Stories

Getting Mad In The Car Might Not Be So Bad After All

Getting Mad In The Car Might Not Be So Bad After All

You're in the car with my family. You've been driving for who know how long. The mile markers whiz by like tall blades of grass as you stare blankly through the windshield. Your mind. is. blank. **BRAKE LIGHTS** **Stomps on brake pedal** **Swerves to avoid car** Where did they come from?! Didn't they see me?! How could they cut me off like that?! Where did they learn to drive?! 

The kids are a little flustered, but everyone's all right. The mood calms down again. But your patience is about to be tested even more.

"Are we there yet?"

Normally, you might get angry, but it would be better if you got mad. I'm not talking about yelling at your kids, I'm talking about...

Summer Camp 2016 Wrap-Up - Stories of God's Kingdom Come

Summer Camp 2016 Wrap-Up - Stories of God's Kingdom Come

We've already said our goodbyes to those who started school this week, and I'm sure we'll have an emotional send off on Friday as our last three sites close the books on summer camp 2016. As a summer full of discipleship, fun, games, and laughter comes to an end, I'm excited to see how God continues to minister to and through our campers and staff into the school year. Here's are a couple stories that remind us that God is still on the move.

Mid-Summer Update from COCUSA

Mid-Summer Update from COCUSA

We all know the cliché phrase, “time flies when you’re having fun.” Man, has that phrase been true so far this summer at Camp! Believe it or not, the Camp season is almost halfway over. Taking a second to reflect, there have been so many amazing moments that have occurred at Camp this summer. Here are a just a few of those moments that our staff has captured so far...

3 Tips for Telling Stories Your Kids Will Love

3 Tips for Telling Stories Your Kids Will Love

My dad would always share a story with my brother and I before we went to sleep. I have vivid memories of my dad sitting in a wooden desk chair in the middle our bedroom with book in his hands and a smile on his face. Sometimes he would read a novel, sometimes he would read from the Bible, and sometimes he would tell us stories from growing up on the farm. My brother and I would listen intently as he captivated us. I loved that time spent with my dad, and I hope to become a great story-teller like him. As I've studied story-telling, I've found these 3 simple tips helpful for crafting a great story. Follow this advice, and hopefully you can captivate your kids with stories they'll love for a lifetime.

COCUSA Chili Supper 2016

COCUSA Chili Supper 2016

We love stories. We tell all kinds of stories at Camp: from Bible stories, to personal testimonies, to crazy skits about bus safety. We also love listening to stories. Our favorite kinds of stories are those where God does something incredible in a kid's life through an experience they had at Camp. We have a lot of stories like that to share with you at this year's Chili Supper. You're invited to join us at this free event for a bowl of chili, a slice of pie, time with friends, and stories of God at work. Click to read more and find out how to be a part of God's story at Camp of Champions USA.