Tag Archive: Camp

God is a Nature Lover

23 Feb / by: CCCA / 0 comments / tags : ,,,,

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

Join the Coloring Craze

22 Jul / by: The Power of Camp / 0 comments / tags : ,,,,,,

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Working at Camp: ‘Best Summer of My Life’

30 Jun / by: Leah Hill / 0 comments / tags : ,,,

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. […]

Where You Can Just Breathe

31 May / by: Leah Hill / 0 comments / tags : ,,,,,,

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, […]

Key to A Camp Experience

04 May / by: Leah Hill / 0 comments / tags : ,,,,,,

This time of year Kyle Wassom’s students are swamped. Like a lot of other American teenagers, they have projects, exams, competitions and other activities that make carving out time for exploring their faith during the school year nearly impossible. Yet the student ministry team at First Baptist Church (Denton, Texas), prioritized a retreat to Pine […]

A Posture for Listening

21 Apr / by: CCCA / 0 comments / tags : ,,

As it went, Stephen Snyder had planned to attend college to study business. He was good with numbers in high school and thought it would be a smart career move. Before he started his collegiate years, he spent time as a summer camp counselor. Summer days were filled with serving kids and making memories. He […]

Physical Location For Spiritual Mile-Markers

19 Apr / by: CCCA / 0 comments / tags : ,,,

When Paul Turner looks back over his life, it’s clear camp has been the setting for many of his pivotal moments. The year was 1982 at Life for Youth Camp in Vero Beach, Fla. Turner was 14 years old when he received Christ that summer and was baptized by one of the counselors. Many summers […]

Time (And Money) Well Spent

14 Apr / by: Leah Hill / 0 comments / tags : ,,,

At Lives Changed by Christ (LCBC) Church in Millersville, Pa., discipleship is a strong part of the youth ministry. Chad Herman, student ministries director, says building relationships and spiritually encouraging one another within a camp setting is a “relational microwave.” “[Camp] provides this huge chunk of time with students. We don’t get that time on […]

Uninterrupted Conversations

07 Apr / by: Leah Hill / 0 comments / tags : ,,,,,

In a recent phone call with my grandparents, we talked about how they spent Easter, family news, and even the latest on the local high school basketball team. Small-town life, you know. The conversation turned to my projects at work and technology. My grandparents don’t have a computer or Wi-Fi. Of the pair, my grandma […]

A True Encounter with Jesus

A True Encounter with Jesus

21 Mar / by: Leah Hill / 0 comments / tags : ,,,,

Time and time again junior high youth pastor, Jimmy Orellana, has seen the amazing ways God has used camp to reach his students and impact lives. At one camp a couple years ago, as Orellana recalls, a sixth grade student came up to him and shared what was going on in his life. His parents […]

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