Tag Archive: summer camp

Secret to An Energetic, Epic Summer

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

Vince stared at the clock’s sluggish secondhand. It was almost here. Then the final bell rang, ending the school year and welcoming the long awaited days of summer. Instead of spending this summer with postures slouched toward mobile devices and veg’ing on the couch, Vince and his friends will experience an energetic and epic summer […]

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.

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. […]

Camp! A Leader’s Guide to Making the Most Out of Camp

01 Jun / by: Terry Parkman / 0 comments / tags : ,,

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 […]

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, […]

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