Tag Archive: camping

Camp is Good for Your Brain!

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

At camp, kids are given opportunities to participate in activities that boost brain development. According to Scholastic’s Parents & Child magazine, here are a few tips to help kids have healthier brains: “Movement gets the brain going.”[1] Physical play is a hallmark of camp. Campers get moving, participate in new games and adventures, and have […]

Swapping Screen Time for the Best Week of Summer

29 Mar / by: CCCA / 0 comments / tags : ,,,

When kids return from summer camp, they might be able to teach their parents a thing or two. Yes, they will have learned fun games, traditional camp songs and how to adjust to new routines. But today’s campers also learn a lifelong lesson that campers in generations past never really needed—the benefits of a digital […]

One Thing Expert Says All Kids Need

24 Mar / by: CCCA / 0 comments / tags : ,,,

Pre-school is the new kindergarten. The National Center for Education Statistics reported “the percentage of three- to five-year-olds in preprimary programs who attended full-day programs increased from 39 percent in 1990 to 60 percent in 2013.”[1] Kids are plugging into the classroom earlier than ever before, but is it beneficial? What happened to children embracing […]

You Love Your Kids – But Does Summer Drive You Crazy?

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

It’s sneaking up on us…summer. The days when your kids sleep in and enjoy a life without so much routine. No more running them to soccer practice, or squeezing in evening PTA meetings. With those blessings also comes the reality that they are home. All. The. Time. “I’m bored.” “What is there to eat?” “Can […]

An Adventure at Camp is Life Changing

10 Mar / by: CCCA / 0 comments / tags : ,,,,

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

Join the Coloring Craze

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

Join the coloring craze and download these coloring sheets from The Power of Camp.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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