Youth Camps are part of our rich camping tradition within Community of Christ. They provide an opportunity for children and youth to gather in safe space to learn, nurture, and grow in their relationship with God, self, and others. We are offering 4 youth camps and 4 reunions at our 3 campgrounds this summer. Register today!
For camp program questions, contact the Youth Camp Director
For registration questions, contact Jill Brunette (jbrunette@CofChrist-GPNW.org, 425-207-8712)
For questions regarding the GPNW Camping Program, contact Sean Langdon (email@example.com, 425-293-6366)
REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT: Please register and pay online at http://gpnwCofC.eventbrite.com/. Contact Mission Center Membership Services Administrator Jill Brunette (jbrunette@CofChrist-GPNW.org, 425-207-8712) for a Youth Camp Registration Form only if you cannot register online.
EARLY BIRD DEADLINE: Receive a discounted registration fee when the camper registers and either pays in full or submits a completed Financial Aid Form with camper’s portion of payment by the Early Bird deadline.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Final registration and payment deadline is TWO WEEKS before camp. Registrations and payments postmarked after the deadline will be accepted at the discretion of the Camp Director.
TWO-FOR-ONE DISCOUNT: We offer a Two-for-One discount when a GPNW camper brings a friend who is new to our GPNW summer camping program. Online, enter promotional code “241” by clicking on the blue “Enter Promotional Code” link located in the top right of the pop-up window after clicking on the green “REGISTER” button. Be sure to enter your friend’s name you are partnered with when asked. Your friend must also submit a registration.
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Limited financial assistance may be available from the GPNW Mission Center. Be sure to contact your congregation for potential financial support before requesting assistance from GPNW. A completed Financial Aid Form and camper’s portion of payment must be submitted by the deadlines indicated. Contact Mission Center Membership Services Administrator Jill Brunette for a Financial Aid Form, instructions on starting the Financial Aid process with your congregation, and the appropriate discount code BEFORE registering online.
CANCELLATIONS: Please notify Jill Brunette of your need to cancel as soon as possible. Refunds will be made as follows:
- Before Registration Deadline: 100%
- On or after Registration Deadline, prior to first day of camp: 2/3
- On or after first day of camp: No refunds.
VISITORS AT CAMP: We offer a “closed camp” experience at our youth camps. There are to be no visitors unless recruited by the Camp Director. This includes youth who cannot attend the whole week but want to drop in for part of the day. Visitors cause disruption to the camp experience and create potential safety concerns.
SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: Parents of special needs campers must contact the Camp Director prior to registration to discuss arrangements for a possible attendant (who must be a registered youth worker). Because we have volunteer staff, the camps are not equipped to provide trained assistants. We want to be inclusive in our camping program, and we also want to provide a safe and secure environment for our campers.
WORTH OF ALL PERSONS: All are welcome at our Youth Camps. There is to be no discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity, political affiliations, religious beliefs, race, national origin, and range of human ability. The teachings at our youth camps must reflect Community of Christ Identity, Mission, Message, and Beliefs, as well as Policies and Statements. Our staff seek to provide a safe place for all including the use of preferred names and gender identities. We also seek to recruit staff who represent the diversity we welcome and celebrate at camp. To share how we can provide a more inclusive experience for your child or to express any concerns, please contact the Camp Director or GPNW USA MC Camping Ministries Director.
TRANSPORTATION: Transportation to and from camp is provided by the parent/guardian. If your child is sent home for behavior or health concerns, it will be the responsibility of the parent/guardian to arrange transportation from the campground in a timely, efficient manner. Campers should arrive and depart camp according to published times. Late arrival or early departure will not typically be allowed, as they are disruptive to the camp experience. If you have special circumstances, seek the Camp Director’s approval in advance.
MEDICATIONS: All medications must be listed on the registration form. Prescribed medications must be in the container dispensed by the pharmacy, with pharmacy instructions intact. Over-the-counter medications must be in the original manufacturer’s container, labeled with the camper’s name and specific instructions. All medications stay with the Camp Nurse in a secure location.
WHAT NOT TO BRING: Weapons of any kind, illegal drugs, alcohol, marijuana, bad attitude, inappropriate reading material, foul language, large electronics such as laptop and gaming systems, and large amounts of cash. It is also discouraged to bring snacks including candy & gum. These items may be confiscated at the Camp Director’s discretion.
WHAT TO BRING:
- BEDDING: Sleeping Bag and Pillow
- CLOTHES: Jeans or other long pants, T-shirts, Shorts, Swimsuit(s), Jacket/Sweatshirt, Pajamas, Underwear, Socks, Sturdy closed-toe walking/hiking shoes/boots, Sandals, Shower sandals
- TOILETRIES: Towels, Beach Towel for water activities, Soap, Shampoo, Deodorant / Antiperspirant, Comb or brush, Toothbrush and toothpaste, Sunscreen, Insect repellent, Lip balm
- SPECIAL ITEMS: Bible, Flashlight & batteries, Camera
The camp and mission center are not responsible for any lost or stolen items at camp.
Camp Remote: 54147 Sandy Creek Rd., Myrtle Point, OR 97458 (http://www.campremote.org/)
Samish Island Campground: 11633 Scott Road, Bow WA 98232 (https://www.campsamish.org/)
Lewis River Campground: 18334 NE Lucia Falls Road, Yacolt, WA 98675 (http://www.lewisrivercampground.org/)
Elementary Camps/Jr. High Camps
For children entering Grades 3-9 in the Fall of 2022
Kids Camp/Jr. High Camp @ Remote
These two camps will happen alongside each other at Camp Remote with some activities together and some separated by grade.
3 PM on Sunday, July 31, to Noon on Wednesday, August 3.
KIDS CAMP THEME: LEGO: Build for Jesus!
As disciples, what and how can we build for Jesus? In the Bible, we will teach the campers what was built and how others came to help Jesus. Using skill building, building crafts, and learning the basics of how our church has built for Jesus will be just a few things with kids camp this year.
KIDS CAMP DIRECTOR: Carron Grubb, 541-914-0280, RemoteKids@CofChrist-GPNW.org
JR. HIGH CAMP THEME: Jars of Clay
At this camp we will learn that each of us holds a tremendous treasure that has been given to us by God and that while each of us has a very unique, rough, imperfect shell . . . that shell holds a trove of valuables that we can use to make our world a better place. Come to camp and learn how to use your treasures for good. A highlight of this year’s camp will be the fun of celebrating 4th of July together!
JR. HIGH CAMP DIRECTOR: Donald Welch (712-310-0712), LRJRHIGH@CofChrist-GPNW.org
KIDS CAMP/JR. HIGH CAMP EARLY BIRD FEE: $145 by July 1 or REGISTRATION FEE: $185 by July 15
REGISTER ONLINE HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/310099133857
Camp Mungai @ Samish Island
Camp Mungai this year is an expanded grade experience for those entering grades 3-9 in the Fall of 2022.
4 PM on Sunday, August 14, to Noon on Thursday, August 18
THEME: Jesus is the Rock
Join us at Camp Mungai this year as we go Prehistoric! We will explore the many ways that Jesus is our solid foundation, and the One we can trust to guide us when our path gets rocky and life gets hard. So if you enjoy fun crafts, epic outdoor games, playing with friends, good food, and exploring nature, then Camp Mungai is the place for you!
DIRECTOR TEAM: Sue Wheeler (253-939-7082), Sandy Webb-Johnsen, and Jean Cravy (360-969-3188), Mungai@CofChrist-GPNW.org
EARLY BIRD FEE: $205 by July 15 or REGISTRATION FEE: $245 by July 29
REGISTER ONLINE HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/310121881897
Sr. High Camps
For youth entering Grades 10-12 in the Fall of 2022 and 2022 Grads
Sr. High Camp @ Remote
3 PM on Sunday, July 10, to Noon on Saturday, July 16
THEME: Reflection of the Prodigal Child
We have all heard the Story of the Prodigal Son. Have you ever really thought about it though? Did you know there are three movements in the Story? This week we will delve deeper into the story and see if we can’t find where we fit into this story. The themes of homecoming, affirmation, and reconciliation will be newly discovered by all who have known loneliness, dejection, jealousy, or anger
CO-DIRECTORS: Mike Sahlberg (503-298-8245) and Tara Wigle (541-520-4151), RemoteSrHigh@CofChrist-GPNW.org
EARLY BIRD FEE: $205 by June 10 or REGISTRATION FEE: $245 by June 24
REGISTER ONLINE HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/310046827407
Camp Kimtah @ Samish
4 PM on Sunday, August 7, to Noon on Saturday, August 13
Kimtah 2022 is all about belonging. Throughout the camp we will journey with the theme of “Belong”. Through classes, worships, and conversations we will explore the daily themes of “I Belong”, “You Belong”, “They Belong”, and “We Belong”. We will push ourselves to go beyond our comfort zones in how we view ourselves and those around us, for all of God’s children are of worth. So, plan today to come to Kimtah 2022 and be thinking about who you can invite to join to camp with you!
DIRECTOR: Sean Langdon: 425-293-6366 Kimtah@CofChrist-GPNW.org
EARLY BIRD FEE: $300 by July 8 or REGISTRATION FEE: $340 by July 22
REGISTER ONLINE HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/310111470757