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Camp programs help campers discover who they are

The 2014 summer camp curriculum at both N-Sid-Sen in the eastern shore of Lake Coeur d'Alene in Idaho and Pilgrim Firs at Port Orchard, Wash., has the theme, “Get Real: Finding Your True Self in Jesus.”


Family Camp #1 participants at N-Sid-Sen line up on the beach ready to join in aqua olympics.                        
Photo courtesy of Mark Boyd

Mark Boyd, managing director at N-Sid-Sen, said the curriculum fits needs of today’s young people and families.

“In today’s overwhelming culture of phony and misleading profiles, images and reality shows, we offer a place for youth to discover who and whose they are,” he said. 

He quotes from the curriculum published by Chalice Press:  “We are created in the image of God, who loves us just as we are and asks us to love others in the same way.”

“At both N-Sid-Sen and Pilgrim Firs we will provide opportunities for folks from second grade through adults to experience the Real Jesus as we play, learn and worship together,” Mark said.  “We will do that by sharing stories, hiking, singing, dancing, swimming, and of course eating amazing food.

"So come to camp!” Mark said.

2014 N-Sid-Sen
camp and retreat schedule

Junior & Senior High
Midwinter Retreat
March 7 to 9

Women’s Retreat
May 16 to 18

Work Camp
June 16 to 21

Emerging Adult Camp
June 22 to 22


Kid’s Camp
July 6 to 9

Intermediate Camp
July 6 to 12

Senior High Aqua Camp
July 13 to 19

Family Camp #1
July 27 to Aug. 2

Junior High Aqua Camp
 Aug. 3 to 9

Family Camp #2
Aug. 10 to 16


For information,
call 208-689-3489
or visit

2014 Pilgrim Firs
camp and retreat schedule

Junior High Midwinter Retreat
 Jan. 10-12

Senior High Midwinter Retreat
Jan. 17-19 

Men’s Silent Retreat
Jan. 30 to 31
Men’s Retreat
Jan. 31 to Feb. 2

Environmental Justice Workshop
Feb. 19 to 21

PNC-UCC Leadership Retreat
May 16 to 18

Spiritual Renewal LGBTQ Retreat
May 30 to June 1

Work Camp
June 11-15


Kids Camp
June 29 to July 2

Intermediate Camp
June 29 to July 3

Senior High Camp
July 6 to 12

Junior High Camp
July 13 to 19

Family Camp
Aug. 7 to 21

For information,
call 360-876-2031 or



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