To attend camp, you can choose your own level of payment from $0-$90. Please register by June 1 to ensure that we can communicate with you in advance of the start of camp. Donations are also appreciated to cover the full cost of the program.
When & Where: Sunday July 11, join the worship service on Facebook or YouTube. Professor Gilio-Whitaker will be giving the sermon. A virtual evening campfire program will kick off the activities. Links to all events and programs will be provided upon registration. Monday-Friday the program starts with Devotions at 9:00 am followed by the morning program. Camp ends Friday afternoon, July 16.
A day in the life of Virtual Seabeck
Early: Arise early for a walk to enjoy the beauty of your neighborhood wherever you are. Share in a morning devotional.
Breakfast: Enjoy your favorite coffee or tea and breakfast. Remember and pray for Seabeck and its glorious camp dining room. Adults, join the thought-provoking morning adult program. Children & youth join their own loving lively morning programs.
Lunch: Before we go lunch, participants will take turns offering a prayer. Socializing during the lunch time will also be facilitated.
Afternoon: Enjoy free time or join planned activities. Adults and youth, join the talk-back (question and answer) session at 4:00 p.m.
Evening: Time for campfires, a concert, joke-telling, and the famous talent show. Take a walk nearby and enjoy the local beauty
What is your relationship to place and to Indigenous peoples? The program will link issues of colonialism, race, environmental justice, and Indigenous knowledge in ways that bring them “home” and make it personal. It will be taught from an unapologetically American Indian perspective, based on American Indian studies methods. Our work is to unsettle the master narratives that maintain American settler colonialism and to work toward developing an ethic of accountability and responsibility. To prepare for program, read the introduction to An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States. A link will be provided upon registration.
Professor Dina Gilio-Whitaker, MA, of the Colville Confederated Tribes is a lecturer of American Indian Studies at California State University San Marcos, as well as an independent educator in American Indian environmental policy and other issues. At CSUSM she teaches courses on environmentalism, American Indians, traditional ecological knowledge, religion and philosophy, Native women’s activism, American Indians and sports, and decolonization. She is an award-winning journalist and author of As Long As Grass Grows: The Indigenous Fight for Environmental Justice from Colonization to Standing Rock (2019).
Children & Youth
The Children and Youth morning programs will follow the themes in the adult program in a way that is developmentally appropriate.
Preschool & Elementary Programs: The Children’s Program will offer two gathering times, one for the “Littles” (birth through preschool) and one for Elementary (rising 1st grade through rising 5th grade). We are excited to have camp together on Zoom this summer! Join us each morning for music with camp musician Betsy Rose, a story, discussion, and an activity. We will connect with each other, celebrate creation, and explore how we can continue to be good stewards of the earth as people of faith.
Youth Programs: (For incoming 6th grade through outgoing 12th grade.) The morning time will focus on exploring how our Christian faith and faithfulness to the land we are on compel us to seek justice in the world. How can we become more connected to the land, understand its history and continue to work towards justice and healing? We will explore this through discussion, activities, reflection, and more.
Outside our program time, depending on safety guidelines, we might offer one or two optional in-person (masked, outdoor, distanced) opportunities to gather and connect. We are still working on the details alongside the UCUCC Covid Action Team. Please contact Director of Youth Ministry, Margaret Swanson at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Community at Camp
Music & Community: Music is an important part of camp. Betsy Rose will be our Camp Musician again this year, and we are glad to have her leading us in music! She will work with children and adults during the morning programs. Mornings start with devotions before the program. Evenings feature campfires, vespers, song circles, a concert, and our famous Seabeck talent show. In addition to daily afternoon offerings (to be determined), Wednesday will feature program-related activities and potential field trips.
Volunteer! Help make camp special by leading morning devotions, evening vespers, discussions, games on. If you have an event you’d like to host, please contact us! We will also need tech hosts for most sessions, so if that’s a skill you can contribute, please let us know! Alas, we don’t know how to do the virtual boat dock, so that will have to wait until next year. To volunteer for everything but boats, email email@example.com.