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 […]
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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 […]
We’re almost at the half-way point of the two-week experience! Check out what we’ve been up to! Every morning before breakfast, the entire camp lines up for flag raising: Cookouts are on Tuesday evenings:
Week 3 is going strong! Camp gives girls a place to be silly and to try new things without fear of failure or judgment. And we are definitely silly – check out what we’ve been up to! Campers have a period of free time each day, where they can spend time […]