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My Mission Trip Pack List

By Tawny Austin Hey, I'm Tawny! I've been a missionary with CBM since Fall of 2017 and have served in Honduras full-time since October 2019. Surprisingly, before moving to Honduras, I had only been on one mission trip, and it wasn't even a "typical" mission trip. I went to Japan with my husband in 2016 for a month, over one of our college summer breaks to help out with a VBS program, English classes, and some other ministry work. We moved to Honduras a few years later and, after a few teams came to work with us, was the first time I saw what the "typical mission trip" really looked like. I also learned a lot of things about what to pack to go on a ...

Top Things We Want to Teach in Staff Training

By Aaron Miller   When planning for staff training, it can be daunting to determine what to include, what to emphasize, and what can be taught along the way during summer camp.  At New Life Camp we have developed a ladder of priorities that we not only want our full-time staff to understand, but we also want our summer staff to know.  When everything goes wrong and I can only focus on one thing, what is that one thing?  And if I can manage more, what comes next?  This ladder helps our staff navigate such decisions and we plan our staff training to reflect these priorities. Our first priority is safety.  Crassly put, if we do ...

15 Things to do in Your Backyard

By Elizabeth Price As a stay at home mom of three, this pandemic has not really impacted our day-to-day life too much. And my kids are 4 years, 2 years, and 3 months old, so they don’t have any idea of what’s going on. Thankfully, the weather is warming up, so we can at least spend a lot of our time outside in this time of isolation. We don’t have a lot of space in our backyard, but we utilize the space we have and we always have fun. Here are some things we do and maybe you can too!        1. Have a picnic It doesn’t matter what time of the year it is, if the sun is shining and it’s relatively warm outside, you will find me ...

Establishing Healthy Rhythms in the Midst of Chaos

By Brittany Burton   Regardless of whether your kids go to public or private school or if you've always homeschooled, all of us are entering a season that is unprecedented due to COVID-19.  Most likely you have been bombarded by lists of resources, digital learning platforms, Instagram live sessions, etc. that you can fill your time with while your children are home from school.  I’m so glad that many online companies are offering their services free of charge.  Being the homebody that I am, I could easily sit and take course after course, catch up on some podcasts, watch musicians play free gigs, and listen to authors read their ...

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...