It’s just about time to start thinking of your Thanksgiving plans, so consider spending it with your NCUUCC Family at Thanks Camp!
The 2013 NCUUCC Labor Day Camp Info and Registration Form now available!
We’ve extended the deadlines for the fee increases since we got the form out a little late. We’re also providing a discounted rate for campers who are new to Labor Day Camp. See the updated form for more details on this.
Changes afoot in the Family Camp Kitchen!
Lara Abel and I will be the head cooks this year! If you have yet to register or contact someone about working in the kitchen, please contact me at email@example.com.
WARNING! WARNING! WARNING!
We are filling up FAST. We have less than 20 openings for Week 1 and less than 40 openings for Week 2. Please, if you want to come and are planning on it REGISTER now! We would hate for anyone who wants to be there to miss out. Also we need more cooks so please sign up!! Email Melissa at firstname.lastname@example.org (510) 213-2573
Any 2013 Family Camper who has not registered online by May 10, 2013 (a 10-day EXTRA grace period) and sent a check to Registrar Ira Nelken at 2408 Hill View Lane, Pinole, CA 94564 by May 10, 2013 (of half the tuition, AND SEPARATE CHECKS for the cleaning deposit ($50) and any staff commitment fees of $100 each) will be charged the LA (Late Rate) on our fee structure.
Staff positions are still available and posted on the Staff Opportunities page.
Please contact Camp Dean Melissa Martin (email@example.com) for more information.
We look forward to seeing you at camp this year!!
Over the last several years, NCUUCC has tried to keep its camp fees low so that they can be affordable even in these tough economic times. Meanwhile, however, our costs have continued to increase. Unfortunately, this has taken a toll on the finances of our organization.
As a result, the NCUUCC board had been looking at ways to cut our costs and make our organization more efficient, while still trying to protect the programming we all value. After long, hard and thoughtful debate, we have come to the conclusion that we must raise our rates. Please understand that we have looked at our budget and program carefully. We have found many opportunities to find savings without cutting programming. But it is not enough. Please find attached documents for a new schedule of fees for Family Camp 2013 and Labor Day Camp 2013, detailing the new rates and the deadlines for savings opportunities.
We realize that no one wants to pay more for something and that these increases may be a hardship. We hope by communicating with you in advance and sharing the process you will understand and have time to plan. We believe our camps are great programs and are still a great bargain. We hope that you can see this value too.
There will still be excellent opportunities to serve on the staffing team. And thanks to several generous donations we are strengthening our scholarship fund in order to help those not able to meet all their registration by being on staff. We are posting more information about the scholarship fund on the NCUUCC website soon.
One of the key ways for us to boost the efficiency of our organization is encourage planning in advance. This allows for getter programming planning and more ways to cut our costs. Accordingly, we have maintained the best price points for those who plan in advance. For those of you, who wish to volunteer to be on staff, please contact the camp deans and cooks soon. Look for early requests for staffing.
We do not want these changes to make anyone feel excluded. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns. While the decision to raise our rates is business decision, we value that as an intentional community each voice counts.
Yours in Love and Community,
The NCUUCC Board
Hey Family Campers!
Staff positions are still available in all areas.
Register soon before we fill up!
Greetings 2012 Family Campers!
Volunteer staff registration for this year’s Family Camp is now open. Consider helping make camp the fun and memorable experience it is every year by being part of the staff. Staff positions are available in all areas. If you don’t see a job on the list but would like to propose it, just ask.
We’re looking forward to another great summer!
Spring Stewardship Weekend is coming to Camp One of the Mendocino Woodlands the weekend of Friday, April 20th!
The annual volunteer work weekend, sponsored by the Friends of the Woodlands, requires a donation of about seven hours of work on Saturday to help prepare the three camps for the summer season. The work includes setting up tents and cots, sweeping floors, cleaning kitchens and bathrooms, as well as special outdoor projects assigned by the Woodlands Staff. We welcome people of all ages and abilities to participate. We will form a childcare cooperative based on the ages of campers.
The remainder of the time may be spent visiting with new and old friends in the beautiful redwood forest, hiking, or sunbathing at the river beaches. We’ll have group activities in the evening. There is no electricity in the cabins; however, the cabins have fireplaces. Bathrooms are located near the cabins. A light supper awaits you after your drive on Friday night. Enjoy a hot breakfast early Saturday morning and pack a sack lunch on your way to join your work party. There is a big feast Saturday night and a brunch on Sunday morning.
The site and meals are donated by the Mendocino Woodlands, so there are no registration fees for those who participate on a work detail! Each camper is expected to put in 7 hours of work on Saturday, as well as 1 hour in the dining hall. Everybody cleans up the camp before we depart on Sunday morning.
And oh, by the way, registration is FREE!
For more information check out the event page.