Bishop had a commitment to Camp Adams.
as a camper, then as a counselor and director, and finally as a member
of the camp's program staff, Sarah spent many summer days alongside
Nate Creek and Milk Creek.
had explored and hiked all of the 210 acres of the camp and could
show a long-time camper (and some Conference staff persons) many places
of beauty never seen or too often overlooked.
loved the campers and the campers loved Sarah. She worked wonders
with campers who were having a difficult time fitting into the camp
community. She wouldn't let homesickness send any camper home if she
could help it. Her presence was almost always one of quiet care and
listening, letting the campers know that she cared about them.
when she chose, she cold enliven any camp fire. She was the epitome
of what a camp counselor/director should be.
August, Sarah, doing what she loved to do—hiking, lost her life
in an accident on Mount Hood.
all that Sarah embodied, camp friends have created the Sarah Bishop
Campership Fund. This fund will be used to provide campership help
to children and youth from the Portland area who would not be able
to meet the costs of a week at camp but would benefit from time away
from the city in the forested setting of Camp Adams.
who would like to contribute to the Sarah Bishop Campership
Fund can do so by sending their checks to the Conference
office marked "Sarah Bishop Campership".
Pacific Conference of the United Church of Christ
0245 SW Bancroft Street, Suite E
Portland, OR 97239