Grand opening of Quest Haven Amphitheater scheduled for Friday night

Lael Fest, the grand opening of the Quest Haven Amphitheater is scheduled to be held this Friday at the Quest Haven Lodge, starting at 5 p.m.
It will feature special guest speaker Jerry Sandusky, and both Andy Otto and Due North in concert.
“It’s the grand opening for the amphitheater there,” said program director Lori Walk. “The purpose is to hold Christian concerts and different guest speakers.”
The Amphitheater is located on Schoch Hollow Road, which is the first left after Reservoir Park. The festival is open to the public, and a pot luck picnic starts off the entertainment at 5 p.m. Interested individuals can bring a favorite picnic food to share.
Around 6:30 p.m., Jim Kilmartin will open the ceremonies, and then at 7 p.m., the opening Band, Due North will take the stage.
Allison Morrow and Kim Buterbaugh provide vocals for Due North; Michelle Barnes and Larry Snowberger perform vocals and guitar; Dave Barnes plays the bass; Tim Boland plays the keyboard; and Alice Hammond and Dave Moses provide the percussion. The group writes and records their own music, and they play every Saturday night at the coffeehouse they started.
At 8 p.m. guest speaker Jerry Sandusky, retired Penn State defensive coordinator and founder of The Second Mile, is scheduled to take the stage.
According to facts and statistics provided by Walk, The Second Mile was founded in 1977 by Jerry Sandusky. The purpose of the organization is to help young people achieve their potential by providing opportunities for them to develop positive life skills and self-esteem as well as by providing education and support for parents and professionals addressing the needs of the youth. The Second Mile provides nine prevention, early intervention and community-based programs to more than 100,000 children across Pennsylvania.
At 9 p.m. Andy Otto, lead singer of Overflow CD, and his band will perform on stage. The band consists of youth ranging in ages from 15-18 with the exception of their lead singer Andy Otto. They lead in music for the New Life services at Camp Hill United Methodist Church.
After the grand opening of the Amphitheater, the Quest Haven Lodge has other events scheduled for summer. Every Wednesday at 7 p.m. is Praise and Worship; every month Quest Haven Lodge hosts a different youth activity for teens and June 7 is a planned End of School Celebration.
“There’s various summer camps that are going to be offered for teens and children,” said Walk. “We have some type of activity for teens and kids every month.”
Also, youth camps are available, and more dates of activities are planned throughout the summer. For more information or for a brochure on Quest Haven Lodge and the summer camps, call 684-3102 or visit the web site at
Some of the activities at the summer camps include: hiking, swimming, paint ball maze, ropes challenge course, basketball, volleyball, fishing derbies, scavenger hunts, obstacle courses, camp fires, miniature golf, tubing and more.
If anyone has questions about using the Quest Haven Amphitheater for upcoming speaking events or Christian concerts, also contact the Quest Haven Lodge.