Camp Fircom


May 24 – May 26, 2019  Register now! (No payment is required at this time.)

We’re planning our congregational retreat at Camp Fircom May 24-26, 2019, and everyone is invited!

This is a weekend where all ages from our community can connect, relax, eat, partake (or not!) in recreational and spiritual activities, and just generally be together in a lodge-style camp on Gambier Island.


Frequently Asked Questions:

Where? Camp Fircom, located on Halkett Bay on Gambier Island

When? Evening of Friday, May 24 through the afternoon of Sunday, May 26

Who? Everyone is welcome. There will be activities and accommodations for all ages!

What? A chance to retreat, play, and stoke the fires that fuel us. Be warmed in the embrace of community.

How do I get there?

Drive, bus or bike to Horseshoe Bay. A chartered water taxi will take you directly to the Camp Fircom dock where a truck will be waiting to carry your bags to your accommodation.

When does the water taxi leave?

The water taxi will leave Horseshoe Bay on Friday at 3:00 pm, 5:30pm and 7:00 pm. On Sunday, the water taxi will leave at Noon, 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm. If you require alternate arrangements, please contact Joseph at Please be aware that you may be required to pay at least $250 to charter an additional water taxi.

 How much does it cost?

The basic cost of the event is $250 per person (includes accommodation, water taxi, program instructors, etc.). Price per person (including children) will be determined on a sliding scale of $150-$310 – see Pricing Table below for details. Please contact if funds are a barrier. Note that no payment is required at this time – we just need everyone to register so we can plan! We will reach out to folks around the second week of April to discuss payment.

What will we do while we are there?

The weekend will be focused on unplugging from the noise and busy-ness of life so this year will be less programming than in the past. We will worship together daily, have a few small group events, but mostly the time will be spent playing, relaxing, reading, talking, and building connection with other participants.

After arriving and settling into your accommodation Friday evening, we will have dinner, an opening worship service, and conclude the night with a family-focused Quiz Night!

Saturday morning, participate in early morning yoga or meditation or even enjoy a dip in the ocean. We will have breakfast followed by another time of worshipping together. Activities for the rest of the day include a community-wide spiritual practices roundtable discussion in the morning, followed by swimming, canoeing, hiking, archery, farming, and community-wide camp games in the afternoon!

Saturday evening, we will enjoy dinner, and then a worship service again to ground ourselves in the Spirit. We will end the day with campfire-side dance party and snack.

On Sunday, enjoy early morning activities before breakfast. We will conclude with a worship service.

Is this event wheelchair/walker accessible?

The ramps down to the water taxi docks are steep, without wheelchair assist devices. Depending on the tide, there can be a large step to board the water taxi. The grounds at Camp Fircom are mainly wheelchair and walker accessible.

What are the accommodations like?

This year we have a variety of accommodations booked, from cute, “camp-y” cabins, to private luxury suites. Here is a summary of amenities:

Any more questions? Contact Joseph at

If you’d like to drop by the office to register using our computer (and get support if you need it), you’re welcome to do so on these days and times:


10AM – Noon

2PM – 3PM

6PM – 8PM


10AM – Noon

2PM – 3PM

6PM – 8PM


6PM – 8PM

*** And Saturdays by appointment *** (Staffing on Saturday can be variable.)

Camp Fircom 2019 Pricing Table: