If you are like me you may be asking the question “Why are you talking about summer camp in the middle of winter?” That is a great question and something that I want to answer. I am about chest deep in winter camp right now and our students are leaving in less than a month for High School Winter Camp. We have been working on winter camp for the last six months and most everything is set in motion. The planning is pretty much complete. The leaders who will attend are set (almost). The conversations with our speaker and the direction he will go have already happened.
This means that I need to start thinking about, and preparing for, summer camp.
I’m not suggesting that you focus all your attention onto summer camp right now. I am hoping that you close Facebook so that your brain can start thinking ahead to summer camp. Now for us, summer camp is the biggest event we do outside of our regular Wednesday night program. Summer camp is a place where we see huge life change happen and I want to make sure we are ready!
This year we had our location slotted, reserved our spots and booked buses about ten months prior to our departure date. Now this is not my natural bend in life. What I am saying is that I naturally have the tendency to not be extremely planned ahead. I have trained myself to think ahead for situations that require intense planning and require others to be involved.
Here are just a few things you may want to think about as summer is approaching:
1) Know the location
Do you already know the location you are heading to? (You may want to avoid Las Vegas, where I live, cause its really hot!) This is going to be your first priority in planning the camp. Find the location you want your students to attend. Learn about the camp: