By Dina Reid, Camp & Retreat Ministries
Register for Summer Camp!
We’ve been busy hiring summer staff, registering campers, and preparing the camps for summer!! Some camp sessions are at or near capacity. Register soon so that your campers are not disappointed! We have fun, new camp sessions planned, and would love to have your children and youth join us! To register or learn more about Potosi Pines Summer Camps, click here. To register or learn more about Mingus Mountain Summer Camps, click here.
Summer Staff Recruitment
Do you love working with children and youth? Would you enjoy spending time in the beautiful natural setting of camp this summer? If so, we have the perfect opportunity for you! Consider serving on a camp staff this summer! We are accepting applications for summer camp staff at Mingus Mountain and Potosi Pines. To apply to serve as a volunteer or a paid staff member at Mingus Mountain, click here. To apply to serve on a volunteer staff at Potosi Pines, click here. Mingus Mountain is also recruiting 16 – 18-year-olds to serve as Counselors in Training, providing leadership to Mini and Elementary campers. Space is limited. Click here to register your youth to serve as a CIT.
Green Time, Not Screen Time
Today, after a year of COVID, young people are facing more isolation, less connection, and more extreme feelings of loneliness. To say that children and youth are desperate for in-person relationships, nature experiences, and play is an understatement. Studies have shown that time in the outdoors, face-to-face with a diverse group of others plays a significant role in building connections and reducing feelings of depression and anxiety.
Our camps are places where we provide these opportunities. At camp, we create accepting, loving, and experiential communities, where campers and staff are encouraged to grow into who God is calling them to be. What could be more beneficial in this era?
Due to the extraordinary challenges brought by the pandemic, more families need support to make camp experiences affordable. Join us as we create life-affirming, transformational communities.
Join us on Thursday, April 22 at 7:00 pm as we raise scholarships to ensure that all kids have the opportunity to attend camp this summer. Bishop Bob Hoshibata will make a special guest appearance and Rev. Dan Morley will serve as the MC. You won’t want to miss this event! Check the Potosi Pines and Mingus Mountain Camp social media and websites for the zoom link.
Help us start the event strong by donating early! There are 3 ways that you can make a donation:
1. Text to Give – Text “Give” to 844-993-0296. You will be provided with a link to donate through Tithely.
2. Give online by clicking here.
3. Mail a check to: DSC Camp & Retreat Ministries, PO Box 32830, Phoenix, AZ 85064
DSC Camp & Retreat Ministries is pleased to offer Silver Sessions, twice-monthly online zoom sessions designed for seniors who are hoping to gather, connect, and learn something new. Each month will bring something new with variety including Cooking with a Chef, Paint Parties, Historical Lectures, Astronomy Lessons, Virtual Games, and more! **Note that Silver Sessions will be on pause for the summer after the April 20th session and will resume in the fall.
Join us on Tuesday, April 6th from 2:00 – 3:00 pm as Risa Vargas leads the group in a drawing class – all skill levels are welcome! On Tuesday, April 20th, Tame Tapaatoutai will lead an eggroll cooking demonstration, from 7:00 – 8:00 pm.
**Note that the April 20th Silver Session will be the last one this season. Silver Sessions will resume in the fall.
Click here to register for the presentation. You will also receive updates on all upcoming Silver Sessions!
North District Women’s Retreat at Potosi Pines – It’s Time!
We are excited to offer the annual North District Women’s Retreat at Potosi Pines Camp on Saturday, May 8 from 9:00 am – 4:30 pm. This day away will provide women with much-needed time in nature and with each other. The registration fee of $5 includes lunch as well as all activities and supplies. Due to Covid restrictions, space is limited so register today!
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