Thoughts on getting kids signed up for camp
A couple of years ago we only had 1/3 of our spots filled at this time of year. I knew there were some kids who wanted to go to camp but they didn’t always come to club. So we planned a bbq at one of their houses and had them invite all of their friends. We hung out and showed the camp video and then invited them to come with us to camp. We signed up 15 high school guys for camp that night.
Here are a couple of things to think through:
Who are some key kids that could hold this at their house and invite their friends who do not come to camp?
Who are some key parents of kids who know other parents that you could host a camp info night at one of their houses? This applies more to Wyldlife but could apply to HS.
Who are some teachers that would let you put up flyers in their class room and if the school allows it will allow you to bring in Pizza and show the camp video at lunch.
Let me know if you need anything else or how else I can help.
April 1- R2 due this Friday to camp and region
April 1-3 Western Women’s Retreat in Whitefish
April 13-15 Keith’s Trip around the state
April 13-18 Shannon out of town
April 15- Multi-cultural Urban camp scholarship due
April 22-24 Full time staff/spouse retreat in Clydehurst
April 30 Taste of Hope YoungLives Billings
CLDI & YL PAID INTERNSHIPS
In Billings we work closely with CLDI. CLDI offers an great discipleship internship program and all interns are also Young Life or Wyldlife leader. If you know of anyone graduating from college and looking to get into ministry this a great opportunity. Here is a list of some of our current leaders and staff and Billings that have gone through this program: Anna Fowler, John Geiger, Kaylee Bradford, Muriah Stahl, Drew Thompson, Sara Beth.
CLDI is looking for college-graduates to intern with us as part of a 9-month PAID internship (SEPT-MAY) to be part of our Christian community development work in a low-income community of Billings, MT. The internship includes: 1) housing in the community we serve (to practice ‘incarnational’ ministry) 2) a 35 hour/week internship opportunity (varying from work with at-risk youth, young mothers and their babies, pastoral care, church planting, etc.); 3) weekly discipleship and reading assignments; and 4) an exposure to the 10/40 Window in the spring. Interested, let me know! Keith Dow & John Gieger
Montana/Northern Wyoming Camp Leader training
It is our goal that every leader who goes to camp this summer will be well training and prepared for a week at camp with kids. To help ensure this happens we have created a camp leader training program that needs to be completed by every leader who is going to camp this summer. All of the training will be done online through YL access along with a camp leader training time in your local area. Each area will set up their leaders on their YL access account and send the Summer camp leader orientation to them. If you need help with this please contact Shannon Fair.
There is an 8 part camp leader training course that will need to be completed. That included the following topics.
- Introduction and Philosophy of YL camping.
- Young Life camping non-negotiables
- Understanding your role in “leader centered camping”
- Being a leader and keeping kids safe
- Cabin time: “don’t fear the silence”
- Cabin time: “Sample Questions and helpful scripture
- Mastering one on one conversations
- A thank you and a simple glimpse of the end.
We also recommend the following as well:
- Training for 1st time leaders at camp
- Move kids from spectators to participants
- Camp follow up: dont drop the ball
Thank you for investing in kids and sharing life with them for a week at camp. We know and trust that the Lord is going to do great things.
Graduating seniors!!!!!! help pass the torch.
The purpose of this email is to officially launch our 2016 High School Graduate Campaign. On behalf of the thousands of Young Life graduates you will be serving, thank you! The importance of this effort cannot be overstated when it comes to the short-term impact in kids’ lives, or the long-term impact on our mission. Understanding that you have a lot going on, I will try and keep this email brief and to the point…
On April 21, the budget season will begin! As you are meeting in the coming weeks with your Committee, and staff, you may want to review some items before the Preliminary Budgets are sent out and go through the training. The process is the same as last year. If you are new to staff or need a refresher, please review the online cash flow training in the link below. Further information will be provided to you through the Monday Morning and direct communication from the Regional and Financial office. Training, further information, and resources about how to complete this process on the Staff Site can be seen by clicking here.