Sometime we just like to have a little fun at camp. My family consider it a blessing to live, work, and play at Camp Tipton. I often quote my oldest daughter who said "we have a really awesome yard now!" We thank God for his blessings on our family and this camp. I have always felt that recreation activities, like a camp has to offer, provide and attractive vehicle for outreach ministry. We are always told the we should use "relational ministry". Who is it that you build relationships with? It is with those we recreate and work with. We often spend too much time sitting and listening (or at least trying to listen) in church and not enough time doing something. When was the last time your built a lasting relationship with a person you just set in a room with? We must engage those around us.
We build relationships with people at church, school, or work by inviting them out to lunch or to a game. Imagine setting around the camp fire with Jesus and His disciples. Your having dinner, sharing a meal together. As you listen to the stories, jokes, and jabs they take at each other. We are talking about 13 men setting around a fire. Someone is going to crack a joke, an embarrassing story, or even some "tall tales" about each other. It's what friends do.
If Christ wants us to build lasting relationships that will grow others and us, then we need to "go have some fun together!!" If you need a place for some fun just let us know what camp can do to help.
Director, Camp Tipton