A PLACE WHERE CHRIST IS INTRODUCED WITHOUT SHAME OR APOLOGY
Everything we do at camp should be done in a manner that glorifies the name of Jesus. We need to plan our events, games, rules, and schedules all in such a way that each and every camper will have the opportunity to think and contemplate the messages they are hearing about Christ and salvation. We also need to ensure that the messages we present proclaim and teach Jesus as Christ.
A RETREAT AWAY FROM THE WORLD TO REFOCUS
Camp should be a place to get away from the distractions of the world. Camp should provide an environment that offers time for reflection on life and of God’s place in our life. Camp should offer an atmosphere of prayer and focus on a closeness with Jesus.
A PLACE THE BIBLE IS TAUGHT
Camp should be a place the campers learn the Bible. We should be sure the personnel at camp are grounded and taught to understand the Bible. We should be sure the speakers are gifted teachers as well as entertaining for the age they are ministering to.
A SUPPLEMENT TO THE LOCAL ASSEMBLY BOTH AS A RESOURCE AND A LOCATION
Camp should be a place the local church looks forward to its family attending. It should be a place that strengthens the camper. Camp should make the camper stronger when they return to the church.
A HAVEN FOR FAMILIES
Camp should be a place that offers families a chance to get away together and to serve together. In serving together in many capacities, the families will grow stronger and closer together. Even if they are serving at different times but at the same location, camp can still be used to bring families together.
CAMP SHOULD BE PLACE WHERE NEW AND LIFE CHANGING EXPERIENCES ARE OFFERED
Camp should be a place that campers look back on and remember as a place they experienced life in a new and encouraging way; the first place they caught a fish, chopped wood, washed dishes, learned to pray, or much more.