Reimagining Camp and Conference Center Ministry
Camps and conference centers created new ways to minister to campers and families during the whirlwind of COVID-19. Here are several ways CCCA members are adapting and reaching out.
Black Diamond Adventure Camps (Auburn, Washington) pulled out all the stops to create an incredible resource for youth pastors and youth leaders to navigate ministry from afar. Check out the “Ultimate Guide to Staying Connected During Social Distancing” for virtual meeting platform suggestions, tons of game ideas, group development/get-to-know-you ideas, worship night tips, devotional prompts and prayer ideas.
Big Lake Youth Camp (Sisters, Oregon) had several staff members create videos for their campers. One staff member shared fun facts about snow, another wrote a song and another encouraged campers to work with all their hearts. What could each of your staff share in a short video to connect with campers? Here are three videos from Big Lake Youth Camp:
Check out social media graphics from Tall Timber Ranch (Leavenworth, Washington) for camp activities to do at home. They created beautiful graphics with ideas like building forts at home, baking oven s’mores, having solo quiet time and sharing meals as a family.
Staff members from Trout Creek Bible Camp (Corbett, Oregon) gathered around a campfire to sing worship songs and streamed the live music on their Facebook page. The staff members shared short devotional messages and gave campers a sample of camp life from a distance.