~ Gina Massoni,
Seabeck Committee Co-Chair with Jessie McAbee
Nearly 200 people from our church have just returned from experiencing the special community we create every year for the week of our All-Church Family Camp at the Seabeck Conference Center. As a teacher in the elementary kids program, I am treasuring the memories of their enthusiastic singing ? saying yes to Betsy Rose to learn new songs AND to share them with the grownups ? and also their confident sharing (with the microphone in front of the adults!) of the things they felt they were learning.
I also loved watching the 17 littlest kids (ages 0-3) be held by the bigger kids and encouraged to grow in independence. I’m in awe of the program preparation, teacher recruiting, and physical space logistics that Betsy Herring pulled off to make the program successful for the 60 kids ages 10 and younger. I heard many positive comments about our speaker Dr. Ali Mian from those who spent time with him in the adult program, and I experienced his skillful sharing with the first and second graders about praying. I even heard that Ali and his family would like to come back again to breathe the amazing fresh air at Seabeck!
Seabeck 2019 Evaluations
If you attended and have not yet filled out an evaluation form, we invite you to do so online at
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Seabeck2019. We will also have a few paper copies in the office if preferred.
If for any reason you still have a room key or a name tag holder please leave in the Seabeck box in the church office. If you are missing something (maybe your blue shoes found on Cedars porch??) please look in the lost and found box in the church office pickup area.
Please save the date on your calendar for next year: July 5-10, 2020 (with registration starting in mid-March). Our theme will touch on joyful frugality and things related to our sacred earth. We will (of course!) have more specifics as we get closer to camp next year.
And one last thing:
If you feel moved to support this special experience, please consider making a donation to support our scholarships. We want to make it possible for everyone to attend our Seabeck camp regardless of financial concerns. You can make a donation in any of the usual church ways, just mark that it’s for Seabeck scholarships. Thank you!