Update: Family Camp dates have been set for 2017! It will take place June 18th to 23rd (the week following Father’s Day). More info soon!
For hundreds in the MPC community, Family Camp at Lake Tahoe is a treasured experience.
MPC Family Camp, by the shore of beautiful South Lake Tahoe at the Richardson Resort, is for MPC families, singles and couples. Although a Presbytery tradition since the mid 70’s, this year (June 2017) will be the 40th year that MPC has organized the event at Camp Richardson. For many of us, it is an annual tradition. Many describe Family Camp as a key turning point in feeling more deeply connected to the MPC community. While most people stay for the whole time and enjoy letting the mountain-lake pace sink deep into their bones, some come for just a few days. You are welcome to make the plans that best fit in your schedule. You may camp, or stay in a cabin, RV, or hotel. The great thing about our Camp Richardson location is that all the housing options are in very close proximity to one another, so we are able to maintain the feeling of being there together.
Frequently Asked Questions
New to MPC at Tahoe? You may wish to start on the Frequently Asked Questions page.
Family Camp in Pictures
An album of great photos by Gretchen Garlinghouse is available on our Flickr.
Also check out this cool stop-motion animation created by Maya Alter following Family Camp 2014:
Here’s a slideshow of photos from Family Camp 2015:
And here’s a quick video of our famous watermelon-eating contest:
Rather hear about Family Camp in poetry? Download Margaret Irvin’s Family Camp Poems 2014 (PDF format)
One way to learn more about Family Camp is to check out the daily blog Steve McKiernan wrote at Family Camp in 2012.
Feel like singing? Here are the lyrics to “Thank God We’re at Family Camp”, a big hit at a previous Family Camp Talent/No-Talent Show (written by Ann Spedding)