Family Camp

Denise and Steve Pyburn

Since 1978, the purpose of St. John's Family Camp has been to strengthen the friendships of our church community, surrounded by the beauty of the Sierra Nevada mountains.  Family Camp is held along the Bear River, at the Donner Mine, in the area of Emigrant Gap.  Campers can come for any amount of time; for one day, several days, or the whole week.

The camp has spaces for tents, RVs, and trailers.  There are also several small rooms and barracks-style bunks in the rustic lodge.  Meals are prepared communally with each person taking turns preparing or cleaning after meals.  Camp activities include faith-based activities in the morning for adults, teenagers, and children.  Afternoons have less-structured activities, such as trips to the Emerald Pools swimming hole and other attractions around Truckee.

The fun of Family Camp comes from socializing with people you may not typically visit with at church.  New friends are made as children play together, teenagers play ping-pong or rock-hopping, or folks pull up a chair at someone's camp fire.

The camp is run by a committee of about 20 people, who are responsible for securing camp reservations, buying and transporting food and supplies, organizing cooking and clean-up crews, first-aid, camp safety, and organizing activities.  Contact Denise or Steve Pyburn for more information.

 
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