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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...

Lessons From Lydia Patterson Institute

Lessons From Lydia Patterson Institute

"We made the mess. We should clean it up." This is a quote from a student from Lydia Patterson Institute in El Paso, Texas, who spilled some popcorn and asked to borrow my broom. The above statement is not revolutionary, it is a principle most people try to live by,...

Saints Who Sow

Saints Who Sow

Have you ever sat back and listened to the people of God singing together? In the middle of worship at our Christian Camping Conference for our region, I stood there and listened for a brief moment as we sang acapella, without instruments. The sound was among the top...

New Year, Same God

New Year, Same God

"Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest."Matthew 11:28 Anyone else feel pressured by the new year? Pressured to make big changes, pressured to keep up with so-and-so on their diets? Maybe pressured to be the best version of yourself?...

When We Gather Together

When We Gather Together

We just recently had our Sacramento Camp Christmas Party.  Not long before that we had a Chili Cook-off. Around  that same time someone said it was the last dinner together in the Dining Hall for a long while. Which got me thinking about how strange our...

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