RSVP right away!
We'd love to see you at the open house
You have a few more days to RSVP for the Open House "Friend-Raiser" on August 15! Hopefully you received the postcard invitation in the mail. (If you didn't, please let us know.) We've been receiving lots of emails and phone calls from people excited to come, and we want to make sure you don't miss out. The deadline to RSVP is August 7. Make sure you call or email with accurate numbers. We're trying to plan our food order.
See you here!
Uh Oh! What now?
Campers leave the phones at home
The following is an excerpt from a Christian Camp and Conference Association newsletter:
"Experts agree that policies banning computers and cell phones at summer camp are a great idea. But for teens used to texting, Facebook and YouTube, going without can be a bit unnerving, according to a May 15 Associated Press report. When camp starts, plugged-in children may feel a little disoriented, like a part of them is missing, said Dr. Michael Assel, associate professor of pediatric psychiatry at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston."
It's true! It's pretty difficult for kids to leave some of these things behind. The reason we have these rules is quite simple: when a void is created, there is room for something else to enter. If campers can't be texting friends back home, they're more likely to commit themselves to new friendships at camp. If kids don't have the option to stare at a Facebook homepage for hours, we can fill that time with activities outdoors, with friends, and in the Bible. Thanks for your help in enforcing this policy!
Want to visit Camp Phillip in the fall?
Talk to your teacher about a field trip
Every year dozens of schools come for day trips or overnight visits to take part in our field trip program. More and more teachers are seeing the great benefit to doing these trips in the fall! A few hours on the ropes course, an hour around the campfire, a night in the cabin and a bunch of great programs really help to bond a class and grow their relationships with each other.
Talk to your teachers about it! If they have any questions, they can call us or request a brochure.