Family Camp October 12 – 14th September 27, 2012

Does your family work together as a team?  Do you communicate effectively with one another?  Are family problems resolved in a consecutive, healthy manner? What does your family stand for?  What do you stand for?  Strive to be a family that functions in an effective, balanced way helping every member to grow in nature, in stature, and in favor with God and men.


Family Camp weekend retreat is from Friday evening until Sunday afternoon and designed to train the family to:

  • Interact and function together in an effective, productive way
  • Work together as equal team members in the Kingdom of God
  • Do the work of the Lord Jesus Christ as active Samaritans in this world
  • Effectively and powerfully conquer evil by standing and working together in agreement
  • Function in relationships in the world, as they learn how to function in relationships in the family; Get excited about free will and decision-making
  • Live a life of prayer
  • Use time effectively
Creative interactive methods such as biblical drama, problematic, role-playing, family spiritual and play time, and counseling. Family Camp happens at the beautiful Christian Renewal Center (CRC) near Silver Falls State Park. CRC contains four beautiful lodges, a comfortable dining room, recreational facilities and a lovely chapel with an inspirational view.

The teaching sessions, the recreational times, and the worship experiences meet needs of the whole family.  The separation of children from the whole group is kept to minimum, though some extra play time or special story times are provided for very young children with shorter attention spans.

Cost for 2 nights lodging and 5 meals
Adults $90
Children 7-12 yrs $45
Children 4-6 yrs $22.50
Younger Children Free.
Friday, October 12th 7:30pm through Sunday October 14th, 2pm
To register, email Good Samaritan or call 503-644-2339


Gail and her Grandkids have attended Family Camp on and off for 15 years:
Gail left camp encouraged after not wanting to come to camp, and not being able to afford to go. She was invited to attend with a partial scholarship and showed up with very raw emotions. It is no small task to bring Jonathan, a special needs young man of 6, and Sarah, a 9 year old. Gail’s daughter and mother of these two children died just this year, leaving Gail as their only parent. Amidst the grief of losing her only daughter,Gail took great steps forward from the theme of camp, “Choosing Joy.” She needed to move past her circumstances which often drove anger, frustration, and despair. She left camp optimistic, and expressed her need for moral support and more joy. A follow-up call led to connecting Gail with Samaritans in Forest Grove who have supported her and contacted her. Just last week during a second follow-up call, Gail expressed her gratitude for the connection, and the care for herself, not found anywhere else. She is looking forward to fall camp. Being equipped with support and tools she gains at camp will help her be a stronger single parent, grandmother, and mother.

Armando: “I learned so many things. This is my second time coming to camp and we’ll keep coming. It’s good for our kids. We learned to build a family. There’s a lot going on our life. People may judge you, but being here, you can see families going through the same issues and you
can learn from them. We’ll keep trying to do our best, with the help of the Lord.”


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