Aug. 30-Sept. 1: Joyfully Joining Journeys at Camp Tamarack

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Hi Everyone!

Though our church is famous for its last-minute commitments, delayed decisions, and late arrivals, we are now at that LAST MINUTE MOMENT, real soon. August is upon us and we now have about three weeks to the deadline for sign-ups.

However, it is a very convenient procedure. Marilyn has copies of the Registration form, which can be picked up in person (in the office) or sent to you electronically. Registrations Forms are also on the electronic message board in the Narthex. Just return it with a check or credit card payment and you’re on the list. JOYFULLY JOINING JOURNEYS, our theme for this year’s camp, will be, well….. JOYFUL!!

It is a wonderful opportunity to get to know each other in new and different ways and to make new friends from our neighboring churches. You’ll will find peace, pleasure, fun, good food, and spiritual enrichment in this lovely place in the Tamarack forest– where the creek bubbles along nearby.

Please come to join us because this is an experience to join that you will not want to miss. SIGN up for the Labor Day weekend or just for the Saturday DAY to attend this GREAT experience that weekend. You will have this weekend to add to your memorable experiences of your lifetime. JOY and Houray!!

Questions? Contact Annie Van Patten, family camp director, at 209.902.2033 or at

Camp Tamarack Youth Camps

~ Submitted by Jeannie Hobson

Sign up for Camp Tamarack (Camp Tam). Youth camp is underway.

Camp Tam is truly one of God’s gifts to us. It is nestled at about 7,000 ft. and above Shaver Lake in the beautiful Sierra Nevada Mountains. Camp Tam offers our youth a safe haven to be themselves and learn about God through nature and small group settings. Many lifelong relationships happen at camp.

Many of pastors and church leaders have started their journey when attending camp. We have assembled an outstanding group of leaders for this summer and would love to see your youth at one of the camps.

Camp dates are:

  • Counselor in Training camp – July 12 – 14: camp for counselor’s in training – must have graduated from high school
  • Jr. Camp – July 15-21: Entering grades 3-6
  • Jr. High – July 22-28: Entering grades 7-9
  • Sr. High – July 29-Aug. 4: Entering grades 10-12

Applications are available in the church office or on the NCNC UCC website under youth and young adult. You can also contact Joy Davis (NCNC office),; Michelle Krenz,; or Jeannie Hobson,

In addition, we are in need of counselors for all three camps so please think about volunteering. From personal experience, I can tell you what an incredible experience this is. You will receive more from those kids than you ever give.