Category Archives: Staff Training

The Power of the Christian Camp Staff

Be imitators of me as I am of Christ.” I Corinthians 11.1 These words from the Apostle Paul set the challenge for Christian Camp staff each summer. They will be the real living gospel to campers each week. Wally, Pete, … Continue reading

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Keys for a Successful Summer Camp Ministry Heart

I found this in old staff training notes. It makes a good barometer for heart preparedness to start staff training, and a good evaluation of commitment at the end of training. During the summer it makes for a good follow … Continue reading

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All I Ever Needed to Know to be a Camp Counselor, I learned in I Corinthians 13

Staff training is so close. Intense discipleship training is on the horizon. What will you teach? Observation and experience tell me that a lot of staff will be taught learning styles, social styles and leadership styles along with a lot … Continue reading

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Camp Staff Training – Final Tips

Motivated camp staffs want to grow as disciples in Christ. The camp staff training they receive helps them grow and accomplish your mission. Good training simplifies for them what they need to know, or for some, it filters from their … Continue reading

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The Discipleship Process. Designing Camp Staff Training – Part 3

Early in my years as a camp director, my approach to staff training was influenced by a couple of staff comments. The first was by a counselor from a public university. She was extraordinary in her passion – a great … Continue reading

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Disciple Defined, Designing Camp Staff Training – Part 2

Listening in on a camp staff meeting conducted by a former associate now a director of his own program; I began to recognize familiar phrases and statements. They were lines I issued many times to my own staff. Those expectations … Continue reading

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Designing Camp Staff Training, Part 1

You design your camp ministry program with the expectation of God changing a camper’s life. That’s the focus of virtually all your promotion. For this to become a reality, a staff must train to produce this life change. Camp staff … Continue reading

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