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Camper Video Contest

Posted on Mar 22, 2014

Do you love camp? How has camp impacted your life? What have you learned from summer camp? Are you counting down the days until summer? Camp DeWolfe’s 2014 Camper Video Contest is now open, for a limited time, until Easter! If you are a camper, get creative! If you are a parent or friend of a camper, let them know about this fun camp challenge today!

Summer Camp Video ContestDownload the Camper Video Contest Flyer here

Meet the Summer Staff 2014 – Part 7

Posted on Mar 11, 2014

What’s your name? Bethan Rowsby

 What’s your age? 19

 What’s your hometown? London, England

 What college/university do you attend? What major? I’m studying Geography at the University of Manchester

 What’s your favorite food? Bacon or ice cream

 What’s your favorite camp activity and why? The ropes course! Because I love seeing campers challenge themselves and achieve and go beyond their goals. And it’s fun!

 What are you most looking forward to about summer 2014 and why? Getting to know everyone at camp, experiencing God together and spending another summer by the Long Island Sound.

 What’s your favorite camp core value (Community, Christian Formation, Developing Leaders or Natural Setting) and Why? Community, because it means everyone is included, enjoys themselves and makes lasting friendships.

 What do you love most about Camp DeWolfe? Easily the people! Campers, counselors, senior staff, kitchen staff and everyone who makes camp what it is.

 What’s your dream job/vocation/calling for life? I don’t know what I will end up doing in the future but I would love a job that involves travelling the world and working with/helping people.

Meet the Summer Staff 2014 – Part 6

Posted on Mar 11, 2014

10 Things you don’t know about me:

What’s your name?  Ufedo Negedu (first name pronounced u-fay-doh)

What’s your age? 23

What’s your hometown? London

What college/university do you attend? What major? Studied law and accounting & Finance at the University of Kent

What’s your favorite food? Anything Chinese that’s sweet and sour

What’s your favorite camp activity and why? High ropes. I’m scared of heights but I love the thrill of it.

What are you most looking forward to about summer and why? Being able to be a good role model for the kids and also creating a fun atmosphere for them to have an enjoyable summer.

What’s your favorite camp core value (community, Christian Formation, Developing Leaders or Natural Setting) and Why? Developing leaders as it encourages the youth to reach their full potential by helping them to improve and develop on their leadership skills. Skills which they will need growing up and outside of camp.

 What do you love most about Camp DeWolfe? It is a Christian camp that has Christian principles which are incorporated into the daily activities. 

 What’s your dream job/vocation/calling for life? To create an organisation that is used to help and encourage young girls growing up to be Christ like.

Meet the Summer Staff 2014 – Part 5

Posted on Mar 10, 2014

10 Things you don’t know about me:

What’s your name?Karen Fadzai Ncube.

What’s your age? – I am 20 years old 

What’s your hometown? – My home town in England is Flitwick and in Zimbabwe its Kwekwe.

What college/university do you attend? What major? – I study business management and accounting and finance at Nottingham Trent University

What’s your favorite food? – My favorite food is pizza and grapes and chicken but its pizza tops everything 

What’s your favorite camp activity and why? – My favorite camp activity is the sports and games as most of the games and sports, you get to work as a team so I think that would bring the children closer as they try and achieve a certain goal. I also like the ice breaker games very much as they just help in getting everyone comfortable around each other.

What are you most looking forward to about summer and why? – I am looking forward to learning more about myself and working with the children and try and help them with their Christian walk with Christ. I am also looking forward to making new friends and acquiring more skills. I am also looking forward to growing more in Christ as I try and emulate him more through my deeds.

What’s your favorite camp core value (community, Christian Formation, Developing Leaders or Natural Setting) and Why? – My favorite camp core value is Christian formation, reason being it encourages campers to develop their personal relationship with God  as it is done on a daily basis. It encourages the campers to then dedicate some time of their day to God when they do leave camp. This therefore would lead to them growing in Christ and also being comfortable in their relationship with God therefore making them faith stronger as they constantly meditate in God’s word. I also like that it gets other people to share their stories about what God is doing, has done therefore also offers encouragement to other campers.

What do you love most about Camp DeWolfe? – I love that Camp Dewolfe is a Christian camp that also sets time to worship God encourages us to grow more in our faith as we also help the children grow in theirs. From the pictures that I have seen on the website, I love the look of the camp and the different activities that they have going on for the children to do.

What’s your dream job/vocation/calling for life?  Well I’m currently at university in my second year. I haven’t exactly decided what my dream job is going to be yet but I’m going to have faith that God will show me when the time is right.  At the moment I am just enjoying learning more about myself and making new friends while I finish my university course.

Meet the Summer Staff 2014 – Part 4

Posted on Mar 10, 2014

10 Things you don’t know about me:

1.   What’s your name?- Peter Greenlaw

2.   What’s your age? – 22 years old

3.   What’s your hometown? – Reading, England

4.   What college/university do you attend? What major?  I studied Criminology and Sociology at Cardiff University

5.   What’s your favorite food? Buffalo Chicken Pizza!

6.   What’s your favorite camp activity and why?It has to be the Ropes Course as this was my activity area last year! I love watching the Campers challenge themselves and each other to achieve their goals and have great fun doing it!

7.   What are you most looking forward to about summer and why?I can’t wait to get back to Camp and see all the old campers again!

 8.   What’s your favorite camp core value (community, Christian Formation, Developing Leaders or Natural Setting) and Why? – I think it has to be the unique community that is formed at Camp. To see so many people from different backgrounds and nationalities grow together and become inseparable is special.

 9.   What do you love most about Camp DeWolfe? –  The Natural Setting, specifically, the long island sound – Not many camps get their own beach! And it’s beautiful to sit at the back of Benson and watch the sun set!

10.        What’s your dream job/vocation/calling for life?  Now that I have finished with University I am applying to lots of places for a job! Right now I am looking for a career in the Police force and specifically the CID unit!

“Be Still and Know that I am God”

Posted on Feb 13, 2014

This February, Camp DeWolfe offered a “Listening to God” adult retreat for guests to come away and retreat to “Be Still and Know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10). Dr. John McGinty from the Mercer School of Theology in Garden City facilitated the overnight retreat. Here are some comments from the guests themselves about the highlight’s of their retreat:

Thank you for this first step in an important new direction for Camp DeWolfe.  I have often thought that so much of the Bishop’s vision for our Diocese necessitates spiritual listening skills and the ability to have “holy conversations,” as John McGinty phrased it. Ultimately, this means a commitment of time and discipline on the part of individuals (ordained and lay), parishes, and cluster groupings….

…John did a masterful job providing the broad framework and basic skills for imaginative engagement with Scripture and Lectio Divina as a form of mediation….

·         The first night… with ample time for quiet and contemplation, a much needed opportunity to wind down, and a perfect way to set the pace; really appreciated the reintroduction to Lectio Divinia and to the imagination exercise as a way to access the Scripture…

·       …I have never seen a program at Camp DeWolfe before that I wanted to attend, so it was great coming to the Camp for a retreat!

Listening to God Retreat

Listening to God Retreat

 

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Blood Is Life… Pass It On!

Posted on Feb 13, 2014

This event is Cancelled by the Blood Center – postponed until further notice! Apologies for the inconvenience caused!

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Meet the Summer Staff 2014 – Part 3

Posted on Feb 6, 2014

What’s your name?  Rebekah Joyce

What’s your age? 21

What’s your hometown? Auckland, New Zealand

What college/university do you attend? What major? I studied at KingsWay Christian School for seven years then went to Excel Christian Performing Arts school- Studying a Major in Vocals and Minor in Drama.

 What’s your favourite food? – I love my food, but here’s a few of my favourites, Chicken, Oranges, chocolate, lollies and pasta.

 What’s your favourite camp activity and why?-I have a few camp Activities that I like such as swimming and arts and crafts but my favourite would have to be Acting Activities-such as ice breaker games and big group games- just to get everyone out of their comfort zone and feel included.

What are you most looking forward to about summer 2014 and why?

I’m looking forward to making new friends and learning new skills to empower children with their walk of faith and to encourage them, while having fun at camp. 

What’s your favourite camp core value (community, Christian Formation, Developing Leaders or Natural Setting) and Why?

My favourite camp core value is Christian Formation because it lets children have space to grow in all aspects of worship (bible, music, prayer, reflection) where they can engage with God and be encouraged by leaders and their friends.

 What do you love most about Camp DeWolfe?

-What I love most about Camp DeWolfe is that it serves the same beliefs and morals I believe and was brought up around. I am very excited to work alongside all the Camp DeWolfe staff.

 What’s your dream job/vocation/calling for life? 

-I believe my calling is to work alongside Children, as I have such a passion for it. As I participated in a Missions trip to Tanzania, visiting churches, orphanage’s and primary schools, small group leading, last year I had done some preschool relieving and also took part of bible in schools around Auckland primary school. I would love to be a drama/music teacher or a preschool teacher.