Christian camps use the most effective means (counselors) to reach the most receptive hearts (kids). We train counselors who love Jesus so they can minister to kids through the authority of their local church in a safe place removed from distraction. At no other time in life, statistically speaking, does one so easily grasp what God so freely gives as when they are a child. We think that the combination of camp and kids is a winner!
What is it all about? What is life and what is so important about
the Christmas story? Who am I? Is there more to life? Is there a
relationship between this life and the next?
The process of going from here, living in this world, to getting
to the next phase of being in an after world has to do with bridging
a chasm that the finest composite materials and most advanced
engineering architecture can’t span. If there is more to life after
life it has to do with faith. And faith by definition has an object
associated with it in which to place our confidence.
We believe that camping can assist church and family and thereby impact societies and cultures. In order to serve church and family we seek to uphold the authority and structure unique to each unit as it conforms to Scripture. We value the giftings and talents given to individuals and the institutions they form. We therefore strive to equip those who are entrusted to us so that they can best use camp as a tool to further their God given calling.
Reteros Y Campamentos Con Aventura (RYCCA) established in Mexico as a non-profit organization on August 4.
First RYCCA one week overnight camp with trained Mexican counselors.
Four couples, the Caldwells, the Milams, the Murphys and the Petrosinos, committed to begin Camps International (CI). CI embodies the same philosophy for camps as does RYCCA. CI provides assistance to camp development in Mexico.
RYCCA geodesic cabin was demonstrated at the Christian Camping International-Mexico national conference. (November)
Northeast board of directors steps into leadership (August 13): George Hopper, Georgia Culver, Kirk Farley, Mike McBride, Becky Canuteson. Their passion: to see the development of camp counselors and camp facilities with a Christ-focused program.
God is the only power sufficient to sustain anything.
Camps International peruses a path of stewardship which includes making prevision for the future.
Our Board of Directors
Being of the same mind, maintaining the same love, united in spirit, intent on one purpose.” – The Apostle Paul writing to his friends in Philippi about AD 61