Three Ways Your Church Can Connect with Your Camp This Summer

Three Ways Your Church Can Connect with Your Camp This Summer

By: Statistics tell us that summer camp can be a formative experience for our children and youth. It is also considered a “stepping stone” for college-aged staff as it may be the first time they consider a call to ministry. All of this gives your congregation an...
Tween Camp

Tween Camp

By: Doodle Harris We started Tween Camp six years ago.    It began after a year of successful presbytery events for middle school youth and high school youth. Young people from different churches were beginning to connect. They’d exchanged snap chats and phone...
Created to Be Me Camp

Created to Be Me Camp

By: Beth Herrinton-Hodge I can think of few more life-changing experiences for youth than the opportunity to develop a healthy self-esteem and appreciation of one’s person and body as a precious gift from God.   The church is in a particularly opportune position to...
Reflecting on The Well at Burke Presbyterian Church

Reflecting on The Well at Burke Presbyterian Church

By: Arlene Decina   For the past five summers at Burke Presbyterian Church (BPC), we have taken a leap—from the traditional Vacation Bible School (VBS) that had always been a highlight of our children’s programming—into something that has been, for us, new and...
Finding  Space  and  Time  through  Confirmation  Retreats

Finding Space and Time through Confirmation Retreats

By: Jacob Sorenson Too often, people think of confirmation as a class. Those in the Reformed traditions seem to have a particular knack of reducing confirmation ministry to a transfer of knowledge. When lessons come after busy school days, it reinforces this notion....
Mission Camp @ VBS

Mission Camp @ VBS

By: Kathryn McGregor Each summer, our church hosts a large, well-established Vacation Bible School (VBS). The VBS leaders began to notice, however, that participation by fourth- and fifth-graders was decreasing. These children said they felt that they had outgrown...