Fifth and Sixth grade camp is off to a great start! We have already had a great time riding horses, rappelling, doing archery and tomahawks, shooting twenty twos, and that’s just the beginning! Check out our Facebook page to see more updates!
Old friends, new beginnings, and the ever present winds of change.
Last night as I fell asleep I couldn’t help but notice the peculiar quiet that happens at camp when it’s not in session. It’s the same thing that makes parent’s scramble to find their children because “it’s TOO quiet!” Now don’t get me wrong, I love showing up a few days early to camp just to enjoy that quiet, but it also feels like the very rocks around here are waiting in eager anticipation for those cars to start rumbling down the driveway and unloading people of all ages and walks of life, adults, kids, families, and single folks… all here for one unified purpose… for camp. Continue reading
This was taken yesterday after a good healthy rain we got at camp. I was thinking of all the things this picture says about our incredible God.
He loves beauty.
He is creative.
There is hope in Him, because even though the storms come, God will make things good again.
He keeps His promises.
What an awesome God we serve. How can we help but be encouraged that such a God would love us and want the very best for our lives? What a blessing as we continue into this new summer season.
At Haven on the Rock we truly believe that every kid should be able to come to camp and that money shouldn’t be an issue. Because of this, every year we count on donors from all over to help us make camp happen. We are having a garage sale Saturday May 25th at the Beverly Plaza (2123 12th St. Casper, WY 82601) in Casper! We are still collecting donations for this sale, so take a look around the good ole garage or basement and bring us some of those forgotten treasures for an incredibly good cause! You can donate the items for the sale by dropping them off by Friday May 24th at Bromley Real Estate (2109 E. 12th Casper, WY 82601). If you have any questions please call Ryan at #307-258-3766.
Due to weather conditions (yea moisture!) we are postponing the workday that was scheduled for this weekend until May17-18. If you have any questions please feel free to call #307-577-5267.
As I look back on this year and look toward another summer I can hardly believe how far we have come in such a short time. A new name, new cabins, new faces, new donors, new campers and the list goes on and on. But the funny thing is, this is just the beginning. This year many have mourned the loss of what has been as we look to the future that God is calling us to. We honor the past and the incredible things that God has been able to do through Adventures in Christian Kamping and Rim Rock Bible Camp. We also are waiting with baited breath for what God is going to do in the years to come. So many wonderful, hard working, humble people have been a part of this transition. It has not been easy, nor is it over. At the same time we continue to cling to the promises of God’s word as we seek not to run ahead or lag behind, but wait to see what He will do. To all of you incredible influential people who have worked so hard to make a difference at the camp and ultimately for God’s kingdom, I echo the words of the Apostle Paul as he says in Phil. 1:3, “I thank my God every time I remember you.” - Jenni Tibbs
Here are some of those amazing movers and shakers, members of the 2012-2013 Haven on the Rock Transitional Board
This year, the advent of Easter (the day when Christians celebrate Jesus rising from the dead) comes in the midst of a zombie phenomenon that has become a huge deal with teenagers, especially in our culture today. Not being one personally interested in vampires and zombies, I find myself musing about what causes such widespread obsession. Zombies in particular are considered “walking dead” or “the un-dead:” as they have come back from the grave, in a sense, and now walk about among the living. I wonder, “Does the interest come from an underlying fascination with death and life? Is this merely another way to address our innate human desire to understand the purpose of life and what happens after death? Or perhaps do zombie fans inadvertently admit a feeling of being a “dead man walking” by their zombie fascination? ”
I can’t say for sure what draws these young people to the current phenomenon, but I do know a Guy who actually came back from the grave. He lived many years ago but many of His life events were recorded. His name is Jesus. Historically, His life and death were so significant that they marked a change in how we count years in time (B.C. or A.D.). Now if He is so important then surely archeologists would have worked hard to find His grave. And His remains. But that’s the thing: no one found His bones. So the stories about His resurrection appear to actually be… true. Jesus died, and His body was buried. Now He is no longer dead and His body is no longer buried. True story. Continue reading
We are full swing in the recruiting season for our summer camp program this summer, and there are so many things involved with coming to camp. Jobs, schedules, and travel plans all take up extra attention, and can be a major disruption. With this in mind, I thought I would share a few thoughts about the power of coming to camp, and why it could be the best decision you’ll ever make.
For the first of these thoughts, it occurred to me that Jesus did a lot of what we’re doing: inviting people into something different. When He began His ministry, Jesus met several normal, run-of-the-mill people on the road. He would say many things to these people, including the now famous “I will make you fishers of men” (Luke 5:10). That’s a great story, but it’s not one I can relate to. See, in that story, Peter is fishing alongside his brothers, working for their dad’s family business. My family never had a business, and I’ve never worked alongside my siblings. I’ve done plenty of honest work, but the majority of my work in the last decade has been at a desk. So later in Luke 5, Jesus meets up with Levi.