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Crunchy Leaves. Steamy Breath.

We have had a busy and fruitful fall season here at HPC, and we are excited about the lives we have been able to intersect with by God’s grace. The first five weeks after summer camp were back-to-back rental groups that kept us on our toes, but we are thankful to report that many heard the gospel and many came to Christ. It was also a unique opportunity to see other cultures worship our God.

Along with caring for rental groups, we have begun the recruitment process for next summer’s staff, starting at Bob Jones University. Last week, Shannon and Gil had the opportunity of interacting with many students who showed interest in spending their summers serving in camp ministry here at High Point. Standing at our HPC booth, meeting individually with prospective staff, and reuniting with former staff filled their two days in Greenville. We are grateful to God for the opportunity as well as for safe travels.

Upcoming recruiting trips include a visit to Northland International University as well as Clearwater Christian College and others. As we approach the recruiting time knowing that God is already preparing hearts to serve him this next summer, we are reminded to be constant in prayer that God would direct us to the right individuals and that He would give the wisdom needed during the hiring process.

We are in the final stages of preparation for our two big fall events: FallFest and FamilyFest. FallFest, as was laid out in our last post, is a day of exciting activities for 7th-12th grade teens taking place on Friday the 16th of November from 5-10 p.m. For more information, visit our website. FamilyFest is the following day from 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. and will include festive fall activities for all ages. More information is located here.

We ask for your prayers as we prepare for fall festivities, winter retreats, and as we continue to raise support for our Pavilion Project. The encouragement and support of prayer is invaluable to us and we thank you!

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Posted by on October 15, 2012 in Fall, Uncategorized

 

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What’s Happening Fall 2012?

Summer Recap

Summer has flown by, and our busy fall schedule is in full swing. As we reflect on what God has done over the past three months, we are overcome with thankfulness to Him for the challenges, victories, and various opportunities He led us through as a camp. We ministered to a total of 1,431 campers over the course of nine weeks, 629 of which were completely new to HPC. Over 60 campers trusted Christ as their personal Savior, and many others also made life changing decisions. What a privilege and blessing to be a part of advancing the Kingdom of Christ in this capacity. We cannot begin to thank all who had a tremendous role in supporting High Point Camp through prayer, finances, and volunteering of time, and we want you to know that we could not be successful without you.

Transition Into Fall

It is commonly thought that when summer camp ends, relaxation begins here at HPC. However, since the end of camp we have been on the go non-stop with rental groups here running their own retreats. While we are not responsible for the program of these events, we are busy taking care of food service, lifeguarding water activities, cleaning and maintaining the property, and running the coffee and snack shops. With our summer staff gone, we find ourselves spread thin and occasionally short-handed. If you are available and interested in volunteering your time, either during the week or on weekends, please email office@hpcamp.org with the days and times you are available and we will let you know if and when we can use your help.

Fall Schedule

We are anticipating great things with our upcoming events this fall. Here is what to be looking out for in the very near future:

  • Men’s Retreat – September 7-8  – Men Ages 16+

For a weekend of dynamic preaching focused on godly manhood, join us for our annual Men’s Retreat. The event begins Friday evening, the 7th, at 5:00 through Saturday afternoon with guest speaker Bruce McDonald. Enjoy the fellowship of other men and experience a weekend of exciting camp activities such as a skeet shoot, home run derby, “closest to the pin” golf competition, zipline, and more. For more information visit the Men’s Retreat webpage. You can also register online for the event here, just select Register Online under the Men’s Retreat heading.

  •  FallFest – November 16 – Grades 7-12

FallFest is back for the fourth year in a row, and we are excited about another opportunity to celebrate the season by reaching out to teens for one night of campfires, s’mores, hot dogs, pizza, cotton candy, hot air balloon rides, sumo wrestling, dunk tanks, coffee, cider, and all things fall. The evening lasts from 5:00 until 10:00 and will feature a presentation of God’s Word by Josh Park. It’s sure to be a good time. Registration for FallFest begins September 24, but note that only one registration is needed for a group.

  • FamilyFest – November 17 – All Ages 

Take a break from the busyness of  school and enjoy a family day at camp in the chilly fall weather with all sorts of activities for the family. We’ll have everything from hayrides, bounce houses, and zipline rides to hot chocolate, roasted marshmallows, hot dogs, and cotton candy. We would love to see you and your family for an enjoyable day at High Point Camp. All activities are free, so come and expect great things at FamilyFest, November 17 from 11:00-2:00.

We look forward to how God will bless and encourage His people  through High Point Camp in the upcoming weeks.

 
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Posted by on September 12, 2012 in Fall

 

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Winter Retreat Wipeouts

 
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Posted by on January 26, 2011 in Photo of the Day, Winter

 

Winter Retreat Week 2 Recap

Judging by the looks on the kids’ faces, this past weekend proved to be another successful Winter Retreat here at High Point Camp. Ed Dunlop and his friend Andy both entertained the Junior Campers and challenged them with a message from God’s Word during each of the three sessions Friday evening, Saturday morning, and Saturday afternoon. The campers took advantage of the fresh snow we received on Friday morning anytime they weren’t in a session, in a group game, or eating pizza. We had a rippin’ fire out by the tube hill for them to warm there little mitts up, but most of them were having too much fun to even realize they couldn’t feel their hands anymore. We’re praising God for another safe weekend, and thanking him for continuing to provide great snow! After all, what’ s a “Winter Retreat” with no snow?! Please continue to pray for the two remaining Winter Retreats in February.

 
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Posted by on January 25, 2011 in Junior Camp, Winter

 

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Posted by on January 24, 2011 in Photo of the Day

 

Wilderness Renovation: Part 11




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Originally uploaded by High Point Camp

Ken and James have been hard at work, as have the HVAC crew. The insulation is almost completely installed, and after that Wilderness will be ready for some drywall. Carry on boys…

 
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Posted by on January 24, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

Adventure Camp Taking It To The Next Level…

Canopy Tour & High Ropes Course…literally! Okay, I’ve never been much for cheesy puns, but I couldn’t help myself on this one.

Anyway, new for Summer 2011, High Point Adventure Camp will be stepping it up (there’s another one) with the addition of a Zip Line Canopy Tour and High Ropes Course. In case you didn’t know, a Canopy Tour is a series of cables and platforms between 10 and 60 feet off of the ground. Adventure campers will be harnessed to a pulley that rides the cable and will “zip” from platform to platform through the “canopy” of trees through which the course is built. There are 5 zip lines, with a combined length of over 1400 feet! Additionally, in the middle of the course, there is a “cat walk” that spans about 70 feet!

High Ropes Course

The High Ropes Course is an obstacle course containing 9 elements built 30-50 feet above the ground. Adventure campers will use a zip line to enter and exit the course, so you don’t even have to “climb” to get to the course!

Don’t miss out on the adrenaline rush of lifetime, sign up for 2011 Adventure Camp today!

 

 
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Posted by on January 21, 2011 in Adventure Camp, Summer

 
 
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