Staff Training 2017

Yesterday, we finished up the most important week of our entire summer.

As well as giving this group of volunteers the skills that they need for two months of service, Staff Training sets the tone for the whole summer of ministry. Over the course of a few days, we have the honor of watching a random group of teens and twenty-somethings form into a mighty group of champions for God’s kingdom. The training is intense. We demand so much of these young people and we are so delighted with how they have risen to the challenge.

My youngest son will be a first time camper this year and it pleases me to no end to see how this staff is preparing to receive him and every camper into their cabins and lives this summer. As you send your own precious little ones off to enjoy the beauty of the woods and the crazy fun of a week of summer camp, remember this staff in your prayers and hearts. They have trained and learned, sought God with open hearts and wept upon their knees before their Lord as they prepared for this summer.

It is a simple thing, a week of camp. Yet, it is also something huge and glorious. A week away from their ordinary world. A glimpse of the beauties of God’s creation. A chance to leap into something delightful and new with people who have eagerly trained for the honor of showing your children a glimpse of God’s love. 


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Memorial Day Work Retreat 2017

Nothing at the camp would be here without an amazing group of volunteers who come up twice a year for our annual work retreats. This is how the cabins were built and how the camp has been maintained over the years.

Whether it is scrubbing down chairs

or finishing the trim on the lodge

the efforts of these amazing people are what maintains Camas Meadows Bible Camp.

Of course there is delicious food to keep the workers going.

Whether you are 99 years old like our founder Del on the left

or nine years old, there is a job that is perfect for you.

From those who are hauling wood 

or cutting down any trees that have been killed by Pine Beetles 

to those working high on the camp roof

everyone makes a difference. These guys are patching and preparing the inner tubes for the amazing tube hill this winter.

The speaker’s room had a wonderful remodel that made it look bright and fresh and beautiful as well as taking care of that strange hole in the wall.

From simple needs such as a quick mow job

to filling the camp wood shed to fuel the lodge during the cold winter months

to more complex building projects like remodeling the lodge entrance, the needs of the camp are many and varied, but so are the helpers who come and make this all happen.

Thank you so much, from the bottom of our hearts. This couldn’t happen without you!


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