What do camper parents need most?

What do camper parents need most?

When I was a camper – a long time ago – I forgot to pack my toothbrush.  I wrote a letter to my mother and posted it on the first morning of camp. The next evening, I had a toothbrush and a note from my mom. The mail reached her in 24 hours and she was able to...
Camp Director Annual Evaluation

Camp Director Annual Evaluation

Here’s one thing you can do that is good for your ministry center, good for your board, and great for your camp’s executive director or CEO: an annual review for you executive leader.  A good evaluation process means that board and staff leaders all...
Thinking about Safety at camp

Thinking about Safety at camp

Dear camp professionals, This week, Don Johnson at Lutheran Outdoor Ministries brought this disturbing news report to our attention.  “Hundreds of sexual abuse cases reported at children’s camps across US,” the headline screams. That’s scary!  A closer read shows that...
Give the Gift of Camp

Give the Gift of Camp

“It’s that time of year when we need Christmas wish lists from the kids.” The email arrived from my children’s grandmother in early October. It is indeed that time of the year when we often buy gifts for people we love.  You have children in your life that you...
Never alone

Never alone

When I was a backpacking guide at Sky Ranch, I often read from Deuteronomy to help my campers prepare themselves physically and spiritually for life in the backcountry. You see, it is important for a Christian to understand when to read scripture literally and when to...

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