What Makes Frontier Camp the Best Summer Camp

“There are a lot of Christian, summer camps in Texas. What makes Frontier Camp the best?” That statement followed by a question was posed to me recently and it isn’t the first time. And, while “Best Summer Camp” is a pretty bold claim, I feel like Frontier Camp has some distinctives that really set it […]

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Learning to Wakeboard

Have you ever seen someone learning to wakeboard and it just didn’t look pretty?  Or fun?  It looked painful.  As I’ve coached campers to ride, I’ve thought many times, “Maybe since they’re only 10 years old they won’t wake up the next morning with a sore back, but the way they’re bent over… that would […]

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Start ’em Young

Spring has sprung! What a great time of year. I’m enjoying all the things of spring that I love – warmer weather, green grass, all the wild flowers covering the fields on the country roads around camp. I’m also learning to enjoy something new for me – baseball and softball season. You see, I didn’t […]

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Created to Enjoy the Outdoors

Lately the weather has been odd, but there have been glimpses of perfection. Springtime brings some of the best weather to Texas. Average temperatures are above 75 but below 85. The trees are all in full bloom. Green is everywhere, with paintings of Texas wildflowers. All of this weather reminds me that Sarah and I […]

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Best Summer Camp

Why is Frontier Camp the Best Christian Summer Camp Ever? I love my job directing the summer camp program at Frontier camp, and I am passionate about our mission of “Making disciples of Jesus by sharing God’s word in His creation.” Our campers will tell you that we are the best summer camp because Frontier […]

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Take Time for Easter

“What is Easter really about?” “Eggs!” “Candy!” “The Easter Bunny!” I asked a group of twenty preschoolers, ages 3 to 5, that question just a few days ago, and those are the responses I received back. Typical answers from young kids, and needless to say, created the perfect opportunity to teach them the true reason […]

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Different Viewpoint

I really enjoy landscape photography as a way to capture the moments of my life, especially when I’m exploring a new place and removing myself from distractions of everyday life. I want to remember the setting…where I’m at, what I’m doing, and the beauty surrounding me. I love to capture the landscapes that remind me […]

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Choose Your Own Adventure at Frontier Camp

When I was in middle school, there was an interesting book series called Choose Your Own Adventure. At the end of each chapter, you could make decisions for the main character and, based on your decision, you would turn to a different chapter. Then you’d repeat until the book ended, not always on the last […]

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What Are You Aiming For?

Did you know about 30% of junior campers take riflery as one of their activities every summer?  And teen campers get the opportunity to shoot on the rifle range or practice some trap shooting during their time here?  While I’ve never had a chance to participate in any rifle range activities at Frontier Camp, I […]

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Fort Knox

Are you good at math? Can you solve this equation? A long-time staffer moving out of state + lunch with a new FC friend + several timely requests + a nearby house and land for sale + creative staff efforts x lots of prayer… The answer? Fort Knox, Frontier Camp’s new mini retreat center which […]

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On Your Left!

Recently my family enjoyed a trip to the mountains of New Mexico for a family ski trip. During Jr. High and High School, my church’s youth group took annual ski trips where I developed a love for the mountains and for snow sports. It was something my wife and I were excited to share with […]

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Surprised by Grace

We woke up to perfect 70 degree weather in Phoenix, but now we were chilled by 6000 feet elevation and 40 degree temperatures. We had driven for about four hours, up, over, and through the mountainous terrain and through the Kaibab Forest. Finally we had arrived. We were speechless. It didn’t matter how cold it […]

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