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Jacob Lake - August 7-11
Jacob Lake Campground is located in the Kaibab National Forest at the intersection of Routes 67 and 89A. It is 41 miles (1 hr.) north of the Grand Canyon and is considered to be the Gateway to the North Rim. 103 miles from St. George, it is only a short 1 hr. 50 min. drive away. A group of SHUMC members will be camping there in Group Site B for four nights during August (8/7 – 8/11/19, Wed. thru Sun.). Everyone is welcome to join in the camping fun, for all four nights or any part thereof. The cost of the group site is $367.00 and will be split equally among all campers. This will be dry camping only (no hook-ups). Pets on leashes are welcome.
Alternatively, the Jacob Lake Inn (http://www.jacoblake.com/) is located right across the street from the campground and it offers a variety of accommodations (hotel, motel and cabins), from $96.00 to $165.00 per night depending on the type. For those of you who are not “Happy Campers”, you are welcome to stay at the Inn at night and join us daily. Or, if you care to drive there and back in the same day you can join us on a day use basis only. If you do, don’t forget to bring folding chairs for your use and plenty of liquids to drink. For anybody who wants to attend, we plan on holding a picnic at 12:00 PM (MST) on Saturday (8/10/19). Hot dogs and hamburgers will be provided, everyone should bring a dish to share. A sing-up sheet is located in the Narthex for those who are interested.
Join us for some good ole camping fun and enjoy the friendship and fellowship.
Directions to Campground: https://goo.gl/maps/osprk2oGcFxnHH1x8 (103 miles, 1 hr. 50 min.)
Pinecliff Retreat August 23-30
PINECLIFF – FRIDAY AUGUST 23 TO FRIDAY AUGUST 30 Do you know what and where Pinecliff is?
Pinecliff Camp & Retreat Center is the United Methodist Church camp for Utah. Located 25 miles NE of Park City and 18 miles east of Coalville, Utah, in the foothills of the Unita Mountains, Pinecliff offers a comfortable, relaxing, and rustic atmosphere. It once was an old stagecoach stop, with a dance hall and working girls. The Methodist church bought the property back in 1963 and put cabins on it for campers. Pinecliff offers Christian youth camps for Elementary, Jr. High and Senior High age campers in summer. The facilities are also available for rent for family retreats and by groups of up to 100. Children and adults of all ages will enjoy exploring Utah’s great outdoors in the Chalk Creek area.
Our church has been going up to Pinecliff in order to close out the camp and do end of summer work projects for 10+ years now. We put in the majority of the RV park with water, electric hook-ups, and an RV dump station. We recently planted trees around the RV park to give it some shade. We plan on continuing our annual work efforts this year during the last week of August (8/23 – 8/30/19).
Pinecliff is a beautiful place with the Chalk Creek running along one side of it. There are walking trails along the creek with benches for meditation. A Chapel by the creek is where morning devotions are given. There is a basketball court, a softball field, horseshoe pits, and many hiking trails. Of course, there is always the hike to the cross.
Meals are cooked and served in the dining hall, which also serves as a meeting area. The breakfast meal is normally self-serve, whereas, different members of the group will share responsibilities for preparation and clean-up of lunch and dinner. Evenings are usually spent playing cards, putting together jig-saw puzzles, reminiscing, and singing by the campfire.
If you have never been there, we encourage you to come see this beautiful camp of the Methodist Church. Of course, if you have been there, you can tell others of its beauty, but most of all the fellowship and the great friendships that come out of sharing time and stories there. We hope you will be returning to share some great times with all of us. If you would like to visit Pinecliff but feel that you either can’t work or you would like to experience the fellowship more than the hardship of the work, then join us, everyone is welcome! If you would like to visit Pinecliff, but don’t care for camping/roughing it, there is a Best Western in Coalville.
There are sign-up sheets in the Narthex. We will have a planning meeting July 16, at 3pm. Plan on joining us to learn more.