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Camps, Retreats and Conferences at N-Sid-Sen and Pilgrim Firs

Summer 2017

N-Sid-Sen welcomes international staff for the summer. Pilgrim Firs has local staff, many who go home each day.

April 2017

Lake Coeur d’Alene flood levels covered campfire areas and damaged dock at N-Sid-Sen.  Snow collapsed roof of boat barn.
Wade Zick divides energies between planning Annual Meetings and 2018 intergenerational mission camps.

February 2017

nss N-Sid-Sen and Pilgrim Firs embark on new camping programing for 2018 with mission camps at Pilgrim Firs.

November-December 2015

Camps

Midwinter Retreats planned at Pilgrim Firs and N-Sid-Sen.

September-October 2015

peace flags Pilgrim Firs campers learn about experiences of Syrian youth in refugee camps.
wade zick Wade Zick begins as newmanaging director at Pilgrim Firs Camp and Conference Center.
nsidsen Senior high co-director says camps reenergize youth and give solid base for life back home.
cross at nsidsen Mark Boyd prepares camp to serve region in disasters such as summer of wildfires.

Crowes join in camps

Randy and Linda Crowe returnto the PNC and share in work and leadership of several camps.


June-July 2015

nsidsenstaff N-Sid-Sen welcomes youngadults from three countries through Camp America.
mimi land Leadership Retreat popsmyths about PNC communication and offers solutions

February-March 2015

camps N-Sid-Sen and Pilgrim Firs prepare for retreats and upcoming summer camps.


April-May 2015

midwinter Mark Boyd reports on Midwinter retreat and anticipates summer camping season.
prayer flags Prayer flags peace messages connect junior high campers and Syrian refugee youth in Jordan.

December 2013

family camp Mark Boyd announces 2014 camp season dates, theme and plans.
duwamish Environmental Justice camp in February will train people to train others.

September 2013

mark boyd Mark Boyd expresses thanks to the many people who made the 2013 camping season possible.

February 2013

N-SId-Sen dock Pilgrim Firs and N-Sid-Sen prepare for retreat and camping season in spring and summer.

February 2012

mark boyd Mark Boyd is the new director of the N-Sid-Sen camp and conference center. April events honor Randy Crowe's service.


September 2012

meighan pritchard As a UCC Environmental Justice Center, Pilgrim Firs models 'green' building practices with new roofs, insulation and other retrofits .
environmental justice retreat Environmental justice retreats help develop curricula trainees can replicate to train others in conferences around the U.S.
N-Sid-Sen staff N-Sid-Sen staff retire and new leaders take on tasks as managing director—Mark Boyd—and cook—Coby Woodruff.


December 2012

N-Sid-Sen Camps

Mark Boyd enters adventureof managing N-Sid-Sen and engaging with the campers.

Junior High Aqua Campers

Campers dive into water and parables during Junior HIgh Aqua Camp.

Camp Singing

Impact of camps reaches into the lives of local congregations and each camper.

 

 

 

November-December 2016

Camps prepare for midwinter junior and senior high youth retreats in January and March at Pilgrim Firs and N-Sid-Sen.

September-October 2016

Extended family's lives intersect with summer camps and retreats at N-Sid-Sen.
Pilgrim Firs announces upcoming retreats for the Conference.
Senior High Aqua Camp install benches along trails and a bridge at N-Sid-Sen.
PNC's Annual Men's Retreat gives men in conference opportunity to reflect.

June-July 2016

'Fearless Faith' is theme for 2016 summer camp curriculum at N-Sid-Sen and Pilgrim Firs.
Linda Crowe recounts how junior high campers made a "peace" quilt/comforter for someone at Hospice House.

April 2016

Camps plan counselor trainingduring summer, announce camp dates, seek funds for mattresses and plan curriculum.


February 2016

Camps announce summer camp theme, environmental justice camp and campaign for new mattresses.


December 2014

n-sid-sen sunset Mark Boyd encouragespeople coming to camp to focus on three words: breathe, listen and passion.
deeg nelson Deeg Nelson will leavePilgrim Firs role to work in Olympia to promote environmental health.
men's retreat The Men's Retrest theme is 'Exploring Paths to Mature Manhood.'


September-October 2014

sunset dance Number of campers upslightly in 2014. N-Sid-Sen activities inspire campers and counselors.
kumbayah Pilgrim Firs used Bobthe Sock Monkey for promotions and to welcome campers.

June-July 2014

deeg and mark Camp managers anticipateimprovements needed for Pilgrim Firs and N-Sid-Sen.


April-May 2014

camps Camps gear up for summer season and for Western Regional Youth Event.

February-March 2014

nsssunset Camps use Facebook to communicate with campers and keep up enthusiasm.

February 2011

young adults Youth and Young Adult Task Force connects young people and plans events to build PNC leadership.
Camps 'Got Spirit?' is the theme campers will explore during 2011 summer camps at Pilgrim Firs and N-Sid-Sen.


April 2011

Camps Camps announce 2011 sessions, directors, dates and theme "Got Spirit: Seeing God in the Everyday."


Summer 2011

Dana Weir
Dana Weir says camp and PNC friends have continued through the years and have a unique bond.
Kaila, Kristen and Sharon
Group evaluates role of PNC camps in life of conference and in lives of people who go to camps and retreats.


October 2011

Campers install sign Campers gain sense of awe as they learn different ways to pray, do a service project and experience more at 2011 PNC camps.
Jim Deming Environmental Justice Center is launched at Pilgrim Firs with a call to our responsibility to God to care for creation.
Nancy Minard Nancy Minard's hobby has been her ticket to participating in assisting with basket weaving at N-Sid-Sen for 12 years.


April 2010

Bobbi Virta Three PNC work camps maintain commitment to rebuilding post-Katrina New Orleans homes.


September 2010

Joy Peterson Forty campers and leaders joined in camp songs as part of celebrating and remembering N-Sid-Sen's 75-year history.
Linda Crowe Quilts incorporate t-shirtsmost of which Linda Crowe of Veradale UCC designed for 16 of 19 years.
Camp Long-term commitment from repeat camp directors lends continuity to Pilgrim Firs and N-Sid-Sen summer camp programs.

Insight

Deeg Nelson points out needfor church involvement to keep up camps.


November 2010

Mark Boyd Youth director puts his plumbing and maintenance skills to work improving Pilgrim Firs.

September 2009

nsidsenband Reflective acoustics of water enables campers to sing out during campfires.
doris and cathie Two women celebrate 50 years of friendship since they met at a Pilgrim Firs family camp in 1959.
camper As theme, "Breakthrough," said, campers experienced breakthroughs in their lives and ablities.


December 2009

Robbie Paul Robbie Paul shares her sacred storyof going to sacred spaces to heal history of unresolved grief of Native Americans.
Walt Lofstroom Walt Lofstrom writes songs with neighborhood children, a model for campers writing camp songs about their experiences.
Bruce Druckmiller Bruce Druckenmiller of Penn Central Conference tells offragile state of camping in some UCC conferences .

Pilgrim Firs

Pilgrim Firs explores becoming a national environmental justice center.

 

 

 

 

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