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The Firs Camps & Retreats


Points for Prayer – June 2019

Praise the Lord that our registrations are coming in ahead of schedule and that we are on track to meet and to exceed our expectations. Our total so far is 4,000 campers at Firwood and Fircreek combined this summer.   We have a critical need to get quality...

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Summer staff recruitment is first and foremost on our minds at this time of the year. Pray as schools are visited and students talked to that good candidates would show an interest to serve. Pray for quality returning staff to agree to serve another summer. Pray for...

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POINTS FOR PRAYER – March 8, 2019

Please pray for the upcoming Annual Meeting of The Firs on March 23. Pray that there will be good attendance, a good spirit of unity and a good time of looking ahead together.   Pray, too, for the upcoming election and the choosing of two new board members. Pray...

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POINTS FOR PRAYER – January 2019

Praise for the opportunity to purchase the Lunde house on Austin St. and prayer for a good close to the transaction. Pray, too, for a good strategy to retire the debt and for an ideal tenant to rent the house from us – someone compatible to our ministry at Fircreek,...

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POINTS FOR PRAYER – December 2018

We are very thankful for a generous donation this month towards projects up at the Chalet. This will allow us to improve some of our rooms, purchase new mattresses and most importantly, remodel the bathrooms on the top two floors.   We are in the process of...

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Points for Prayer – November 2018

Thankful to God for a safe summer at all of our sites and for the over 4,100 children and youth we were able to serve. Thankful to God for the filling of our Director of Camps and Retreats position with Jon Epps. Pray for Jon as he transitions into this new job and as...

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POINTS FOR PRAYER – August 13, 2018

  There are two weeks left in our summer for both Firwood and Fircreek. Pray for strength for the summer staff as they head down the stretch. Pray for endurance and increased motivation in the mission so that they will finish strong. And, as some staff leave...

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POINTS FOR PRAYER – July 3, 2018

We are still in need of Food Service personnel at the Retreat Center. In particular, we need someone who can work full time during the summer to be a Lead Cook to give Doug a break. Please be praying for the right person for that job and for Doug as he navigates...

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Points for Prayer – June 2018

POINTS FOR PRAYER – June 2018 1. Please keep praying for more needed counselors and other staff members. Right now we are being inundated with record pre-registrations at Fircreek and at this rate we will not be able to accommodate the numbers because we don’t have...

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Pray for our personnel needs at The Firs. We are in the process of receiving applicants for the Director of Camps and Retreats position and will continue to look at people through the end of May. We need cooks at the Retreat Center to work with our new Food Service...

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Points for Prayer March 2018

Pray for the upcoming Annual Council Meeting on the 24th and for a real sense of unity amongst all who attend. Praise for the three board candidates (Barbara Sanford, Linda Muench and Ed Feller) – please be praying for them as they transition on the board if elected....

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Points For Prayer February, 2018

  1. Praise the Lord with us – we have a new food service director for the Retreat Center and FC/ASA. His name is Doug Scherer and he comes to us from a lifelong career in food service. Pray for him as he gets acclimated to the job and people and for our need to hire one or more part time cooks.
  2. Pray for unity amongst all groups of The Firs, from staff to Council to Board. Almost 90 years ago Otis Whipple stated that the two essential principles for The Firs were faith in the Lord and oneness of spirit. Those both are so true today as we look to carry out our mission.
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About the Firs - Boating at Firwood

Camp Firwood

Camp Firwood runs nine weeks of camp for youth entering grades 3–12 in the fall, and houses up to 260 campers a week. The camp encompasses 118 acres of beautiful forest, 4,500 feet of waterfront, and its own private island. Firwood offers a multitude of land and water activities. Learn more!

The Firs Retreat Center housing

The Firs Retreat Center

The Retreat Center offers a beautiful 8.5-acre campus setting among mature fir and cedar trees, just 3 blocks from Lake Whatcom and our private beach. Great dining, private cabins and individual lodge rooms make our guests comfortable. Available to groups of 25 to 220. Learn more!

The Firs Chalet at Mt. Baker

The Firs Chalet at Mt. Baker

The Mt. Baker Chalet provides a lofty summit setting for juniors through adults. It is only three-tenths of a mile from the Mt. Baker Ski Area, and Mt. Shuksan sits at the back door. The Chalet is open year round, offering a unique experience and spectacular scenery. Learn more!
Fircreek Day Camp

Fircreek Day Camp

Exciting activities, outrageous program events, and fabulous Summer Staff community await children entering grades 1–6 at Fircreek Day Camp. Fircreek provides a great environment for having fun, making new friends, cultivating new interests & just being a kid. Learn more!

After School Adventures

After School Adventure

ASA (After School Adventure) creates a backdrop of fun and adventure for Kindergarten through fifth grade students in the Bellingham School District, during non-school hours, early release days, teacher work days & some holidays. Learn More! 

The Firs Camps & Retreats : 4605 Cable Street,  Bellingham, WA 98229  •  Phone: 360‑733‑6840   Email The Firs

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