Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Summer Staff 2010

You wouldn't think January would be a busy month for a summer camp. However, summer camp begins registration, Environmental Education is only months away, and CYO summer staff are hired. Jamie and I spend a large portion of January reviewing applications and doing interviews for potential candidates. If you are looking for a rewarding job this summer we are still hiring. Most positions require you to be at least 18 (unless you are a kitchen staff member or lifeguard), but a few like Camp Gallagher staff require you to be 21. Jamie and I both worked at camp while we were going to college and it was a great way to live out Christ's example, have fun, and get paid for it! So if you would like more information click on the link at the right and see if working at camp is for you.

If you are under 16 but in high school we do have a summer internship program. These interns are volunteer employees who gain valuable leadership skills. When I was 15 I was a WIT (which proceeded this program). I still use a lot of the tools I gained during that summer at camp. If you would like more information please email Jamie at

Thursday, January 21, 2010

2010 Summer Brochure

The brochure is completed and is now at the printer. Here is the PDF that you can download and view.

2010 Summer Brochure

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

What is the Nanamakee Geocaching Trip About?

So you may have noticed the new Nanamakee Geocaching trip for this summer. We are excited to be offering this trip out of Hamilton to High School aged campers. Geocaching is a treasure hunt that involves hidden treasures that can only be found through clues and the use of a GPS unit. It is a great way to get outdoors and connect with millions of others who geocache around the world.

The week will start at camp with a day of learning how to use the GPS units and searching for caches on the site. After that we hit the road to search for caches at local parks, and some very unlikely locations. We'll also make our own cache to hide and leave a travel bug that we will be able to track as it travels across the county. Check out the picture of Sarah Nasser. Sarah Humlie and I joined her for a very wet geocaching day in Duvall.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Registration Begins

2010 summer camp registration begins today. We are excited to see the campers begin to sign up for sessions. There has been a lot of activity around Camp Gallagher so sign up soon to reserve a spot. If any of our camp sessions are full please email us at to be put on a waitlist or see if there is more space available. Scholarships are available. Click the link on the right to register.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Camp Brochure

The 2010 Summer Camp Brochure is almost finished! It is in the final revision stage and will soon be sent off to the printer. Check your mailboxes in February.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Bradshaw High Ropes Course

After about a month of hard labor in the rain, mud, ice, and snow the construction on the Brian Bradshaw Memorial High Ropes Course has been completed. Here are some pictures of the completed course. There will be a video showing the construction over time and a dedication event in the next few months. As you can see from the pictures there is still some work to be completed on the ground, but the construction in the air is done!

Camp Gallagher Camper Reunion and CYO Summer Staff Reunion

We all got together just before Christmas to remember stories from the summer and to reconnect with friends we made at camp. The reunions were a ton of fun. At the Gallagher Camper Reunion we ate pizza, sang songs and even had some trivia for Camp Gallagher prizes. At the Staff Reunion we made ornaments and shared about how the fall was going. These reunions really kick off our 2010 summer staff hiring. If you are interested in applying for an internship or paid position at any one of our summer camps please click on the link on the right.

Monday, January 4, 2010

New Website!

We are very excited to launch a new website for the Office for Youth and Young Adult Ministry. We hope that it will help you find current information about our program offerings. The shortcut to the site is