Family Camp

Family Camp is a ministry of the Pleasantville Camp held annually for over 120 years.

Please check back as the Pleasantville Family Camp Planning Committee meets and schedules activities and events. We will be updating this page with the information as provided.

Family Camp 2024

July 19-27, 2024

Updates will be posted for 2024 as people and events are planned.

Joe Wickman, Camp Evangelist

Joe Wickman joined the New Life Ministries team in 2007. Ordained in the FMC in 2009. Joe oversees the spiritual health, vision, and strategic direction of New Life Ministries.

Favorite Song: Firm Foundation by Maverick City

Fun Fact: He loves mariachi music – it’s so happy!

The series he will be preaching at Family Camp is about the Fruit of the Spirit, and it is called "Thrive." This is a series that he developed along with his staff last Summer, and will be adapting it for our evening services.

During the morning Adult Bible Study, we will be further exploring the many Scriptures related to each fruit.

Topher and Vanilda Noyes

Topher and Vanilda Noyes are both ordained elders in the Free Methodist Church.  Together, they serve as pastors at Iglesia Nueva Vida (New Life Church) in Cleveland, OH.  Topher has been leading worship for 25+ years and is currently completing his DMin. at Northeastern Seminary, studying the intersection of worship, justice, and discipleship.  In addition to being a pastor, Vanilda is also a Licensed Independent Social Worker in the state of Ohio and provides counseling services to individuals and couples. Topher and Vanilda have three children: Emilia (16), Dominic (15), and Jonathan (10); they live in Cleveland, OH.

Dennis and Kyle Leon

Dennis and Kyle Leon moved to Esterillos, Costa Rica, with a vision to see everyone in every community have access to a living church by multiplying disciples, workers and churches. God has used them to lead to Christ and disciple many new believers, resulting in a multiplying network of churches and home groups now called the 360 Mission District. They also help communities improve their physical well being through counseling, job training, microfinance, tutoring, scholarships, medical assistance, emergency aid, work opportunities and children’s centers.

Children: Elías, Selah, Cyrus, Lucas

Past Family Camp Photos

Family Camp 2017

Pleasantville Family Camp photos from 2017. 


Family Camp 2022 and 2023

To listen to recordings from Family Camp 2022 from Bishop Roller. This is through Google Drive; you will need access to Google Drive to listen to them.

Pleasantville Camp Policies - Revised 3.5.24.pdf