Family Camp at Lake Tahoe | Sugar Pine Point State Park  

July 19-24, 2019  

Theme: Strengthening Your Family


Family Camp is a fantastic opportunity to develop and deepen friendships with others from NorthCreek Church. Last year over 250 people from NorthCreek Church enjoyed morning chapels, evening campfires, crafts for the younger kids and baptisms at Meeks Bay.

Mornings: Saturday through Monday, bring your camp chairs for an hour-long outdoor chapel under the beautiful trees! Worship time through singing begins at 9 am, led by Matt Phillips.This will be followed with teaching from God's Word, by Steve Mawhorter. Younger children (ages 4-10) will enjoy their own Children's Chapel during the last half of our chapel time. It has been rumored that Klopper will be making a special appearance this year!

Mid-day: After chapel, enjoy free time however you choose: hiking, boating, rafting, swimming, sunning, sightseeing, or napping. Spend time with your family or get to know other families. Children's Crafts (for ages 4-10) will be held on Sunday.

Evening Campfires: Held nightly, Saturday through Tuesday, at 7:30 pm. You won't want to miss these, as they are filled with more worship time through singing, led by the Newtons, and other fun activities like team games, jokes, testimonies (Monday, July 22) and reflections!

Special Activities


Tuesday, July 23 | Baptism Celebration at Meeks Bay: Tuesday's chapel begins at 9 am, and will be held at Meeks Bay. This is the highlight of the week for most of our campers. Conducting baptisms and having chapel on the beach surrounded by the stunning vistas of Lake Tahoe is a blessed experience!

Wanting to get baptized at Family Camp? Please pick up a Baptism Handbook in the Welcome Center, complete the application and attend the Baptism Orientation Class, which will be held on Sunday, June 30, at 8 am. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view register for this class.


Other Family Camp Notes

Important Note: Because this is a church-sponsored event, please be mindful to dress modestly at Meeks Bay and around the campground, out of respect for others.

Campsite Roster


These are the available campsites for Family Camp 2019. This will be updated as sites are selected and filled. We will do our best to accommodate your requests. Please pay special attention to the date options, as there are several different options this year.

Note... we are attempting to acquire more campsites for July 19-24. Should some become available and you would like to be placed on a wait list, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.g.


To view the CAMPSITE MAP, click here.




Site #



Family Name


Group 1

July 19-21


Group 1

July 19-21 Sisson


Group 1

July 19-21  Suzuki


Group 1

July 19-21 Schiappapietra


Group 1

July 19-21  Leong


Group 3

 July 19-24  Vibat


Group 3

 July 19-24  Rollins


Group 3

 July 19-24  King


Group 3

 July 19-24  Wickham


Group 3

 July 19-24  Fitzgerald


Group 5

 July 19-21 Dickerson


Group 5

July 19-21  Chen


Group 5

 July 19-21  Rehrer


Group 5

 July 19-21  Johnson


Group 5

 July 19-21  Pray


Group 6

 July 19-24  Bender


Group 6

 July 19-24  Acebo


Group 6

 July 19-24 Mawhorter


Group 6

July 19-24  Hernandez


Group 6

 July 19-24  Potter/Kellogg


Group 7

 July 19-21  Rutter


Group 7

 July 19-21  Rodriguez


Group 7

 July 19-21 Williamson


Group 7

 July 19-21  Dudziak


Group 7

 July 19-21




 July 19-24



 July 19-24  Cochrane



 July 19-24
 Newton, Bill



 July 19-24  Hass/Leach



 July 19-24



 July 21-24



July 19-24  Barton



July 19-21  Hadden/Mullin


Group 8

July 19-24  Newton, Carter
61 Group 8
July 19-24  Christiansen
62 Group 8
July 19-24 Comfort
63 Group 8
July 19-24  Ernst
64 Group 8
July 19-24  McKnelly/Adams


Group 9

 July 19-24  Kakhadze


Group 9

 July 19-24


Group 9

 July 19-24  Gaston


Group 9

 July 19-24


Group 9

 July 19-24



July 20-24  Batz



July 20-24 Knight



July 19-24  Nielsen



July 19-24  Crabtree


 Individual July 19-24 Wenslawski


 Individual July 19-24 Egland


 Individual July 19-24 Thalin



July 19-24




July 19-24  Branagh


 Individual July 19-24 Culpepper


 Individual July 19-24 Christy



July 19-24  Olavides


 Individual July 18-23 Scott


Individual July 19-22 Orozco


 Individual July 20-23 Olson


  July 19-23 Bellig


  July 20-24 Floyd


  July 20-24 Myers


  July 19-24 Nelson


   July 19-24 Evans/Zamolo


   July 19-24 Newton


  July 19-24 Mullin


   July 19-24 Phillips


   July 19-23 Loving


   July 17-23 Bolter


  July 19-22 Sauer


  July 19-23 Wells


  July 20-24 Rittenhouse


Register for Family Camp 2019



How to Register  FAMILY CAMP IS FULL!

To be placed on a wait list please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Prior to Saturday, March 9


!! IMPORTANT !!  WALK-UP REGISTRATION will be held on Saturday, March 9, from 9 - 10 am, in the NorthCreek Church Worship Center Main Lobby.

Registration and campsite selections will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis.


1. Prior to registration, be sure to download and complete the Registration Form by clicking HERE.

2. Things to keep in mind:

  • If you are sharing a campsite with another family, please list all of the names of the people staying at your site on the Registration Form (maximum of 8 people/campsite). If you have more than 2 vehicles (including tent trailers or trailers), you may have to pay a day-use fee.
  • You will be selecting your campsite at Walk-Up Registration. Refer to the Campsite Roster/Map tab to help you make your selection.
  • Please click on the "Serve" tab to review the volunteer needs we have, so you can be mindful of the area where you'd like to serve.

3. Bring the following:

  • Completed Registration Form
  • Cash, check or credit card (Visa/MC/Discover)
  • If using a credit card, please know/bring your F1 login and password information (needed to properly complete your payment)

4. You may register your family and one other family only if that family is UNABLE to be at registration due to illness, vacation or hardship.


ONLINE REGISTRATION will open Sunday, March 10, at 12 am, and will remain open until July 5, or all campsites are filled.

  • Review the Campsite Map on the 'Campsite Roster/Map' tab to see which sites are still available.
  • Be sure you have created an account in Fellowship One (F1). Have your username and password handy.
  • As part of the F1 registration process, you will be directed to a payment page to pay online via Credit Card or eCheck
  • After your registration information has been received and processed, you will get a confirmation e-mail with your campsite selection.

July 5 is the deadline to register for Family Camp 2019.


Campsite Fees:

(For a list of available sites, please click on the 'Campsite Roster/Map' tab)


2 Nights: $75/campsite

3 Nights: $150/campsite

4 Nights: $200/campsite

5 Nights: $250/campsite

Off-site/day-use fee - $50

This is a one-time fee for those families either staying off-site, or at a personally reserved campsite, but joining us for chapel and/or campfire. Off-site visitors also need to pay for their own day-use parking.



  • Available through July 5, less a $30 cancellation fee. After July 5, partial refunds only, if site can be re-sold.

Questions?? Contact Susan Hoover or Steve Mawhorter at 925.210.9036.


Lots of help is needed to make Family Camp run smoothly! If you are over the age of 16, please sign-up for one of the following volunteer activities during the week.


Children's Crafts: This year we will be offering one craft during the course of the week.

Children's Chapel: Volunteers are needed to either lead or help supervise the children.

Campfire: We have 4 campfires planned during Family Camp and need volunteers to work with our Camp Fireman (Joe Mullin) in setting up for and lighting the campfire.

Photographer: Capture the highlights from the week and save photos to a disc for future promotional purposes.

Sponsor a 1st Timer: Even the most experienced campers might need a little hand setting up camp and/or getting to know the Sugar Pine Point campground. Sponsoring a 1st timer simply involves meeting them upon arrival, being available to answer any questions, and possibly inviting them over for a meal.

Volunteer at Large: Willing to step in at a moment's notice doing who knows what? This is for you!


What To Bring...


* Your own food and cookware

* Camp chair or stool for each person (Chapel seating)

* Tent

* Camp stove

* Camp lanterns and flashlights

* Day Packs (for hikes and picnics)

* Hand axe (band aids!)

* Rope for clothesline

* Wood for campfires (also available for purchase at the ranger station)

* Ice chest (no alcoholic beverages)

* No firearms/weapons (paintball, air soft, pellet, BB guns, etc.)

* Warm clothing for cold evenings

* Beach (towels, hats) and recreation gear

* Bible, journal/notepad, and pen

* Cards, games, and other family favorite pastimes

* Pest repellent and sunscreen

* Spending money for: various park/beach entry fees; ice, food, espresso drinks for someone you love (nearby store); quarters for showers; optional activities (dining out, kayaking, jet skiing, parasailing, biking, etc.)


What Else?


Bears: There are bears at Lake Tahoe! It is illegal to leave food out. There is a $1,000 fine that the rangers can levy if they so desire. All food must be placed in the steel boxes (these measure 36" deep x 43" wide x 22" high) that are provided at each campsite. Remember that a bear's sense of smell is 7 times greater than that of a Bloodhound, thus anything that has a scent (toothpaste, grape sunscreen, etc) should be stored in the locker. Bears recognize coolers as sources of food, so please do not store ice chests in your vehicle.

Safety Issues: All bikers are to wear helmets and they must not ride through the campsites. Drivers and bikers are to take extreme caution for other bikers. Caution your children about the danger of fire when using campfires. Lastly, please be careful when hiking through the woods to check yourself and your kids for ticks. Several in our church family have dealt with Lyme's disease and while this didn't happen at Family Camp, it's a good reminder!

We look forward to seeing you at Family Camp!

Getting to Sugar Pine Point:

From Interstate 80 take Hwy 89 to Tahoe City. Hwy 89 turns right (south) at the "Y." The Sugar Pine Point Campground turn off will be on the right, past the town of Tahoma. If you get to Meeks Bay you've gone too far; turn around. From Hwy 50, at South shore at Lake Tahoe take Hwy 89 north, continue north past Meeks Bay. The turn off for the campground will be on the left. Note: From the East Bay, with no traffic, Interstate 80 is the quicker route.


2:00 pm is the official check-in time. Tell the Ranger that you are with NorthCreek Church Family Camp and give them your site number and/or your last name. They'll have a spreadsheet with all your information and you should receive your parking sticker(s).

Checking In:

Head straight to your site to set-up camp. You may see a sign at your site with someone else's last name on it (eg. Byrne, Mawhorter, Wenslawski), which indicates the person who made the reservation through the park on behalf of NorthCreek Church. The Director will be stopping by each of the sites to say hello and answer any questions you may have. The first activity will be the Friday morning chapel.

NO SHOW POLICY: A campsite will be held for you until 12 noon the day after your arrival date. If you have not called the park before that time, you will be considered a "no show" and the park will cancel your reservation.


According to one of the rangers at SPP, the parking rules are as follows:

Group sites: A maximum of 10 licensed vehicles in any combination (5 cars, 3 trailers, 2 RVs; 10 cars; etc.) are permitted in each group site. Because there are 5 campsites per group site, each campsite is allotted two vehicles (a trailer counts as a vehicle). If there are more than 10 vehicles, the extras will need to be parked in the overflow area and will be charged $10/night.

Individual sites: Each individual site is allowed one vehicle and one trailer. In year's past, the rangers have been very flexible and if you had two cars, as opposed to a car and a trailer, you weren't charged for the extra car. This year, we've been told that you'll be charged for the 2nd car. You can park it at the site but you will be charged $10/night. If you have more than two vehicles (of any kind), the extra vehicles are charged a fee and will need to be parked in the overflow area.

Special notes: There are size restrictions on RV's. You might be assessed an extra charge and/or not be allowed to have them on the premises. Check the state park policy. In addition, it is very important that all wheels of all vehicles remain on the paved surfaces; not on the dirt.