Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Day of Reckoning

The theme for this year's Frontier Village is Round-up: The Day of Reckoning. Campers will experience camp in a whole new way as they try to make sense of an unfair world. Why would God allow the "bad guys" to win? Why doesn't good always have the upper hand? The lesson is simple - God is always in control, and sooner or later, there will be a day of reckoning. The only question that remains is, which side will you be on when that day comes?


Thursday, April 16, 2009

Like School Only Better!

Some people know it as Science Camp, others refer to it as Outdoor Education, but either way you look at it, it's a great time for kids to experience hands-on learning and have a fantastic time in the process.

We are currently in our forth season of running these educational camps for schools across Arizona. What started as an experiment has grown into a mainstay for our camp. We have developed a program where we do all of the teaching and programming... and teachers love it!

We teach a variety of subjects from Orienteering to History Hikes, and offer a lot of fun classes as well. Interestingly, a lot of schools choose Zip Line over the more educational class choices (I guess we are all just kids at heart :) At night we offer hay rides and camp fires, along with skit nights and visits from our local zoo. This year we actually had so much snow one week, we added an igloo building class! Our list of choices keeps on growing and so does the list of schools that keep coming year after year.


Check out what some of our Outdoor Education campers have had to say about the program:

"Thank you for letting us stay at Prescott Pines Camp. It was really fun. I liked everything. I liked the food, the drinks, gym, human foozball, gold panning, low ropes, zipline, archery, and even the hayride. Me and my friends really liked it. The beds were really comfortable." - Carter

"I should have payed more for you guys. I think Ryan the rookie and Ron are the funniest. I loved cleaning the cafeteria room with you guys it was fun. I got an award for best cleaning." - Christopher

"The trust fall and the other activities were really fun. The trust fall and zipline seemed a bit scary before I tried doing it." - Nicholas

"I loved the trip. I liked the zipline the best. The history hike was my second favorite. In my free time I would like to play Human foosball." - Anika

"My favorite activity would probably be the Challenge course. I loved the smores. The hayride was AWESOME! So was the food. My favorite part of the Challenge Course was probably the Trust Fall." - Misty

"I can't even stop thinking about your camp." - Alexis

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

All New Dead Things

Remember the old Hobby Hut that looked like a shack about ready to fall over? Well, we got our wish and have turned in into a Nature Den full of all new dead things! Over the last few years, we have had a number of donations towards our collection of taxidermy animals, and it is starting to look like a museum. Recently we received a donation that enabled us to add a skunk, chipmunk, rattle snake, raccoon and jack rabbit to the displays. The new Nature Den is used primarily for Outdoor Education classes, but we are planning on using it for Summer Camps as well. We are still working towards completion and are planning to add a few live reptiles, a video projector and such. Next time you come up to camp, ask us for a tour, we would love to show it off!


Friday, April 3, 2009

Join Us This Summer at Camp!

Every summer we recruit forty to fifty high school and college students to help us run our summer camps. We don't look for just anybody, we want just the right people to help run the program, act as counselors for campers, run games, etc. This year we've had a great start, but still have some positions that need to be filled. We still need two more male counselors (18 or older), three more male crew members (16 or older), and a female nurse's assistant (18 or older). We are confident that God knows exactly who will be filling these spots, and would ask you to pray that we will recognize them when they come along. If you're interested or know someone who might be, check out the summer staff page on our website.