Snow camp is sneaking up! The above video is the highlights video I put together last year – it was a lot of fun! Wow … just typing that “nine days to snow camp” subject line made my heart skip a few beats.
Another local youth pastor, Greg Hodgdon of Woolwich-Wiscasset Baptist Church, and I have been putting together snow camp for four years now. We’ve pretty much got a good system down now; by renting out a camp (Camp Fairhaven in Brooks, Maine), providing cooks & food, and organizing all the games, activities, talks, and by purchasing the lift tickets, snowboard rentals, ski rentals, tubing tickets, and everything else that goes into three days and two nights of snow camp bliss we can actually charge kids just $60 for the trip and that includes EVERYTHING. Lift tickets, rentals, the works. Doing a prepackaged retreat would start at $100-125 per kid, and if they wanted to ski or snowboard, the rentals and lift tickets would be on top of that. That would effectively make snow camp not an option for most of the kids around here, so it’s exciting to Greg and I that we can come up with a more cost effective route!
It does make it a bit more of a challenge this year, though. With the Senior Pastor on leave, I’m pulling double duty with Sunday morning sermons and other responsibilities. Thankfully, I scheduled other speakers for the next few weeks because I wanted to make sure I had time for snow camp … and time to recover afterwards! So it shoudn’t be too bad. : )
If you’re a local and you know a kid that wants something to do for their February break (the trip is 2/20-22/2008), or you want to know more about snowcamp, just visit the youth website at BoothbayTeen.com; you can see the video there as well, and you can download permission slips from the blog!