‘A Place at the Table’ update from Lazy F Camp


Dave Burfeind, director of Lazy F Camp and Retreat Center outside Ellensburg, Wash., provides an update on the construction of a new dining hall. Construction heavy equipment and operators are on site preparing the ground for a foundation to be poured this fall. Work will continue through the winter with the facility ideally available for the 2018 summer camping season.

Lazy F is able to begin construction thanks to support of volunteers and the generous donations to A Place at the Table Campaign from people like you. They have raised $1.4 million dollars toward a fundraising goal of $1.75 million. You can learn more about the campaign, and how you can participate on the Lazy F website.

Lazy F Camp and Retreat Center is one of four United Methodist camps in The Pacific Northwest Conference. Together, their mission is to be sanctuaries of Christian hospitality, renewal and learning within God’s natural world. Sanctuaries that celebrate diversity, inspire love and service, and fulfill our special partnership with local churches in nurturing disciples and spiritual leaders.”

This report was e-filmed and edited by the Rev. David Valera who serves as Director of Connectional Ministries for the Pacific Northwest Annual Conference.


  1. Unique experience. I was there when David filmed/recorded these remarks by Dave. Good job. You can hear some voices in the background a couple of times. So I have made the system! Wow! Even motivated us to make another gift. Our original gift was used to pay for some of the original drawings. Now we can purchase a brick and help bring this project to completion.

    If you have never visited Lazy F, make a pilgrimage and appreciate not only the setting, but the ministry that is provided for the conference and the community and the area by Lazy F camp. Great history and effective current ministries take place in the Canyon.

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