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Camps and Retreat Centers 2024

Camp Sanders will repair its tabernacle

Tabernacle at Camp Sanders needs major renovations. Photo courtesy of the camp


By Sofia Sanchez - intern

This year Camp Sanders is raising money to refurbish and restore the camp's 89-year-old tabernacle, which is used for large gatherings. As of May 24, they had raised $104,990, two-thirds of the $150,000 needed.

Christy Gallogly, the executive director and manager of Camp Sanders for more than three years, hopes to have the tabernacle finished by next summer.

The walls are leaning and the building needs a new foundation.

Repairs are important because the camp will celebrate its 90th anniversary in 2025.

"We're trying to have that tabernacle completed for a homecoming event next July," said Christy, whose connection to the camp goes back to when she began attending Camp Sanders as a child.

She moved to Kansas City but, after her children left, she decided to go back to the Pacific Northwest where she grew up.

Her favorite thing about Camp Sanders is meeting and working with people from different backgrounds, and especially sharing in the ministry and encouraging people from all over.

This summer, Camp Sanders near Tensed, Idaho, plans a variety of camps, including a men's camp and a women's retreat held in April; Kids Camp, July 8 to 11, and Family Camp, July 4 to 7. In the fall, Camp Sanders hosts a 55+ Adult Retreat.

These events highlight the camp's commitment to serving people of all ages and backgrounds, and providing opportunities for people to enjoy the rustic rural setting on 90 acres with a creek and small recreational pond.

The camp accommodates up to 175 people in dorms, cabins and bunkhouses. It also has 10 RV spaces. It rents the facilities from April to October.

For information, call 208-892-4842, email or visit

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