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August 2017

August 2017

August 26, 2017 newsletters

Redwood Glen Happenings Marriage Retreat Summer Camp 2017 Recap Meet our new Food Service Manager Water Update Marriage Retreat – Nov. 10-12 with Dr. Jackie and Pastor Will Yancy It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been married, this retreat is for you. The Yancy’s team up to bring special insight into what […]



Redwood Glen
Redwood Glen Happenings

Marriage Retreat
Summer Camp 2017 Recap
Meet our new Food Service Manager
Water Update


Marriage Retreat – Nov. 10-12
with Dr. Jackie and Pastor Will Yancy

It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been married, this retreat is for you. The Yancy’s team up to bring special insight into what makes a good marriage a great one. Combine that with time spent alone with your spouse as well as fellowshipping with other couples will make for a great weekend.

Pastor Will Yancy, M.A.Ed., and Dr. Jackie Yancy, PhD, MSC/MFCT, are founders of Triumph Ministries, a faith based organization providing counseling services for families in crisis. They provide couple’s counseling, parenting and co-parenting classes, domestic violence and batterer intervention groups, as well as anger management and supervised visitation programs.
 
For more than 28 years they have assisted couples to develop intimacy in their marriage by learning and applying principles deeply rooted in scripture. They have been guest speakers throughout the country facilitating workshops and conferences. Attendees learn communication, conflict resolution, and active listening skills that lead to deeper intimacy in marriage.
Cost is only $450 for both of you for the entire weekend. Don’t miss out on this exciting event. Call the camp office at 650.879.0320 for more information.


Summer Camps 2017

As Redwood Glen transitions out of the summer season, we take a look back at all the fun we had these last couple weeks. With a total of 175 campers we have started to set the pace for our growing camp!

We faced a few struggles with one of our most loved directors, Janice Wilson, moving on and had some triumphs bringing back one of our most loved camps, Senior High! We have seen the need for more volunteer staff and counselors be provided for by the grace of God and look forward to seeing how he continues to provide. This year was the second year of our new Pioneer Camp and we are excited to see it growing. In the past few years we have also seen our Middle School Encounter Camp blow us out of the water with growth and excitement. All of our campers got to experience campfires, swimming, creek stomping, s’mores, new friends and old, and of course, growth in God. As we prepare for our 60th year in 2018 we look forward to seeing how God will continue to move in our program camps!
 
See ya next year!

Meet our New Food Service Manager
Ray Lee became the Redwood Glen Food Service Manager in mid June and has fit right in as part of the camp family. Born in New Mexico and raised in Arizona, Ray joined the Navy where he obtained his culinary skills in cooking for large crowds. Soon after his stint in the Navy, Ray married and had two sons before becoming a widower. His two adult sons live back east.
He met his current wife, Jennifer in 2001, married a year later and together they have two sons, Timothy and Tanner (standing l-r). The couple took in Bethany as a foster child with hopes to soon adopt.
They have previous experience working at camps so fitting into the Redwood Glen life has been an easy transition for all. Ray has wowed our guests with his culinary expertise and our cooks enjoy working for him.

Water Update
It’s hard to believe that is has been over three years since the beginning of the Redwood Glen Water Crisis. And while we still have a few more months to go before we do get our own water system up, running and approved, we do see the light at the end of this tunnel.
Back in April we thought we were a few weeks away from getting the water treatment system working since our plans were approved by the State Water Resources Control Board. We needed the building permit from San Mateo County to finish the project and we’d be up and running by July 1. But Redwood Glen is in a Resource Management district, so the County has determined we need to do a deeper environmental review than was already done for the State. This will delay us another six months. The County understands our plight and will be issuing a building permit to allow Redwood Glen to build the water treatment plant without hooking it up to the water from Hoffman Creek Once the environmental review is completed, we should be two weeks away from being ready to go.
We have been given permission from the State Water Board to once again get our water from Memorial Park while we go through the environmental review. We are in negotiations with the County to do just that. Until then we are still paying 15 cents per gallon of water. And the cost for the new environmental review is expected to be another $25,000+. The finances are tight, but we are making it through. We have had to reduce staff, which means that our current staff is being overworked. Yet they work hard without complaint. They are all doing a magnificent job with the minimal resources that the slim budget requires. (ie: with both lawn mowers in the shop, Chuy was out there with a weed-whacker working on the entire ball field.)
So stay tuned. As a part of Redwood Glen’s 60
th Anniversary party and celebrations next year, we are planning a special dedication ceremony of the water treatment plant. You won’t want to miss out.


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The future looks promising. The business end of Redwood Glen is in growth mode. 2018 is looking like it will be a banner year. The calendar is filling up fast. We are in discussions with an outdoor education group where Redwood Glen may, once again, play host to hundreds of school children learning about the wonders of God’s creation.

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