A Story from Day Camp
While on Day Camp one of our staff members had a shy little boy in his cabin. At the beginning of the week, he didn’t know him very well, but as the week progressed he found out that his home life was hard; the camper didn’t have a father, he didn’t get along well with his older brother, and his mother was dying of cancer. Despite this, the camper had an open heart to what God wanted to teach him. His joyful smile, energetic spirit, and eagerness to learn was so amazing. On the last day, the church handed out Bibles to kids who didn’t have one. This shy little boy was one of them. He was overwhelmed with excitement and gratitude as a Bible was handed him. This camper went home that week with joy, knowing that God loves him and will take care of him no matter what he goes through in life.
This story is just one of the hundreds of stories that could be told about how God is working both here at The Point and in communities all throughout the Midwest through our day camp program. This summer we are grateful for the opportunity to bring the message of the Gospel to over 1,200 students in 30 different communities. For more information about hosting a day camp at your church, please contact the camp office.
New Land Makes Room for More Campers
With summer youth camp attendance quickly approaching an all-time high level, several camps have been packed full with campers this summer. When we think of the difference camp makes in the lives of kids, we can’t help but be concerned that future summers may find camp full and kids needing to be turned away because our beds are full. But praise God that He is providing additional property that already includes three cabins that will be ready for use in 2012! With the addition of these three cabins alone, we will be able to welcome more than 200 more campers over the course of an entire summer.
If you haven’t yet joined the effort to make this reality, please click here
to read more and to download a pledge card!
(Leadership Training Day) - September 10, 2011
Pastors, youth leaders, children’s ministry leaders, and anyone who assembles a team of leaders: This day is set aside for you to bring your ministry teams for training and teambuilding. Whether you want to train Sunday School teachers, board members, youth group volunteers, college-age leaders, high school students who lead in your setting, or any combination of the above; this day will be invaluable! Come together as a group of people interested in investing in the next generation, and leave united with essential tools for bringing the Gospel to children and youth.
Psalm 78:4, 6a, 7a says, “We will not hide them (God’s teachings) from the children, we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord, his power and the wonders he has done. So the next generation would know them…and then they will put their trust in God.”
Strategically, this event is held right away in the fall as your groups begin to meet. Come away to be charged up for a great year of loving young people in the name of Jesus! In addition to team building though Adventure Course, there will be two seminar sessions. Sessions will focus on leadership development and understanding today’s youth culture.
September 10, 2011
Regular Price: $40
Registrations paid in full by August 27th receive a $10 discount. -LTD- groups of 8 or more receive an additional $5 discount.
Optional Friday Overnight: If your group would like to do some planning or hanging out together, you are welcome to come out on Friday night for an additional $25. Included in your stay will be lodging, a Friday night snack and Saturday breakfast.
Prayer & Praise
- Pray for the 60 summer staffers who are serving at The Point this summer.
- Pray for Christian camps across the nation and around the world that are in the midst of summer ministry.
- Praise God for His protection of the peninsula, staff, and campers throughout the summer.
- Pray that the seeds of faith that have been planted this summer in campers’ lives would continue to grow and bear much fruit.
- Pray the high waters on Spitzer Lake would continue to recede.
- Praise God for the many individuals who have generously pledged support to the Expanding Horizons capital campaign. Pray that God would continue to provide people that can help support the ministry through their gifts.
- Praise God for the 30 communities that have hosted or will be hosting day camps this summer.
Get Away. Get Life. Get to The Point.
Haven't made it to The Point yet this summer?
Don’t worry, we still have opportunities this summer for you and your family to come away to The Point! Registrations are still open for Trailblazers (1-2 grade) – July 24-26, Sr. High 2 (9-12 grade) – July 31- August 4, Family Weekend 3 – August 4-7, Jr. High 3 (7-8 grade) – August 7-12, and Explorer 3 (5-6 grade) – August 14-19. There is limited space available in each of these camps, please do not delay registering.
Mark Your Calendars!
It is hard to believe that we are in the final stretch of summer and before we know it school will be starting back up.We hate to say goodbye to the summer afternoon chats with campers sitting on the dock with our toes in Spitzer Lake, but we look forward to all of the adventures, fun and fellowship that will take place at The Point this fall and winter.
Our Fall and Winter Retreat Brochure was sent earlier this month and should have already arrived in your mailbox. If you did not receive one, please let us know and we will get one in the mail to you! Here is a list of our Fall/Winter Retreats:
September 10, 2011
September 16-18, 2011
October 7-9, 2011
October 14-15, 2011
October 28-30, 2011
November 11-13, 2011
November 18-20, 2011
January 13-14, 2012
January 27-29, 2012