MODEL THE JUST AND PEACEABLE KINGDOM OF GOD
The Campbell Farm is a crossroads in which all are welcome to come sit at Christ's table. As a small conference and retreat center we provide opportunities for a diversity of people, churches, and organizations to get to know each other; dialogue on issues of local and global concern and take action for peace and justice. Skill building workshops such as Español Rápido are in high demand. Also, there is plenty of time and space for spiritual reflection and recreation. Many groups do their own programming and use this beautiful setting for board meetings, luncheons, conferences, trainings retreats, and worship. A year round community of mission staff and volunteers lives on the farm and shares in the work of hosting groups, ministering to the community and caring for the land.
HEAL EMPOWER AND EQUIP GOD'S PEOPLE BY THE HOLD SPIRIT
BE AMBASSADORS OF CHRIST'S RECONCILIATION
We are a place of mission, especially with the poor and children in our community. We seek to listen to our neighbors, learn from them and work with them to fulfill the needs of the community. Current programs include Summer Thursday Neighborhood Outreach, The Campbell Farm Kids After-School Cultural Enrichment Program, Summer Food Program and Support Groups. We give training in mission through our popular Spring and Summer Mission Camps. Groups come from across the nation to humbly serve and learn. There is plenty of work on the farm and in the community such as painting homes of the low-income elderly, building a wheel-chair ramp for the disabled, leading vacation bible school, working with children's recreation programs, and sorting food at a local food back. Through it all they learn skills to communicate the gospel in this cross-cultural setting.
BE GOOD STEWARDS OF GOD'S CREATION
THROUGH THE PRACTICE OF HOSPITALITY THE CAMPBELL FARM SEEKS TO:
Mindful of the hospitality of God and the First People of this land, we seek to be good stewards. We seek to worship through the arts and develop our own creativity in the use of appropriate technology. We seek to serve locally grown food, recycle, compost, and reduce waste. Groups learn and serve by caring for gardens and animals, preparing meals, preserving food and participating in larger projects on the farm.
As we walk with our neighbors, we seek to build bridges of understanding between multiple cultures. The Yakama Reservation is comprised of a third Native American, a third Hispanic, and a third Caucasian, Asian, and African American.
THE CAMPBELL FARM is located on the Yakama Indian Reservation in Wapato WA. It was owned and operated by the Campbell Family for most of this century. In 1978, Nellie Campbell willed the 40 acre farm to the Central Washington Presbytery. Since that time, the farm has been a part of the larger family of Christ. The facilities historic buildings and warm, country atmosphere, make The Campbell Farm a true gem in the Presbyterian "family" of conference and retreat centers. The farm is currently part of the Northwest Coast Presbytery.
Over the years, The Campbell Farm has been a place for theological reflection, worship, a meeting place, conference and retreat center, a place for family reunions, youth enhancement, and much more. Farming has always been central to the purpose of The Campbell Farm as it sought to interpret issues of sustainable agriculture and environmental stewardship through “hands on” work on the farm.
WHAT THE CAMPBELL FARM MEANS TO US
We asked our youth and community members, "What does the Campbell Farm mean to you?"