Camps around the country are preparing to open.
Camp leaders have been tracking CDC
recommendations, meeting with local health
officials and preparing to receive campers.
COVID has taken a lot from students and families
this year, and camp is a great way to begin to
reclaim what was lost. Check with your local
camp about protocols they have put in place to
address safety and health concerns. We believe
in The Power of Camp now more than ever!
Kids need camp. Today, like never before, teens
and pre-teens are under tremendous pressure.
Self-doubt, peer pressure, substance abuse,
self injury and a myriad of harmful voices nag at kids
every day.

Even kids who have a strong support structure
face obstacles. Camp provides opportunities
for students to pull away and get a breather
– to catch a vision for the bigger picture of their lives.
Kids need … the Power of Camp.
Welcome to the Power of Camp
Kids need camp. Today, like never before, teens and
pre-teens are under tremendous pressure. Self-doubt,
peer pressure, substance abuse, self injury and a
myriad of harmful voices nag at kids every day.

Even kids who have a strong support structure face
obstacles. Camp provides opportunities for students
to pull away and get a breather – to catch a vision for
the bigger picture of their lives.

Kids need … the Power of Camp.
Welcome to the Power of Camp

(R) Photos courtesy of SpringHill Camps and Crista Camps


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Why Camp ?

At camp, young people have the mental room to consider some of the most important issues of life. This break from the craziness of their regular routine allows campers to think about their future, to evaluate unhealthy patterns, and to discover the truth that God loves them and has an amazing plan for their lives.
CCCA member camps are set in some of the most beautiful spots on the continent. Campers explore nature, participate in new adventures and test their limits in a healthy environment surrounded by the grandeur of God's creation.
In a setting separate from their daily routine, with an opportunity to shed the expectations and pressures of others, campers are freed up to truly be themselves, to live above artificial limitations and blossom into who they were created to be.
Good friends who exert positive peer pressure can make all the difference in a kid's life. Friendships with caring adults and other campers, forged through shared experience and the compressed time at camp, can last a lifetime and provide a connection that helps young people navigate the challenges of life.
According to researchers, kids spend on average 40 minutes in meaningful conversation with their parents each week. At camp, caring adults, counselors and mentors come alongside campers, helping them think through decisions and experiences in a way that will prepare them for their future. Many campers point back to a positive role model they met at camp as one who helped shape the direction of their lives.

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The Best Leadership Lab

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Countering the Impacts of Isolation on Youth

21 Oct

It’s possible the pandemic may include more stay-at-home orders in the future, resulting in more virtual learning and students interacting with their peers primarily through technology. Youth workers, parents and camp leaders are asking, “How will isolation impact children and adolescents?” Pre-teen and teen years are incredibly formative, so what happens when kids are separated […]

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How can camp address the social dilemma?

19 Oct

Have you seen the Netflix documentary “The Social Dilemma?” The 2020 film dives into the complexities—and consequences—of social media. If you’ve seen the documentary, you know the concerns voiced by former employees of social media corporations and how it’s impacting our culture. In his book “Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now,” […]