About US

Mission

As the United Methodist Camp and Retreat Ministries of the Pacific Northwest Annual Conference, our mission is to be sanctuaries of Christian hospitality, renewal and learning within God’s natural world. Natural sanctuaries that celebrate diversity, inspire love and service, and fulfill our special partnership with local churches in nurturing disciples and spiritual leaders.

Camp Directors and Conference Staff

Colin Cushman

Colin Cushman

Camp Indianola Director

Phone: (360) 207-1519
Email: [email protected]

Colin Cushman grew up going to Camp Indianola as a camper and loves the Pacific Northwest. Before becoming the Camp Director at Camp Indianola, he served as pastor of several churches across western Washington. He lives at camp with his wife, daughter, and dog.

Dave Burfeind

Dave Burfeind

Lazy F Director

Phone: (509) 962-2780
Email: [email protected]

It has been a great run here at Lazy F! This is year 24 in this incredible place, and I look forward to the continued improvements and challenges yet ahead. My wife Heather and I were fortunate to raise our two kids, Chris and Megan, now both adults, at Lazy F. It has been a blessing to see the thousands of campers, guests, and staff who consider Lazy F to be their “home away from home.” God truly has called us to this place!

I am proud to have grown up in Minnesota and still follow all sports teams from Minnesota and still waiting for that elusive Viking Super Bowl victory. After graduating from Oregon State University, I moved around to different college campuses working in student affairs before returning to our summer camp roots by coming to Lazy F in 1996. In my free time I like to bicycle, hike, snowshoe, flood our ice skating rink, and cook.

Lu and John Harding

Lu and John Harding

Ocean Park Interim Directors

Phone: (360) 665-4367
Email: [email protected]

We welcome Lu and John Harding to Ocean Park Camp for the 2022 season! Lu will serve as our Interim Director from April 1 through September 5, 2022. John will tend to the grounds and facilities as well as work with our many volunteer groups. Lu, now retired, is an ordained United Methodist Deacon and served for many years as Executive Director of Mt. Eagle Retreat Center in Clinton, Arkansas. Lu also served as Camp and Retreat Ministries Director in the North Arkansas Conference. In addition to interim camp work, Lu and John volunteer as NOMADS and with UMCOR and UMVIM. When not at Ocean Park Camp, Lu and John live in South Carolina.

We are blessed to have Lu and John at the helm at Ocean Park Camp this season as we search for our new permanent Director.

Kristen “Moonie” Moon

Kristen “Moonie” Moon

Twinlow Director

Phone: (208) 352-2671
Email: [email protected]

As a kid growing up in Wyoming, I attended Baptist camps. It was there that I found the perfect place to nurture my love of Jesus and nature. I was always somewhat of a “wild child” and camp served as a perfect outlet for me. Camp also provided a strong Christian community to be a part of. Fast forward to my college years when I became a summer staff counselor at Lazy F Camp & Retreat Center in Ellensburg, WA. It was at Lazy F that I first heard the call to ministry. It was through that call that I soon found myself moving to North Idaho to work at Twinlow Camp & Retreat Center as Assistant Director. Five years later I am now blessed to be transitioning into the role of Director.

When I am not working at camp, I spend most of my time in the outdoors either rock climbing, surfing (yes, we surf in North Idaho), or snowboarding. I have always been able to connect to Jesus, myself, and others best when playing outside. Because of that I am excited to be serving as Director of Twinlow Camp!

Alan Rogstad

Alan Rogstad

Executive Director

Camping Board of Stewards

The Camping Board Of Stewards (CBS) is an incorporated agency of the PNW Annual Conference, which owns, shares ownership, leases or rents sites upon which camping and retreat ministries are conducted. The Camping Board of Stewards is responsible for the employment of staff, the acquisition, development, operation and maintenance of these sites and for developing and conducting the camping and retreat ministry programs which, in a variety of additional settings, undergirds, enhances and extends the local congregational ministry. This includes the establishment of standards and policies to be observed in these programs.
For questions or more info contact:
Peter Fraser
[email protected]