Washington Conference Adventurer Family Campout

February 01, 2005 | Tara VinCross

From all across Western Washington and even a few other states, families gathered together for the Washington Conference Adventurer Family Campout last September. Hosted at Sunset Lake Camp, this family-centered weekend allows kids and parents to experience worship, crafts, stories, hayrides, and bonfires.

This year our theme focused on true joy that comes from Jesus Christ alone. We had special guests Scruffy and Rosamee the clowns and Maylan Schurch, Bellevue pastor, and his friend Zack, a ventriloquist figure that he used to share from the Bible and everyday life how Jesus brings us joy. The clowns told familiar Bible stories in a new way with the help of balloon props, and almost every kid was running around with a red “I hugged a clown today” heart sticker. We also had some special talent from our clubs with the Bonney Lake Adventurer Club leading out in worship and camp songs and Elizabeth Lake, Washington Conference Adventurer head coordinator, teaching each of us a new honor.

The weather was perfect, and many families enjoyed hiking, canoing, wading and finding little creatures in the shallow waters of the lake on Sabbath afternoon. One thing is certain. After this weekend, parents and kids alike knew what it’s like to experience joy in Jesus, worship, nature, and spending time with those they love most.

Wouldn’t you like to join us next fall, Sept. 23–25? Call the Washington Conference youth department for more details.