July 6, 2019

If I could tell time to slow down right about now, I would. This summer has flown by so incredibly fast. We only have three camps left, which sounds wrong that there’s only so short of a time before we’re done. There’s been ups and downs, but the ups certainly outnumbe...

March 26, 2019

Have you ever sat in the presence of those likeminded? Sitting, observing happiness and laughter of people you care about is something that I think everyone should experience. Not outside of the happiness though, you are present. You belong. The concept of having peopl...

August 1, 2018

“I had it together. I used to be cool (I was prom king, for heaven’s sake). Then I met Jesus, and He wrecked my life. The more I read the gospel, the more it messed me up, turning everything I believed in, valued and hoped for upside down. I am still recovering from my...

July 20, 2018

Wow, whatta week.

This team, this school, our Lord, I am so blessed. This week the team counseled back on our home turf, and man was that a blessing. I think we had forgotten what it was like to be truly known by more than 6 people. To be known by those around you is su...

July 16, 2018

Our Campus Pastor always starts his sermons by saying, “My friend used to say you need seven meaningful touches a day.” I used to dread hearing this because I didn’t think it applied to me. I didn’t think I needed “meaningful touches”. I just couldn’t admit that this w...

July 12, 2018

Quaker Haven Camp in Indiana

 At Quaker Haven Camp in Indiana, the theme was Spoken: listening to what God is speaking to us

through the Holy Spirit and through others. As leaders, we were challenged to pray for and interact with the students in our cabins, and to listen...

June 25, 2018

“The kingdom of God will not advance unless its citizens make sacrificial decisions for the sake of others.”

Our friend Jesse Penna reminded the Summer Ministry Team about this kingdom principle in a counselor meeting at Camp Quaker Haven. We have found ourselves living...

June 7, 2018

It's interesting, how we come to new experiences with completely blank slates. The wonders of what can happen fill our minds as we allow our thoughts to create an ideal situation we dream and even sometimes pray, will take place. Well let me tell ya, camp life, it crus...

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