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
Lazy F Director
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.
Ocean Park Director
My wife, Eva, and I have been working in camping for over 20 years. We both grew up in Montana, but fell in love with the Pacific Northwest since we started living here in our twenties. It is home. It is a great place to read books, sew and play board games when it’s rainy and an even better place to explore the wilderness when it’s not. Molly is young, but she’s a veteran summer camper and lover of all things furry, crawly, swimming or flying.
We believe that camps and retreat centers like Ocean Park are here to create community and facilitate discovery by maintaining peaceful, beautiful, healthy spaces and displaying radical hospitality by being welcoming, safe and affirming for every person.
Kristen “Moonie” Moon
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!
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.
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