Category Archives: 2010 Camps

2010 DC Award Nominations

The end of 2010 as we know it is approaching, which means it’s time to take a look back at the year behind us and reflect on all the good times we had at Delanco Camp. In January, you’ll have a chance to vote on some different favorites from the year 2010 at camp, but in order to narrow down the choices we wanted to give you a chance to nominate what should be included. Do us a favor and fill out the nominations form below (Make sure you click the submit button at the bottom of the form when you are done). Click HERE if the form is not loading.

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Where we are from

For all you number lovers out there (did someone say Kevin Strauch?) today’s post is for you.

See, every year I like to gather all of the registration sheets from the summer to see where everyone who came to camp, or at least registered as a camper and filled out the information properly, live and attend worship on Sunday.

Usually, the results aren’t too much of a surprise and aren’t all that different than when I was a camper. But this year the Sicklerville and Millville hold on the top spots has been broken up by Sharptown.

Sharptown Church sent more campers to camp this summer (48) than even Sicklerville UMC (41), which was a close second.

The City of Millville was still the community most represented at camp this summer with 40 campers calling the Holly city to the south home. Thirty-six campers listed Pennsville as home.

Overall, there were 100 communities represented at camp from New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and Colorado.

Campers from last summer attend 83 different United Methodist, Nazarene, Assemblies of God, Baptist, non-denominational, Pilgrim Holiness, Alliance, Episcopal, Lutheran and house churches.

What about you? Where are you from and what is your church home?

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Poll: Favorite summer photo

Cast your vote below for your favorite summer 2010 camp photo (photos were chosen in weekly polls from each week of camp in the summer). Click on the picture to make it larger.

Michael, Sumo-sized

Car Meets Tabernacle

I Got Your Head

Karate Kid

Wild Things

We Are Your Deans For The Week

Welcome To Tough Guy Camp

That Might Leave A Mark

Vote for your favorite summer 2010 photo

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Fill Up Our Hearts

Two weeks have passed since Teen II at Delanco. Usually by now, I have fallen from my spiritual high and have successfully made a mess of my heart. However, I praise God because my life currently is a great contrast to my previous stumbling. With the diligent prayers of my brothers and sisters in Christ and a renewed mentality to seek God more and more, temptation has failed to overcome me. The funny thing is that I’ve left Delanco armed with prayers and focus before. Why were these two post-camp weeks any different from previous years? To take it a step further, what about those other weeks and weekends where I’d been so close to God only to fail the next day? The problem was me. Not God, not other people, but me.

Retreats and camps are designed with activities and lessons whose job is to maintain a focus on God. And, as much as I hate to admit it, when we come back from a retreat or camp the activities and responsibilities with which we are involved normally don’t point to God. On top of that, there are very real enemies waiting for the right opportunity to break us down. This isn’t our fault because there are things beyond our control, but for what we do control—our bodies, our minds, and our hearts—we are at fault if such is the cause for our follies. Remember, the serpent merely offers the fruit; it is our choice whether we take it or not. So how do we fortify ourselves to stand up to temptation?

The first step is filling up your heart with God. When I mentioned I was blessed enough to resist temptation, that didn’t mean there wasn’t anything tempting me. Contrarily, temptation loomed over my head everyday and continues to do so even now. God tells Cain in verse 7 of Genesis 4, “If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin lies at the door. And its desire is for you, but you should rule over it.” Sin roams like a roaring lion, waiting for the opportune moment to pounce. Sin desires you. Sin wants to occupy your heart. The solution? Fill up on God.
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My home away from home

On arriving Delanco it was under a cloud cover, slightly cold, and crowded with early birds ready to have an awesome week. My mother had gotten in line and called me over to sign some agreements and pick my bed in Downstairs Big. Sadey Handy and I got the first pick of bottom bunks and went in to set up. Her bed broke so Turtle and Geraldo came in and fixed it with some strength, determination, and cardboard.

Our room was slowly filled with people I met last year, different counselors, and three campers I quickly acquainted myself with. This was my second time being at Delanco Camp and all of my counselors’ names have been Emily. I had so much fun the first night I can hardly remember what came first, chapel or the games. So I’ll start with chapel.

Once I walked in I sat with my friends in the third bench on the left, it would be on the right from a stage perspective. We quickly spotted a giant wrench and an inaccurately-made pair of giant scissors. Later we noticed some huge jacks, an iPod that came up to my shoulders, and some colossal candy canes. Then Chris Low formed The A-Team which consisted of Nelson Jerez (The Leader), Dan Brown (The Smooth Talker), Vincent Altimari (The Strong Guy), and me. I was the only girl on the team and I had to be the crazy person. Thanks Chris! He gave us all a task. Nelson had to choreograph a dance with at least five people that lasted a minute of longer. Dan had to talk people into giving him their shoelaces until he obtained five pairs, or ten shoelaces, if you can’t count. Vincent had to do one thousand push-ups. I say I had the easiest job. Naming ten inanimate objects was the first job done and I took it a step further. I dubbed twenty things because I’m that amazing. And all assignments were to be completed by the end of the week. Now enough about chapel, onto the games. In the dining hall we played some ice-breakers and Mingle Games like never-have-I-ever, shuffle your buns, and some other activities that either have no names or I just can’t remember. I won a super long twizzler rope and a deck of jumbo cards. Everyone else got false mustaches, things that grew when they got wet, and mini games made massive. Continue reading

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Poll: Favorite Middler Camp photo

Cast your vote below for your favorite Middler 2010 photo. Click on the picture to make it larger.

Free Falling

Guess What?

Hi Mom!

Like My Hat?

Look, It's A Camera!

We Are Your Deans For The Week

Taking The Plunge

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