At a recent one-day workshop from the American Camp Association, I was challenged to reflect on how working at camp prepares staff for “real life.” We were presented with the top five soft skills that companies are looking for in 2019: Creativity Persuasion Collaboration Adaptability Time Management Everyone in the room could hardly contain themselves…these […]
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People say the kitchen is the heart of the home, and it can also be said that the Craft Porch is the heart of camp. Almost everyone is on the craft porch at one time or another, starting at the beginning of each week when the counselors are making decorations to welcome the new campers. […]
This year, Adelle, Rory, and I (Ellie) were able to attend the Christian Camp and Conference Association (CCCA) national conference in Palm Springs, California. The theme of the conference was BOLD. As far as I know, this is the largest gathering of Christian camps in the United States, so attending the conference means you will […]
Let me take you back to 1997 (over twenty years ago, gasp!). A new internet chat platform called “AOL Instant Messenger” was just released. And I, like the early adopter that I still am today, was quick to sign on. I will not reveal my screen name because it was simply too embarrassing! Now […]
In this blog post, staff member Jamie “Ro” Van Buiten and camper Lydia Ware talk about their experiences with LEAD (Leadership Education and Development), a two-week program for Explorer campers who have finished 10th grade and want to learn about leadership skills. Ro writes that during LEAD, “the girls are challenged in their beliefs about […]
There is no way for me to get through a day without using a skill I learned at camp. Some skills, like how to build a fire or tying a knot, seem practical when you learn them. Others you have no idea you’re learning, but then you surprise yourself with an ability, like being able […]
Another summer is in the books! This marks my third summer as director and our 53rd summer as a camping ministry for girls. God is very much at work through the summer camp experience, and we were thankful to be a part of it! Here are some highlights: 135 new campers Week 6 returned! 17 […]
It’s the last week of camp, but we’re still having lots of fun! Check it out below! Sunday evening games after Vespers give campers a chance to get to know each other. We’re building skills through our various activities… …having fun at the waterfront… …and, of course, cookouts on Tuesdays!
The two-week experience is in its second week! Check out what we’ve been up to! On Monday, we had a special presentation by the synchronized swimming class. And then we had an all-camp water relay!
Last Friday evening, we welcomed six Camper-in-Leadership Training (CILT) campers onto our staff! CILT is a four-week intensive training program for Explorer (high school) campers. All CILT campers also go through LEAD (Leadership Education and Development), which is a two-week prerequisite program. Congratulations, Loona, Olive, Hera, Nikita, Kevin, and Mordecai! We’re so happy to have […]