The first annual GrandCamp hosted at St. Christopher Camp and Conference Center was a huge blessing!
I am thrilled to see this vision realized and hope to see a long tradition of faith building from grandparent to grandchild increase!
Grand Camp 2014 – “Passing the Faith”
On June 16, fifty-eight grandparents and grandchildren gathered at St. Christopher Camp and Conference Center for the first annual Grand Camp in South Carolina. Led by Peter Rothermel and Catherine Jacobs, this national camp program took “Grand Campers” on five days of generational fun, beach activities, and Bible studies. Trekking to the “Mud Pit” where grandkids enjoyed sliding in the mud with their grandparents was a big hit. There were afternoons of kayaking and evenings of campfire singing. Music was led by Erin and Brent Cooley. Mornings were spent studying under Cavin Harper, executive director of Christian Grandparenting Network, on how to be courageous grandparents. Catherine Jacobs also spoke on “Seven Keys for ‘Salty’ Grandparents”. The highlight of the week was “The Blessing Ceremony” where grandparents spoke words of blessing over each grandchild. They also shared a special token of love to memorialize the occasion. As families said their “good-byes”, plans were being made to come again to next year’s camp, June 15 – June 19, in hopes of continuing to pass a legacy of faith to the next generations.