Monday, December 9, 2013

CCCA 2013 National Conference

Welcome to those who received a copy of The Christian Camp Leader on your seat at the Christian Camp and Conference Association annual conference!

We hope that between sessions and networking this week, you will take the opportunity to leaf through this book and imagine how it might be used to prepare your staff for a summer of ministry.

We are glad to help you! Please contact me to discuss:
  • Ways of using The Christian Camp Leader in your ministry.
  • How to order multiple copies of the paperback edition at a discount, including shipping.
  • How to "gift" the $2.99 eBook version to your staff.
  • Any other questions or comments you may have.

All profits from this book are poured back into Christian camping!
  • We are committed to make this resource as affordable as possible to camps.
  • In some cases we will provide books to ministries that cannot afford them. 
  • We are looking for organizations to take on the project of translating and distributing this book, royalty-free.
  • We are open to specific projects to get kids to camp and train the staff who will lead them.

May God fill your time together at the conference with mutual encouragement, innovative ideas and new connections!

Monday, December 2, 2013

Welcome, CCI Canada Camp Leadership Institute Participants!

If you are attending the CCI Canada Camp Leadership Institute this week, you will receive a complimentary copy of The Christian Camp Leader.

As you review this resource, I would be glad to hear from you! Perhaps you would like to order a number of copies for your summer staff in the new year, and I can discuss with you discount prices that include shipping. You might have questions about how to "gift" the eBook version to your summer staff. Or, we could discuss ways of helping your staff interact with the book online or as part of a summer training program. I am glad to help!

All proceeds from this book are poured back into Christian camping. It may be to provide books to camps that can't afford them, or to fund translation efforts. We hope to also make funds available to specific camper scholarships and camp projects.

May your time together as camp leaders be the encouragement and motivation you need as you anticipate diving into a whole new season of camping!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Preview the First Revision!

The first revision of The Christian Camp Leader can be previewed by clicking here and then on the "Look Inside" cover image. No big changes - a few typos fixed, a few lines reworded. Plus some generous endorsements by a few encouraging leaders in the world of Christian camping. All of this is preparation for a new season of training camp leaders, debuted at the upcoming CCCA National Conference, December 9-12.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

The Book Depository

If you are looking to order just one copy of The Christian Camp Leader, check out The Book Depository, a subsidiary of Amazon. They offer free worldwide shipping! If you order 1-2 books, you will likely avoid any tax or brokerage fees. In Canada, if your order from another country is less than $20, those fees are waived.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Clarification on eBooks

A couple of people have said that they downloaded the eBook and "it didn't work." It turns out that they were trying to use the eBook with an app or program other than the one it was designed for:
  • Kindle eBook: Must be read with the Kindle app, a free download for any computer, smartphone or tablet (click here).
  • Kobo eBook: Must be read with the Kobo app, another free download usable on most devices (click here).
  • iTunes eBook: Must be read with the iBook app on an iPad, iPhone, iPod or Mac computer only (app comes with the device).
The reasoning behind this is called "Digital Rights Management" (DRM), which means these companies reserve the right to know where their products are being used, so you have to use their app. When the app is free, and the book only $2.99, it seems a reasonable request. Let me know if I can help.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Give the Kindle Version as a Gift

Perhaps you want your summer staff to read The Christian Camp Leader as an eBook, but there is a problem:

Your staff do not own an e-reader. The book can be read on any computer, tablet, iPod or smartphone! They just download Kindle or Kobo or iBook app to their device (click on these words for more info on each).

You don't want them to pay for the book themselves, or they have no credit card. You can buy the book for your staff as a gift! Click here, and then click on the "Give as a Gift" button on the right. All you need is their email address.

They prefer to read the paper version. Understandable, and the paperback is available. But they probably have just never tried reading a book electronically. They can adjust the text to any size, and it is no strain on the eyes to read these short chapters.

Please let me know if I can help!

Monday, April 1, 2013

Paperback Now Available at

The paperback edition of The Christian Camp Leader is now available at Amazon's Canadian website (click here), which means that if you order four or more books you qualify for free shipping!

The site may indicate limited numbers of the book in stock, but there is no shortage of books available to Amazon. Your order might just take a little longer.

As mentioned before, if you plan to order larger quantities of books I may be able to get you a better deal. Just email me (click here) and I will quote you a price.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Now Available on iTunes

The Christian Camp Leader is now available on iTunes for $2.99.

Books on iTunes can only be viewed with iBooks on Apple iOS devices (iPod, iPhone, iPad), but the platform has a very clean look for those who have them.

Pull out that iTunes Gift Card you got for Christmas and download a good read for your summer of camp ministry!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Publication Date

The Christian Camp Leader, by Jim Badke, is now available!
Are you signed up to serve at a Christian camp this summer? Whether you are veteran staffer or have never been to camp before, this book is for you!
  • Get your heart ready for the spiritual challenge of camp leadership. 
  • Consider why you are going to camp, and what will be expected of you. 
  • Learn what makes kids tick, and ways of developing healthy relationships. 
  • Prepare to lead effective Bible discussions.
  • Gain skills in managing issues and problems. 
  • Become confident in sharing your faith in Jesus.