PASTOR'S PERSPECTIVE: Christian camps for kids

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John Scorgie

With the hot summer season fast approaching, I felt that it would be a good time to recommend a great idea to parents of children and teens. Children’s camps are a busy hive of activity right now as camp staff and a host of volunteers prepare the grounds and waterfront for the exciting times when the kids actually show up. I personally attended Christian camps as a camper from the ages of ten through fifteen, age sixteen as a counselor-in-training, and ages eighteen and nineteen as a counselor. Those weeks spent at summer camp were a great highlight for me and for my two brothers. Our three children and two of our grandchildren have all attended a Christian camp and profited in a variety of ways, also. We enjoyed all the outdoor activities available. It was a time of significant growth physically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually. Caring, fun-loving, and mature camp counselors were a huge element in making the camp experience a great benefit to me and my fellow campers. There are also many practical and useful skills that can be learned at summer camp like swimming, camp-craft, sailing, canoeing, and many more. One of the best aspects of a sound Christian camp is the daily, relevant instruction of the Bible for personal living. A week or two at a good Christian camp can be a real life-changer! Please consider this opportunity for your sons and daughters this summer!

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