How can we Share Jesus?

Who in your family doesn't know Jesus as their Savior? Did your chest tighten thinking about it? Jonathon gives us great encouragement for sharing Christ, even if we are scared.
campers
For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. And I was with you in weakness and in fear and much trembling... 1 Corinthians 2:2-3...Read more

How can we Help Kids Memorize Scripture?

We want our children to make great decisions when we're not around. One way to do that is to help them hide God's Word in their hearts. Kyle reminds us why we should and tells us how we can do just that.
Girls in the Word
I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you. Psalm 119:11 As we dig into God's Word we find that having His Word close,...Read more

How Can Parents Walk with Kids who are Doubting Their Faith?

I remember sitting across from a long-time mentor of mine a few years ago as he shared with me the prayer request that was gripping his life at the time. One of his children was struggling with doubt in her faith. Read on to see what I learned.
“But these words seemed to them an idle tale, and they did not believe them.” Luke 24:11 I still remember the feelings that request evoked in me. I was a...Read more

Helping Teach Kids to Have a Strong Work Ethic

Many of us might say that having the word, “failure” and “our children” in the same sentence terrifies most of us. We also know growth and wisdom come through hard work, and even struggle. Madi reminds us how giving our kids multiple opportunities for good, hard work can mature them greatly!
Working Screamer Coach
Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men. Colossians 3:23 I remember growing up and every week having a list of responsibilities I was in...Read more

How Kids Can Practice Communicating Well with Adults

Risking the embarrassment and chancing some entertainment...let's allow our kids to practice communicating with adults at appropriate times. See below as Jen provides three real-life settings for kids to practice communicating with adults.
Mom & Daughters
Brothers, do not be children in your thinking. Be infants in evil, but in your thinking be mature. 1 Corinthians 14:20 Parents, we have the great privilege and daily opportunities...Read more

How to Teach Kids Time Management

It is easier to be patient, understanding, and more beneficial to others (all ways to honor God) when we are not rushed. Mark gives us practical ways to teach our kids great, God-honoring time management.
Unhurried guys
“The diligent find freedom in their work; the lazy are oppressed by work.” Prov. 12:24 Being late for a timeline is a feeling I presume most do not enjoy. Regardless...Read more

How Can Parents Help Kids Schedule Their Priorities?

Does your schedule reflect your priorities? Like it or not, it does - for all of us. Kyle points us back to how we can make sure we schedule our desired priorities.
Mother/Daughter
For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Luke 12:34 Take a minute and look at your schedule. What does it say your priorities are? What do...Read more

How Can We Help Our Kids Manage Stress?

The New York Times recently claimed that stress can be good for you [1]. For me stress has always been a fun waster which is not camp approved. Let's dig in and see what God has to say about it!
D252 Campers
Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its...Read more

Can Parents be ok with Our Kids Being Exposed to the World?

“This little light of mine, I’m gonna to let it shine.” Easy to sing as a child, hard to trust as a parent. Kelli comes along side us to remind us of the value of sending our kids out equipped to be a light in our world.
TMC & his shining light
Let your light shine, so that all can see your good works and glorify your Father in Heaven. Matthew 5:16 It is a bit unnerving to see our children take...Read more

How Can We Please God in Our Schedules?

Ever wish you could be in two places at once? Ever try it? We might all be guilty of texting during a conversation. Kara wisely refocuses our attention on how to spend our time on what really matters.
A Time for Everything
Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. Matthew 11:29 We are a...Read more

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