December 2018
Dear Camp Partners,

The 12th Annual Share the Dream is in the record books with over 200 in attendance. It was a great evening of fellowship, inspiration, recognition, and looking to the future of Trinity Pines. The evening began with special
recognition for the service of retiring Manager Ron and Nancy Manley. District Superintendent Scott Shaw spoke about the investment of leadership provided by the Manleys and presented each of them with a gift card of appreciation. The highlights throughout the evening continued to build right up to the end, when Chairman of the Finance Committee, Gerron Gibson, challenged the audience for the financial investment of $100,000 for 2019. The challenge was broken down into three categories: $5,000 for financial assistance to campers; $20,000 into the ongoing Sustainability Fund; and $75,000 for operations of Trinity Pines. At the end of the event, a total of $52,328 had been pledged towards the goal. The evening brought together participants both in and out of the Nazarene church, as board members, committee members, and Camp Directors were challenged to fill a table with friends, family, and acquaintances.

Thanks to everyone who helped to make Share the Dream such a success!

Rick Waitley
Camp Executive Director
Congratulations to those that were inducted into the Founders' Club at Share the Dream.  CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE WRITE-UP ABOUT EACH INDUCTEE.   We hope you enjoy reading about each of these individuals and their contribution to Trinity Pines. Since Founders' Club has been established, a total of 215 individuals have been presented the award.
The 2018 Schmidt Volunteer Service Award was presented to Ray and Star Gartman of Nampa First Church. The Gartmans just happened upon Trinity Pines several summers ago after having recently retired. Unfamiliar with the camp, the Intermountain District, or city of Cascade, they fell in love with Trinity Pines and have kind of forgotten to leave! Ray has been involved in many building projects and Star has assisted in the kitchen, laundry room, store, and wherever else needed. Congratulations and many thanks, Ray and Star!
This year's event reported the achievements and shared inspiration for what has happened over the past year and what is planned for the future. Here is just a thumbnail of what was shared:
  • The largest Nazarene rental during the 2018 year was the NYI Winter Retreat - a total of over 430 adults and students.
  • Volunteers play a vital role at Trinity Pines and logged 8,617.5 hours of service from January 1 through October 31. If you total this service as projected on a national scale of "value of volunteer time" at $21.83/hour, it comes up to $188,120.
  • "The Wilbur Project," the summer mission project, had a goal of $2,500. Campers and adults at Trinity Pines generated a total of $3,652.70 for the project!
  • Total paid out for debt reduction on the Conference Center in 2018 was $72,922. Thanks to those participating in Celebration Club and also the support from the District Advisory Board with local church budgets. The remaining debt on the Conference Center is $221,945.
  • A total of 87 campers were given financial assistance for summer camps totaling $4,675. Thanks to those who support this project through Share the Dream.
  • Bus transportation to and from camp was new in 2018, and a total of 111 campers took advantage of the transportation coordinated through the district. The plans are to offer the bus service again in 2019. 
  • Total number of campers attending summer camps sponsored by the District was 1,105, of which 242 (21.9%) do not attend a Nazarene Church. We love having the outreach and being of service to other denominations in offering a summer camp program.
This new campaign aims to replace all bunk bed mattresses in the five cottages with high-end mattresses for adults. This effort was kicked off at Share the Dream. Each mattress is double sided and can easily be flipped to the comfort level of the guest. The goal is to raise funds to replace all 100 mattresses. Each mattress costs $250. At Share the Dream, donations totaled $5,750... enough to purchase 23 mattresses! Click below to view/print a contribution card for what we are calling, "A Night of Comfort." Uncomfortable bunk bed mattresses is probably the greatest complaint we receive at Trinity Pines.
On Saturday, December 8, the Camps Board made it official that the managers at Trinity Pines will be Anthony and Serena Henry. Serena will take on a role as an administrator at the camp, overseeing a number of areas of responsibility as outlined by Anthony.
Barbara Chandler, Food Service assistant, has recently joined the
housekeeping team along with Carol Loder. Barbara has been at Trinity Pines for the past few years making daily commutes from her home in Donnelly. Barbara saw an opportunity to enhance the environment for our customers and asked to be transferred to this area of camp operations.

In December, we said goodbye to Ernie Gates. He will return to work for West Ada School District. Ernie has been the Director of Housekeeping for the past three years. Tami, his wife, has commuted as a nurse between jobs in Nampa and McCall.
Prior to Thanksgiving, we made an appeal for volunteers to help with upgrades identified by the Assessment Team. Thanks for the response. Many gallons of paint were spread, minor repairs made, upgrades to lighting, and a great deal of deep cleaning was accomplished. Those who volunteered were our special Thanksgiving blessing at Trinity Pines.
We have a number of special projects at Trinity Pines that have recently been  identified by the Assessment Team in evaluating the environment and image of Trinity Pines for our guests:
  • Replacement of tile in the first floor of the Conference Center with LVP flooring ($7,000)
  • Upgrade and renovation of the VIP suites in the Conference Center ($15,000)
  • Construction of lodge studio apartments for staff housing ($15,000)
  • Upgrade AV equipment ($15,000; we have received a gift of $10,000 and are in need of $5,000)
  • Refreshing of furniture in the Conference Center and cottages (as funds are available)
  • Replacement of carpet with LVP flooring in the balcony game area ($9,500)
  • Replacement of carpet in first floor Conference Center meeting room ($23,000)

If you see an opportunity to assist with one of  these projects, please be sure to clearly identify  your contribution and send it to the camps office 
in Meridian or, if you have further questions, please  feel free to give us a call at 208-888-0988.
When sending out your Christmas Greetings, please remember our team at Trinity Pines. Cards and notes can be sent to:  PO Box 1269 Cascade, ID 83611.
Trinity Pines Calendar

Jan. 4-6                    Vineyard Boise Sr. High Winter Camp
Jan. 10-12                Bishop Kelly High School Junior Retreat
Jan. 12-13                Cub Scout Pack 77 Retreat
Jan. 18-21                Idaho National Guard Youth Snowbash
Jan. 25-27                NYI Youth Retreat

Association Management Group
55 SW 5th Ave., Suite 100
Meridian, ID 83642
208-888-0988   208-888-4586 (fax)

Trinity Pines Camp & Conference Center
PO Box 1269, Cascade, ID 83611
Physical address: 349 Cabarton Road