We waded (waited!) through a bit of uncertainty, but now "Roots and Wings" - Camp 2018 is full-speed ahead. Our new deadline for camp registration (this one will be the FIRM deadline) is May 16.Read More
Dear Colleagues in Ministry,
I have some crucial updates for you regarding youth and camp opportunities this summer.
In an effort to be the best stewards we can be of the Conference resources, we have set our DEADLINE MUCH EARLIER for our summer offerings this year. It is APRIL 4.
April 4 is the deadline for CAMP REGISTRATIONS and for registering high school youth for the WESTERN REGIONAL YOUTH EVENT.Read More
Hello, happy campers (and counselors and staff)!
We will gather June 17 - 22 at Emmanuel Pines Camp in Prescott for our week together of building community and faith, and to grow Roots and Wings!
We need LOTS of mature youth and adults to help nurture our children and youth to grow ROOTS “to know their belonging” and WINGS to “explore their becoming.” Good camp leaders are those who are compassionate, energetic, empathetic, willing to share themselves authentically: your gifts, your faith, sometimes your doubts too. You need to be able to follow a schedule and structure, live in close community with many others, take your responsibilities seriously, ask for help, give help, be gentle with your own and other’s emotions and vulnerabilities, be enthusiastic and flexible – even in times of high emotion and stress.
You need to be at least 5 years older than the age group you are requesting to counsel. Counselors in Training can be in 10th-12th grades. Program Staff applicants are generally incoming high school juniors and seniors.
We also need more “seed” funds to help kids go to camp. Donate now to Sow the Seed and help kids go to camp through scholarships! (A cost of a week at camp is $410).
If you have questions, contact Camp Director Nathan Watts, or Acing Associate Conference Minister Barb Doerrer-Peacock.
April 4 is the FIRM DEADLINE to register for camp.
Before you begin the registration process, download these two forms, fill them out, and scan them so that you can upload them at the appropriate place on the form.
Now you're ready!
Camp Registration Form (everyone)
Our camp director, Nathan Watts, will be in touch with more camp details as we get closer!
Nathan has been the Assistant Minister at the Good Shepherd UCC in Sahuarita, AZ since fall 2015. He is currently a Member in Discernment in the Southwest Conference and hoping to be ordained in 2018.Read More
One of the Three Great Loves of the United Church of Christ is the love of youth and children. Supporting our one week of summer camp is one of the primary expressions of that great love we do together as a conference.Read More
THIS YEAR: full camp registration will be $410. That is up from $375 in many previous years. We know for most campers and families, particularly those that may have multiple campers, this cost will be a challenge. We want to be sure our Sow the Seed fund is ready to help to offer a one-third scholarship. We also hope churches will also offer a one-third scholarship to their campers who need it.
OUR CHALLENGE IS TO RAISE $12,000 FOR THE SOW THE SEED FUND by MARCH 1. We have a number of churches in our conference that are retirement age, and don’t send campers to camp, but have offered amazing support in the past. We challenge you, particularly, to help the young people in our conference to grow both ROOTS and WINGS of faith and empowerment through a camp experience, by helping us meet this financial goal for camp scholarships.