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How We Create Holy Ground

How We Create Holy Ground

The Origin Story In case you missed it, here’s how Holy Ground: A Guide for Summer Camp Staff was born. #Throwback. It’s spring 2022. Most camp leaders are in the throes of things like staff recruiting, summer program prep, and area church visits. The...
Your 2022 in Review

Your 2022 in Review

What a year! Sometimes it’s hard to capture it all in our brains. Maybe this will help. Happy New Year camp and connected ministry leaders! We can’t wait to see what you have to say, and what’s more, we can’t wait to support you in 2023. Here...
The 2 Questions to Ask Every Time

The 2 Questions to Ask Every Time

We know by now the idea that camp stops after the summer is a myth. Camp staff, leaders, supports, even campers and parents, continue to be impacted by and contribute to ministry year-round no matter what the non-summer season looks like. So while it doesn’t...
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...
Emerging from the Data

Emerging from the Data

Sorry for the long delay in communication! We have been immersed in data from all the camps who participated in various studies with us in 2018, including 10 new camps in the Effective Camp Project and 9 in its related study, the Power of Camp Study. It has been a...
Fall is here!

Fall is here!

“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven.” – Ecclesiastes 3:1 I have always loved the fall season. Here in the Midwest, the humidity drops and the leaves begin to change colors. It is harvest time, with plenty of...

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