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.
The windows are down. The country air mercifully streams in the vehicle as you drive away from the camp property. There is nothing quite like the smell of a child after a week or more at summer camp. There is something wild about that smell. There is B.O., to be sure,...
There is nothing quite like picking up a child from summer camp. I watched thousands of parents do this over the years that I worked at various camps, and now I get the chance to do it myself when I pick up my own children. I am convinced that there is really only one...
Spring is here. Christ is risen! Summer is fast approaching. Have you signed your children up for camp yet? The word “camp” is now used to mean so many different things that my question may be confusing. The reality is that many kids are signed up for multiple...
This post was first published at firstthird.org As a new year dawns, the weather is frigid in the upper Midwest. Schools are cancelled in several states due to extreme cold, and the warnings say things like, “Skin will freeze within 5-10 minutes.” Seriously, my skin...
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.