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March 21, 2019

Jesus said in Matthew, “Come to me all you who are weary and heavy burdened and I will give you rest” (11:28). In many respects, throughout the year, we have the privilege of setting the table for groups to come to the camp and experience just that; to find rest, retoo...

January 16, 2019

Play with a Purpose

In many ways the phrase, “Play with a purpose,” describes a great deal of what we do at Camp Rockfish, especially when it comes to our summer programming. Our mission as a Christian camp is to help others experience, grow in, and share the love of Go...

February 9, 2018

            There's a line from the classic Christmas movie, A Christmas Story, where Ralphie, the BB gun-obsessed young boy, states that for a kid, the entire year revolves around December 25th. The movie is a classic because there is a smattering a truths just like t...

February 2, 2018

            Jeremiah 29:11 is a popular verse for bumper stickers and refrigerator magnets: "'For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the LORD, 'plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.'"...

January 26, 2018

            Though I ultimately know the answer to this question, this morning I found myself asking, “What do we at Camp Rockfish do that really matters? Specifically, what matters eternally?”

            The question c...

January 19, 2018

If I've learned anything over my years in the ministry, and especially when it comes to camp ministry, very few things are more important than having the right people on the bus. What I mean by that is we can have the greatest facilities around, or the best program and...

January 12, 2018

 Summer camps. When my children were growing up, we sent them to a number of summer camps. As a pastor, they of course attended Christian summer camps. But they also attended pole vaulting camp, volleyball camp, dance camp, and basketball camp. Every year I tried to fi...

January 6, 2018

In Isaiah 55:8, God says to the prophet Isaiah that His thoughts and ways are not our ways. The familiar paraphrase to that verse is “God works in mysterious ways.” I am the living embodiment of that truth. For some strange reason, over 30 years ago, God called me into...