Campenings

The blog of Sacramento Camp & Conference Center

 

A New Thing

Our calendar was booked solid with summer camps, church retreats, family reunions…and we were on the precipice of hiring dozens of young, energetic summer staff to join us in this dynamic camping ministry.

A Sure Thing

A Sure Thing

Back in January I wrote a blog called "Camp Life is Surprising." I thought some snow was a big upheaval. How wrong I was! And it's not just "Camp Life" that's full of surprises, it's just life in general. Our world has been shaken to the core, and changed in ways we...

Camp Life is Surprising

Camp Life is Surprising

I had heard some odd radio chatter among our staff, but I did not think much about it as I was taking my Christmas tree down. As I stepped out my back door, tree in arm, there it was; snow! Snow is a wonderful blessing of moisture, and often enough, our weather...

Secret No Longer

Secret No Longer

I've had babies on the brain as of late. Due in part because we just added two beautiful little girls to our Sacramento Camp Family, and probably because I myself am expecting a baby. But I hope it's also because Christmas is all about love incarnate, fleshed out in a...

Chit-Chat and The Gospel

Chit-Chat and The Gospel

There are not many people I won't talk to, and there are few situations in which I will choose silence over talking. I find chit-chat easy and rewarding. Sometimes though, work must be done, and it must be done by one's-self, or without being able to talk with your...

When Jesus is Everyday

When Jesus is Everyday

The ladies of camp recently finished a Bible study that started at the beginning of summer. It takes us a while to finish a study during our busy season, finding days to work, and times that matched everyone's schedule was hard, so some weeks were missed, some weeks...

You May Proceed

You May Proceed

What happens after summer? What happens when all the summer staff leave? What do we do when the summer season grows colder? We go on. Many people are surprised by that, but it is true. We have groups here all the time. They usually become weekend groups when school...

Summer Moments

Summer Moments

As the camp photographer, I get the fun job of showcasing the very best of camp; the highlight reel. All the top moments I want to capture. The July 4th Parade, the Horse Camp Showdeos, the giant swing look of shock, the big splash at the end of the Slip n'Slide. I...

Smells Like Summer

Smells Like Summer

It's July. Which seems impossible, but if I were to take a beat and realize how tired I am, I think it would indeed feel like mid summer. If I don't take a moment to catch my breath, it will be gone too soon. If we all don't take a moment to slow down, the best parts...

All The Moving Pieces

All The Moving Pieces

Doing a summer of camp involves many, many, many moving parts. There are the full time staff who act as a backbone to the structure of camp. There are the part time staff with vital tasks that act like an immune system, making sure there is not too much strain on any...

One Summer in Eternity

One Summer in Eternity

I love summer staffers. I just do. I love their energy, that youthful- stay-up-all-night-and-still-get-up-early, energy. I love their willingness to try new things, whether that is doing a job they have never done before, or new foods, or new games. I love their hard...

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