News for April 2016

Pathfinders Train in Exodus

April 11, 2016 / Kathy Marson

The conference-level Pathfinder Bible Experience (PBE), covering the book of Exodus, took place on Sabbath, Feb. 20, at the College Place Village Church. Ten Pathfinder teams from throughout Upper Columbia Conference (UCC) gathered for testing.

Jeff Wines was the quizmaster. He is the new Upper Columbia Conference director of Pathfinders, Adventurers and family life and also the associate director of Camp MiVoden in Hayden, Idaho.

UCC Youth Encouraged to Ski Uphill

April 11, 2016 / Jay Wintermeyer

What do you get when you mix teenagers, water, cold and the Holy Spirit and stir until combined? One group of energetic teens tried it this February and discovered the Upper Columbia Conference SkiFest based at Camp MiVoden in Hayden, Idaho, Feb. 13–15.

SkiFest is the Upper Columbia Conference Youth department’s winter youth retreat that takes place over the Presidents Day holiday weekend. The annual event is designed not only to draw skiers to Schweitzer Mountain for a long weekend of snow skiing and snowboarding but to provide spiritual renewal at Camp MiVoden. 

Beloved Principal Retires From Rogers

April 07, 2016 / Audrey Campbell

Clare Thompson has been an educator for most of her life, with the vast majority of it spent at Rogers Adventist School in College Place, Wash. At the end of this year, she will be stepping away from a career that has been full of rewards and surprises.

Thompson began her teaching career by holding school for her dollies and deep down knew that she would be a teacher when she grew up.  However, she took a side trip into nursing for a few years until she had children.

Tournament Provides Reunion Opportunities

April 05, 2016 / Tamara Michalenko Terry

For students at Upper Columbia Academy (UCA) in Spangle, Wash., attending the Friendship Tournament at Walla Walla University (WWU) in College Place, Wash., is just as much about the friendship as it is the tournament. This annual basketball tourney is like a reunion. Huge smiles and hugs start each game as former staff and students arrive to watch.

This year, to help WWU round out the tournament, UCA's womens’ and mens’ junior varsity teams joined the traditional varsity teams to participate in the three-day event.