2017 Registration Information


REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT: Please register and pay online at:

http://gpnwCofC.eventbrite.com/


Contact Mission Center Membership Services Administrator Jill Brunette (jbrunette@CofChrist-GPNW.org, 425-207-8712) for a Youth Camp Registration Form only if you cannot register online.

Registration and payment deadline is TWO WEEKS before camp. Registrations and payments postmarked after the deadline will be accepted at the discretion of the Camp Director.

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: Each youth camp/retreat offers a discounted registration fee when the camper registers and either pays in full or submits a completed Financial Aid Form with camper's portion of payment by the Early Bird deadline.

TWO-FOR-ONE DISCOUNT: We offer a Two-for-One discount when a GPNW camper brings a friend who is new to our GPNW camping program.

Online, enter promotional code "241" by clicking on the blue "Enter Promotional Code" link located in the top right of the pop-up window after clicking on the green "REGISTER" button. Be sure to enter your friend's name you are partnered with when asked. Your friend must also submit a registration.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: In addition to the Early Bird and 2-for-1 discounts, financial assistance may be available from your congregation, and limited financial aid may be available from the GPNW Mission Center. Contact Mission Center Membership Services Administrator Jill Brunette for a Financial Aid form and instructions on starting the Financial Aid process with your congregation. Be sure to contact Jill by the Early Bird deadline to receive the Early Bird rate.

CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS: Please notify the Camp Director of your need to cancel as soon as possible. Refunds will be made as follows:
  • - Before Registration Deadline: 100%
  • - On or after Registration Deadline, prior to first day of camp: 2/3
  • - On or after first day of camp: No refunds

    VISITORS AT CAMP: We offer a "closed camp" experience at our youth camps. There are to be no visitors unless recruited by the Camp Director. This includes youth who cannot attend the whole week but want to drop in for part of the day. Visitors cause disruption to the camp experience and create potential safety concerns.

    SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: Parents of special needs campers must contact the Camp Director prior to registration to discuss arrangements for a possible attendant (who must be a registered youth worker). Because we have volunteer staff, the camping program is not equipped to provide trained assistants. We want to be inclusive in our camping program, and also want to provide a safe and secure environment for our campers.

    TRANSPORTATION: Transportation to and from camp is provided by the parent/guardian. If your child is sent home for behavior or health concerns, it will be the responsibility of the parent/guardian to arrange transportation from the campground in a timely, efficient manner.

    Campers should arrive and depart camp according to published times. Late arrival or early departure will not typically be allowed, as they are disruptive to the camp experience. If you have special circumstances, seek the Camp Director's approval in advance.

    PERSONAL ITEMS: The camp and Mission Center are not responsible for any lost or stolen items at camp.

    MEDICATIONS: All medications must be listed on the registration form. Prescribed medications must be in the container dispensed by the pharmacy, with pharmacy instructions intact. Over-the-counter medications must be in the original manufacturer's container, labeled with the camper's name and specific instructions. All medications stay with the Camp Nurse in a secure location.

    WHAT NOT TO BRING: Weapons of any kind, illegal drugs, alcohol, marijuana, bad attitude, inappropriate reading material, foul language, large electronics such as laptop and gaming systems, and large amounts of cash. It is also discouraged to bring snacks including candy & gum, and smaller electronics such as iPods, cell phones, etc. These items may be confiscated at the Camp Director's discretion.

    WHAT TO BRING: See right column for a convenient checklist of what to bring!


    ELEMENTARY

    Elementary camps offer an introductory experience to allow children to learn more about their relationships with God, Jesus, and others. They are taught basic Christian values of love, respect, and kindness, as well as how to live in community with others. Elementary camps offer an opportunity for fun through nature, crafts, games, and team building.

    Camp Zarahemla @ Lewis River: July 25, 5 pm-July 29, 2 pm

    Theme: "Christmas in July: The True Story"
    Come celebrate Christmas in July. We will focus on the "Birth of Jesus." We'll practice the Art of Presence - NOT presents under the tree. There will be a manger and live nativity themes each day. We will also visit Alderbrook Park and have a barbecue. New this year will be our cabin "Lip Sync Battle." Come, and bring a friend!
    Entering Grades 3-6
    Director Dar Hudlow: 503-409-6646
    zarahemla@CofChrist-GPNW.org
    EARLY BIRD FEE: $155 if registered by June 27 or
    REGISTRATION FEE: $195 by July 11 Registration Deadline

    Kids Camp @ Remote: July 30, 3 pm-August 2, 12 noon

    Theme: "The Best Friend: God (BFG)"
    We will explore the ways that God is our best friend and what that means for us. We'll learn about responsible choices and God's love for all people. We'll make crafts and snacks as we learn, play, and laugh with one another.
    Entering Grades 3-5
    Director Darby Benedict Sinclair
    Contact Marne Benedict: 541-302-3960, 541-510-7729 (April -May only)
    remotekids@CofChrist-GPNW.org
    EARLY BIRD FEE: $125 if registered by July 3 or
    REGISTRATION FEE: $165 by July 17 Registration Deadline

    Camp Mungai @ Samish: August 13, 4 pm-August 17, 12 noon

    Theme: "The Power Within: A Hero's Journey"
    If your SPIDEY SENSE is telling you that Mungai is going to be a SUPER week this year, you are right on! Get in your BATMOBILES and make your way to Samish, where we will have a MARVELous time playing games, learning about Jesus, and doing fun crafts! Make sure you bring a white T-shirt with you! Can't wait to see you there!
    Entering Grades 3-6
    Co-Director Mollee Holt: 253-736-4180
    Co-Director Christine Campbell: 360-306-5501
    mungai@CofChrist-GPNW.org
    EARLY BIRD FEE: $200 if registered by July 17 or
    REGISTRATION FEE: $240 by July 31 Registration Deadline


    JUNIOR HIGH

    Junior High camps offer a rich experience of growing in relationship with God and Jesus. At a time when kids start to question their understandings, our Junior High camps provide a safe, loving place to address their questions and thoughts. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is taught in such a way that the campers learn about a loving God who does not judge, but offers grace. At Junior High camp, they learn that a relationship with their Creator can be fun, as well as transformational.

    Jr. High Boys Camp @ Hosmer Lake: July 9, 10 am-July 14, 6 pm

    Theme: "Make a Loud Noise"
    Sing unto God a new song; play skillfully with A LOUD NOISE! (Psalm 33:3). Bring your BRAVE. Bring your UNIQUE VOICE. Bring your AWESOMENESS. That song is You, and we want you to bring it to Jr. High Boys Camp! Live your life LOUD (except when we're fishing, then shhhh).
    Boys Entering Grades 7-9
    Co-Director Russ Roberts: 503-278-6461
    Co-Director Andrew Hagman: 503-867-2649
    lrboys@CofChrist-GPNW.org
    EARLY BIRD FEE: $200 if registered by June 12 or
    REGISTRATION FEE: $240 by June 26 Registration Deadline

    Jr. High Camp @ Remote: July 16, 3 pm-July 22, 12 noon

    Theme: "The Fruit of the Spirit"
    Come join us in picking the Fruits of the Spirit, as we look at how they relate to us today. In a world that is constantly changing, it is difficult to find Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Generosity, Gentleness and Self-control. Together we can explore ways to find these fruits and use them in our lives. Renew old friendships and create new relationships with a devoted camp staff in this piece of heaven we call Remote.
    Entering Grades 6-8
    Director Stan Simonsen: 541-942-5935
    remotejrhigh@CofChrist-GPNW.org
    EARLY BIRD FEE: $220 if registered by June 19 or
    REGISTRATION FEE: $260 by July 3 Registration Deadline

    Camp Kluane @ Samish: July 23, 4 pm-July 29, 12 noon

    Theme: "Create Shalom"
    What is "Shalom?" Simply put, it is Peace, Wholeness, Harmony, Health, Tranquility, and more. Kluane campers will spend a week learning how each one of us, individually as well as together, can bring Shalom to our neighborhoods, our friends, our classrooms, and our world. But that's not all! We'll also have lots of fun classes, crafts, dancing, and campfires; make new friends, and catch up with old friends! Don't miss this exciting chance to "be the change you wish to see in the world!"
    Girls Entering Grades 7-9
    Director Kim Naten: 360-748-3562
    kluane@CofChrist-GPNW.org
    EARLY BIRD FEE: $300 if registered by June 26 or
    REGISTRATION FEE: $340 by July 10 Registration Deadline

    Jr. High Girls Camp @ Lewis River: July 24, 3 pm-July 29, 12 noon

    Theme: "Tell Our Stories: Past, Present, and Future"
    We will bring focus to the stories of our ancestors that connect us to our past. We will focus on an awareness of God's love to give us strength for today and joy for tomorrow, and empower us to live a full life.
    Girls Entering Grades 7-9
    Co-Director Ashley Whitham: 360-521-4562
    Co-Director Maria Keesee: 360-944-6182
    lrgirls@CofChrist-GPNW.org
    EARLY BIRD FEE: $200 if registered by June 26 or
    REGISTRATION FEE: $240 by July 10 Registration Deadline

    Camp Chimacum @ Samish: July 30, 4 pm-August 5, 12 noon

    Theme: "#BeReal!"
    Join us for an adventure week of self-discovery for guys. Be real. Get real. Find your real place, purpose, and God's calling. Have fun and try new stuff. Enjoy fly casting, wood working, guitar, survival tactics, distance canoeing, rockets, and power tools for getting along with others, building peace, and reconciliation. Be real!
    Boys Entering Grades 7-9
    Co-Director Mark Chapman: 360-420-6369
    Co-Director Dave Skoor: 425-446-0019
    chimacum@CofChrist-GPNW.org
    EARLY BIRD FEE: $300 if registered by July 3 or
    REGISTRATION FEE: $340 by July 17 Registration Deadline


    SENIOR HIGH

    Senior High camps further the deepening of the connection with self, others, and God. Campers are taught to have an awareness and appreciation of the blessings they experience. Our Senior High camps provide a safe place to struggle with the complexities of life, while nurturing personal and communal growth. There is a focus on disciple formation by learning more fully about scripture, mission, and the nature of God.

    Sr. High Camp @ Remote: July 8, 3 pm-July 15, 12 noon

    Theme: "Love Your #Selfie"
    We live in a world where sometimes it's difficult to realize our worth. The media bombards us with unrealistic images. We feel judged by impossible measures, and it leaves us to wonder... "what is my value as a human being?" Join your friends, new and old, at Sr. High Camp. Discover your true value. We'll have amazing staff and lots of fun, laughter, and fellowship. You'll leave feeling blessed, with a heart full of wonderful memories!
    Entering Grades 9-2017 Graduates
    Co-Director Mary Schlenker: 360-383-6781
    Co-Director Tara Wigle: 541-520-4151
    remotesrhigh@CofChrist-GPNW.org
    EARLY BIRD FEE: $220 if registered by June 10 or
    REGISTRATION FEE: $260 by June 24 Registration Deadline

    Camp Kimtah @ Samish: August 6, 4 pm-August 12, 12 noon

    Theme: "What's Your Story?"
    So, what's your story? Come celebrate, explore, mosh up, and find your unique story as you join up with dear friends, new friends, and someday friends in the spirit of Kimtah. Camp, sing, work, laugh, and explore in community with Christ.
    Entering Grades 10-2017 Graduates
    Co-Director Celina Beer: 778-908-0944
    Co-Director Dorothy Wilgus: 253-753-3901
    kimtah@CofChrist-GPNW.org
    EARLY BIRD: $300 if registered by July 10 or
    REGISTRATION FEE: $340 by July 24 Registration Deadline

    Fall Youth Retreat @ Lewis River: November 17, 7 pm-November 19, 12 noon

    Theme: "Celebrate God's Joys"
    Discover what truly brings you joy and what matters most as we recognize that God can bring us joy in many forms, places, and ways.
    Boys & Girls in Grades 8-12
    Co-Director Jason Keesee: 360-560-7700
    Co-Director Dane Mahi: 541-974-2836
    gpnwyouthretreat@CofChrist-GPNW.org
    EARLY BIRD: $65 if registered by October 30 or
    REGISTRATION FEE: $80 by November 13 Registration Deadline

  • Links:

    • 2017 Online Youth Camp Registration

    • Campground Directions

    • 2017 Camping Booklet

    • What to Bring:

      BEDDING:
      ❏ Sleeping bag
      ❏ Pillow

      CLOTHES:
      ❏ Jeans or other long pants
      ❏ T-shirts
      ❏ Shorts
      ❏ Modest swimsuit(s)
      ❏ Jacket/Sweatshirt
      ❏ Pajamas
      ❏ Underwear
      ❏ Socks
      ❏ Sturdy closed-toe walking/hiking shoes/boots
      ❏ Sandals

      TOILETRIES:
      ❏ Towels, washcloths, inc. beach towel
      ❏ Soap
      ❏ Shampoo
      ❏ Deodorant/antiperspirant
      ❏ Comb or brush
      ❏ Toothbrush and toothpaste
      ❏ Sunscreen
      ❏ Insect repellent
      ❏ Lip balm

      SPECIAL ITEMS:
      ❏ Bible
      ❏ Flashlight & batteries
      ❏ Camera
      ❏ Alarm clock

      CAMP MUNGAI @ SAMISH:
      ❏ Plain white T-shirt

      CAMP CHIMACUM @ SAMISH:
      ❏ Internal or external frame
      backpack
      ❏ Warm, but lightweight, sleeping bag
      ❏ Warm and waterproof clothing for overnight hike in the mountains (jacket, long pants, thick socks, etc.)
      ❏ Fishing poles and fly rods welcome

      CAMP KIMTAH @ SAMISH:
      ❏ Journal
      ❏ White t-shirt to transform
      ❏ Favorite picture of you as a young kid

      KIDS CAMP @ REMOTE:
      ❏ Slip 'N Slide clothes

      JR. HIGH CAMP @ REMOTE:
      ❏ White t-shirt to tie dye

      SR. HIGH CAMP @ REMOTE:
      ❏ Musical instruments
      ❏ Hawaiian clothes for the luau