We have just gotten our middlers back from preteen camp at church. In the next couple of weeks, we'll pile our teenagers out the door to camp too. It got me to thinking about the role of camp and ministry - I know some say it's a fading fad. I'm not so sure.
One of the reasons camp is so important in the lives of teenagers is it helps them unplug. With all the influence of media on the upcoming generation, having a place (in both time and space) that is disconnected from that influence is invaluable to their ability to hear and respond to the Spirit's voice through His Word.
One question: for whom is that not vital?