New Adventist Retreat Center At Sheridan Meadows Golf Course

Great things are happening in Eastern Washington. When the idea was presented to the area churches at this summer's Fruitland Camp Meeting—formerly called the Lost Lake Camp Meeting—to purchase Sheridan Greens Golf Course for a retreat center, the campers caught the vision and by the end of the weekend had raised over $96,000 in pledges.

The churches involved in this commitment are Chewelah, Colville, Davenport, Grand Coulee, Inchelium, Ione, Kettle Falls, Northport and Republic. They saw the value of having a site for future camp meetings and church outings. The golf course sits about two miles off of Highway 20 at approximately 3,100 feet elevation, promising ideal mild summer weather. It is a lovely setting with a nice creek.

The regional Lost Lake Camp Meeting had grown so large that it was moved to the Fruitland Assembly of God Bible Camp. While wonderful, the site was a bit desolate and crowded for active young people. So when the opportunity to purchase a 55-acre golf course just a few miles out of Republic presented itself, the churches gave it serious consideration and decided to purchase the property.

To prepare the site, one of the first things that needs to be done is to dig a well before winter sets in so the Northeastern Washington Regional Camp Meeting can meet at this new campground site next year. They look forward to having camp meeting in a large outdoor tent situated in the middle of a peaceful meadow sprinkled with colorful wild flowers and surrounded by majestic mountains. They praise God for a location with fresh mountain air and water rippling over the rocks to the beat of croaking frogs. It will take hard work, funds, talents and skills to develop this property but they are trusting God to provide.

For more information, contact Marjorie Holmes at 178 E. Evergreen Drive, Kettle Falls, WA 99141-9553, (509) 738-2627 or lholmes@inwi.net.

November 01, 2006 / Upper Columbia Conference
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