Why book a camp or conference center for a retreat? Some churches hold their retreats at a hotel – in a lifeless conference room or ballroom. We think a much better alternative is a camp or conference center.If a short 40 second break just looking at nature makes you more productive, imagine what a weekend […]
On April 21, CCCA President/CEO Gregg Hunter was joined by staffers from four CCCA member camps for a ZORB- and robot-filled Fox & Friends appearance New York City, all about the power of camp in the lives of kids. Throughout the show, camps demonstrated the wide variety of activities available to campers and talked about […]
What a great first job! It’s not easy being a teenage summer camp counselor. You’re only 17 and have never been in charge of 12 sixth graders before, but you have to stay alert, watching for that camper who keeps chasing butterflies or that girl who wants to stay up all night reading. You also […]
Adults can enjoy The Power of Camp – check out this short video about how you can find a spot to get away.
Why does camp appeal to kids? For some, it’s that life-changing summer when they are, for the first time, immersed in a loving camp community, learning about God, and having the time of their lives. Some kids consider camp the place they first gained confidence and felt free to be themselves. Camp was where they […]
Summer camps nationwide are enriching their programs; offering more than just a week away for kids at camp. Growing numbers of camps are open year-round, providing programs for the entire family. Snowbird Conferences in North Carolina says their adult training weekends are just as important as their youth camps; and are designed to impact today’s adults. “We believe the […]
Enjoy this short video from CCCA about fresh air, friends and The Power of Camp.
OK, we admit: Nowhere in Scripture does the Almighty command Thou shalt get thyself off to summer camp. However, there are ample examples of biblical figures seeking retreat in nature. And even in today’s tech-dominated world, we love getting away to the woods where we can revel in the beauty of God’s creation—and listen to […]
How many U.S. presidents attended summer camp? It’s easy to speculate about such outdoors-loving chief executives as Thomas Jefferson and Theodore Roosevelt. However, their autobiographies only hint at childhood stints out in the woods with other kids. Other presidents recounted affectionately the great time they had at camp. We know young Theodore Roosevelt loved his […]
At camp, teens learn practical life skills. Why is it that teens who spend the summer as camp counselors come home with all sorts of new, practical skills? For many, camp counseling is their first job. Whether counselors are paid staff members or volunteers, they work hard, often working long days following the camp schedule […]