Author Archives: Matt Ralph

About Matt Ralph

I'm a man. I'm 31. I'm married to an amazing woman named Sara. I live in Lancaster, Pa. and work full-time as a communications coordinator and group life director for Hempfield United Methodist Church. I was a camper at Delanco in middle and high school and have served as a counselor, dean, evangelist and on the maintenance crew. I blog at Tangzine.com, Matt and Sara Ralph.com and Matthew Ralph.com.

Tenth Avenue North Devo Coming to YouVersion

Tenth Avenue North are joining other popular Christian artists (like Lecrae, Newsboys, Hawk Nelson, etc.) in partnering with The Overflow and YouVersion (the Bible app) on a new devotion series. Below, longtime camp friend Mike D. talks about the new devotion and the part he wrote that tie in with songs from Tenth Avenue North’s new album The Struggle.

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Throwback Thursday: Audrey Assad in 2005

Back in 2005, Audrey Assad was a 22-year-old newcomer on the music scene who was introduced to us at camp by Tenth Avenue North. Today, she is a well-known recording artist who is on tour with Tenth Avenue North and Rend Collective Experiment (they are stopping in Washington Township on Sept. 13).

Rachel Rogers had us reminiscing about Audrey when she posted this photo on her Twitter earlier this week so we thought it would be appropriate to share it as a Throwback Thursday post. Thanks, Rachel!

Do you have an old photo/story/memory from camp you’d like us to share? Email blog@delanco.org.

P.S. If you don’t own any of Audrey’s music we highly recommend you check out her two albums, available at Christianbook.com. If you purchase music using this link, the camp gets a percentage of the sale.

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Fall Retreat 2012 | Oct. 5-7

Miss camp? Join us for our annual fall retreat for junior high and teen campers Friday, Oct. 5 to Sunday, Oct. 7.

The cost is $95 if you register by Wednesday, Sept. 26.

RSVP and invite your friends on our Facebook event page.

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Law & Order: Delanco Camp-style

It started out as a discussion on Facebook between Kevin Wolf, Carlton Bodine III and CJ Caufield about the NBC comedy Community‘s take on police procedural drama Law & Order back in April and how funny it would be to do a parody of the parody out at camp in the summer.

When Teen Camp rolled around, it was all about execution as the trio set about making the video a reality with a cast that included Spencer Barber, Tony Jones, CJ, Colleen McCullough, Josh Ott, Emily Collier, Caitlin Coffee and a team of extras.

No pretzel roll sandwiches were harmed in the making of this video.

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Goodsearch Update – August 2012

August was a huge month for us in terms of searches. The 2,132 searches for the month marked the first time we cracked the 2,000 mark and the most ever in one month since we started in 2009.

Since we didn’t bring in any revenue for GoodShopping or GoodDining, our total for the month was $21.32. This brings our total for 2012 to $235.32.

Go to Goodsearch and start searching today to help provide opportunities for young people to go to camp. You can also sign up for an account and track your earnings on Goodsearch and GoodShop and GoodDining.

Goal for September: surpass 1,500 searches again and add GoodDiners. Good Dining is really simple. All you do is create an account and add your credit card and when you use that card at participating restaurants the camp automatically gets a donation.

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