Online Workshop for Clergy
Summer camp 2021 was a success with 604 campers served, to the glory of God! We were able to do this through the support and prayers of many like you and by following our health and safety guidelines.
Our 2021 theme was Steadfast. Firm in belief. Determined. Firmly fixed in place. Immovable. "The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” Lamentations 3:22-23. Camp provides a place where we find unhurried moments to take a breath and focus on the steadfast love of our unchanging God. By purposeful time in the quiet, gazing at the bright stars at night, we are reminded of how immovable God is. Our faith deepens as we are reminded the steadfast love of the LORD never ceases…great is Thy faithfulness.
As we continue ministry this upcoming fall and beyond, we are raising support for two areas. First, Sentinel is MISSION FIRST as we never turn a family away for the inability to pay for camp. Donations are welcome to help with this area of support. Secondly, because people need rest, especially Pastors and their families, we are blessed to be building another Pastor’s Ministry retreat cabin. A generous gift of $50,000 was designated for this purpose and we are looking to raise an additional $75,000 to complete the funding. We need your help.
Thank you for being a mission partner. For more information please visit www.campsentinel.org/mission
Hope to see you soon on the mountaintop,
Kevin Van Brunt “Pk”
Executive Director, Camp Sentinel
Experience the stillness of 629 acres
Sentinel offers retreat experiences for individuals and groups up to 200 people (Spring, Summer & Fall) and up to 70 people (Winter) in our year-round rustic lodge. The Lodge has eight guest rooms sleeping up to 70 people in bunks and twin beds. We offer lodging and homemade food options for groups of 30 or more. For more information about retreats: https://www.campsentinel.org/retreats
Wixson Ministry Retreat
"Be Still" Did you know that Pastors (and families) may stay over at Sentinel for personal and family retreats? It is so important for our church leadership to take personal time to Be Still. Jesus teaches it and taking this time makes us stronger personally and spiritually. Sentinel is here to serve our churches! Check cabin availability through our Events Calendar. or Request More Information from our staff.
We ask for your prayers and support as we embrace the past and invest in the future!
Your tax-deductible donation to Camp Sentinel makes a difference in the lives of many! Thank you for your prayers and support. This ministry would not be possible without the financial gifts and hard work of many of our Camp Sentinel family.
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Pines Camping Area: Open until Columbus Day
The Pines offers a relaxing camping experience for individuals, families and groups on 33 beautiful sites. Enjoy spending your day on crystal clear Dan Hole Pond, hiking one of our five hiking trails or simply relaxing in a hammock by the campfire. Water and electric sites are available. July and August summer worship services Sunday at 9:30am.
The purpose of Camp Sentinel is to create a welcoming environment for Christian relationship building and spiritual renewal. Within the stillness of God’s creation and through the guidance of the staff, people are moved from discovery into authentic relationships with others and with Jesus Christ.
29 Sentinel Lodge Road, Center Tuftonboro, NH 03816
When I began my journey into Christian higher education, I remember students talking about being a "radical Christian”. In the late 1970s, I wondered if being a radical Christian meant one subscribed to the Wittenberg Door and challenged Reformed theologians. Honestly, I enjoyed and found value in both. It did not seem incongruent to be reading Calvin’s Institutes, Jim Wallis’ latest article, excerpts from John Wesley’s journals, and a sermon by Gardener Taylor. Stumbling along a journey into pastoral ministry, I began to believe to live a “radical Christian life,” was a desire for and working toward a consistent Christian life.
Somehow a radical Christian can easily be defined how loud one raises one’s voice. Or engaging in actions that are self-comforting, finding one’s right fit with a political ideology, or just cause. What I have noticed about the aspiration toward consistency, it is really trying to be faithful in all things. When I read of the people who have given their all for Christ: Bonhoeffer, Amy Carmichael, Martin Luther King, Oscar Romero, Mother Teresa, and so many unnoticed and unsung saints, they were Christians who sought to live a consistent and faithful life. This quests for consistency produces a faithful steadiness, and a clear vision of simply calling evil, evil and good, good, with no loyalty beyond Jesus Christ.
I remain conscious that inconsistency is a minute step from hypocrisy. Part of the fallen human condition to remove the speck while rationalizing the log. Rhetoric is cheap, while servanthood, relinquishment, and sacrifice are costly. It is really difficult to be a “radical Christian” in a world that worships idols that capture our gaze. When I want to live faithfully into what I find the most comfortable, inconvenient thoughts and then actions are set aside; placed in compartments and neglected until forgotten.
It is difficult to struggle with the reformation of the self. I contemplate Jesus words after the Sermon on Mount in Matthew 8, that “the foxes have holes and the birds of the air have nest, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head.” And Mark 8, when Peter takes Jesus aside and tells him not to talk about His suffering and death. Wasn’t this journey about kicking the Romans out, and living lives of freedom and prosperity?
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