How important is it for children to speak truth?

By Lois Ann Glessner, Training and Curriculum Coordinator     “Go into all the world and preach the Gospel to all creation.”  Many of us think of “the world” as somewhere far away.  Actually, “the world” that needs the gospel is also our community. I was serving at a conference where two young girls were…

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Becoming Equipped to Lead

By Hannah Cox, Development and Volunteer Coordinator   Our 4.12 Leadership Training Program is designed to help students in grades 8-12 grow spiritually and equip them with leadership skills. *Brittany, a 4.12 student, served as a crew leader for one of the work crews for the first time one week at camp this summer. She…

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For the Least of These-Part 2

By Miriam Ankerbrand – Group Events Coordinator *Matthew came to his first week of Christian camps for the summer!  At the closing program, he was chosen to give his testimony because it was a powerful one. “I’ve been coming to this camp since I was 6 years old.  I love it here!  Everyone is kind…

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Don’t let your teen miss these inspirational meetings!

By Stephanie Ziebarth, Barnabas Ministry Coordinator   Yesterday I had a very encouraging meeting with my supervisor, Nate Marshall. I was telling him about calls I received from parents who attended a previous 4.12 informational meeting. These mothers were deeply moved by the experience they and their children had attending the meeting. “How amazing is…

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Childlike Faith

By Hannah Cox, Development and Volunteer Coordinator   It is always exciting to hear when a camper begins a relationship with Jesus; something we hear about often amongst Christian camps in Pennsylvania and christian retreat centers in PA.  Recently, *David, served as a Day Camp counselor. The boys in his group were between the ages…

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Stephanie and I heard from an acquaintance,

By Aaron E. Ziebarth, Executive Director   “I have a story for you. The other evening I was at Lizzy’s a local ice cream hang out   and this family was laughing and having a great time over the stories of two young boys coming home from camp.”   “When they got up to leave both…

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“For the Least of These”

By Miriam Ankerbrand, Group Events Coordinator Before camp started this summer, I realized that one of our Angel Tree campers, *Matthew, was already registered and paid in-full for his week of Christian camps.  Knowing he could come for free through the Angel Tree program (a part of Prison Fellowship), I asked that his status be…

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