A Youthworker’s Camp Survival Kit: Don’t leave church without it!

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by Mindi Godfrey

I recently attended a weekend retreat in the mountains. I’ve been to this particular camp several times before but it had been a while since I’d done the “camp” thing—the last few student retreat/events I’ve been to, we’ve stayed in hotels. And being a little out of practice at the traditional camp going, I forgot to pack my survival kit.

Once upon a time, I was at traditional camp venues an average of six times a year. It was during this season I came up with my “survival kit.” And while I managed just fine without the kit, it would have come in handy and made things just a little nicer:

The Basics

The “Mom” Items

The “Rock Star” Counselor Bonus Items

I’d like to point out that while yes, these suggestions stem from my experiences of being a counselor to girls, that doesn’t mean that they can’t be tweaked for boys, or that male youth pastors shouldn’t bring power strips for curling irons or “feminine items.” Give these things to your female volunteers to hang on to.

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Kathy Crawford Williams9:53 pm

Great list! I bring power cords for all of the phones to charge, as well.

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