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Shawn Fordham

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Summer 2015 Curriculum

Posted by Shawn Fordham

Jul 7, 2015 6:08:10 PM

Every year in the early spring, a group of curriculum writers gather to begin dreaming for the following summer. The ideas from that meeting are crafted and formatted into what will become the theme for that summer. The team members are taught this curriculum during orientation week and use it to create the flow of a week at camp and to teach the campers about God in a fun way. Within this curriculum is a schedule of what to teach and when to teach it so the team members are able to comfortably guide a small group.

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Topics: Summer Camp

New Skills for Summer 2015

Posted by Shawn Fordham

Jun 23, 2015 2:33:30 PM

Every week, campers get to sign up for different activities at camp that we call skills. On Monday evenings, the campers are read a list of the skills that are offered and get to sign up for four different skills they would like to participate in throughout the week. Recently a survey was taken by the counselors where they were asked which skills they found to be the most popular ones at camp. In fourth place was ultimate Frisbee which has been a skill for a long time. In third place was gaga ball which is an activity that camp added three summers ago. In second place was High Ropes which involves some high flying fun on our high ropes course. In first place, our three water sports came together to form the most fun activity at camp. Our water sports are sailing, canoeing, and tubing.

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Topics: Summer Camp

Leadership Team Orientation

Posted by Shawn Fordham

Jun 17, 2015 9:13:50 AM

Orientation is a ten day training period before the first week of camp where all of the summer’s counselors come together and learn the “How To’s” of being a camp counselor. The time is also used for the team members to grow as coworkers, and more importantly a community. The community that is formed during orientation week is often compared to that of a family. We learn to trust each other, love each other, and grow together as Christians. It is through this growth that we learn how to minister to the thousands of campers we see each summer.

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