Indianola: Getting the Word Out

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Written by Darin Gemmer: Indianola Director,  There are a lot of great things happening at Camp Indianola: We’ve double the weeks of camp we’re offering and have increased the number of campers registered so far by 55%. We’ve added new activities ß(link last blog post) and hired a group of excited summer staffers The facilities have […]

Lazy F: Ground Breaking News

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Written by Patrick Scriven: Director of Communications & Young People’s Ministries at PNWUMC    Ellensburg, Wash. – Last Sunday, approximately 75 friends and supporters of Lazy F Camp drove out to the retreat center in central Washington State to participate in a ground breaking ceremony for a new dining hall. During the event, participants prayed for the […]

Twinlow: The Growth I See

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Written by Jill Sparkes: Camper Mom and member at Covenant UMC, These are my two boys Camden (6) and Braiden (8) on their first day of their first experience at Twinlow camp……… that was eight years ago.  They have attended Twinlow Camp every year since.  As I look back on these pictures, which seem like […]

Ocean Park: Blowing In The Wind

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Photo (above): Rachel Lookingbill~ Tie Dye Master Labor Day, 2013   Written by Mary Lookingbill, Member at Vancouver First UMC, I remember as if it was yesterday. I came out of Ocean Park’s dining hall and hanging on the outdoor clothesline were all of the tie dyed T-shirts that our church family had made earlier. They were […]

Indianola: New Stuff 2017!

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There are some great things about camp that everyone looks forward to each year. Finding sea glass on the beach, conversation around the campfire, smores, singing, arts and crafts, etc. But for the last several years we’ve tried to add something new each year so that campers can grow and stretch themselves through new experiences. […]

Lazy F: Ministry Impact Questions

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Written by Katie Rau, Lazy F Program Coordinator, When I first started working at Lazy F Camp and Retreat Center back in 2006, I didn’t really understand the camp’s connection to the church as a whole. Sure, I knew Lazy F was a ministry of the United Methodist Church, but I didn’t grow up in […]

Twinlow: Never Dull, Always Fulfilling…

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Compiled by Kristen “Moonie” Moon: Assistant Director of Twinlow Camp, Best Summer Job? Here from those who have spent a summer as staff at a camp.   “I chose camp ministry for 3 reasons, 1) the “unquantifiables”: the life lessons you learn and relationships you build while doing camp ministry are one of a kind. […]

Conference: Raising Leaders

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Co-written by Pam Murphy (Director of Visual Outreach) and Alan Rogstad (Executive Director of PNW Camping), A lot of people think that religious camps are either just fun and don’t provide much “benefit” or that they’re a super serious experience filled with altar calls and hours upon hours of prayer at a time. We like to […]

Ocean Park: Friends of Camp

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Written by Brandon Scheer: Ocean Park Director,    Last month I discussed two very significant groups that help to keep Ocean Park a quality and affordable ministry so that all can feel welcome and experience God in our sacred space. Last month I highlighted the great work of our volunteers and many projects they complete […]