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2019 DBC Family CampFamily Camp Bikes

Come join us for a relaxing time in God's wonderful creation! Enjoy worship, fellowship, games, and challenges from God's Word. Stay for the day or bring your tent, trailer, or motor home to our private group site at Manchester State Park, located on the beautiful Puget Sound! See our main church website's Family Camp page for pics from past years!

When:  Aug 23, 2:30p - Aug 25, 1:00p (Fri-Sun)
Where:  Manchester State Park
Guest Speaker:  Clare Jewell (GARBC National Dir. for Church Planting; Regional Dir. for ABWE North America West)
Text and Theme: TBD
Registration: See link below

Family Camp Splash


Day-Only:  $5/person with a $25/family max (includes all days of camp) (see park entrance fee below *)
Overnight Tent:  $15/person with a $60/family maximum (includes all days of camp)
Overnight Camper/RV:  $5/person with a $25/family maximum (includes all days of camp), PLUS $35 per night for RV/Camper with hookup... or $30 per night for RV/Camper without hookup.

*  Above fees include all days of camp. You do NOT pay the fee per night (other than RV rates). No further discount if you only plan to stay part of the time.
* Include infants in your registration as we have to pay for every person in the camp.
*  Day-only guests must also have a Day Pass ($10) or the annual Discovery Pass ($30) to enter the park. Pass can be purchased at park entrance or online in advance if you do not already own one.
* The park does not require overnight guests to have a Discover or Day Pass. Simply tell the ranger at the gate that you are staying overnight with Discovery Baptist Church.
* All attendees (both day guests and over-nighters) need to pay the camp fees listed above regardless of whether they already own a Discover Pass. The "Familiy Camp Fees" cover the costs to reserve the group site and run Family Camp.

>>> 2019 REGISTRATION:  Coming soon!
Registration Deadline:
  Only the first 130 people are allowed in the site (max 12 RV hookups)
Payment "Soft Deadline":  August 11. Pay online via church Giving Page  (or by check in the offering box with your check marked "Family Camp"). Your space is not reserved until payment is received.

Camp Contact:  Jake Nelson

(will be updated at "the last minute")

~ Weather is currently forecasted to be ___ degrees and lots of _______ [rain/sunshine]! Bring sunscreen, towels, and swimming clothes if it's hot so you or the kids can get wet!
~ Fire ban: TBD
~ RVs, please park on either outside end of the parking lot so we can have better visibility in the center area.
~ Showers run off tokens (purchase at park entrance). Cold water runs all day for free (and may come in very handy if it's hot) but tokens are required for hot water (3 minutes per token).
~ Bring games to play and share!
~ Large paved parking. Bring bikes/scooters/skateboards for kids. (Note: no riding after dark.)
~ Pray for God to make this our best family camp ever!

Click here to watch the final pre-camp announcement given in church in past years.

(absolutely everything subject to change)


2:30p -  Check in
6:00 -  Group potluck dinner & Annual Pie Baking Competition
7:30-8:00 -  Song worship, Devotion (Clare)
10:00 -  Quiet time


Anytime -  Breakfast/lunch (on your own)
9:30-10:00a  Song worship, Devotion (Clare)
10-5p -  Family time
3:30-4:30 -  Kids games (Enriko and Alisa)
5:30 -  Dinner (bring your own) together under pavilion
7:00-8:00 -  Song worship, Devotion (Clare)
8:00 -  Bring your own s’mores & desserts to share (group fire pit)
Dark -  Flashlight hike for kids
10:00 -  Quiet time


Anytime -  Breakfast (on your own)
9:30-10:15 -  Song worship, Devotion (Clare)
10:15-1:00p -  Family Time, pack up, snack lunch
1:00 -  Check out and enjoy the park for the rest of the day!


Click here to see the park's website. 

Family Camp DinnerThis private, group campsite accommodates up to 130 people ("first-come, first-served"). There are 12 RV hookups for water and electric as well as over-flow parking for the other vehicles. We are not allowed to park on the main lawn, but overflow parking is available on the grass along side the perimeter road of this group site.

Family Camp Bike RideThere are full restrooms with shower facilities (2 single, unisex restrooms), a group fire pit, and 5 fire pits that are alongside the 5 picnic tables. It also has a sizable pavilion (with power) and a horseshoe pit. The side yard can accommodate more tents as well as any games families want to bring. (Volleyball will be set up.)

There will be games for the kids and adults (that still think they are kids). The final schedule will post shortly before camp.

See our main church website's Family Camp page for pics from past years!

Elders Agenda – 2016-06-15