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At N-Sid-Sen, volunteers help, camps planned

Offers to help at N-Sid-Sen yielded a short-term volunteer camp hosting plan that was coordinated with Mark Boyd for N-Sid-Sen’s present low season.

The swimming beach is in “The Cove” at N-Sid-Sen.

Along with this plan, there is renewed interest in revitalizing the Conference Outdoor Ministries Task Force, and volunteers have stepped forward sooner than usual and with big “yeses” to direct some of the summer camps.

Volunteers are revising the website and promotional materials.

The Acting Conference Minister and Board know it Isn’t possible to maintain a volunteer structure for N-Sid-Sen operations for long, but it has helped buy time to shift gears, said Leah Atkinson Bilinski, N-Sid-Sen Search Committee member.

The committee is now engaging an open and denomination- wide search for a Designated N-Sid-Sen managing director, she said. This person will serve for two to three years then becoming eligible for the settled position.

The Conference Board and Search Committee revised the position description and created a site profile for release. Those interested may submit a résumé with relevant work experience and three phone references. These can be sent to by Dec. 15.  More details will come soon on the conference  listserv.


Registrationfor 2023 summer sessions is opening

Registration for summer camps opens Feb. 1. Details will soon be posted.

N-Sid-Sen camps provide faith-based immersion experiences, low-tech fun in God’s inspiring creation and meaningful connections to peers and leaders.

Camp sessions are led by approved and trained volunteers, providing positive role models and guidance.

The 2023 theme is “FruitFULL Faith: A Spirit-Filled Life” COVID-19 protocols may change from summer 2022 and will be shared.

Van transportation to and from N-Sid-Sen for those in Western Washington will be provided in the Greater Seattle-Tacoma area.

N-Sid-Sen is the PNC-UCC camp and retreat center on Lake Coeur d’Alene north of Harrison, Idaho. It offers 300 acres of woodlands, creaks, meadows and waterfront activities.

The camp offers a tiered camp pricing structure in which those registering can choose between a subsidized or supported rate, a direct-cost rate and a gratitude rate.

The Action Work Weekend (formerly known as “work camp”) will be offered May 11 to 14 and June 15 to 18.

The PNC Women’s Retreat will be held May 19 to 21. Details are at

N-Sid-Sen is recruiting volunteers to serve as summer session directors, cabin leaders, chaplains, nurses and other resource persons to provide teams for each session.

N-Sid-Sen also seeks young adults as the paid summer hospitality team for mid-June through August.

The dates for the spring retreats, work weekends and schedule for the summer camps are listed in the box on the right side of the page

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 Winter Pacific Northwest Conference United Church of Christ News © December 2022


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