Camp Chelan Mission Trip Success

June 01, 2011 | Eric Barber

Camp Chelan is a 170-acre property that was donated to the conference several years ago. It is nestled in the heart of the North Cascades' majestic Lake Chelan. Over spring break a group of dedicated individuals took on a mountain of work — literally.

Thanks to the generosity of local supporters, the group was able to barge over (by boat) a mini excavator and bobcat used to trim back a hillside. A shed was built on the cleared area to house a 10,000-watt propane generator, multiple tools and other equipment. This will free up space in the cabin and ultimately improve safety and usability of the property. Other work was accomplished and included major trail improvements and dock repair. There will be a work party returning to the camp this fall to replace the cabin roof, and permits are in the works to extend the current dock into deeper water.

This summer's planned activities include multiple youth campouts, a men's retreat and an area-wide church picnic. The future direction of the property is ultimately in God's hands. However, the committee that manages and develops it anticipates more church-wide usage and support. God's greatest blessings have come to groups wanting to combine a fun-filled getaway with the seclusion and peace coming from a remote but gorgeous location. It's a great place to hear God's still, small voice speaking to your heart. If a family or group is interested in escaping to a unique and adventurous area, check out or contact