Effective Campfor parents
Camp Wisdom Speaks
When camp experiences are wrapped around faith-forming conversations and relationship at home, that’s when lives are truly changed. Camp experiences are awesome, yes, but they can’t stand alone. The research is clear: the primary place of faith formation is the home.
The 5 Fundamentals of Effective Camp help us all understand how the environment of healthy, thriving outdoor ministries can help what you do as a parent.
Find a Camp for your child!
Let us help you find a camp for your child! There are still openings for the summer! Enter one of the portals at right. When searching for a camp, one of the easiest markers to ensure that it is well-run is to look for the ACA logo, which indicates that the camp is nationally accredited and regularly inspected by other camping professionals.
Below you’ll find your easy button on things to share about effective camp. These graphics and written statements help you tell the story of camps like yours and the depth of impact your ministry can offer in partnership with churches and families. The images are downloadable just by clicking. They are sized ideally for Facebook, work great in Instagram and Twitter, and can be embedded in your websites and emails as well.
Articles + Blog Posts for Parents
These posts are specifically related to parenting and parental concerns. Feel free to share these with other parents or ministry profesionals, either through email links or on social media. You can participate in the conversation by commenting on the posts.
Say it louder for the folks in the back! For outdoor ministries focused mostly on kids and families - parents are your primary constituents. Camp is one of the spaces where the final decision makers are not necessarily the ones having the experience, yet their...
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 drop...
We all have COVID-fatigue. Two years into the pandemic, activities continue to be canceled, and we wonder how long it will last. Tradition has it that the groundhog can predict the coming of an early spring. It comes at a time when most people are getting tired of...
The simplest and the greatest joy: time together with loved ones. This blessing was mine on Thanksgiving Day. We had not been together for two years, but there we were: gathered around a single table. Both of my parents were there. Both of my brothers were there,...
The 5 Fundamentals
This infographic lays out the basic ideas behind the 5 fundamental characteristics we’re finding in effective camps. Click to download, then share with leaders in your church and other parents.