COVID-19 Update


The Phoebe Needles Center, Inc. staff are continuing to monitor information regarding the current outbreak of COVID-19. We are paying close attention to the guidelines given by the federal government, government agencies in Virginia, the Center for Disease Control, the American Camp Association, and others. We encourage you all to stay safe, practice social distancing, and maintain proper hygiene.

Summer Camp Registration is NOW OPEN!

The Phoebe Needles Center is the camp and conference center of the Episcopal Diocese of Southwestern Virginia, and as such, a Christian organization which invites and welcomes groups and individuals of all ages and faith backgrounds who seek,

  • an environment, facilities, and programs that nurture and challenge in a setting that is safe spiritually, emotionally, and physically;
  • an opportunity for transformative growth and the creative experience of God’s presence;
  • to build community and further relationships by actively living love, forgiveness, and service.
Join us on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at 10:00 A.M. to learn about the wicked witch of the East, Baba Yaga, and her influences in the folklore and literature that we know and love. Dr. Martha Kuchar will present, “The Witch of the East: Baba Yaga and her Avatars in East European Folklore.”Dr. Kuchar has been a Professor of Literary Studies at Roanoke College for over 27 years, where she teaches world literature. She received a B.A. in English from the State University of New York at Albany, and a Ph.D. from Cornell University in Slavic Studies, specializing in Russian Literature. She is a two-time Fulbright Scholarship recipient, having visited the Ukraine in 2010 and Moldova in in 2016. She conducts research primarily on Russian and East European literature, including Slavic folklore, and she has led student groups to Poland, Ukraine, Russia, India, South Africa, and Western Europe. Originally from Albany, NY she lived in Chicago and taught at both the University of Illinois in Chicago and Columbia College, before moving to Roanoke. She is married with two grown sons.The cost of the program with lunch is $18.00 for non-members and $10.00 for members. #CLL #CenterforLifelongLearning #PhoebeNeedles #LearnSomethingNew ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you to Dr. Michael Bentley for his informative, engaging, and call to action program on Climate Change at the Center for Lifelong Learning today at Phoebe Needles. Your presentation was excellent. ... See MoreSee Less

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Check out this awesome pic from Summer Camp 2009 at Phoebe Needles. These kids are all grown up now. Tag someone you recognize! Missing the laughter and giggles of the kids and the door opening and closing by the counselors as they come and go in the office! Can't hardly wait for Summer Camp 2022.#TBT #pncsummercamp ... See MoreSee Less

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