Camp Resources

Camp Resources

2018    Curriculum
         booklets:
Day 1 - 7   all the scriptures
Day 1:   What if... We Belong to God? Psalm 139
Day 2:   What if... God is Bigger? Luke 1:35-55
Day 3:   What if... Hope is Real? Mark 2:1-5
Day 4:   What if... There is More than Enough? John 6:1-14
Day 5:   What if... We Speak Up? Mark 7:24-30
Day 6:   What if... We Change the World? Matthew 5:13-16
Day 7:   What if... We Go Beyond? Luke 10:1-9
  curriculum available from Brethren Press

             As co-director of many a week of camp down through the years, I saw one of my responsibilities as encouraging my counselors to more fully engage with the scriptures behind every day. To be honest, it’s so easy to focus first on all the activities suggested to go along with the Bible texts. Those, after all, are what will “grab” the campers’ attention. But don’t the words and stories of God and Jesus first need to “grab” us?            Toward that end, I sometimes pulled together the scriptures into a booklet to share ahead of the week. “Just read through them several times on your own,” was my suggestion. “Sit with them a spell. What is God saying to you through them. Get to know these texts, or be known by them.” It is important to be grabbed by the scriptures ourselves before we try to pass them along. Otherwise, we have all these wonderful activities to help bring the Word alive, but haven’t really come alive to it ourselves. I have a hunch that campers know when this happens.
           
The above booklets are in MS WORD format. Margins (and fonts and other formatting details) may change depending upon your both your computer and printer. Feel free to change formats, including shifting from booklet. When printing in booklet format, follow the instructions from your printer.

Songs   Though inspiration did not strike to write a song to go along with the 2018 theme, over 40 of my compositions are online. Several are connected to camp work.
     
Dramas   I have also written numerous dramas and skits, many of which were for camp.
     
Rockhay.org   All my resources

    

Outdoor Ministry Experience
 
1975-1977 Camp Swatara (while student at Elizabethtown College) Summer staff (3 summers)
1978 Camp Bethel (while summer pastor at Bethlehem & Monte Vista CoB's) volunteer counselor for a week
1979 Camp Emmaus (while in BVS - IL/WI NCP Peace Caravan) volunteer counselor for a week
1980 Camp Mack (while assoc. pastor at Union Center CoB) volunteer counselor for 2 junior high weeks
1981     volunteer counselor for junior high week
1988 Camp Eder (while pastor of Greencastle CoB) volunteer counselor for a week
    served on Camp Eder Board '89-'90  
1991 Shepherd's Spring (while pastor of Long Green Valley CoB) co-direct youth week (with Kim McDowell)
1992     co-direct junior week (with Jan Hurst)
1993   served on Program Committee co-direct junior week (with Jan Hurst)
1996   of Shepherd's Spring co-direct junior week (with Jan Hurst)
1997   during the 1990's, co-direct junior week (with Jan Hurst)
1998   also the pre-inc. S.S. committee co-direct junior week (with Jan Hurst)
1999   serving as chair for a year or so co-direct junior week (with Jan Hurst)
2000     co-direct junior week (with Jan Hurst)
2001     co-direct junior week (with Jan Hurst)
2003     co-direct junior week (with Jan Hurst)
2004     co-direct junior week (with Alice Martin-Adkins)
2005     co-direct junior week (with Alice Martin-Adkins)
2007     co-direct junior high week (with Amy Messler)
2014-now COB OMA  serve on steering committee (now called Board)   

Questions? Contact me - (Pete Haynes)