Camp Opportunities

Camp experiences rate highest on the list of experiences that shape a person’s love of God’s creative presence in the world, fashioning a call to serve in the world.  Surveys of clergy list camp experiences as among the most influential factors in their call to ministry.  We are blessed with a variety of settings in which young and old can engage in either a setting in the high Sierras, or in the safe settings of our UCC churches. Camp Tamarack (located north of Shaver Lake) hosts annual junior/junior high, senior high church camps; an annual young adult spiritual retreat, and an all-ages family camp. Through our Northern CA NV Conference, junior high youth gather for a long weekend mid-winter camp in January, and senior high gather for a Feb Camp. Additionally, we are host each June to a very popular KIDmunity Music and Arts Camp, aimed at elementary age youth across the city, and co-directed by a couple of music professionals from
our congregation.

Camp Tamarack

Camp Tamarack is a week-long Sierra wilderness camp for junior and senior high youths respectively. This has long been a tradition for youth of our church.

This year’s camp dates are cancelled due to COVID-19. The health and safety of all of our campers and staff is our number one priority. We look forward to seeing everyone back at camp in 2021!

KIDmunity Music/Arts Camp

KIDmunity Music/Arts Camp is a special event program for elementary age children held in early summer. Utilizing the Orff methodologies of music learning, children learn basic music skills now lost due to public school cutbacks and ending of programs. The director, Catherine Cooper, and a big staff of church volunteers, reach out into the immediate community to offer this very popular and successful ministry of the church. View our gallery of 2017 KIDmunity photos here and register for our 2019 KIDmunity music camp here.