Tuesday, December 2, 2014

We Are Thinking Summer!

As camp leaders gather for conferences this week and in the months to come across North America, we are all thinking summer! So are many of the people who will be your cabin leaders, cooks, program staff and maintenance people this summer.

The Christian Camp Leader is a resource that can help your staff prepare before their arrival on site:
  • Help them think about their reasons for serving this summer.
  • Consider the spiritual conditioning they will need in preparation for ministry. 
  • Focus on the main purpose of your ministry: making disciples!
If you have not yet seen this book, see the options above to get your hands (real or virtual) on it today. Or if you require multiple copies, email me for the best price.

We have kept the price to the bare minimum needed to produce and distribute this book, and all proceeds are poured back into camp ministry. God bless as you think summer!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Audiobook Version Now Available!

The audiobook version of The Christian Camp Leader is now available! It is listed along with the other versions of the book at Amazon.com. The cost is a little more ($13), but right now it is free with a 30-day free trial subscription at Audible.com (which you can cancel any time). It has a professional narrator who is easy to listen to, and it is just over three and a half hours in length, or about 20 minutes a chapter.

This means your summer staff can listen to the book in the car or mowing the lawn! Or, you can include a chapter in your summer training programs. The audiobook will be especially helpful to those who find reading difficult or who just don't read often.

A huge thanks to our friend Amanda Rubert who took on this project, and our talented narrator, Stacey Glemboski.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

An Example: Help Your Staff Respond Online

I recently updated a web project for Camp Imadene, a simple blog-based site that is designed to help their weekly volunteer staff interact with The Christian Camp Leader as they read it before the summer. They kindly allowed me to post the site here as an example of what your camp could do along the same lines. Click here to see it.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Summer Must Be Approaching!

As I see the sales of The Christian Camp Leader pick up in the last few days, it makes me realize that summer is not far off! Just a reminder that if you wish to purchase a number of paperbacks for your staff, I may be able to get you a better deal than the online outlets. Just email me with your request and I will send you a quote.

Our goal is to make the book available at the lowest price possible, and even the profits go back into making the book available to those who can't afford it or into other camp-related projects.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

How This Book Can Help Train Your Summer Staff

1. Make a small investment in your staff with big returns. You expect big things from your summer staff - a sacrifice of time and energy, the capacity to connect with and love kids, a solid understanding of their faith and the ability to communicate it effectively - so spend a small amount of money to provide them with the tools for the job. We have made this resource as inexpensive and accessible as possible.

2. Tell them why you want them to read this book. Friends, parents and teachers all hand them books to read because they found them interesting or helpful. Read the book yourself so that you can recommend it to them with purpose and enthusiasm!

3. Make the book available at the right time. Most college programs end in April, high school in June. So the month of May is a great time to make The Christian Camp Leader available to your summer staff.

4. Show them how accessible this book is. You can hand it to them as a paperback, or gift the book to them by email as an eBook that they can read on any phone, tablet or laptop.  

Coming soon: We are working on the audiobook version, which they can listen to in the car or on their iPod.

5. Give them opportunity to process and respond to what they are reading. There are many ways to ask your staff the questions that will help them internalize what they have read. Click here to check one idea out used by Camp Imadene.

Please let us know if we can help with ideas or any obstacles you encounter!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

About Ordering Multiple Copies

I am able to order any number of copies directly from my supplier and have them sent directly to you, which enables me to offer as low a price as possible. Please email me for information and a quote. Because the supplier is in the US, our American friends can get a great price.

With the dropping of the Canadian dollar, Canadian camps will unfortunately pay more, but still less than the current list price of $8.80, and I can usually include free shipping. If you have a US address where you can pick up the books, that will bring the price down.

To keep the price as low as possible I use standard shipping, which can take about two weeks, and I send you the tracking information. A few of the states will charge tax upon arrival, and Canadians are usually charged GST plus a handling fee of $10 per box upon arrival.

We are committed to getting this book to camps at the lowest price we can, and even the small amount of profit goes back into either promoting the book or helping camps in financial need.

We trust that God will bless your summer staff through the teaching and challenge of this book. May he draw many excellent godly leaders to your ministry!

Sunday, February 2, 2014

BC Camping Conference

I will be at the British Columbia Camping Conference this week at RockRidge Canyon and hope to reconnect with many BC camp friends. I will have a number of books with me at a great price, especially considering our dwindling Canadian dollar!

Come find me at the Trade Show on Wednesday at 12:30 PM. See you there!