Youth & Outdoor Ministries

Welcome to the Youth and Outdoor Ministries of our Conference!

Davena Jones supports and coordinates the Youth and Camp logistics/files, background screening, and staff training. She can be reached at: or 510-426-5683

We hold our summer camps that offer faith exploration for children, youth, and adults in two amazing settings:

Camp Cazadero is located outside Guerneville, in Sonoma County. Camp Caz has electricity and hot and cold water in each cabin, a big lodge and meeting areas. Food is cooked by the management staff. There is a big field for sports, a dancing/game slab, a fire bowl, vesper point, and pool in the midst of a mixed redwood, pine and broadleaf forest that provides the backdrop for life changing experiences. Facebook pages.

Camp Tamarack is in the high Sierra, east of Fresno. When the snow melts at over 7,000 feet a rustic Camp Tam is revealed. Shared cooking gives everyone an opportunity to take a turn helping the cooks prepare meals for the group.  Tent cabins, a lodge, fire bowl, worship area, big field, lakes close by, and propane lighting make for an amazing, close time. Check out photos on our Facebook pages.

The weeks at camp vary, but they typically include:

  • small-group discussions on a scripture-based theme for the week
  • a Talent/No Talent Show for campers to show off their skills, skits, jokes, or none-of-the-above
  • daily evening worship services
  • hiking in stunning forests
  • swimming
  • games and sports
  • crafts
  • dance parties

Each week is an opportunity to praise and explore our Still Speaking God, nature & Creation, and friends both familiar and new.

Making Camp more affordable: we offer a payment plan for those who need more time to pay for camp. Many churches offer “camperships”, a scholarship specifically to come join camp — ask your church! The Conference also has a small campership fund. For information about an NCNC campership, call Davena Jones at 510-426-5683 or email her. In order to receive a Conference campership, you must register and pay the family portion of fees no later than March 31, 2020.

National Youth Event has been cancelled and all of our camps have been cancelled. 

We invite all our community to understand more about Youth events and Camps through our Youth Ministry Policies 2015

Need to make a payment? You may pay online here.


Getting Ready For Camp

  1. Youth Policies 2015
  2. 2020 Camp Staff Application in PDF
  3. 2020 Camp Staff Application in Word
  4. 2020 Cazadero CIT application
  5. 2020 Tamarack CIT application

Did you know we have a camp newsletter? Contact Elane Johnson to be added to the list!

For more information contact

Davena Jones, Camp Registrar & Camp Coordinator
Email | 510-426-5683

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