Camps and retreats are an essential part of every youth ministry. But could your camping ministry use a new perspective, a fresh sense of creativity, and practical ideas that will help your kids see that God is relevant to their lives today? In 'The Youth Specialties Handbook for Great Camps and Retreats', veteran youth minister and camp director Chap Clark opens his comprehensive tool kit of camp and retreat concepts and ideas as he shows you how to build an effective, exciting camping program from the ground up.
First, Clark calls for a rethinking of camping ministry that puts the needs of kids first. He then offers seasoned advice on how to use the basic tools of camping ministry - group-building activities, music, speaking, small groups, and more - in relevant new ways. He covers topics such as developing a camping strategy, how to train your camp staff, taking a fresh look at music, and the strengths and dangers of humor.
You'll find everything you need in 'The Youth Specialties Handbook for Great Camps and Retreats' - how to plan a budget, how to deal with problem kids, how to work with property managers, and much more. Clark also includes complete plans for specialized camps such as discipleship camping, service retreats, outreach camping, planning retreats, and recreation retreats.