Category Archives: Storytelling for camp

Stories belong in camp. And, our camp stories tells who we are and what we are doing.

Your Camp Story in 150 Words or Less

Readers Digest conducted a contest by inviting readers to write and send in their true life story in 150 words or less.  6,652 people entered RD’s Facebook contest. The results were pretty astounding. The concise storytelling produced some dramatic attention … Continue reading

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Meeting the Summer Camp Speaker Challenge – Part 1

Most evangelical youth camps have a camp speaker, God’s messenger for the week. The last two summers, I’ve had the opportunity to be that speaker. Now I’ve been on both sides of the campfire in this vital role in Christian … Continue reading

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Ten Reasons to Keep Storytelling Alive in Camp Ministry

The apex of camp ministry is to establish a relationship. At the core of transforming relationship is the ability to share a story. To know someone is to know their story. This is why the ability to connect with a … Continue reading

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Think Like a Storyteller – When Planning Your Next Week of Camp

Think like a story teller and you’ll plan a great week of camp. Everyone loves a good story. Good stories are told intuitively, seemingly without effort, yet they totally engage the listener. Imaginations are turned on, and mental cinema is … Continue reading

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Written in the Heart is the Real Summer Camp Story

I was an angry teen, and in the back seat of that big old ford station wagon, I was seething even more. My parents thought it best that I should spend a week at camp. I was going alone and … Continue reading

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Camp Ministry: A Natural Place for Storytelling

Facts are just facts, and facts we all know are boring. But we all relate to stories. Stories make up who we are and want to be. We relate to them because of the connections we make. Last summer I … Continue reading

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Holding Hope in Their Hands

What happens when they go home? This question was gnawing at my mind. I was being given the opportunity to minister to mostly underprivileged kids. Before meeting one of them I was troubled by the thought that after hearing the … Continue reading

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