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- Jan. 2020 -
Camp News
TCBC WORSHIP ALBUM
We've got some big exciting news ... because we just released ... 🎧

TCBC Worship Live, Vol. 1

You can listen on a variety of platforms and here are a few of them ...

Spotify

iTunes
Here are a few of the camper, staff, and parent comments/reviews of the Worship Live, Vol. 1 album ... 
STAFF CHANGES
Nancy Johnson Retired
Nancy Johnson, our Camp Office Admin & Registrar officially retired in December 2019. She has been a vital part of the ministry of Trout Creek over the years and we are grateful for her many years of service. Nancy has been a part of Trout Creek from the time she was born as she is the granddaughter of TCBC's founder, Charles Wecks. She also volunteered on summer staff (1976-1981), met her husband Kelly while volunteering, worked as the camp secretary (1983-1984) and then again as the Secretary/Office Admin & Registrar (2004-2019). 

Kelly and Nancy's children, Annette and Andrew, followed along in their parents footsteps and also volunteered as summer staff. Annette "Squeegee" (2001-2005) and Andrew "Biscuit" (2004-2008) each served as Crew, CIT, and Counselor over the years.

Annette also met her husband, Jimmy "Maverick" (2004-2006) while volunteering on staff too!

We are very grateful to Nancy and the Lord for her many years of service! We will miss her involvement on a daily basis, but know she will still be connected to the ministry of TCBC! In her retirement she is looking forward to spending time with her grand kids and family. This last Thursday, January 30th we gathered for a celebration dinner with the TCBC staff, Nancy's family and a couple friends. 
Admin. Assistant & Food Service Transitions
After faithfully serving as the Food Service Director since 1998, Angela Fahlman has transitioned to the Camp Office Admin. Assistant & Registrar!

Katie Wardle, who has been working as a consistent camp Cook for the past several years and has stepped in as the new Food Service Manager starting Winter of 2020!

If you want to refresh yourself with a full line up of the Year Round & Part-Time staff team see our website!
REGISTRATION OPEN
We are excited to announce that camp registration has opened for ALL camps and events!

You can register by going through our website or by clicking this link here: Register Now
UPDATED WEBSITE
January 2020 we launched our updated website! We've added new photos, videos, and much more!

Check it out! 
www.tcbc.com
STAFF APPLICATIONS OPEN
Can you believe it is time to start hiring staff again?! Staff Applications opened on December 19 and we've received over 45 applications so far! Praise God!

We are praying that God provides the right staff for every position this summer. Do you know of anyone that would be a great fit for summer staff? Spread the word and send them to our website where they can get more information and apply online!
Summer Staff Application Info
Staff Parent Testimonial
We know that serving at camp has a huge impact on staff, and we are thankful that parents have noticed ... here is one testimonial from a staff parent:

"All four of our kids have volunteered multiple summers at TCBC.  We have considered it one of the greatest discipleship, maturing, and service opportunities in their lives. Without exception, the experience has benefited each of them (3 boys and 1 girl) spiritually, relationally, and helped shape a better attitude at home. Lastly, we found an unexpected benefit - each one of them came home with a whole group of Christian friends to talk to and hang out with outside of camp. This was simply not available to them, at this level, here at home. I actually feel like serving at TCBC is a better choice than attending camp once they get into High School."
- Dave Martin, parent of Turtle (2014-2015), Kowalski (2015-2018), Tank (2016-2018), and Hiccup (2018-2019).
2020 BROCHURE
We mailed the 2020 Summer Camp brochure this month! If you haven't seen it yet, take a look!

Click here to read through the brochure on our website.

Contact us if you didn't receive one in the mail and we'll add you to our mailing list.
TCBC Stories
CAMPER SPOTLIGHT
We'd like to introduce you to one of our campers, Angela!!

She is 13 years old and has been going to camp for six years. Angela says that every year after camp she goes home saying "that was the best week of my life!" and she "100% recommends going to Trout Creek"!

Get to know her by reading through the Q+A portion of the spotlight.
Q: What are some of your favorite things about TCBC?
A: The counselors, the food, and the clubs!

Q: What is your favorite camp meal?
A: Chicken Strips and the Mac & Cheese!

Q: What have you learned about God while at camp?
A: I've learned that He loves me and forgives me no matter what.

Q: Was there anything said in chapel, fireside, in a skit, or by your counselor that has stuck with you?
A: Something that really stuck with me was the chapel speaker saying that everyone has worth and that God forgives and loves us no matter what and that He always wants to be with us.

Q: How would you explain TCBC to someone who has never heard of it?
A: It's a really fun camp where you get closer to God and play really fun games and make the best friends ever.

Q: Would you tell your friends about Trout Creek? Why or why not? 
A: Yes, because I want my friends to get closer to God and have a life changing experience filled with happy memories.
Fill out the camper survey!
We've highlighted everybody that has submitted a survey ... now it's your turn! 

We'd love to feature your child as the monthly "Camper Spotlight" in the coming months.
STAFF SPOTLIGHT
We'd like for you to meet one of our amazing staff members ... PACER!

He's been working on staff for the past three summers. He is known to always dress up in crazy costumes, work hard, and be a great friend to others. Get to know him more by reading the Q+A below:
Q: What are some of your favorite things about TCBC?
A: The environment is something that I have not been able to find any where else. It is a place that I could dress up a crazy as I want.

Q: What is your favorite camp meal?
A: I enjoy the soup and grilled cheese sandwich.

Q: What has God been teaching you lately?
A: To enjoy what I have right now instead of focusing on the past or the future.

Q: Would you recommend working at camp to someone? Why?
A: I would recommend working at camp to someone because I have had so much and have changed me for the better.
 
You can read the full Q+A here!
Celebrate With Us
CABIN CONSTRUCTION BEGINS!
Since we received the green light on permits in early December 2019, we have demolished the old staff cabins, cleared out the land, plotted the sites for each cabin, and poured concrete for the foundations and walls of each new cabin.

Our goal is to have these cabins ready for staff in June 2020! Pray that the weather cooperates as we prepare to install utilities and begin the framing!
Donate towards Building Project
75 YEARS OF MINISTRY
This year marks our 75th Anniversary of ministry at Trout Creek Bible Camp! As we enter into this year, we will be taking time to reflect and remember all the ways that the Lord has provided many blessings throughout these past 75 years.

We also plan to host a couple different events to mark the celebration of many years of ministry. Stay tuned for more details!
MEMORIES of CAMP over the YEARS
Do you have a story, memory, or photo you would like to share with us?! 
 
Share your Memories of Camp over the Years!
FUN FACTS about CAMP
Did you know ...
  • Trout Creek Bible Camp started in 1945!
     
  • There was no on-site refrigeration so food was purchased in town everyday.
     
  • Everything ran on a generator! The camp director started it in the morning and turned it off at night.
TCBC FAMILY NEWS
Birth Announcements
Josh and Emily Maddox welcomed a new baby to their family. Charles Edmund Maddox was born on June 7, 2019. He weighed 5 pounds, 14 ounces.
  • Josh "Scooby" served on summer staff in 2005 (Crew), 2006 & 2008 (CIT), and 2009 & 2012 (Counselor).
     
  • Emily "Emu" served on summer staff in 2006 (Crew) and 2007-2008 (CIT).
Andrew & Grace Tullsen welcomed a new baby to their family. Matthew Tullsen was born on December 5, 2019 just before noon. He weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces and was 19 inches.
  • Andrew "Howitzer" served on summer staff in 2017 (Counselor).
  • Grace "Minnow" served on summer staff in 2012 (Crew), 2013 (CIT), and 2013-2017 (Counselor).
Wedding Announcements
Joshua & Kaitlin (Barber) Hoffman were married on July 5, 2019 in Oregon City, Oregon. They currently live in Tigard where Joshua works as a software engineer and Kaitlin works at Michael's and is attending Graduate School where she is working towards her Masters in Counseling at Multnomah University.
  • Kaitlin "Silver" served on summer staff in 2010-2011 (Counselor) and 2012-2013 (Photographer & Video).
Do you have news that you want to share?? It can be anything: Wedding announcements, births, deaths, anniversaries, graduations, or general life updates. We would love to highlight your news and share it in future newsletters!
SHARE YOUR NEWS HERE!
Upcoming Events
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
Father/Son Retreat
April 3 - 5, 2020
Speaker: John Katsion
More Info Here
Mother/Daughter Retreat
May 8 - 10, 2020
Speaker: Leslee Forrester
More Info Here
Download the 2020 Spring Retreat Flyer
Open House
June 13, 2020
Prayer & Praise
The work never stops at camp and ministry is always happening. Here are a few ways that you can pray for us.

Prayer:
  • Staff Applications & Interviews: Pray for the applicants as they fill out the application, and for the Lord to call staff to volunteer at camp this summer! Also pray for all interviews, that it would be an encouraging process for the applicant and that God would provide clear direction in the hiring process.
     
  • Summer Positions: Pray for the filling of every needed staff position this coming summer. 
     
  • Campers: Pray for the campers that made spiritual decisions this past summer and that they continue to trust the Lord in their daily lives.
     
  • Summer 2020: Pray for the year-round staff as they think, pray, and prepare for this next summer!
     
  • Facilities: Pray for our facilities as we weather the winter months; specifically for God's protection with the colder weather and storms.

We never want to forget to stop and praise God for the blessings and answers to prayers. He is a good and faithful God, and we want to remember that!

Praise:
  • Last Two Permits: We received the last two needed permits for the building process: building and sanitation. 
     
  • Spiritual Decisions Made: we are praising God for all the work He did in the lives of children and youth among the campers and the staff.
     
  • Safety All Summer: We are praising God for providing safety for campers and staff during the summer!
Thanks for reading &  for supporting TCBC!
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