Under The Big Tent Republic's Outdoor Camp Meeting
More than 400 hardy people enjoyed camp meeting under a new big tent at Sheridan Meadows Adventist Retreat Center near Republic, Wash., July 27–Aug. 1. A new bathhouse with showers and restrooms was completed this year by camp meeting organizers.
“The new tent is wonderful,” says Lisa Mandigo, of Republic. “It's much cooler and will hold a lot more people than the old parachute we used to meet under.”
The tent seats up to four hundred people. Sections can be added to the tent to accommodate larger crowds as the camp meeting grows.
“We had about 15 people for a work bee to do the framing on the bathhouse,” says Bob Cain, who was involved in the construction. “Since then, it's been three or four of us that have been putting on the finishing touches.”
Four churches in the area have been involved in the Sheridan Meadows Camp Meeting and the purchase of the property since 2006. Sheridan Meadows Camp Meeting was formerly Lost Lake Camp Meeting, which began meeting 25 years ago.