Girls Weeks 2012
Once again, as we reflect on the summer of 2012 that is now behind us, we bow low and lift God high for all that He did this summer at Camp Cherith.
Our summer's theme of "Rebuild and Restore" was played out in the lives of campers and staff alike, as well as in the physical surroundings at camp.
The water in Schram's lake, that has risen over the last few years and covered the land surrounding our flag pole as well as the road leading up to our tack house, has begun to recede. The road to the tack house can now be used again and we believe the water will continue to go down so that we can use camp to the fullest capacity. We also received permission to "Rebuild" the Whitehouse in it's current location which is a huge blessing. That building holds many memories and "God moments" inside it's walls and although it will be sad to see it go, I am confident that the new building will be a blessing for years to come.
I encourage staff, campers, and friends of Cherith to continue to ask God to "rebuild the ancient ruins and restore the places long devastated" (Isaiah 61:4) in their lives and the lives around them. When we say "yes" to God and let the Holy Spirit work through us, we are partnering with him in Isaiah 61 job description:
"The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me,because the Lord has anointed me
to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion-to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor." Isaiah 61:1-3
Walk in peace, friend!
Blessings on your year,
Sarah Ann Mallett (Mooch)Girl's Director
| 2012 Boys Weeks |
Boys Week 1
As always we had a lot fun during Boys Week 1. Singing, dancing, water sliding, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, woodworking, and the list could go on and on.
We also had fun learning about God's word as we took a closer look at Romans 6:22 "But now that you have been set free from sins, and have become slaves to God, the benefit you reap leads to holiness, and the result is eternal life." If I could pick only one verse for my kids to memorize before they left my home, it would be this one. Through this verse we can explain forgiveness through Christ, our response to that forgiveness by becoming His slaves, the blessings we receive as He makes us holy, and the promise that one day we will be with Him in glory. This is good news! Many boys enjoyed a soda pop at camp for memorizing this verse!
We raised an incentive fund of $600 to be used for Boys Week 1 campers who read through the whole New Testament this year. A small price paid by counselors and support staff who pledged to give - a small price for a big return - God's word changes people. We are hopeful that many boys will read the bible and it is my prayer that parents would join them. The fund will be shared by those who complete the challenge. God wrote the scriptures in a way that can be understood for those who boldly seek to understand! We also recommended "The Action Bible" for younger kids. It is published by David C. Cook. Any younger child that completes that book will win a small portion of our $600 incentive fund.
Praying that God will richly bless you this school year!
Boys Week 2
In its fourth year, 97 boys attended Boys Week 2 this year! It was a fun-filled week for all. The boys were active with all of the great Camp Cherith activities. Camp Cherith is a great place to experience God's Glory, for some to hear about God's love for the first time, and for others to grow in their faith all while experiencing the God's Creation.
It was a great experience for me to watch campers grow. I was able to hear from a camper who was nervous at the beginning of the week about being in a canoe, grow in his confidence when he was able to steer the canoe using the strokes he had learned. One cabin spent the cookout night in tents and what an experience for some of them to sleep in a tent for the first time.
During Boys' Week 2 the messages revolved around the theme, 'Rebuild and Restore." The first talk focused on being set aside for God, the second talk focused on the armor of God, and finally the week concluded with living our lives for God's Glory.
The last evening the junior high and senior high campers had their vespers service. This was a time when the boys shared how God was at work in their lives, some of the struggles they have been through and are currently going through, how God had touched their lives during the week. It was evident that God was at work during that time. To be honest, preparing for a week of camp is a lot of work. However, the time and effort put in to recruiting counselors, prepare for the week, and so on, was so clearly time well spent when you observe how God is at work in the lives of our campers.
The BUILT Program (Boys Under Intense Leadership Training) for Boys Week 2 has two boys in it this year. Next year we have a group who has been coming to camp for a number of years who are eager to join the BUILT Program.
Scott "Taylo" Taylor, Director Boys Week 2
A New Way to Support Camp Cherith!
Do you enjoy eating? Could you use a little extra income? Camp Cherith is participating in an ongoing fundraiser with Food Perspectives Inc that will give you the opportunity to raise money for Camp Cherith and earn money for yourself - JUST BY EATING.
"Food Perspectives Inc. (FPI) began as a family-founded company that prides itself on quality, integrity and an awareness of community needs. Since its inception in 1990, FPI has worked with local, national and international food companies to gather consumer insights and opinions through taste tests, focus groups, home-use tests, ethnographic studies, and phone surveys."*
As a participant you will simply sign up to be available for taste testing and indicate that North Central Camp Cherith is the organization that you are raising money for. You will periodically be called to see if you qualify for a taste test. Testing centers are located in many areas of the Twin Cities. You can always turn down a testing opportunity if it does not fit into your schedule. Your children can also test if they qualify. Just add them to your account when you sign up.
When you actually participate in a test, Camp Cherith will receive $10 and you will receive a check for anywhere from $25 to $175. Also, if you sign up before the end of October, Camp Cherith will receive a bonus every time you test through next March!
For more information and to sign up CLICK HERE and then click on "Become a Tester."
Contact Ann at 612-615-5842 or [email protected] if you prefer to register by mail.
Fall has arrived and brings with it Camp Cherith's annual Phone-a-thon fundraising drive. Volunteers will be making calls and asking for your support on November 12, 13, and 15. Please consider supporting Camp Cherith's mission of making Christ real to children through a Christian camping experience.
If you do not receive a phone call you can donate by going online to Camp-Cherith.com. Or email [email protected] or call Ann at 612-615-5842.
We could also use additional volunteers on the calling nights.
CLICK HERE to help.
Camp Cherith will be participating in Give to the Max Day on November 15, 2012! To donate online visit GIVEMN.
Kudos to Tom Anderson, Camp Cherith Camper and BUILT program participant, for his display of Christianity in action. Tom stopped during a Cross Country meet to help an injured runner at the expense of his own success. Please see more on this story at KARE11
. Nice work, Tom!
Serving Others, Serving Christ--
Bill and Kendra Mohn (McFly and Kenfish) haven't been seen anywhere near NCCC the fall, which is highly unusual. Why, you ask? Because they're now living in Kiev, Ukraine!
Last spring when Bill unexpectedly lost his teaching job in Detroit Lakes, Kendra half-jokingly mentioned the possibility of teaching with Lilla Tramm in at Kiev Christian Academy (KCA), a school primarily for children of missionaries, in Ukraine. A day after this, the school posted a job for a secondary social studies teacher (Bill's area of license). As they prayed about it, it soon went from a joke to a clear call from God to join Lilla in supporting missionary families in Kiev.
If you know Camp Cherith, you know Kenfish. She has a passion for using her gifts and talents to further the Kingdom of God, and she loves working with kids, whether at camp or as a teacher (she's been a band and general music teacher for years). The Mohns aren't preachers, doctors, builders, or any other specialized skill that many utilize on the mission field, but they are teachers, and thanks in large part to their experiences with NCCC, they're uniquely suited to work at a missionary school such as KCA.
The summer of 2012 was a whirlwind for the Mohns as they raised support, rented out their house (a whole four days before leaving!), packed, took care of the million details involved in moving overseas AND somehow found time to serve at camp.
They're extremely thankful for their many camp friends who are supporting their ministry by prayer and/or financial support. If you'd like to partner with them in their ministry in Ukraine, whether by committing to pray for them or by supporting them financially, you may contact Resourcing Christian Education at rce.org.
And if you're curious about what life is like for some Minnesotans living in the former Soviet Union, you can read their blogs at kendrajeanmohn and kievdiary. They should have some great stories to share next summer at camp!
Wedding Bells have been ringing--
Tiffany Hansen (Elle) married Dana Hansen in May of 2012.
|Things to notice around the site this year...
|New Wren's Nest|
|Old Whitehouse ready for demolition!|
2012 Theme Song
"Rebuild and Restore" 2012
Do you miss the music from this summer?
Check out itunes for copies of:
2012 Theme Song:
Jesus Let Me See Your Face, Got a Reason to Dance, Ain't No Chains
Other Fun Tunes:
Be Lifted High(BETHEL MUSIC)
Holding Nothing Back (TIM HUGHES)
2012 Cilts and Builts
Camper In Leadership Training Graduates:
Hannah Lindborg- Malibu
Jeannie LaFavor- Sprout
April Skillings- Nala
Gretchen Ahrens- Bessie
Emily Rauch- Squirrel
Megan Brendza- Choco
Sarah Palmer- Arnie
Kayla Stadt- Barbie
Maran Halverson - Marco
Kaly Kohns- Kapo
Cheryl Alexandr -Dolby
Sarah Ann Mallett-Mooch
Boys Under Intense Leadership Training Graduates:
Isaiah Banko, Spooner
Kels Westra, Knees
Matthew Bower, Bullseye
Drake Halver, Straight-up Drake
Michael Okeson, Speedo
Kyron Tarmann, Ky Ky
In loving memory of Irene Woods by William & Natalie Davis.
Board of Directors
Scott Taylor, New Hope
Jen Moberg, Arden Hills
Linette Aldrich, Coon Rapids
Drew Fanberg, Vadnais Heights
Megan Precht, Hopkins
Jennifer Steffens, Hopkins
Pastor Greg Braly, New Hope
Site Team Leader:
Chris Kroohn, Maplewood
Summer Operations Leader:
Dawn Kroohn, Maplewood
Gerri Wilson, Minneapolis
Sarah Mallett, Middletown, OH
Boys Director Week One:
Rob Scott, Arden Hills
Boys Director Week Two:
Scott Taylor, New Hope
-Blazer/Small SUV vehicle
-Large, anchored, WaterMat for lake
-1 AEDs (Automated External Defibrillator)
-Perennial and annual flowers
-Art Canvas, 12x12 ideal, no smaller than 7x7
-Flat Screen TVs
-Large area rugs
-Batteries-Size AAA, C, and D
-Butcher paper for posters
-Colored Poster board for song cards
-Clear bins (all sizes larger than a shoe box)
-Sturdy shelving units
-Nature Hut Items
-Lots of field or water nets
-Bull or Milk snake to use for the summer
Free Time Items
-Fun self-directed activities for outside:
-Juggling rings, Luna stix, Diabolos, etc.
Nature Hut Items
-Lots of field or water nets
-Bull or Milk snake to use for the summer
If you can help out with any of these items,
Search, Shop, and Support!
You can raise money for Camp Cherith simply by using Goodsearch as your search engine.
When shopping on line for things like flowers, Shutterfly, hotels, car rentals, EBay, Amazon, clothing, electronics, or gifts use GoodShop and Camp Cherith will receive a percentage of the sale.
Prayer and Praise
Will you commit to praying for camp and praising God for what He is doing at camp?
Do you have a prayer request?
Projects/Special Additions 2012
--Demo of old Whitehouse and construction beginning!
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