Becoming an ally thanks to UU youth camps

Grayson's mom shares her story of the power of leadership development at UU youth camps The call came the week before Thanksgiving that students protesting Reed College’s financial ties to the private prison industry were being unfairly…

19.12.04 - Email to Camp Champs and Congregants

Dear Camp Champ/Congregational Life Staff, I hope you received my email yesterday that shared a beautiful photo of the calm before the storm at Thanksgiving Camp! I'm dropping a note today to share a testimonial from longtime camper…

This is not a #GivingTuesday Email

The day before Thanksgiving, Lorenzo and I walked along Jenks Lake Road in the snow. The only footsteps were our own...and those of a lone deer who checked us out before skittering up the embankment of Barton Creek. It was silent. Expansive.…

A Qualified Charitable Gift from your Individual Retirement Account Packs a Real Punch

  As you prepare to close the books on 2019, are you thinking about how you can get the most out of the Required Minimum Distribution from your Individual Retirement Account?  You can make a Qualified Charitable Donation (QCD)…

It's time for Summer Youth Camps!

Limited space still available for 2019 Summer Youth Camps! Elementary Camp - Sunday, July 7 to Saturday, July 13, 2019  -- JUST A FEW SPACES LEFT Middle School Camp - Sunday, July 14 to Saturday, July 20, 2019 -- JUST A FEW SPACES LEFT High…

District Assembly Keynote Donald Milton Alights at Adult Summer Camp Aug 10-14, 2019

SINGIN' IN THE PINES | Sat, Aug 10 - Wed, Aug 14, 2109 Enjoy two camps for the price of one!! Join Guest Choir Director, Donald Milton III, as he leads us to “connect great music with stories.” If you've never been to camp before, here's…

Get your elementary kids out into the woods!

ELEMENTARY CAMP | Sunday, July 7 – Saturday, July 13, 2019 | for rising 2nd through 6th graders “I can’t say enough about elementary summer camp,” says one of the moms who started sending her son in 2nd grade. “My kid found his…

In Bloom at Camp...

The days are warm, the evenings are crisp, and the lilac bush outside the lodge at Camp de Benneville Pines is just beginning to bloom. Our common spiritual home in the mountains is being readied for summer, when nearly 1,500 campers…

The 2019 Connection is online!

Maybe it's in your mailbox...but now it's also online! Camp's annual 24-page newsletter is now out. You may have received it in mailboxes, but if you didn't you can take a look at the complete volume online. It's chock full of memories and…