Central Washington Men's Retreat to Lake Chelan

Men from across central Washington gathered at the picturesque Camp Chelan during the first weekend in October for a powerful men’s retreat. The weekend focused on fathers in the Bible and was led by David Olson from Moses Lake, Wash., and Eric Barber from Wenatchee, Wash.

On Sabbath afternoon, a group of men boated a few miles up Lake Chelan to Safety Harbor, where they enjoyed walking along a creek full of bright-red spawning kokanee salmon. Later that afternoon, some hiked up the Camp Chelan property and enjoyed the majestic views.

In addition to spiritual inspiration, the retreat gave the men opportunity to work with their hands. On Friday and again on Sunday and Monday, the men worked on replacing the cabin’s 40-year-old shingles with a beautiful green metal roof. Work was also done on the new shed roof. Since this property is only accessible by boat, it was especially challenging to get all the roofing material loaded on the boat and across the lake.

The weather was perfect except for a little rain, and God blessed participants with great worship and fellowship while working on an important project. More pictures can be found on the recently updated website at www.campchelan.org.

December 01, 2011 / Upper Columbia Conference