Category Archives: Program

Organizing thoughts to help programs succeed at the heart of the mission.

Lost at Camp Amusement

I know a boy who went to camp for the first time last summer. He’s not going back. This makes me sad. Here is his story. I got out of the house, away to camp and the great outdoors. Here … Continue reading

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Summer Camp Speaker’s Prayer

Summer begins this weekend. Its the beginning of the summer camp season. Best season of the year. Kids come out to camp to enjoy the outdoors and hear about the message of the creator who takes a special interest in  … Continue reading

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O Wow! The Testimony of God’s Creation

Remember now your creator in the days of your youth. Ecclesiastes 12:1 When teaching camp counselors to take a nature hike, no matter what their experience knowledge was outdoors, I told them they only need to know the words, “O … Continue reading

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Bringing God’s Word to Life

Ministry it seems to me is bringing God’s word to life. A play on words to some extent; we bring the Words of God to the hearing of each individual life with the ultimate intent of seeing those Words come … Continue reading

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Ministry Overhead

You know what your physical overhead is; your building cost, staff cost and other fiscal realities. But what about your ministry overhead, do you know what your human relationship need is for ministry effectiveness? All the methods we use, the … Continue reading

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Camp Program Sabbatical – Its Time Has Come

Living in the middle of Ohio’s Amish hill country, I see from my front window hills contoured for crop rotation. Farmers strategically plan to rest the ground to keep insects in check, add nutrients and help restore productivity. The thoroughbred … Continue reading

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Summer Camp Program Brainstorm

Planning your summer camp program resembles planning for a great date. She’s your gal, glorious and beautiful; anticipation rises as the date gets near and you want everything to be just right. Living for summer camp afflicts the true blue … Continue reading

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