Come to the All Church Picnic and Baptism!

Everyone is invited!

Join us this Sunday, August 6 at Gwinwood Christian Camp. We are excited about our special service this Sunday! Please read this information so that you are prepared for the service and the following fun, food, and fellowship. The best way to prepare is to come Sunday with a heart to serve and bless others.


Please arrive early to allow extra time for parking and getting situated for the service. Parking is slightly limited, so if you are able to carpool, that would be helpful. When you arrive at Gwinwood, proceed along the main road and follow the instructions of the parking and security team.

Church Service and Baptism

The church service and baptism is at 11:00 AM (no church service at the Calvary Chapel Olympia building). The service will be held on a treed hillside with some shade. Please bring a towel, cushion, or camp chair for seating. This will be a family service, and no childcare will be provided. Please plan to bring snacks, coloring, and quiet activities for your younger children to enjoy while sitting with your family during the service.

All Church Picnic and Retirement Party

The picnic and retirement celebration for pastor Gary Thomas is 12:30-4:00 PM. Don’t forget your potluck dish! The church is providing chicken. Last names beginning with A-M please bring a salad or fruit. Last names beginning with N-Z please bring dessert or chips. Shaded seating will be available.

Live Music, Swimming, and Activities

The local band “Off Boulevard” (including our very own Rachael Aarts and Kerry Gansberg) will provide live music. Plan to beat the heat by swimming in Hick’s Lake! Bring sunscreen, a modest swimsuit, and a beach towel. Life guard supervised swimming in Hick’s Lake will be open from 1:00-3:30. Other available activities include Frisbee, Volleyball, and “9 Square in the Air.”


Don’t forget to plan for the day!

  • Bring a towel, cushion, or camp chair for seating.
  • Bring snacks, coloring, and quiet activities for your younger children to enjoy during the service.
  • Bring your potluck dish.
  • Bring sunscreen, extra water, a modest swimsuit, and a beach towel.

Directions to Gwinwood Christian Camp

6015 30th Avenue SE, Lacey, WA 98503

  • From Lacey, head south on Ruddell Road SE.
  • Turn left onto 25th Ave SE.
  • Turn right at fifth street on your right, Hicks Lake Rd SE.
  • Turn left at the “T” onto 30th Ave SE.
  • The camp is at the end of the road on the right.