Episode 19: EPIC Season Finale

Episode 19: EPIC Season Finale

It’s the season one finale of the Sacred Playgrounds podcast! It’s going to be E.P.I.C. This episode is framed with an epic alliteration of four key things to remember and apply as camp begins for the summer. Think of them as broad-brush questions to ask,...
Episode 18: Conflicted.

Episode 18: Conflicted.

Meet Amber Hill Anderson, a professional mediator and conflict resolution specialist, not to mention former camp staffer and current ongoing enthusiast. Here’s the reality, camp won’t be all sunshine and rainbows. Sometimes people see and experience things...
Episode 16: 4 Steps to staff mental health

Episode 16: 4 Steps to staff mental health

There’s a path for summer camp staff to be well, really well, in body, mind, and spirit this summer. When they, and you, are supported in mental wellbeing, it lays a foundation for a season of less staff attrition, more energy, and incredible ministry. On this...
Episode 15: So, how Christian are you?

Episode 15: So, how Christian are you?

So, wow Christian are you? That’s a real question, one that camp leaders get. It’s a question that parents are wondering when they’re making choices about the kinds of experiences to say yes to for their kids. They wonder what happens to their kids...
Episode 14: The State of The Screen

Episode 14: The State of The Screen

99% We share some statistics and such on this podcast, and that’s one we don’t share very often. 99% of parents say that camp is a place to unplug from technology. What’s even more interesting – the kids like it. On this episode, we’re...

Sacred Playgrounds is a book!

Sacred Playgrounds, a new book about Christian summer camp, is available now and ready for your bookshelf! These pages are filled with stories, research findings, and the tools to apply them in your own context, whether you’re a camp leader, church leader, fellow researcher, or lifelong camper. Enter your email for the latest updates and we'll also send you straight to the order page.

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