Tuesday, July 28, 2009


I have just returned from The Greatest Camp Ever Part Eight.  When I was a freshman in high school, I got a letter about the camp my mom signed me up for that summer. The letter said, "Welcome to The Greatest Camp Ever!" I did not believe it. In fact, I was a pretty bitter freshman in high school and I was not looking forward to camp at all.  But I went to camp and it was indeed the GREATEST camp ever! The following year the letter read, "Welcome to The Greatest Camp Ever Part Two....So good we're bringing it back."  And it was the greatest again.  Since then, the camp has continually built upon itself each year adding a new theme, new games, and new concepts.  I attended this camp 4 years as a high school student and have worked as the media technician (make movies, running slides, etc) and a counselor for the last 4 years.  I have seen this camp change my own life as well as the lives of hundreds of teenagers.  This camp is what sparked my passion for youth ministry.  I spent the week hanging out with two Westminster youth (Chet Emmons and Aja Neahring) and I hope to share this camping experience with many more of my students in the future.  The Greatest Camp Ever Part Nine is only 350 days away and will be held at Camp Magruder on the Oregon Coast in July.  Keep an eye out for a registration link on this page in the Winter!


  1. Vik - - - why oh WHY does this Presbytery never do anything the 2nd half of summer? Rie's summer job for next year will end 7/25/2010...

  2. Susan---what are the odds Rie can get out of the last week of work? that is when greatest camp ever will be next year. (third week of July)
    the presbytery does do a few camps now late in summer (adventure camp is one of them--its 5 days of hiking)

    I am going to outdoor ministry team of the 22nd and we will be discussing the new youth leadership program through the camps--i believe it will incorporate some summer activities (maybe even late in the summer) I'll let you know more about that as I know more.