New Life’s Eve: A Summer Camp Holiday

By Nathaniel Miller At New Life Camp, we greatly desire for campers to make decisions to follow Jesus.  For some, that means repenting of their sin and trusting the good news that the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus can give them new hearts and lives.  For others, it means responding to the teaching of the Bible and the Holy Spirit with a renewed commitment to their first love. Each week of summer camp is building toward Thursday, a day we call New Life’s Eve, a day where decisions like these can be made. It begins with an explanation at ...

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Three Reasons Why Long-Term Missions Can Never Be Replaced

By Joshua Paxton In the high-tech and fast-passed world of today, we often find ourselves asking how can we accomplish things more quickly? How can we meet goals more quickly? How can we expand more quickly? Studies have shown that the current attention span of Generation Z is a mere 18 seconds. This is largely based on social media, in which a person will take an average of 18 seconds to decide if they are going to watch a video they see on Facebook.   “[Short-term missions] will never serve as an alternative to long-term investment in the lives of ...

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How to Get the Best Summer Camp Photos of Your Camper

By Tawny Austin One of my biggest passions is photography. I love being able to capture moments that can be shared for years to come. The summer of 2018 was my first summer working as the summer camp media director and there were a lot of things I learned! I decided to put together a list of 5 things you as a parent can do to get the most out of your child’s summer camp photos and videos. “... Encourage them to, if they’re having a good time, show it! Especially if they see a camera around.” A huge benefit of sending your children to camp is it ...

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Camp From Inside the Kitchen

By David Davison Back a few years ago, some of the only interaction I had with campers consisted of asking them if they would like green beans with their lunch or dinner.  And now it seems like I have less interaction with them than I did then, aside from the campers who have special dietary requirements. There are times when I am prepping for the next meal and I see a counselor and their camper come into the Dining Hall to rest or to have a moment of discipleship. At times the enemy can try to tell us that what we are doing doesn’t have any effect on the ...

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Until the Whole World Hears

By Tori Garrison John 3:16 “God wen get so plenny love an aloha fo da peopo inside da world, dat he wen send me, his one an ony Boy, so dat everybody dat trus me no get cut off from God, but get da real kine life dat stay to da max foeva." Big question: Did that reach your heart? So, this is a REAL Bible translation in the Hawaiian Pidgin language for a people group that lives in Hawaii. There are more than 600,000 people who speak Hawaiian Pidgin. This translation is easier than reading the English version because this is how they speak. It is clear ...

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