Summer Staff Winter Retreat

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Date: December 26-29, 2016

About the Staff Winter Retreat:

Who this is for: Anyone who has ever been on staff at Camas Meadows Bible Camp or is interested in joining the Camas Meadows Staff Team this year.

What this is about: Camp ministry often creates deep and lasting friendships between staff members. But the opportunities to fully enjoy those relationships is often limited by the demands on time and energy. The Staff Winter Retreat gives our staff a chance to become the campers and enjoy some focused time with one another. For new people, it’s a great opportunity to get connected and become part of the family. Also, as a mid-point between summers this retreat allows us to unplug, lay down the burdens of life, and “come home” to reconnect with God through His word, the encouragement of His people and the quietness and beauty of His creation

What to expect: There will be outdoor fun playing hockey, tubing “the Hill”, cross-country skiing or hiking to Inspiration Point. There will be time to play board games or relax by the fire with a mug of cocoa. We will come together for worship, teaching and discussion to strengthen and encourage our relationship with God.  Sweet Tea will be preparing her famous Camas Cuisine and the coffee will flow freely. This retreat could be a high point both spiritually and geographically for you this winter.

Registration: Monday, December 26th, 2016 at 2:00 pm or so

Checkout: Thursday, December 29th, 2016 at 2:00pm

2016 Speaker:
John”Ranger Halt” Dewsnap

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John “Ranger Halt” Dewnsap and his wife Liz are coming from Colorado Springs, CO to share their wisdom and God’s word with us.

John and Liz have been married for over thirty years and have four children. John has been a Boy Scout Leader for over 20 years, an aerospace engineer, and Instructor at the Air Force Academy. Last spring he was the leader of our first Spring Break Survival Camp, teaching outdoor skills and bible lessons to kids. Here, he earned the nickname “Ranger Halt” after the wizened  experienced teacher in the Ranger’s Apprentice series. 

Whether you want to learn how to survive a month in the woods with nothing but a toothpick and stick of gum, make an atlatl, or ask a deep theological question, you can ask him all this and more at Winter Retreat!

Cost:
$100 for the full retreat
or $25 per day if you can’t make the whole thing

Two ways to Register for the Winter Staff Retreat:

Register online

Print out a Winter Retreat Registration Flier

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2015 Speaker:
Ian “Faramir” Ross

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Ian Ross has been working with youth (and adults) for over 15 years. He is passionate about seeing people grow in their faith with God (whether for the first time or the hundredth time). He loves interacting with people and through his speaking he hopes to connect with them on a very personal level. He likes to use his own life story, full of stupid decisions, funny moments, hope, and grace, to help people really understand that they aren’t forgotten or too far from an all-powerful, all-loving God. He was recently given the camp name Faramir – which is awesome because he loves the Lord of the Rings!

Ian lives with his family in Cashmere. His wife is the principal of Peshastin-Dryden Elementary, and his daughter, Kyrianna, goes to first grade there. They enjoy the seasons together as a family. Ian is also into nerdy things like computer games, board games, and reading fantasy fiction.