Monday, March 31, 2008

Glorieta Summer Camps Provide Adventure, Individual Attention

Glorieta Summer Camps Provide Adventure, Individual Attention

GLORIETA, N.M., March 26 /Christian Newswire/ -- Youth from three states are registered to attend LifeWay Glorieta Conference Center's first summer camps in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains near Santa Fe, N.M. As with LifeWay's Ridgecrest summer camps near Asheville, N.C., which are running at nearly 100% occupancy, each session at Glorieta will have a strong emphasis on individual campers, and activities are designed with each specific age group in mind.

Glorieta's 2008 summer camps are made up of two separate camps, Camp Glorieta for Boys and Camp Glorieta for Girls. Both facilities are owned and operated by LifeWay Christian Resources.

"Our focus is to develop boys and girls physically, mentally, socially and spiritually while honoring Christ in all that we do, having a great time while doing it and providing a camp program of excellence," said Hal Hill, director of LifeWay Summer Camps and Glorieta Conference Center.

According to Hill, staff will go the extra mile by taking time to walk with campers when they need a friend, being exceptionally patient in teaching a new skill and calling or e-mailing them during the school year just to check in.

"Our staff's goal is for each camper who comes through our gates to know that he or she is loved unconditionally. We want our campers to know that God has created each of them as individuals, with different gifts and traits that only they possess," he said.

The camps are founded on the teachings of Jesus Christ, and Glorieta camp staff will seek to show the love, grace and truth of Him in all that they do.

"The lives of our staff are called to reflect God in such a way that the lives of their campers will be transformed. That's why love for Jesus Christ and young people is our primary criteria for hiring our carefully selected staff," Hill noted.

"Our goal is to help campers build their relationships with God in a safe, fun-filled environment and build memories that will last a lifetime," he added.

Starter camp, which was introduced last summer at Ridgecrest, will kick off the Glorieta camps June 15- 20. A second session runs from July 20-25.

Starter camp is designed to accommodate those who would like a "taste" of camp but who may not be ready for a full two-week experience. Each day of starter camp gives a child an opportunity to enjoy many great aspects of camp, but to do so with more intensive supervision and instruction.

The biggest difference between starter camp and a normal two-week camp is that campers will rotate through skill areas each day with both their counselor and cabin.

Two-week camp sessions will take place June 22- July 4 and July 6-18. A four-week session will take place June 22-July 18.

For more information call 866.794.CAMP or visit

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