While the weather was on the rainy side, it did not dampen the spirits of the first ever Pacific Northwest Deanery Camp, held at Gig Harbor, WA June 24-27. Over thirty campers enjoyed swimming, canoeing, campfires, and crafts, They were led in a teaching series on the vices and virtues by Fr. Stephen Soot of St. Anne Church, Corvalis, OR. Worship provided our spiritual foundation. It included daily Vespers and Matins, as well as Divine Liturgy on Thursday, and reflected the music and style found in our diocesan parish life. Parents picking up their children at the end of the session were enthusiastic about getting involved next year. The camp is dedicated to a family spirit, with participants from first grade through high school, utilizing separate age appropriate discussion sessions & activities when necessary.