Does the Bible tell us to retreat into the woods?

11 Mar / by: Penny Hunter / 0 comments /

OK, we admit: Nowhere in Scripture does the Almighty command Thou shalt get thyself off to summer camp. However, there are ample examples of biblical figures seeking retreat in nature. And even in today’s tech-dominated world, we love getting away to the woods where we can revel in the beauty of God’s creation—and listen to […]

Will summer camp help prepare your youngster for the White House?

05 Mar / by: Penny Hunter / 0 comments /

How many U.S. presidents attended summer camp? It’s easy to speculate about such outdoors-loving chief executives as Thomas Jefferson and Theodore Roosevelt. However, their autobiographies only hint at childhood stints out in the woods with other kids. Other presidents recounted affectionately the great time they had at camp. We know young Theodore Roosevelt loved his […]

3 Ways Working at Camp Benefits Teens

03 Mar / by: Penny Hunter / 0 comments /

At camp, teens learn practical life skills. Why is it that teens who spend the summer as camp counselors come home with all sorts of new, practical skills? For many, camp counseling is their first job. Whether counselors are paid staff members or volunteers, they work hard, often working long days following the camp schedule […]

Duck Dynasty’s Summer Camp Legacy

26 Feb / by: Penny Hunter / 0 comments /

Finding Love at Summer Camp “I met my husband, Willie, when we were in third grade, at Camp Ch-Yo-Ca,” confesses one of America’s biggest supporters of summer camps. “His mom, Miss Kay, was the camp cook that summer and her boys attended the camp for free.” Yes, Korie Robertson of Duck Dynasty fame has a […]

New Infographic

19 Feb / by: Penny Hunter / 0 comments /

Check out the new infographic about Kids Today!                

What are parents worrying about? You’ll be surprised!

11 Feb / by: Penny Hunter / 0 comments /

When it comes to your children and the great outdoors, what worries you? If you’re like a majority of American parents, you’re bothered that your kids aren’t spending enough time enjoying God’s creation. Recently the Nature Conservancy surveyed parents of kids between 3 and 18 through the United States, Brazil, China and France—quizzing them about […]

5 Good Reasons to Send Your Child to Camp

06 Feb / by: Penny Hunter / 0 comments / tags : ,,,,

Photos courtesy of Crista Camps With all the activity options kids have to choose from these days, it can be challenging to determine which experiences are worth the investment of time (our kids’) and money (our own). Here are a few of the reasons why a week—or a summer—at camp should be at the top […]

The Trifecta of Adolescence

10 Mar / by: CCCA / 0 comments /

Photo Credit: courtesy of Camp Tejas Relationships.  Fun.  Challenges.  These three things are an everyday part of a kid’s life.  Sometimes good.  Sometimes bad. Relationships might be unhealthy, broken or stressful.  Fun might come in the form of too much time in front of the television, playing video games, or even participating in unwholesome activities like underage […]

New Power of Camp Graphic: Everything is Better at Camp

10 Mar / by: CCCA / 0 comments /

Download and share the new infographic for The Power of Camp. It’s clear that kids need camp today – let’s spread the word.

There’s Something about Being Somewhere Else

28 Feb / by: CCCA / 0 comments /

I have been working in Christian Camping for 25 years, so it goes without saying that I believe in the Power of Camp. My thirteen-year-old daughter has lived at Trout Lake Camps, the place I work, her entire life. She lives a life that I can’t imagine — filled with climbing walls, zip-lines and horses in […]