Tie Dye + Hope

Tie Dye + Hope Tie dying shirts is an activity center that is a camp tradition. Over the years, and after many ruined clothes, we have improved the process to an art. The children don smocks and gloves for the task. They twist the shirts with rubber bands in any...

Hopeful Preparation

Hopeful Preparation Join us in prayer this month as we are hopeful and excited to be in full planning mode for finally seeing these kids and teens again! We are entering a season of retreats and camps, and after a year of waiting, we sure are full of hope!! Dear God,...

Dear Randall

Dear Randall A great story from a counselor who attended an Onward & Upward retreat years ago. Randal Senter was the leader of the praise & worship band that weekend. Enjoy! Dear Randal, Let me tell you a story. 2011 was my camper’s first year at the Onward...

Prayer Portal – July 2020

Prayer Portal – July 2020 Please join us in praying this prayer for peace and serenity in this season. “O God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference; living one day...

Prayer Portal – February

Prayer Portal – February During this season, we are busy prepping and praying for our Ambassadors of Hope Dinner + Auction. We pray for the right attendees and for their hearts to be open and generous. This season is also full of weekend retreats, like our Onward +...

Heartbreak

Heartbreak At camp, counselors and staff’s hearts break a little every time. At the retreats, you think you are a little safer. Middle school kids with all their hormones and “cool” behavior are a little harder to like, so no worries – less heartbreak. But no,...