Author: Mark Dubler
Some are Family Camps, others are Day Camps, or specifically Kids Camps, and still others are Group Camps, and Resident Camps. A few get pretty specific in their market, such as camps specifically for athletes, those with disabilities, single parents, musicians, and other groups.
And Christian Camps will offer programs centered around activities, too. Some of these include programs in Art, Sports, Whitewater Rafting, Music, Drama, and Writing. These are especially good, because enthusiasts can spend a week receiving instruction and practicing their skills, and they can also meet others who share the same passion and interests.
Ohio also has some excellent Outdoor Education programs with eight CCCA member camps offering these kinds of experiences. Christian Camp Outdoor Education curriculum options include Animal Studies, Exploratory Science, Plant and Earth Studies, Wilderness Survival Training, and other specialized training. These programs use college prepared staff members with many being certified in the areas they teach.
Most Christian camps have their own websites which makes searching program options and registration really easy. Christian camp websites will include events calendars, program descriptions, age or other restrictions or groupings, the camp’s philosophy and faith statement, and costs and special instructions for campers. Lodge and cabin rentals, group rates, holiday weekends or discounts, and other specials can also be found on camp websites, so if you want to plan your own group retreat or special get-away weekend, Christian camps are the way to go.
What makes Christian Camps unique, and very special, is their commitment to providing youth, adults, families and groups opportunities to unplug from the distractions of life, re-focus on what really matters, relax, grow from God’s Word, and build great relationships. And these special experiences all take place in beautiful settings where campers can revel in God’s amazing creation.
So, as Spring approaches, make plans with friends, or your Church, or with your family to spend a really special week at a Christian Camp. Do a few web searches around the type of program you are looking for, the denomination you may prefer, or the location you hope to visit. You can also visit the directory of Ohio Christian Camps, which allows the user to search for camps in a variety of ways.
9/9/2022 11:00:14 am
I love how you talk about how camp can help kids make friends with others so that they have things in common. My aunt and her family are Christian but I've never heard them talk about youth camping. I'll have to talk to her about it to see if we can get some of her kids to go so they can have a good summer.
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