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A Different Kind of “Wired” Connection

Sky Lake News

A Different Kind of “Wired” Connection Providing intentional opportunities for campers to play a leading role in building a supportive community is an integral component of most any camp experience, but especially here at Sky Lake. We make it a habit to continually dream of new ways to enhance this experience and estimate that we use approximately 47 pounds of scrap paper each year just jotting down ideas. (Okay, so we don’t really know for sure how much…

Resource of the Week: Last Child in the Woods

Sky Lake News

Resource of the Week: Last Child in the Woods Soon after reading Richard Louv’s Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder for the first time a few years ago, there was an incident in our camp garden. A group of elementary-age campers were helping to harvest some carrots. One camper in particular was totally overwhelmed to learn that these orange root vegetables grew in the ground and that after a quick rinse in the back sink…

The Power Of Camp: It Never Gets Old

Sky Lake News

The Power Of Camp: It Never Gets OldIt never gets old. It really doesn’t. Without fail, time and time again when I’m talking with past and present campers about their Sky Lake experiences there is a common thread that weaves its way through the vast majority of these personal stories. And that is the idea that “I was able to be myself at camp.” I’m no different. I too had the same exact experience as a…

Summer Camp Chapel Songs 2016

Casowasco News

Can’t get that song out of your head? Interested in what other songs we sang in Chapel throughout 2016? Well look no further! Below is a list of all the songs we sang in Chapel this past summer. If you’d like to listen to all of them on YouTube, we’ve created a playlist HERE. 1. Alive by: Hillsong Young & Free 2. All The Poor and Powerless by: All Sons and Daughters 3.…

CRM Fall/Winter 2015 Newsletter Released

CRM News

To view the complete newsletter click HERE. “Commitment is what transforms a promise into reality.” - Abraham Lincoln There are numerous references in the Bible addressing the Christian’s commitment in various aspects of life: to our families, neighbors, employers, the church, our health, and in all things we do and say (Acts 2:42; Hebrews 10:25; 1 Corinthians 6:19, 31). But the Bible also teaches that the chief commitment of our lives is to God. Jesus said, …

International Camp T-Shirt Day

Sky Lake News

Join campers from around the world in wearing a camp t-shirt on Tuesday, 17 November 2015. Be sure to tag any photos with #camptshirtday and the hashtag of the camp shirt you’re wearing (for Sky Lake, use: #skylake15) Here’s an article for more information: http://medium.com/@sbluth/camp-6227a178fa20…

Summer Camp Chapel Playlist 2015

Casowasco News

Summer Camp Chapel Playlist 2015 Haven’t been able to stop singing songs from Chapel? We haven’t either! We sang some awesome songs in Chapel this summer, and we’ve put together a playlist on our YouTube channel so you can listen to all of them! Click HERE to listen to the playlist! Planetshakers - This Is Our Time Elevation Worship - Only King Forever Elevation Worship - Unstoppable God Unspoken - Start A Fire Rend…

CRM Announces Staff Transitions

CRM News

This summer, thousands of children, youth, and adults have enjoyed a summer camp program, a family camp program, or a retreat program at one of the Upper New York Conference’s six camp and retreat centers. Even as the summer season winds down, CRM has begun welcoming guests to many of its facilities and is preparing for a busy fall season of hosting guests at the six sites. The season is full…

CRM Spring/Summer 2015 Newsletter Released

CRM News

To view the complete newsletter click HERE. A Note From Mike Huber, Director, Camp & Retreat Ministries: Dictionary.com defines mentor as ‘an experienced and trusted adviser.’ As I reflect on the number of meaningful mentors in my life I am overcome with gratitude to God for the people I have learned from and been blessed by throughout the years. I have had many mentors, but now and then there is a…

Take advantage of our Summer Camp Discounts!

CRM News

Time is running out to take advantage of our discounts and special deals for Summer Camp 2015. Reminder to Register by May 1st to receive the early bird discount and save $10! Also don’t forget about our other discounts this year: Refer a Friend to summer camp and save $25 for EACH friend referred! Take advantage of the sibling discount and save $15! Sign up for camp today! www.campsandretreats.org Questions? E-mail us at…

Shari Mudge named Seasonal Site Manager at Aldersgate Camp & Retreat Center

Aldersgate News

Shari Mudge named Seasonal Site Manager at Aldersgate Camp & Retreat Center Mike Huber, Upper New York Conference’s Director of Camp & Retreat Ministries, has named Shari Mudge Seasonal Site Manager at the Aldersgate Camp & Retreat Center. Mudge will serve as the site host for guest groups and will be the primary contact for public relations and volunteer recruitment. “I am very excited about Shari joining our seasonal team of staff,” Huber said. “She has been an advocate and critical member of…

Williams to serve as interim director at Sky Lake

Sky Lake News

Mike Huber, Upper New York Conference Director of Camp & Retreat Ministries, has announced that Matt Williams, Program Director at the Sky Lake Camp & Retreat Center in Windsor, will serve as the camp’s interim director. Williams’ service comes during a time of leadership transition at the camp following the retirement of current Director Jim Krager after more than 45 years of ministry. “Matt’s skill set has already been a great…

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