Adventures are great. But once you’ve packed up your gear, put away your maps, what do you have left? An adventure at camp leaves an indelible mark on your life. One that lasts for eternity. #thepowerofcamp
There are many things working against healthy relationships today. One that we may not know the full impact of yet is the decline of emotional intelligence. Camp may be one solution to this problem. In a study of 6th graders who went away for five days of nature camp, researchers found their ability to recognize […]
Sometimes the Still Small Voice is squeezed out and muffled in our lives. Camp gives us the time and space to hear again.
God loves what He has made. When we enjoy creation…nature…we are enjoying the work of His hands. “Now the Lord God had planted a garden in the east, in Eden; and there He put the man He had formed.” Genesis 2:8 CCCA | The Power of Camp
John Muir, renowned naturalist who lived in the 1800’s, coined the phrase “The mountains are calling and I must go.” We love creation. We believe that people are changed when they interact with God in the beauty and majesty shown in mountains and valleys and lakes and seasides and meadows … the places you find […]
As fall rolls around this year, Justin Ebert, student ministries pastor at Central Community Church, will be challenging his students to remember what they experienced over the summer including time spent at Camp Barnabas. The reasons Justin takes his students to camp are plentiful. Whether it’s the excitement of meeting new friends, playing outrageously fun […]
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Leah Samuelson is a creative. She’s a learner, a faculty member at Wheaton College and she has a background in Christian camping—only with a twist. “One summer when I was 20, I got stuck,” Leah says. “I applied to be a camp counselor. I fully expected to be awarded the post—I am camp counselor material. […]
The following is an excerpt originally published in “Camp! A Leader’s Guide to Making the Most Out of Camp” on My Healthy Church Youth blog. Every year, I think of three things that camp allows me to build into the life and the health of my youth ministry: 1. Build Runways Camp is not a […]
Just as a captain would steer the ship away from rocks and icebergs, today’s youth pastors look for ways to help their students navigate adolescence. The sources of stress for many teenagers may take the form of padding their college portfolio with extracurricular activities and impressive academic résumés. Add learning how to socialize with peers, […]