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Cal-Pac Camps Staffing Announcements

Dear Colleagues,

It is with a mixture of sadness and celebration of outstanding service to the conference that I want to announce to you two transitions that are happening with our Cal-Pac Camp staff:

1 – Gary Clover, Director at Camp Wrightwood since 1990, will be retiring as of August 31st , as he moves to Texas to begin the next chapter of his life to be closer to family.  There will be a celebration of Gary’s ministry at Wrightwood on Sunday, August 11th from 3-6 p.m. – all are welcome.

2 – Billy Stempson, Director at Lazy W since 2006, is resigning that position as of August 15th. Billy has served with Cal-Pac Camps for 11 years, first as Assistant Camp Manager at Colby in 2002 and then as Assistant Camp Manager and Director at Lazy W, starting in 2005.

I know you will want to share your words of appreciation to these outstanding leaders among us.  Gary can be reached at and Billy at

Grace and Peace,
Rev. David L. Berkey, Director
Camping Ministry and Operations
California-Pacific Conference – UMC