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What A Summer Camp Experience Could Mean for Your Teen/Child

Originally posted by the Christian Camp and Conference Association http://thepowerofcamp.com/what-a-summer-camp-experience-could-mean-for-your-teen/ ThePowerOfCamp.com. Photo Courtesy of T Bar M Camp Spending a week at camp means days filled with next-level fun and making memories, but it’s so much more. It’s the unique mix of gaining an incredible experience and leaving behind habits that hinder growth. Summer camp…

Christian camp in PA ministers to children of prisoners

The Blessing of Partnership

By Miriam Ankerbrand, Group Events Coordinator Each year I have the privilege of working with the Angel Tree camping program through Prison Fellowship to bring children of incarcerated men and women to camp for a week of camp.  You may think of Angel Tree as a program that occurs at Christmas…you’ve seen the trees at…

Principal shares at Christian Retreat Centers in PA

The Principal Is Coming

By Aaron E. Ziebarth Executive Director Earlier this year I visited one of Joy El’s Bible Adventure programs. If you have ever attended one you know that energy fills the room as the children race to meet their listener. Yet on this occasion something was different.  The principal came to Bible Adventure. . . let…

Mary Whitmore With Her Youth Retreats Girls

Be Ready

By Jan Diaz, Director of Bible Adventure/CIA The harmonies floated through the sanctuary as we sang in celebration, “Safe in the arms of Jesus” acapella and with full hearts.  Mary had reached her final home, bringing many of us out to remember her steadfast passion for Jesus and the Joy El ministry that she shared…

A Privilege To Share God's Word at Summer Camps

A Privilege to Share God’s Love

By Lisa Doyle Assistant Director of Bible Adventure/CIA   Angela*, a Bible Adventure student, forgot her Bible and verse sheet at home. Sylvia*, her mom met the school coordinator at the school with it. Sylvia thanked the school coordinator for working with her daughter and said how much it means to her.  She told the…