Tag Archive: Camp

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 […]

An Atheist at Camp

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

The fact that a high school student who claimed to be an atheist attended Hume Lake camp for a week was quite possibly the result of his mother forcing him to go. There was little doubt that the student did not want to be there, made clear by his negative attitude toward the activities or […]

A Year’s Worth of Ministry

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

Michelle Huey’s turning point in her faith happened at camp. She remembers a moment at camp when she realized that up to that point, her “Sunday relationship with God” did not affect her life during the rest of the week. With that realization, she decided to pursue a daily walk with the Lord. This transformational […]

The Catalyst for Life Change

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

It’s a week of fun. It’s a chance to make new friends. It’s an opportunity to leave changed. “Camp acts as a catalyst for life change in our ministry,” says Britt Kitchen, middle school creative director at North Point Ministries. “If you asked our volunteers or our local camp staff, they feel [the impact on […]

Retreats and Conferences – The Power of Camp for adults

25 Mar / by: The Power of Camp / 0 comments / tags : ,,,

Adults can enjoy The Power of Camp – check out this short video about how you can find a spot to get away.    

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