Worth the Investment
With the wide variety of activities available to kids during the summer, we often get the question, “Why should camp be a priority for our family?” Here are just a few of the reasons that make camp worth the investment of both your time and money:
Faith Grows at Camp
An eighth grade boy commented on his survey at the end of Jr. High camp, “This place is so rich with Christ.” Because the message of the Gospel is weaved into everything we do at Inspiration Point, campers often leave camp with a new passion for their faith. “Camp is where my faith began,” said a 12th grade camper, “and it grows stronger every year.”
Have the Time of Your Life
With the increased pressure to outperform their peers in sports, the arts and academics and our over dependence on electronics, there are few places that allow kids to be kids – to play, use their imaginations and just have fun. “This is the most fun I have all year,” said a tenth grader. “To be honest, at the end [of camp] I never want to leave.”
According to a recent study conducted by The Kaiser Family Foundation, the average American kid only spends 4 minutes playing outside each day, while over 7 hours is spent on electronics. “Camp is the best part of my summer every summer,” said an eighth grade camper.
Build Friendships that Last a Lifetime
“Before camp, I was afraid of not knowing anyone,” said a sixth grade girl. “Now the girls that were in my cabin are my best friends.” Camp is a safe place where kids can let down walls and build friendships that last a lifetime. “Camp is always the highlight of my summer. I meet so many new friends and have so much fun,” said a tenth grade camper.
Try Something New
Whether it’s your first time at camp or your tenth, we are constantly planning activities to allow campers to try something different and develop new skills! Camp is a safe environment that gives kids the opportunity to take healthy risks, step out of their comfort zones and be challenged in new ways.
Positive Role Models
When asked what his favorite part of camp was, a tenth grade boy commented, “the awesome personal relationship with my counselor!” In today’s culture, positive role models who genuinely care about kids are more important than ever before. “The staff is genuine and excited to share the truth they have,” said an 11th grader. “They are amazing and such great examples of what it is to live for Christ.”
2015 summer youth camps are filling fast! Register online at www.ipoint.org. Save $30 when you register and pay in full by April 1.
The 2015 Women’s Retreat is just around the corner and we are thrilled to welcome Robyn Dykstra as our keynote speaker for the weekend. Robyn is a Proverbs 31 Ministries Advanced Speaker Graduate and is endorsed by Carol Kent’s Speak Up Speaker Series. Be prepared to be blessed and refreshed by this weekend as we dig deep into God’s Word. Registrations paid in full by Friday, March 27 receive a $25 early registration discount. Use promo code "WR$25" when you register online at www.ipoint.org
Get Away. Get Life. Get to The Point.
Branded - Summer 2015
Pull on your boots and hang on to your hat…we are headed west this summer! We are already having a ton of fun with this summer’s theme – Branded. Click here
to meet a few of the characters that will be riding into camp this summer.
Save $30 on your summer youth camp registration when you register and pay in full by April 1. Use promo code “APRIL1” when you register online
Hands 2 Help
Volunteers are vital to the ministry of Inspiration Point! Each spring we rely on volunteers to help us prepare camp to welcome thousands of guests and campers for our summer ministries. Would you consider joining us for a day or two during our spring Hands 2 Help Volunteer Work Week? Here are a few items we could use your help with:
- Cleaning and organizing
- Raking, mowing, and landscaping
- Painting and carpentry work
Rent The Camp!
If you are in the midst of planning your family reunion be sure to give us a call! We still have a few weekends available this summer to host your family's summer getaway. To check availability, call 218-998-4572 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
CPYU Parent Page
We live in a fast-paced, ever-changing world. The Center for Parent/Youth Understanding is an outstanding, Christian resource for staying up-to-date on what is going on in our culture. Click here
to download the latest articles from CPYU’s Parent Page. Inspiration Point is proud to partner with parents by providing CPYU's Parent Page as a gift to our eNewsletter subscribers.