Casowasco is one of five camp and retreat centers owned and operated by the Upper New York Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church. Camp & Retreat Ministries is led by staff and volunteers, supervised locally by the site director, and overseen by the Upper New York Conference and the Committee on Camp & Retreat Ministries.
Casowasco was purchased by the Central New York Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church (now the Upper New York Annual Conference) in 1946, for a fraction of the asking price, the Case family property fulfilled the dream of a place where lives could be changed.
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Growing in our relationship with God,
Being the body of Christ within the world, and
Living in accordance with the example of Jesus Christ by:
To live the gospel of Jesus Christ and to be God’s love with our neighbors in all places.
John Wesley and the early Methodists were particularly concerned about inviting people to experience God’s grace and to grow in their knowledge and love of God through disciplined Christian living. They placed primary emphasis on Christian living, on putting faith and love into action. This emphasis on what Wesley referred to as “practical divinity” has continued to be a hallmark of United Methodism today. We invite you to learn more about our rich theological heritage.