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‘Beyond Belief’ is theme for 2018 combined summer camps

“Beyond Belief” is the theme for the 2018 camps at N-Sid-Sen Camp and Conference Center of the Pacific Northwest United Church of Christ on the east side of Lake Coeur d’Alene.

Campers play beachball volleyball at N-Sid-Sen.

Courtesy of Mark Boyd

Registration for youth camps is on par with previous years, but this summer, campers from throughout the Pacific Northwest Conference of the United Church of Christ will come to N-Sid-Sen, rather than be divided between there and Pilgrim Firs Camp and Conference Center at Port Orchard.

Counselors and directors are coming from both eastside and westside churches.

 “We are working on transportation to make sure campers from Western Washington can come,” said Mark.

One church has provided funds to rent vans.  The conference is also helping connect people who need rides with people who can provide rides.  To rent vans will require two drivers to comply with safe church policies.


 “We are bringing all the youth camps here because we have more space and activities than at Pilgrim Firs. 

“That camp will be used for the first year as the base for mission camps with youth groups coming from around the region and nation,” Mark said.

N-Sid-Sen camp programs are run by volunteer directors and counselors.

As they bring campers together from the two camps, they will focus on valuing the traditions of each camp and on creating new traditions.

Mark said that having the camps for the different age groups facilitates activities, such as worship, meals and came fires.

“Stories we tell for senior high campers are different from those for younger campers,” he said.

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Pacific Northwest United Church News © Summer 2018


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