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S2 E6 3 Circles of Gratitude

S2 E6 3 Circles of Gratitude

Happy Thanksgiving! There are many studies that connect happiness and even productivity with an attitude of gratitude. We have a lot to be thankful for in our own lives and in our ministries. Can I get an, "Amen?" Starting within ourselves and moving concentrically...

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S2 E5 What Does the Mom Say?

S2 E5 What Does the Mom Say?

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...

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S2 E2: A Holy Handoff

S2 E2: A Holy Handoff

Pick your analogy, a seamless pass of the baton in the zone while speeding around the track, a quarterback placing the ball squarely in the gut of a tailback headed for the endzone, an instrumental duet with a melody passed perfectly from one first chair to another -...

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S2 E1: A 3×3 Camp Summer in Review

S2 E1: A 3×3 Camp Summer in Review

Season 2 begins now! How was your summer? Did you encounter challenges? Did you experience things worth celebrating? Either way, you're not alone. As we kick off this new season of the podcast, Jake and Jared  take an episode to review the summer and name 3 things...

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S1 E19: EPIC Season Finale

S1 E19: 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, focal lenses...

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S1 E18: Conflicted.

S1 E18: 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...

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S1 E16: 4 Steps to staff mental health

S1 E16: 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...

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S1 E15: So, how Christian are you?

S1 E15: 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 if they send them...

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S1 E14: The State of The Screen

S1 E14: 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 giving a bit of a State of the...

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