Holy Ground

a guide for summer camp staff

A spiral-bound guide and devotional written by camp enthusiasts and designed specifically for summer camp staff with refreshed content and 12 weeks of brand new devotions for 2024. This handbook includes a section with training support, daily devotional covering 12 weeks of the summer, and an appendix with additional resources.


"The most helpful tool in my years here with developing summer staff"

TOM POWELL   Caroline Furnace Camp & Retreat

About holy ground 2024

Summer staff are the heart of outdoor ministry.

1: Training & outdoor ministry foundations

The front section of the guide is filled with resources that support training and onboarding, as well as familiarize staff with the foundations of effective outdoor ministry. It includes the 5 fundamentals of effective camp, mental health support, conflict resolution, and more.

2: A 12-Week Devotional

Designed for your incredible summer staff and written by current and former summer camp staff members, this 12-week devotional serves as a centering and resting place for their spirit each day. It is built to walk with them through their summer staff journey with 2 weeks of staff training focused devotions, 8 regular summer week, and 2 weeks of post-camp devotions after summer.

3: support resources

The back section is filled with helpful resources for your summer staff to use personally and in their roles. It includes things like a Bible reading plan, prayer support, devotion how to, and more.


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About the Book

What's in a name?

Your camp is the kind of ground God spoke of in Exodus when God asked Moses to remove his shoes because it was holy. This is the kind of gritty foundation this guide offers to each staff member who receives, uses, and personalizes it.

How it looks & feels

  • Spiral-bound to open and use easily
  • Designed to be personalized and colored on everywhere, from the interior to the covers
  • Devotions written in 4 sections each day: Word (scripture), Wonder (devotion), Pray (written prayer), and Ponder (question or action).
  • Standard book size to fit easily in a backpack or binder.

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Per-Copy Discounts

Writer Discount


We’re preparing early for 2025! With gratitude, we offer contributing writers a $1/copy discount. Interested in writing a devotion for the next edition of Holy Ground? Send us a message and we’ll be in touch with details.

Pre-Order Discount

Closed for 2024 · $1/copy

Stay tuned for more information about Holy Ground 2025 including when pre-orders open next spring. We’ll contact you in advance to complete your final order, along with your $1/copy discount code.

ready for 2024

Pre-orders are now closed. Check back in April when the books will be in the camp store.

If you pre-ordered, we’ll be in touch after Easter with info about ordering and your discount code.

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