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The Importance of Camp with Alicen Ohoran | SMC Podcast | Episode 144

Mar 7, 2024 | Camps, Discipleship, Evangelism, High School, Junior High, Planning, Podcast, Relationships, Retreats, Student Ministry, Youth Ministry

Welcome to this week’s episode where Melissa sits down with Alicen Ohoran to talk about the importance of getting kids involved in camp and how it can be a pivotal point to look back on in their faith journey.

Whether you are a young or old youth pastor, we would love for you to listen in and see what is talked about in today’s episode and we would also love to hear from you! What is your tidbit of advice that you would add to the conversation?

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Show Notes

Camp is a place to get away from the Routine.

Children can learn in the Outdoors differently then in normal school or church settings. There’s no testing. (My Favorite on the importance of Camp staff verses Church staff) hearing the same words from a different person can help them see a different perspective and increase the impact of those words.

We as youth leaders can say the same God Loves You over and over and have a kid just not get it. But in a different setting with a camp counselor, they might just hear it.

Camp is not something that is in competition with our ministry, but instead something that adds to it.


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