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2019 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.

EARLY BIRD DEADLINE: Receive 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.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Final 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.

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: Limited financial assistance may be available from the GPNW Mission Center. Be sure to contact your congregation for potential financial support before requesting assistance from GPNW. A completed Financial Aid Form and camper's portion of payment must be submitted by the deadlines indicated. Contact Mission Center Membership Services Administrator Jill Brunette for a Financial Aid Form, instructions on starting the Financial Aid process with your congregation, and the appropriate discount code BEFORE registering online.

CANCELLATION: Please notify Jill Brunette 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
  • - 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 camps are not equipped to provide trained assistants. We want to be inclusive in our camping program, and we 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.

    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 cell phones. These items may be confiscated at the Camp Director's discretion.

    WHAT TO BRING: The camp and mission center are not responsible for any lost or stolen items at camp.



    Elementary Camps


    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.

    Kids Camp @ Remote: July 28, 3 pm-July 31, 12 noon

    Theme: "Mighty Oaks From Little Acorns Grow"
    The saying “mighty oaks from little acorns grow” certainly fits the beauty and sacredness of the creation of Camp Remote and our campers. Come explore how trees (and campers) work together to reach their full potential. Through classes, worships, morning meanderings in God’s creation, and crafts planned especially for the creatures at Camp Remote, you too will be on your way to being a “mighty oak.”
    Kids Entering Grades 3-5
    Co-Director Marne Benedict: 541-510-7729
    Co-Director Tamara Benedict: 541-515-8231
    remotekids@CofChrist-GPNW.org
    EARLY BIRD FEE: $135 if registered by June 28 or
    REGISTRATION FEE/DEADLINE: $175 by July 12

    Camp Zarahemla @ Lewis River: July 30, 5 pm-August 3, 2 pm

    Theme: "God's Energy"
    Come, and bring your friends, to experience God’s amazing energy. We will learn about the many different ways God shares his endless energy with all of creation. Bring YOUR amazing energy, and let’s have fun!
    Kids Entering Grades 3-6
    Director Dar Hudlow: 503-409-6646
    zarahemla@CofChrist-GPNW.org
    EARLY BIRD FEE: $170 if registered by July 2 or
    REGISTRATION FEE/DEADLINE: $210 by July 16

    Camp Mungai @ Samish: August 11, 4 pm-August 15, 12 noon

    Theme: "Christmas in August: What Are My Gifts?"
    If you enjoy fun crafts, epic outdoor games, playing with friends, good food, and exploring nature, then Mungai is the place for you! Join us as we explore our individual gifts and talents, and the greatest gift of all: Jesus.
    Kids Entering Grades 3-6
    Co-Director Christine Campbell: 360-306-5501
    Co-Director Sue Wheeler: 206-947-0068
    mungai@CofChrist-GPNW.org
    EARLY BIRD FEE: $205 if registered by July 12 or
    REGISTRATION FEE/DEADLINE: $245 by July 26



    Junior High Youth Camps


    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 7, 10 am-July 12, 6 pm


    At Junior High Boys Camp, we experience God in nature. Join us for an adventure as we take canoe trips, hike trails, go fl y fi shing, enjoy campfi res, and much more.
    Boys Entering Grades 7-9
    Director Russ Roberts: 503-278-6461
    lrboys@CofChrist-GPNW.org
    EARLY BIRD FEE: $190 if registered by June 7 or
    REGISTRATION FEE/DEADLINE: $230 by June 21

    Jr. High Camp @ Remote: July 14, 3 pm-July 20, 12 noon

    Theme: "Walk a Mile in Another's Moccasins"
    If God loves all people equally, have you ever wondered why there are people who are rich and poor, sick and healthy, privileged and unlucky? Whether new or returning to Camp Remote, we are excited to welcome you! Come join us as we ponder those questions, make new friends, play on the giant slip ‘n’ slide, trek the river, and make a day trip to the beach!
    Boys & Girls Entering Grades 6-8
    Director Jen Coppock: 503-708-6840
    remotejrhigh@CofChrist-GPNW.org
    EARLY BIRD FEE: $235 if registered by June 14 or
    REGISTRATION FEE/DEADLINE: $275 by June 28

    Jr. High Camp @ Samish: July 21, 4 pm-July 27, 12 noon

    Theme: "What's the Message?"
    Come and help name this camp! This summer is the second year this will be a combined junior high camp for both girls and boys, and we need a name. Not only can you participate in this naming process, but we will also look at the messages around us that we hear and send, using many different forms of communication. There will be time for crafts, swimming, canoeing, hiking, eating, cooking, singing, and having fun together.
    Boys & Girls Entering Grades 7-9
    Co-Director Jean Cravy: 360-969-3188
    Co-Director Jeff Cravy: 360-969-1008
    kluane@CofChrist-GPNW.org
    EARLY BIRD FEE: $300 if registered by June 21 or
    REGISTRATION FEE/DEADLINE: $340 by July 5

    Register online at http://gpnwCofC.eventbrite.com

    Jr. High Girls Camp @ Lewis River: July 21, 3 pm-July 26, 12 noon

    Theme: "Strangers in a Strange Land"
    We’ll share stories of refugees from many times and places (including the Bible) to honor and respect the worth of all persons. We’ll also dive into deeper understanding of our own stories, authentically discussing those times in our lives when we have been the stranger, and finding common ground to create community.
    Girls Entering Grades 7-9
    Director Ashley Whitham: 360-521-4562
    lrgirls@CofChrist-GPNW.org
    EARLY BIRD FEE: $210 if registered by June 21 or
    REGISTRATION FEE/DEADLINE: $250 by July 5



    Senior High Youth Camps


    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 7, 3 pm-July 13, 12 noon

    Theme: "BOOT Camp (Building on Our Testimonies"
    What is my testimony? How do I give a testimony? To whom do I testify? We will address these questions, look to strengthen our testimony, and build on it. Our scripture focus for the week is Psalm 71:15-18. Come to challenge yourself and build friendships. Enjoy team-building activities, annual creek walk, and a Disney-themed party night.
    Entering Grades 9-2018 graduates
    Co-Director Mike Sahlberg: 503-298-8245
    Co-Director Tara Wigle: 541-520-4151
    remotesrhigh@CofChrist-GPNW.org
    EARLY BIRD FEE: $205 if registered by June 7 or
    REGISTRATION FEE/DEADLINE: $245 by June 21

    Camp Kimtah @ Samish: August 4, 4 pm-August 10, 12 noon

    Theme: "#Anthem"
    Through classes, worships, and conversations, we will use popular songs to explore living out our anthem as disciples in the world. Highlights of the week will include our lake trip day, special evening worships, and lots of laughter. “The Greatest Show” will be the theme of our dance to help close our week together. So invite friends to join, and plan today to come to Kimtah 2019 as we draw into a deeper relationship with God and each other.
    Entering Grades 10-2019 graduates
    Director Sean Langdon: 425-293-6366
    kimtah@CofChrist-GPNW.org
    EARLY BIRD: $300 if registered by July 7 or
    REGISTRATION FEE/DEADLINE: $340 by July 21

    Fall Youth Retreat @ Lewis River: November 15, 7 pm-November 17, 12 noon

    A weekend to get away and reconnect with camp friends and God in the midst of the busyness of a school year!
    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: $75 if registered by October 25 or
    REGISTRATION FEE/DEADLINE: $90 by November 8



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    Links

  • Online Youth Camp Registration

  • Campground Directions

  • 2019 Camping Booklet




  • What to Bring

    The camp and mission center are not responsible for any lost or stolen items at camp.
    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

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