By Dave Burfeind | Director, Lazy F Camp and Retreat Center

The drive to construct a new dining hall at Lazy F continues to build momentum! A ground breaking celebration will be held Sunday, May 7th beginning at 2:00 p.m. There will be a ceremony including a blessing of the space, update on progress, and the obligatory shovel routine. After the ceremony we will share a meal. All are welcome!

Please inform the Lazy F staff before May 1st if you be able to attend this special event by emailing director@lazyfcamp or calling 509.962.2780. Please include the number attending and any dietary restrictions.

More Great News

In February, Lazy F received notification of a $100,000 grant from the Murdock Charitable Trust in Vancouver. This will be a “top off” grant meaning this will be the last $100,000 as the fundraising goal of $1.75 million is reached. The current totals are just over $1.4 million, so an additional $250,000 is needed to receive this grant.

Currently we are reaching out to United Methodist Churches in our conference to pitch in to reach this goal. What if 35 of our churches were able to pledge $1,000 per year for the next 3 years? This would be over $100,000 getting us much closer to our goal.

Why this Matters

Lazy F is a crucial part of the ministry of our Pacific Northwest Annual Conference. Every summer we serve our children, youth, and grandparents as they grow in faith. Several times each year we serve our Hispanic ministries for a gathering in Christian community. Each year, a variety of churches gather as families to grow closer in Christ.  Many times throughout the year organizations within our Conference gather at Lazy F to fulfill and further the mission of the United Methodist Church.

We hope you will be able to join us for the ground breaking on Sunday, May 7th and we ask for your church’s involvement to further improve the ministry that happens here.

Please contact the Lazy F Camp and Retreat Center at 509-962-2780 or for additional information. You can also visit our website to learn more about the Place at the Table campaign.


  1. Congratulations of reaching this milestone in your journey into the future. We will be unable to attend as Barbara is speaking at Kent UMC that day about the orphanages in DRC (Congo). Try as we might, we can’t be in two places at once. We continue to wish you well. We have enjoyed those times when we could participate in the older adult camp in September known as “Lazy Daze”.

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