Ministry Moment

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

Caleb Aldridge, youth pastor at Lakewood Church in Texas, was a camper throughout middle school and high school. The youth group structure at Lakewood is primarily focused on events with activities for students. That’s why stepping away from the busyness and into a calm environment is so beneficial. “Summer camp always creates that atmosphere for […]

Photo courtesy of Lutheran Church of Hope

Saying Yes to a Better Life

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

The last thing teens want is another lecture, but the desire to learn and to be poured into is a consistent longing. For the youth groups at Lutheran Church of Hope in West Des Moines, Iowa, camp is often the place where those needs are met. Bridget Purdy, youth and family ministry leader, at Lutheran […]

The Cool Thing About Camp

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

While we may have plans for our lives, God can set us on a different path—one we might have never expected. The course of one man’s life was changed one summer in Northern Michigan at Lake Ann Camp. “It just kind of hit me right where I was that the Lord had bigger plans for […]

What a hotel can’t give you

05 Oct / by: CCCA / 0 comments /

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 […]

The Power of Camp visits Fox & Friends in New York City!

01 May / by: Penny Hunter / 0 comments /

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 […]

Looking for a summer job and an adventure?

27 Mar / by: Penny Hunter / 0 comments /

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 […]

Retreats and Conferences – The Power of Camp for adults

25 Mar / by: Penny Hunter / 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.    

Summer camp is a time for “firsts”

24 Mar / by: Penny Hunter / 0 comments /

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 […]

Camp Is for Everyone, Not Just for Kids

18 Mar / by: Penny Hunter / 0 comments / tags : ,,,,,

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 […]

Fresh Air, Friendship and More…

16 Mar / by: Penny Hunter / 0 comments / tags : ,,,

Enjoy this short video from CCCA about fresh air, friends and The Power of Camp.