I was hanging with my pastor one day and we started talking about momentum. He said something that made so much sense. He said, “AC, most leaders want the momentum and think that’s the best and most important part. But the best and most important part is the opportunities the momentum creates after it’s gone.”…
The camp had bugs in the beds.
Was it the worst camp ever?
I’m not sure. Perhaps your story has mine beat.
Still, there were insects of all shapes and sizes crawling on the mattresses our students and leaders were to sleep on.…
One of my favorite things to do is speak to middle school and high school students.
Over the years of being privileged to do this at weekend retreats, I’ve learned that I need to keep an open mind about what to expect.…
I’m talking bugs coming into the bed… and no hot water all weekend.
Not the usual stuff you might deal with on a weekend away with students. Normal camp problems usually involve wondering “Is this a tan, or just dirt?”…
What’s the best way to communicate the rules at camp?
You know… “the rules.”
We’ve all been sharing these rules for years:
“Boys are blue. Girls are pink. Don’t make purple.”
“Respect the facility.”
“Clean up after yourself.”
“Blah blah blah blah…”
It’s hard to capture it all in a way that students will remember.…