Off to Camp!

Attention all recycled teenagers!

I leave Thursday for teen summer camp which takes place in beautiful, serene Camp Hye Sierra near Sequoia National Park in California. Camp is eight action-packed days from June 28 to July 5. This will be the fourth year my wife and I are privileged to serve as staff.

Who knows … maybe I’ll see some other moose soaking up the scented pines and redwoods!

Ninety-nine teens (50 girls and 49 boys) arrive Sunday afternoon.  They represent 16 states:  New York, New Mexico, California, Georgia, Ohio, Texas, Colorado, Oregon, Michigan, Indiana, Arizona, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Kansas and Oklahoma.

Campers will be split among eight dorms (four boys, four girls) which are “age banded” so like-ages are grouped together in the same dorm. This also allows our Christian Living instructors to speak directly to that age group.

Adding their spark will be nine junior campers.

But the real news might be our road trip out and back. Try to imagine me driving a van with five teenagers (none ours!—our four kids are past that age) from Colorado along for the ride! Calling it “the unexpected” is an understatement!

So you likely won’t find a blog here until after July 7. But you’d be welcome to follow my camp blog at

The camp has been praised by many as a model of how to run a godly teen camp. And seeing what God is doing with teens, making future Christian leaders, is sure to inspire and energize you!

I plan to be back here with a new post about July 8th.  So why not go off to camp yourself!


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