"Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you." James 4:8
In the last moments of camp this summer, I shared time with the day campers on the stage. It was one young camper’s birthday; we were celebrating with homemade chocolate cupcakes. With chocolate all over our faces, I asked one young 5-year-old boy: "Do I have chocolate on my face?" He held out HIS thumb to wipe MY face. Surprised by his gesture, I smiled and said, "Thank you, but I can get the chocolate off my own face." We laughed and I let out a deep breath. 3 summer camp seasons and no Covid at camp. Praise Elohim Shomri
Simple moments at camp are special. Campers enjoying nature in the fresh mountain air, making new friends around the campfire, relationship building activities like archery, zip line, rock wall, paddling around the crystal clear waters of Dan Hole and quiet time in Morning Watch all lead to engaging with each other and drawing deeper to God through relationship.
God doesn’t speak any louder in the outdoors, it is just easier to hear God. The stillness at Sentinel helps us hear God more clearly.
Our theme this year was “Engage” with 625 campers coming to the grounds. 1 Peter 3:15 shares important teaching: “But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.” 1 Peter 3:15. Revere Christ. Equip ourselves. Remember Hope. Show gentleness. Practice respect for ourselves and others.
Thank you for standing with us in mission. Your generous mission support helps build relationships and change lives. We believe camp is for everyone, that is why we never turn a child or family away from camp for financial challenges. On Sunday September 25th we will have a special day to come together to raise funds for families in need of scholarships. For more information please visit www.campsentinel.org/hope
"Harvesting Hope" on Sunday, September 25* here at Camp Sentinel. With an optional Saturday overnight, followed by a full day of programming on Sunday, this unique experience is our way of saying "thanks" for a great summer. Programming includes: silent auction, live music, carnival activities, scavenger hunt, and more (schedule found on website). We invite our partners in ministry to join us for this unique experience as we seek to further enhance and extend the reach of the scholarship fund through donations from the event.
See you soon on the mountaintop,
Kevin Van Brunt “Pk”
Executive Director, Camp Sentinel
More About Sentinel...
We are actively planning for the 2023 camp season. The theme has been chosen, staff are being hired. Registration begins October 1st. More soon!
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Winter Camp is January 20th - 22nd. Sign ups are open.
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 guests (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 (open year round)
"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.
Pines Camping Area: Memorial Day Weekend 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.
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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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
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