Youth and Outdoor Ministries is a large committee who serves the Youth and Camp Ministries of our Conference. The chairs of the committee for 2016-2017 are Patrick Kane, and Parker Dunbar. The committee has various sub groups that organize: Finance, Policy & Procedures, Staffing, Tamarack Facilities, Technology & Marketing. To be in touch with any member of the committee you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sonny Graves supports the work of the committee and coordinates the Youth and Camp logistics/files, background screening, and staff training. He can be reached at: email@example.com.
We are always excited to receive applications for Senior Staff for our Youth Events & Summer Camps. Senior Staff includes the positions of: Co/Directors, Chaplain Health Supervision, Counselors, and more! Apply here: 2017 Camp Staff Application
Here are the 2017 Counselor in Training Applications: Counselor in Training Application
“Feb” Camp at Monte Toyon in the Santa Cruz Mountains has been postponed due to weather and road conditions. The new dates are November 17-19 and it will be called Fall Youth Event but will take place at Monte Toyon. Put it on your calendar now! We’ll start after dinner on Friday (7PM) and go until Sunday afternoon.
We also 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
- games and sports
- 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 registrar Joy Davis at 510-247-8995 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
We invite all our community to understand more about Youth events and Camps through our: Youth Ministry Policies 2015
2017 Camp Dates & Fees
Early Bird Registration ends: EXTENDED TO MARCH 15
Regular Registration begins: MARCH 16
Late Registration Fees applied on these dates for each camp:
Can You & Me, Caz Senior: June 26
Caz Counselor in Training, Caz Junior, Tam Senior: July 3
Caz Jr. High, Tam Junior & Jr. High: July 10
Tam Adult Spiritual Retreat: July 24
Graduated Seniors from high school ages 18 and under are welcome to register for Camps as a camper in the summer of their graduation. Graduates of the current year who are over 18 are also invited to attend camp for their last summer, pending a background check required of all legal adults who enter the camps.
No refunds if a cancellation happens two weeks prior to camp
EARLY BIRD PRICE
CAMP DATE ENTERING GRADE LEVEL
Cazadero You & Me Camp July 7-9 Grades 1-3, Adult Guardians
Cazadero Senior High July 9-15 Grades 10 – 12
Cazadero CIT July 16-22 Grades 12 and Up
Cazadero Junior July 16-22 Grades 4-6
Tamarack Junior & Junior High July 16-22 Grades 5-8
Tamarack Senior High July 23-29 Grades 9-12
Cazadero Junior High July 23-29 Grades 7-9
Cazadero Community Camp August 4-6 All Ages
Tamarack Adult Retreat August 11-13 18 and Up
Getting Ready For Camp
- Cazadero Directions
- Caz Packing List
- Camp Tamarack Registration 2017 (paper forms)
- Tam Packing List
- Tamarack Map (black/white)
- Tamarack Map (color)
- Health and Permission forms
- Medication & Prescription Form
- Transportation release form
- CDC Safety Tips
STAFF APPLICATIONS AND RESOURCES
If you prefer to use a Word document, email email@example.com to request the forms in Word.
For more information contact
Sonny Graves, Youth & Camp Coordinator
Joy Davis, Camp Registrar
firstname.lastname@example.org | 510-247-8995
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