Category Archives: 2012 Camps

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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A glimpse of heaven

For the past five years, I’ve been privileged to serve for a week at this incredible camp. In the past, I’ve been responsible for the crafts of the week and facilitating a small group each evening. This year, I stepped into a teaching support role and due to a change in the structure of small groups, I was able to teach at a different small group each evening.

Every camper has their own God story about Delanco Camp and the transforming work that He has done through/in them there. I am not exempt from that honor! From year one, God has been doing a work in me. As I look back over my time there, I can see how God has been and continues to weave His handiwork throughout my experience there and personally in my every day life!

This is the path that I walked every day while at camp, several times a day, from the camping area to the general camp area. It’s a quiet time of reflection and preparation. In the mornings as I came out on the other end of this path, I was greeted with a very quiet camp, as the campers found places to sit and soak in God’s word with their morning devos. This is something I’ve enjoyed every year! So peaceful and beautiful…a gift, to be sure.

Congregational Worship….what more can I say….a glimpse of Heaven!!

This post originally appeared on Lorraine and her daughter, Jessica’s blog A Place 2 Gather. “Like” the blog on Facebook at facebook.com/aplace2gather.

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The Force: A Star Wars Introduction

At Space Camp you don’t play simple night games. Eventually campers will be running around, screaming and laughing just like at any other camp or any other night but it’s the introduction and the presentation that really made the night games at Space Camp reach a whole new level. Here is the well-planned staff of Junior High 1 delighting and entertaining the campers with the introduction to the Star Wars night game.

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God’s Presence at Teen Camp

“You inhabit the praises of your people.” -Psalm 22:3

I had the chance to be part of the worship team at Teen Camp this year. By far one of my favorite parts was opening my eyes onstage and seeing 100 teenagers with their hands raised in the air, soaking up God’s presence.

It made me think about how God must feel – His view is even better than mine, because He can see us from all angles, so I think He must have been blessed a thousand times over.

I kept telling the girls in my cabin – “God’s presence is so strong this week! It’s like a hot tub and we’re all just soaking in it.”

Afterward, I did some study on the verse above in Psalm 22:3. In Hebrew, the word “inhabit” means that to “sit down, dwell, sit, stay.” The verse says that when we praise God, He comes and sits down among us. I love that. I loved being in a place where so many people were going crazy hard after God, singing His praises and bringing His presence – in other words, giving Him a place to sit down among us.

I am thankful for every camper and leader who invited God’s presence by praying in advance for camp (a core team of campers started praying and planning almost a year in advance!)

I am thankful to every camper who embraced God’s presence by running forward during an altar call and pouring their heart out in confession and surrender.

And I am thankful for every member of camp who celebrated God’s presence through lifting their hands in the rain, singing around the flagpole, praying in huddled groups late at night, and running under the stars during a night game.

And most of all, I am thankful to God who sends us His presence, which is better than any hot tub on any vacation I’ve ever had!

Have a good word you’d like to share on the blog about your experience at camp this summer? Email it to blog@delanco.org

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Middler Camp Worship

Here is the list of songs from worship at Middler Camp 2012 along with links to where you can purchase music and support the camp. The camp gets a percentage of any purchases using the affiliate links or when you use the delanco.org/bookstore link to make purchases at Christianbook.com.

Matt Redman – Blessed Be Your Name

From the album Matt Redman Ultimate Collection (affiliate link).

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2012 Summer Camp Survey

With the summer camp season over, we’ve started shifting to looking ahead to the Fall Retreat and beginning the planning for next summer. As we plan, it’s helpful to hear your feedback on the summer. You can help provide us with this valuable feedback by filling out our summer survey. If you were a camper, camper parent, staff member, volunteer or even visitor to camp this summer we’d love to hear from you. Click the button below to take the survey.

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