworth Forest Conference Center" below.

The Beach House (Cokesbury) Open during Epworth Forest Summer Camp

Sunday – Thursday July 7 - 11

The Beach House (Cokesbury) Open during Epworth Forest Summer Camp. **See "The Beach House" below.

Dixie 90th Birthday Cruises

Saturday, July 21

The Dixie Boat on Webster Lake is turning 90 years young (built in 1929) and she would like her valued supporters to help her celebrate! Bring your family and friends and join in the fun including free birthday cake aboard the historic landmark vessel!

Rain Garden Service Project

Saturday, July 27 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m

Rain Garden Service Project. 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. The Beach House (Cokesbury). Volunteers from the Epworth Forest Property Owners' Association (EFPOA) and the Friends & Alumni of Epworth Forest (FALEF) will join with Epworth Forest Conference Center (EFCC) and The Watershed Foundation (TWF). Volunteers are invited to help clean up the rain garden. Wear appropriate work clothes. Bring your gloves and a small trowel. Other gardening implements will be provided. Bring your own thermos with coffee. Other drinks and snacks will be provided. Rain date TBD.

North Webster Dixie Day Festival

Saturday, July 27

North Webster Dixie Day Festival. Celebrating 87 years of the Dixie Boat being afloat Webster Lake.

Labor Day Property Owners Meeting

Saturday, August 31

Coffee and donuts 8:30 a.m. Annual Business Meeting 9:00 a.m. Epworth Forest Conference Center, location TBD. Sponsored by the Epworth Forest Property Owners’ Association (EFPOA) and paid for with membership dues and donations.

* Four weeks of Epworth Forest Summer Camp for high school youth

* Sunday – Friday June 16-21, June 23-28, June 30 - July 5, July 7-12

Four weeks of Epworth Forest Summer Camp for high school youth. Events in the Discipleship Center (auditorium) are open to residents and members of Friends & Alumni of Epworth Forest. To participate you must first go to the office and go through a background check for a cost of $20.00. You will then receive and to wear a wrist band. Please sit in the very back rows so that campers may enjoy the programs "down front." Check at the camp registration desk for times. Also, note that the beach is not available to residents when campers are swimming. A lifeguard will be present during those times and will be a signal that the beach is closed to all but campers. In addition, the basketball court and baseball diamond is not available when campers are using those areas. Camp staff is instructed to limit persons in program areas to registered campers and chaperons, so please avoid those areas during camps and cooperate if a camp staffer asks that you leave an area. If you have any questions please check with both the Epworth Forest Conference Center office and the postings on the "Epworth Forest Conference Center" section of the Community Board by The Beach House (Cokesbury). Call the Conference Center office at (574) 834-2212 for usage and availability. The four weeks beginning as shown will have youth from many churches and geographic areas:

** The Beach House (Cokesbury) Open during four weeks of Epworth Forest Summer Camp

** Sunday – Thursday June 16-20, June 23-27, June 30 - July 4, July 7-11.

The Beach House (Cokesbury) Open during four weeks of Epworth Forest Summer Camp. The Beach House (Cokesbury) at Epworth Forest Conference Center Freeland House is open to everyone including members and guests of the Epworth Forest Property Owners' Association (EFPOA) and the Friends & Alumni of Epworth Forest (FALEF). Drinks, snacks, and hand dipped ice cream, plus much more. Walk, ride, or boat on over and enjoy the beach house. It is a great place to take a break from the sun and waves and enjoy great coffee, ice cream, and friends. They also have free Wi-Fi and other amazing food and merchandise! Hours of Operation: Sunday 1 PM – 5 PM. Monday – Thursday 3 PM - 7 PM. Open During these weeks of camp: