Camp 2 Congregation Project

What happens when you take the power of the camp experience and bring it to the heart of a congregation? Outdoor ministry leaders have been doing it for years, and we've been learning about the difference it truly makes.

Welcome to the Camp2Congregation Project! In a hurry? Check out the Executive Summary!

LOM Podcast Featuring Project Findings!

Listen to a conversation between Jake Sorenson (project director) and Don Johnson, executive director of LOM. LISTEN HERE

ACA Research Forum Publication

The research findings were peer reviewed and discussed in the annual ACA Research Forum in 2020. You can see the full book of abstracts on the ACA website. To read the Camp2Congregation research summary, CLICK HERE.

There has never been an inventory of programs or an assessment of best practices, until now.

The long history of partnerships between day camps and congregations was unstudied empirically. We have been the first to examine the impact. It needs to be studied to celebrate what is working well and shape future programming for maximum impact. The outcomes of this project will change the way we do day camp by driving our learnings back into the organization and spreading the news of best practices to other camps and ministry partners.

Granting Partner

This project is funded through a grant from the Lilly Endowment. Learn more about their work:

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