Camp Meetings

Special Events

Education Day

Thursday, July 19

Our 32 schools and 18 preschools are on the front line of mission, sharing the love of Jesus every day with our students and our communities. Stop by the Education Tent to learn about our schools inquire about scholarships, or participate in our 4th Annual Scavenger Hunt (more information in the Gazette).  You won’t want to miss Thursday evening in the main tent, as students, teachers, and principals share what God has been doing for His kids.

Scavenger Hunt
Thursday, July 19
Start at the Education Tent

Tis the season for sunshine, friends, allergies, adventure, and snow cones! The Education Department’s 4th Annual Scavenger Hunt is taking place on Thursday, July 19, from 11:30am ‘till 1:30pm, and again from 4:40pm to 7:00pm. Come by the Education Tent (below Hilltop Bathroom) to pick up instructions. Grab a digital, or smartphone camera, because this is going to be fun!

American Red Cross Blood Drive
Thursday, July 19, 10:30am - 4:30pm
Friday, July 20 – 10:30am - 4:30pm

Registration in Holden Center Lobby. Blood mobile in front of Snack Shack.

You can help save a life! Sign up Tuesday and Wednesday at the Red Cross table in the Holden Center Lobby from 9:00am to 8:00pm. Due to the popularity of this event, our Red Cross Blood Drive is scheduled for two days—using two blood mobileson Thursday and Friday. Donors must be 16 years old with signed Red Cross Parental Consent Form. Save time by pre-scheduling an appointment online at:, sponsor code: SDAconference or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.

For help with online scheduling or for other questions, please call 1-800-RED-CROSS, or email Eligibility questions? Call 1-866-236-3276. A Red Cross sign-up table will also be available on Tuesday and Wednesday at camp meeting, July 17 - 18 from 9:00am - 8:00pm, in the Plaza Pavilion.

Fun Run/Walk 2018
Friday, July 20 – 7:30am start time
Meet near the InfoCenter 

All ages are welcome to participate in the annual Gladstone Camp Meeting 5K Fun Run/Walk (3.1 miles)! We encourage you to avoid long lines on Friday morning by pre-registering online until 12:00pm on Tuesday July 17 at or at the InfoCenter in the Plaza until Thursday evening. Friday morning registrants please arrive by 7:00am. Signed waivers are required for all participants; Minors must have a waiver signed by a parent! A limited number of t-shirts will be available for purchase. If you pre-ordered a t-shirt, please pick it up at the InfoCenter by Thursday; the starting line is under the large banner near the InfoCenter. The run/walk begins at 7:30am and ends by 9:00am. Enjoy the beauty of nature throughout the grounds and get acquainted with new friends! This free event is sponsored by your Oregon Conference.

Adventist Single Adult Ministries Potluck
Sabbath, July 21 – Following church

Zull Hall

Bring your food and a smile! If you didn’t come with food, please join us anyway. Plates, cups, napkins, and plasticware will be provided.

Big Lake Youth Camp at Camp Meeting
Sabbath, July 21 – 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Earliteen Pavilion

All Big Lake staff, former staff, volunteers, families, and supporters – you are invited for dessert at the Earliteen pavilion on Sabbath from 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm. Come enjoy a meet and greet with the 2018 summer staff and a short presentation about what's happening at camp this summer by pastor Les Zollbrecht, camp director. Enjoy reconnecting with old friends and making new ones!

Veterans Recognition
Sabbath, July 21 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Terrace Green (adjacent to the Education Tent)

ATTENTION: VETERANS – Free ice cream (serving until we run out) to show our appreciation of your service. Sabbath afternoon between 1500 and 1600. All veterans and their families are invited to attend. Retired Adventist Military Chaplains will host a come-and-go gathering providing fellowship and support. Sponsored by Adventist Chaplaincy Ministries (ACM) and Oregon Conference National Service Organization (NSO) Advisory.

Adventist Single Adult Ministries Ice Cream Feed
Sabbath, July 21 – Following evening program
Zull Hall

For single adults, fellowship continues over ice cream with all your favorite toppings. Donations accepted.