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Update Your Evaluations!
With summer fast approaching, now is the time to update your camper and parent evaluations. Some of us have gone years without updating them. Especially in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, now is the time to freshen them up. This easy-to-use resource will walk you through the basic steps of building an end-of-week camper evaluation and a post-camp parent survey. Need more help? Contact Jake for a personalized walk-through that will help develop evaluation tools perfect for your context.
Call stories are unique and complex. When I was a camp program director, it was a privilege to accompany people on their faith journeys. I heard call stories from visiting pastors, retreat participants, campers, and summer staff members. I saw many camp staff called...
Not all pastors value camp. Some are benignly dismissive, while others are almost hostile. We collectively call this group the camp skeptics. In our recent survey of ELCA pastors and deacons, just under one in five (18%) were categorized as skeptics. These folks do...
Most congregational leaders value camping ministries. In the previous post, we took a closer look at the most fervent supporters, which we call camp enthusiasts. Those are the folks that bring congregation members to camps and retreats, give of their time and...
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