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Social Media Safety Measures: Discussing Safe Social Media Practices With Your Youth Group Before Camp

Social Media Safety Measures: Discussing Safe Social Media Practices With Your Youth Group Before Camp

BY Kaitlyn Fath
6/3/2024

Social media has become an integral part of the way we communicate. It's a platform for connection, self-expression, and even spiritual growth. However, it's crucial for Christian teens to navigate the virtual world with wisdom and discernment, as it can sometimes be a challenging environment. Here are some safe social media practices to discuss with your teens before leaving for your next retreat.

He Answered Me: May is Mental Health Awareness Month

He Answered Me: May is Mental Health Awareness Month

BY The CRN Team
5/17/2024

Teenagers face new and different struggles that didn't exist even ten years ago. Social media and technology continue to change how we communicate in new and unpredictable ways that are fascinating and undoubtedly addicting. Today's teens live in a drastically different world than many of us did in our youth, which makes disconnecting significantly more difficult for them.

Inspiring Faith: Must Have Merchandise for Your 2024 Christian Camp Store

Inspiring Faith: Must Have Merchandise for Your 2024 Christian Camp Store

BY The CRN Team
5/3/2024

As a Christian leader and event planner, you understand the importance of meaningful connections and appreciate the significance of transformative experiences. The items you offer in your camp store should reflect the values and faith that you uphold. Consider offering items with Christian symbols and messages of faith that are enticing and on-trend. Campers will walk away holding on to not only their memories of camp but also a piece of God's grace.

Ready to Camp Checklist: A Helpful Guide to Knowing When to Send Them

Ready to Camp Checklist: A Helpful Guide to Knowing When to Send Them

BY The CRN Team
4/3/2024

As summer approaches, you may contemplate whether your child is old enough to attend summer camp. There are several factors to consider when deciding, one being the question: Are you ready to send your child? If you're on the fence, check out our Ready to Camp Checklist:

Findings Funds to Pay For Summer Camp: Fundraising Ideas For Families and Small Groups

Findings Funds to Pay For Summer Camp: Fundraising Ideas For Families and Small Groups

BY The CRN Team
3/15/2024

The merits of youth camp are undeniable. Camp provides a transformative experience for kids -- fostering personal growth, building friendships, and instilling valuable life skills. However, the financial burden of sending a child to camp can be a daunting challenge for many families and organizations.

Do Kids Get Too Old For Summer Camp?

Do Kids Get Too Old For Summer Camp?

BY The CRN Team
3/1/2024

Often, parents find themselves at the beginning of summer, contemplating if their child has outgrown summer camp. Having a teenager who can drive doesn't necessarily mean they're too grown-up for church camp. In fact, they might even appreciate the camp experience more now than when they were children.

From Scripture to Branding: How to Brand Your Next Camp or Retreat

From Scripture to Branding: How to Brand Your Next Camp or Retreat

BY The CRN Team
2/16/2024

Sometimes, a theme will jump right out at you; other times, nothing seems quite right—prayer to the rescue. If you struggle to identify a theme, schedule a small group meeting and invite your steering committee team. Pray and reflect on the goals you wish to accomplish this summer. Allow God to guide you as you choose a meaningful and impactful theme.

Camp Planning Checklist and Timeline: How to Get Their Attention and Keep It

Camp Planning Checklist and Timeline: How to Get Their Attention and Keep It

BY The CRN Team
2/2/2024

As Christian event planners, this means we must be proactive in our approach and utilize modern advertising strategies. Below we are sharing a 12-month planner for your next Youth Retreat or Camp. Use this task list to stay on track and remember to keep your communication E-C-A!

Classics With a Twist: Indoor Team Building Activities for The Summer

Classics With a Twist: Indoor Team Building Activities for The Summer

BY The CRN Team
1/23/2024

As a seasoned leader who has witnessed the transformative effects of teamwork, you know that a good icebreaker can take a group of strangers and transform them into a team. Whether you're leading a camp, youth group, or sports team, these classic games will be easy to integrate into your schedule. Teamwork is more than cooperation; it's a journey of growth, learning, and shared achievement.

New Years Resolutions: A Compilation of Christ-Centered Resolutions For The Best Year Yet

New Years Resolutions: A Compilation of Christ-Centered Resolutions For The Best Year Yet

BY The CRN Team
1/5/2024

As the excitement of Christmas wanes, we can shift our focus onto the new year and all that the next twelve months hold. As Christians who want to live a spiritual and moral life based on His word, the new year is a great reminder to step back and think deeply about our daily walk. In this article, we share a compilation of resolutions that are Christ-centered. Some of these are successful past resolutions, and some are our actual 2024 resolutions! We hope they inspire you the way they have us.

Thoughtful and Meaningful Gifts for Co-Workers this Christmas

Thoughtful and Meaningful Gifts for Co-Workers this Christmas

BY The CRN Team
12/12/2023

Buying for co-workers and colleagues can be overwhelming! Let us help. We've prepared a list of eight thoughtful gifts to give to the important people in your life this Christmas.

Creating an Inclusive Summer Camp Experience: How To Accommodate Youth with Disabilities at Summer Camp

Creating an Inclusive Summer Camp Experience: How To Accommodate Youth with Disabilities at Summer Camp

BY Kaitlyn
10/24/2023

Summer camp is a cherished childhood experience filled with laughter, friendship, and personal growth.