Permanent Latgawa Director Hiring Process Open

Permanent Latgawa Director Hiring Process Open


Open this newsletter article to see the materials required to be submitted to Interim Executive Director of Camp and Retreat Ministry, Rev. Todd Bartlett. We will close the application process on December 1st. The Oregon-Idaho United Methodist Camp and Retreat Ministry has an opening for a site director at Camp Latgawa. We are looking for a director who will lead this site in fulfilling our mission of creating quality environments of Christian hospitality and learning.

Taylor Selected to Lead Magruder


The Board of Camp and Retreat Ministry is pleased to announce the hiring of Troy Taylor as the next director at Camp Magruder.

Bartlett named Interim Camping Executive


The Board of Camp and Retreat Ministries has named Rev. Todd Bartlett as the Interim Executive Director of Camp and Retreat Ministries. Bartlett is currently the Director at the Alton L. Collins Retreat Center. He will immediately assume the new role, as a half-time position while continuing to support the retreat center half-time.

Sawtooth National Forest Service/BLM Fire School

Sawtooth National Forest Service/BLM Fire School


Every year Sawtooth Camp hosts a crew of 75-100 forest service personnel who are training to fight forest fires and being strategic about the federal response to the inevitable fire season. Sawtooth Camp staff is happy to feed, host, feed, offer challenge course leadership, feed, and be of service to this important safety net to our communities and ecosystems. Did I mention the food?

Let's Go Camping!

Let's Go Camping!


You ever wonder where we got the name for our newsletter and website? The name of this camp brochure from 1952 gives us a clue! Brochures like this were a very creative way for campers to learn about and register for camp. Furthermore, with the camp stamp books that churches received in the mail, potential campers could also earn their own way to camp by purchasing stamps, which they affixed to the book.

Get the Go Camping Logo on Land’s End Merchandise


Visit to have the Camp and Retreat Ministries logo embroidered on any number of clothing or other items that Land’s End offers.  You can order one piece at a time, in the size and color you wish.  There is also an option to vary the colors of embroidery threads to be better visible on the material you choose (you could even choose pink, purple and orange!). The National Camp and Retreat logo is also available.  The logo fee is typically about $6.00 in addition to the price of the clothing article, but often coupon codes can be found with an online search that may eliminate this or the shipping charge.

Saying Goodbye and Hello at Camp Latgawa

Saying Goodbye and Hello at Camp Latgawa


It is with mixed emotions that we announce that Lisa Marie and James Ryder have accepted positions at Camp McDowell in the Episcopal Diocese of Alabama, beginning in April. Lisa Marie will oversee the Alabama Folk School, and James will work with the camp and conference center. We are grateful for the time and service Lisa Marie and James have given to ministry at Camp Latgawa these past three years.

We have asked Samuel Grainger to serve as our interim director for Camp Latgawa, beginning April 1 and serving through the end of October. Sam and his wife Samantha visited Latgawa last weekend with our Camp and Retreat Ministries Executive Director. We’ll do a full search after the summer season, but hope Sam will be to remain in the position long term.

Volunteering, Training, and Working at Camp

Volunteering, Training, and Working at Camp


Are you feeling nudged to work at camp as paid or volunteer staff? Opportunities always abound to be a part of a dynamic, inspired, and hardworking team.

Inspired by Generosity

Inspired by Generosity


You can change lives!

Retreating as a Church (and Family) to Huckleberry Family Camp

Retreating as a Church (and Family) to Huckleberry Family Camp


In the other quarter time of my work life, I am appointed as young person's minister at Parkrose United Methodist Church. Parkrose UMC hadn’t been to camp for 5 years, which is when the church had been to Wallowa Lake for a weekend retreat. Pastor ...

Giving to Camp Just Got Easier!


We are in the thick of the summer camp season, and we have been blessed to hear stories of rejuvenation and exploration. One camp mother exclaimed about her daughter’s Wallowa Lake experience:   Wallowa Lake Horse Campers “I have been a ...

Reconciliation at Wallowa Lake: by Peggy Lovegren


What a magical week in summer 2015! Twelve young people arrived at camp full of anticipation and energy, to live together in community and experience God’s love.  They came with hurts and worries, joys and happinesses.  They arrived with sleeping ...

Online Registration OPEN!!


Registration for 2016 events is now ONLINE!! It is our second year with our online registration program, and we have been very pleased. But it only works if YOU are pleased! If you are pleased (or not pleased!) we would love to hear about your ...

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