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Camp MiVoden
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Conference Contact
Jeff Wines, Camp Director
Upper Columbia Conference
PO Box 19039
Spokane, WA  99219
Phone: (509) 838-2761
Fax: (509) 838-4882
e-mail:JeffW@uccsda.org
web: www.mivoden.com
 
  Camp Contact
Bruce Christiansen, Camp Manager
17415 E. Hayden Lake Road
Hayden Lake, ID  83835
Phone: (208) 772-3484 or 2940
Fax: (208) 772-7106
e-mail bruceh@mivoden.com
 

Camp History
In 1940, the Upper Columbia Conference purchased MiVoden for $1,800. The property included 65 acres and 2,500 feet of shoreline on beautiful Hayden Lake. The property had been a YWCA camp for a few years before the conference purchased it. The name MiVoden comes from the words "missionary," "volunteers," and "Hayden." In 1986, the conference purchased 480 additional acres, so that the camp is now surrounded totally by Forest Service land or lake frontage. The new property is used for timber harvesting, tree farming, and three outpost camps.

Information on Property and Camp Facilities
In the early 1970s, the conference started a ten-year plan to upgrade the facilities. Four dorms were built, stairstepping up the hill so that each overlooks the lake. Each dorm floor sleeps 20 in five rooms and has two restrooms. Each dorm has three levels of rooms, and two dorms have four guest rooms on the top floor. This sets the capacity of the camp at 192 campers and 275 guests. A large, beautiful dining room with a breathtaking view of the lake is capable of feeding 300. Under the dining room, we have a nice heated pool.

Camp Programs and Special Features
With the 545 camp acres and the Forest Service land, hiking, horseback, backpack, and snowmobile trip options are endless. The summer program offers more than 20 choices of classes, and we have Indian Village, Mountain Explorer Village, and Cowboy outpost camps. We also have a ropes challenge course. MiVoden hosts five weeks of children's camps, a large Blind/Deaf Camp, three Family Camps, and a national Singles' Camp. The camp is also used by the conference and Education Department during the year, and other church retreats are also held on the premises.

Camp Mission
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Directions to Camp
From Spokane, take I-90 east to Highway 95 (Sandpoint exit). Proceed north past Hayden Village approximately two miles. Turn right on Lancaster Road, the first road after the highway changes from dual to single lanes. Cross old Highway 95 and follow the Camp MiVoden signs for approximately 12 miles. The camp is easily accessible from Spokane International Airport, which offers many daily flights. It's far enough away for seclusion and near enough for convenience!.
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