November 14, 2018

Scientists have concluded that children may reduce the risk of myopia (commonly referred to as being short sighted) by spending more time engaged in outdoor play, a study recently published in the British Journal of Ophthalmology has found.
 

These findings echo Austral...

May 3, 2017

By Carrie, former Eagle Lake Camps Rez and Crew Camper and Rez counselor

From a article in www.navigators.org in the May 2017 newsletter

When I was in sixth grade, Eagle Lake Camps became my safe haven. My parents had just divorced and life was crazy and painful and I ju...

October 21, 2016

Armageddon is a term that is often associated with great gloom and doom. The end of the world. Not something you would traditionally associate with summer camp. It’s a little dramatic, but I need to tell you story about this past summer as a way to introduce a Camp Gif...

October 10, 2016

Gifford superstars are people that are willing to use their time and talents to grow the Kingdom of God. No one I know in my short time here more defines the word than Dylan. The first time I met Dylan, he told me about how God had woken him up in the middle of the nig...

August 27, 2016

The summer camp season is over. School is right around the corner. And it seems like a good time to reflect on how good God has been these past few months. Hundreds of children have been able to come to camp, and many had a life changing experience. I want to tell you...

May 22, 2016

 

Most of us know the amazing story of Peter walking on the water. While we don’t require it for lifeguarding, it’s kinda what we are looking for this summer. If you are reading this and the thought of working this summer at Camp Gifford has crossed your mind, two thing...

April 25, 2016

We do this program called Wilderness Camp (AKA Teen Camp). It utilizes the beauty of God’s creation to allow teens to untangle. To decompress from the frenetic pools of pace we swim in each day. I love this camp because it exposes young men and women to the power of Go...

February 27, 2016

Part of the process of hiring and training a camp staff is creating a culture that is contagious. Not like wear a mask and stand back, but wow something is happening there and I want to know more. One of our goals is to create a ministry culture that is contagious. Cor...

February 4, 2016

Perspective can bring clarity. Defined, it is the capacity to view things in their true relations or relative importance. It’s not so much the view, it’s what you do. As the picture confirms seeing is not always the key to understanding. No, not just a visual experienc...

January 19, 2016

Treating human waste is not an exact science. Generating waste is pretty much very exact in origins, but how to precisely treat that waste lacks much in the way of absolute certainty. We all want the same thing - flush it away and forget it, but the reality is when you...

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