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Disconnected from the World

Disconnected from the World

“The earth was a formless void, and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind from God swept over the face of the waters.” Gen. 1:2 Not until running a camp does one fully appreciate how much a camp director’s job is risk management. There are physical risks to adventure activities and emotional risks to the interaction between counselors and campers. Even weather provides a constant challenge. Humid conditions can lead to heat stroke. Summer storms can turn…

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The Trees Sing of New Life

The Trees Sing of New Life

“Then shall all the trees of the forest sing for joy.” Psalm 96:3 Fall in the northern hemisphere is a magical experience. Watching the leaves change colors is like a very slow moving fireworks show. The kind of show you can leave for hours and return feeling like you didn’t miss a thing. The color displayed is so prolonged, it begins to feel like it follows you wherever you go. When the wind blows, you can hear the trees sing…

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Life in the Midst of Chaos

Life in the Midst of Chaos

the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep Gen. 1:2 Once when I was a camp counselor, my campers asked to sleep out under the stars. We invited another group to join us and went to a remote location deep in the woods. The moonless night made it very dark, but the darkness provided a brilliant display of stars. As we settled down to sleep, my most vocal and demonstrative camper started yelling and…

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