A Week of Service

Day 1: In the morning, campers were split to head to their first mission site including stream cleanup and invasive plant removal. It was a slow start, but campers worked with fresh energy. By afternoon, as they picked up trash on the side of the road, the heat index increased, but motivation decreased drastically.   […]

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Camp at College

College is known for stressful exams, cramped dorm rooms and preparing for future careers. Little did we know it’s also the perfect place for capture the flag, shaving cream fights and arts and crafts. Two of the Infuse Core Camps are held at Central Methodist University and what a blessing the change has been from […]

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When a Bear Jumps on Your Back

“let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith,” (Hebrew 12:1-2)   In the track and field community, most runners are familiar with the moment in a […]

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Two Camps, One Week

Balancing two camps in one week was initially intimidating, but what a blessing it has been. Adventure Camp and God’s Girls on the Go together created this community that could function perfectly both separately and together. God was at work in bridging the age gap between the two, resulting in a family rather than a […]

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A week to Remember

There are few things that can impact your life like a week at church camp. The games, family groups, traditions, campfires, worship and vespers together create this experience that cannot be recreated and rarely properly communicated. No matter how many stories anyone tells about their week at camp, family and friends won’t understand how transformative […]

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Final Preparations

Shoes. Swimsuit. Sunscreen. Sleeping bag. There are just a few days before our first Infuse Core camp which means the packing list is becoming our best friend. As we gather each necessity into a pile that closely resembles Mt. Everest, the new challenge becomes stuffing it into a suitcase that only Mary Poppins’ could handle. […]

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Excitement at Annual Conference

The summer adventures ahead seem much more real after a weekend at the Missouri United Methodist Annual Conference. The weekend was filled with powerful worship, an exciting afternoon with mini-mobile camp, and observing the inner-workings of the Methodist Conference during business sessions. A message at the beginning of the conference from Rev. Charity Goodwin inspired […]

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The Summer Ahead

Summer has officially begun, which means CAMP! The Next Generation staff has been diligently working since last year to ensure this summer will exceed all expectations. Ignite Mobile Camps and Spark Mini-Mobile Camps are the first to head out to six churches in the first two weeks. The mission of these mobile camps is to […]

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10 reasons to camp

Why working for a summer camp was the best decision I ever made. By Abby Addleman I gained leadership skills and opportunities. I was able to practice leading while still being around adultier adults that I could go to. I really grew through these experiences. Kids say the funniest things. “I think we all learned […]

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Missouri Conference Campers Top 3,000

The inflatable obstacle course and water slides have been deflated; the rock wall has been packed up and put away; the campers have headed home and are ready for a new school year. Another fantastic camping season is in the books. This year’s schedule boasted 11 Infuse Core Camps, 24 Ignite Mobile Camps, 10 Spark […]

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