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N-Sid-Sen plans regular season of camps, retreats

The N-Sid-Sen Camp and Retreat Center website lists all camps for the 2022 season opening on a regular basis and registration will soon be open, reported Mark Boyd, managing director.

Mark Boyd and grandson Jaxon ready to dive in at the beach. Photo courtesy of Mark Boyd

Campers will be required to be vaccinated and have a booster, but some protocols may change, depending on what happens with the new variant/s, he said.

“We will continue to have campers pick two of the three choices: mask, distance or outdoors,” he said.

Spring and fall camps and retreats are filling up.

“People are excited and want to come back to camp,” Mark said. “Two groups that did not like the protocols were replaced by two who were pleased with the protocols.”

Conversing with colleagues in camps and retreat centers at a recent national gathering, many said they were planning for a normal season.

“The challenge to find staff continues,” he said. “We need lifeguards and kitchen staff.”

Mark expects there may not be space for the Families at Camp in 2022, but there are openings through the end of December and into February. He also expects a full calendar with family reunions and weddings.

Cabin 8 is still awaiting approval of the county on plans, with anticipation it will be built in the spring, because “we will need it for the summer,” he said.

Mark is also working with the U.S. Sailing Association and North Idaho College to offer a Sailing Camp in May.

The theme for 2022 camps is “What’s in a Name,” curriculum from Inside Out Publications, a multi-denominational group.

The spring and summer schedule includes:

• UCC Women’s Retreat is May 13 to 15.

• Junior High and Intermediate Camps are July 3 to 9.

• Senior High Camp July 10 to 16, overlaps with Kids Camp July 10 to 13.

• Plymouth UCC Church’s retreat is July 17 to 23.

• Family Camp 1 for all ages is July 24 to 30.

• Family Camp 2—Camp Together—for all ages is July 31 to Aug. 6.

• The Westminster / Colville / Chewelah UCC retreat is Sept. 9 to 11.

• The Pullman / Richland UCC retreat is Sept. 16 to 18.

• Walla Walla UCC’s retreat Sept. 30 to Oct., overlaps with the Fall Youth Event.

Mark said forestry work replanting trees and trimming of brush around cabins continue.

He added that clergy of any denomination may use the camp for individual retreats.

For information, call 208-689-3489 or visit


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