Camp Christian Commission
The Camp Christian Committee is in the process of refocusing its purpose so that it more closely reflects the vision of the Christian Church in Ohio... that of, "Strengthening Relationships and Building Networks".
In order to achieve this goal, the Camp Christian Committee is considering an intentional approach which would address three (3) critical areas in the life and work of Camp Christian: Programming, Operations and Marketing. These areas touch, overlap and are essential to each other with regard to our camp. The coordination of the three (3) responsibilities will be a major function of what will now become known as the Camp Christian Coordinating Council. This name more accurately describes our ministry and mission.
We believe that with renewed energy and focus on the above we will be able to participate in envisioning for the future of camp; programming coordination; marketing camp for greater usage; supporting camp and camp initiatives which make us compelling witnesses for God.
Camp Christian committed to the American Camp Association accreditation process during summer 2009. Camps which undergo such a process are not only responsible for state and local laws but also for those requirements defined by the standards as outlined by the ACA. ACA accreditation, however, is voluntary and says to the public that the camp administration has allowed its practices to be compared with the standards established by professionals in the camp industry. Standards must be met in these areas: Site and food-service, transportation (where appropriate), health care, operational-management, human resources and program standards.
The process was intense, grueling and a great learning experience for all. There was "no stone left unturned". There were almost 300 standards to which our camp was subjected. We either met the standard (with a "yes" answer) or we didn't (with a corresponding "No"). Some standards did not apply (i.e. Horseback Riding, Ropes Courses etc...). Camp Christian received six (6) "No's" out of the almost 300 standards. Camp Christian will be an accredited camp!
There are many who deserve great thanks. Among them Al Channell, Doris Woodson, Duncan Draper, Jayne Hilvers, the staff and all the counselors, ADs and youth without whom the Regional Program Minister would not have been able to coordinate this effort.
We are committed to excellence at Camp Christian, to the honor and glory of God.