Memorial Day Weekend 2017
Memorial Weekend Greetings 
For many of us, Memorial Day Weekend is the kick-off to summer. School is almost finished, we scramble to schedule last-minute family getaways, the weather turns warm, and we head to the pool or the beach. This weekend over 80 folks will join us at Camp Stevens to celebrate summer with hikes, crafts, a cook-out, garden discovery, and poolside chats; but Memorial Day is so much more that this.

Please join me this weekend in person or in spirit to take time to remember those who've given their lives for the sake of our country. Whether you are republican, democrat, or independent, a pacifist or something other, we can likely agree that the dedication and commitment of those in the military and their sacrifice and that of their families is inspiring and worthy of remembrance. If you or someone in your family has served our country: thank you.

Always with gratitude,

FOCUS IN
Registration is now available for all our adult, family, and youth programs including Adventure Sessions, Wilderness Trips, and Memorial Day, Sequoia, Harvest, and Thanksgiving Family Camp!

Please know most programs were at capacity rather early last year.  You only need a deposit of $100 to reserve your spot, so set your calendars and register early! 
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Did you receive Camp Stevens Spring 2017 Newsletter in the mail?
Email info@campstevens.org to tell us what you think or to be added to our mailing list.

From the Episcopal Book of Common Prayer:

Almighty God, we commend to your gracious care and keeping all the men and women of our armed forces at home and abroad. Defend them day by day with your heavenly grace; strengthen them in their trials and temptations; give them courage to face the perils which beset them; and grant them a sense of your abiding presence wherever they may be; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Introducing our Summer Staff
Meet your Summer Leadership Team
Olivia Goza (Assistant Program Director)
Emma Simons-Araya (Support Coordinator)
Joe Kiefer (Program Director)

Summer Staff
Otto Allen
Bailey Anderson
Aidan Braito
Noah Browning
Jean Cook
Joey Courtney
Lily Johnson
Angie Morgan
Max Oestreicher
Rhian O'Neill
Clare Sandke
Isaac Simons-Araya
Emily Strand
Eve Warner
Wilderness Trip Leaders
Rachael Palmer & Diego Durand
Garden Program
Maxine Calle
Climbing Wall Specialist
Brad Kodak
Kitchen Assistant
Hannah Johnson
Summer Registrar
Lauren Mankey
Summer Marketing

Daniel Owen


Summer Camp Registration: Sign up now!
Adventure Sessions
Session One: July 2 - 8
(Spots left: 14 boys, 16 girls)

Session Two: July 9 - 15

(Spots left: 27 boys, 9 girls) 

Session Three:
July 16 - 22
(Spots left: 16 boys, 30 girls)

Session Four:
July 23 - 29
(Spots left: 17 boys, 25 girls)

Session Five:
July 30 - Aug 5
(Spots left: 23 boys, 23 girls)
 
Any sessions without spots remaining have wait lists. Call 760/765-0028 to add your name if your preferred sessions is full. 
Special Sessions
Counselor Training: June 18 - 27  
(Registration closed) 
Mini Camp: June 5 - 8
(Spots left: 0 boys, 1 girl) 
International Odyssey: Aug 6 - 12
(Spots left: 19 boys, 26 girls) 
 
Wilderness Adventures
Sea Kayaking One: July 2 - 7
(Spots left: 3 boys, 0 girls)
Sea Kayaking Two: July 9 - 14
(Spots left: 0 boys, 0 girls)
EPIC Hybrid Adventure:  July 19 - 29
(Spots left: 3 boys, 0 girls)
Ten Day Trek: Aug 2 - 12
(Spots left: 0 boys, 0 girls)

Let's Build Bergstrom: Update
In the last few days we've seen two major changes to the Bergstrom Lodge site: Foundation & Framing! The foundation was poured for the two buildings that will house lodge rooms plus framing and plywood walls. (The third building with the meeting and conference rooms is waiting on the retaining wall in the hillside.) 
We're well on our way to our fundraising goal and every gift makes a difference. Just $180,000 in gifts and pledges needed to make our $1.2M goal!
Construction is underway
These markings indicate where the walls, windows, and doors will end up - and the bolts hold the building down!

About Bergstrom Lodge
These two buildings will hold eight lodge rooms on two floors each. Each room will have either two twin beds or a double bed (no bunks!), a pull-out couch, and a private bathroom.

The Bergstrom Lodge will provide comfortable space for more and different folks to encounter Camp Stevens' mission of transformation.

The lodge honors Peter and Vicki Bergstrom, whose leadership and vision for 40 years made Camp Stevens what it is today.

Join the Transformation!
Bergstrom Lodge
honoring Peter and Vicki and with private accommodations; Grand Opening fall 2017!

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