8 results for tag: Camping


Media: A Tool for Proclamation

Written by Billy Long If you've ever asked yourself what it looks like to be the "Media Guy" at a summer camp, I can give you an idea: it's just a little crazy! We, as media guys, wear many hats, both during camp and in the off-season during the school year. We're out in the heat of the day snapping photos and taking videos of every activity; a job where everyone at camp sees you and everyone back home doesn't, since we're the ones behind the camera. We also do a ton behind the scenes! Editing photos and videos, running the slides for chapel and sound for worship, and helping whoever needs it with their electronic needs. We also do other jobs ...

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 breakfast about what this day means and why it is important.  The more popular ...

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 gives them a chance to unplug from electronic devices and the many other distracti...

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 campers spiritually or that we are missing out on relationships outside of the ...

Is Camping in the Bible?

By Bill Richoux Camping is one of the many tools God uses in the lives of His people. He uses wilderness type experiences to mold us, to build character, and teach life lessons to those of us He has called to serve Him. There is just something about this setting that God has been pleased to use over and over again. He used it all throughout Biblical times and He continues to use it today. I know this because I have served in Christian Camping for over 40 years. During that time I have observed countless lives being transformed. Most importantly, I know this because He has used this setting to change my life. In Deuteronomy 8, God is ...