Friday, July 16, 2021 - Wednesday, July 21, 2021
Did you know that Family Camp has been a NorthCreek tradition since 1977? We will once again return to Sugar Pine Point State Park, located near beautiful Lake Tahoe. Join us for a wonderful time of fellowship and fun, featuring worship, singing, campfires, crafts, games, swimming, hiking, and so much more! Kent Dresdow will be our speaker this year. We have 50 campsites available, with a variety of stay options! So, mark your calendar for the upcoming registration window of March 1 – 14.
Family Camp is a fantastic opportunity to develop and deepen friendships with others from NorthCreek Church. Each year we enjoy morning chapels, evening campfires, crafts for the younger kids and baptisms at Meeks Bay.
Mornings: Bring your camp chairs for an hour-long outdoor chapel under the beautiful trees! Worship time through will begin at 9 am. This will be followed by a teaching from God's Word. Younger children (ages 4-10) will enjoy their own Children's Chapel during the last half of our chapel time.
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, at 7:00 pm. You won't want to miss these, as they are filled with more worship time through singing, and other fun activities like team games, jokes, baptism testimonies and reflections!
Friday, July 16 | BBQ: No energy to cook after driving and setting up camp? No problem. We will be hosting a BBQ at 6 pm, complete with your choice of tri-tip, chicken or hot dogs. This is a great way to kick off our time together.
Tuesday, July 20 | 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? Download and complete the baptism application and personal testimony worksheet from the church website, then contact , to set up a meeting.
REGISTRATION WINDOW: MARCH 1 – 14, 2021
REGISTRATION IS CLOSED, CLICK HERE, TO BE PLACED ON THE WAITLIST.
It is looking very likely that we will be acquiring additional campsites, as Covid restrictions continue to relax. Our goal is to place you in groups with lifelong friends, as well as have an opportunity to connect with new folks. If you have any questions, email Pastor Steve Mawhorter. He’ll get right back to you.
MARCH 15 – 28: PAYMENT WINDOW
- Once you have been confirmed that you have secured a campsite, please go online HERE, beginning March 15, to fill out the Registration Form, submit your payment and sign up to volunteer at Family Camp.
- Please note, in order to secure your spot, we must receive each family’s registration payment by March 28.
- 5 nights: $250/campsite
- Offsite/day-use: $25: This is a one-time fee for those families staying off-site, but plan to join us for chapel and/or campfire. Off-site visitors also need to pay for their own day-use parking.
Available through June 25, less a $30 cancellation fee. After June 25, partial refunds only, if site can be re-sold.
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WHAT TO BRING
WHAT TO BRING
* Your own food and cookware
* Camp chair or stool for each person (Chapel seating)
* 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.)
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).
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. Daggs, Byrne, 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 evening BBQ.
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.
Children's Crafts: Assist the leader with a fun and creative craft project.
Children's Chapel: Volunteers are needed to either lead or help supervise the children.
Campfire: We have five campfires planned during the week. Work with our Camp Fireman (Joe Mullin) in setting up for and lighting the evening campfire.
Friday Night BBQ: Help is needed with set-up and tear-down.
Photographer: Capture the highlights from the week.
Evening Entertainment Committee: Help plan evening campfire