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Too Much Stuff?

Have you seen the new iPad? It is pretty remarkable. I was literally a click away from pre-ordering one last night! Then I remembered an experience from last week.

The other day I had a box of belongings I no longer needed. I brought them to Goodwill, as many people do. After this, I headed to Old Navy to buy a new pair of jeans. As soon as I walked in the door of Old Navy I was reminded of an article I read in a World Vision magazine back in 2009. I was able to find a copy of it and have posted it below.

too much stuff

Next time you are considering a new purchase, think about the world needs and pray about where the Lord would have you spend the money.


Frank Colarusso-Assistant Program Director

Tweeting can win you a free week of camp!

We know you want to be here this summer. We know you want you kids (if you have any) to be here this summer. We want to help. Miracle Camp and Retreat Center is giving away another free week of camp. Entering is simple. All you need to do is tweet us with #rollcamp and tell us why you want to to roll into camp this summer. Use @miraclecamp and #rollcamp in the tweet. You can enter as many times as you like; the contest ends on March 1st 2012. So get on twitter and get your tweet on!

Winner will be chosen at random and contacted by Miracle Camp on March 1st. If Miracle Camp cannot get proper information from the winner by March 15th the prize will be forfeited and another winner may be chosen. The free week of camp can only be used during the 2012 summer camping season. The free week must be redeemed during a week that correlates with the proper age group.

Wednesday Rewind- Box Hocky

Does anyone remember box hockey? It was one of my favorite free time activities when I was a camper at Miracle Camp. Below is a picture of two campers playing the great game in front of the old lodge. Based on the sweatsuits, I’d say this was taken in the early 90’s

frank colarusso-assistant program director

Wednesday Rewind-Snow And Ice

With all this snow, I can only think of one thing- ICE CREAM! Below is a picture of a giant ice cream banana split; it was  made back in the days of the old loge. Communal eating out of a homemade pig trough sure makes me hungary for bacteria.

frank colarusso-assistant program director

Theme Night Then and Now

Every week Miracle Camp campers look forward to theme night. A night where we dress up and celebrate a theme. Past theme nights have included:

-Pirate night

-80’s night

-Willy Wonka

-Army Night

and of course…

… Cowboys and potato sack night?

Needless to say, every theme night at Miracle Camp is a blast. Check out this picture from Fiesta Night:

Frank Colarusso-Assistant Program Director

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from all of us here at Miracle Camp and Retreat Center

Service Camps

If you have ever been to Miracle Camp- you have seen our beautiful facilities, fun activities, and delicious food. Working here has literally been a dream come true for me.

We are reading Radical by David Platt in my small group- this book challenges its readers to think about Matthew 28:19 (Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,). I was challenged by this- how does my role at Miracle Camp and Retreat Center fit into this calling?

Then I remembered Shake-Up Kalamazoo– a new retreat here at MCRC. Shake-Up Kalamazoo is a summer youth group service program that teaches students the value of service and volunteering. Students who attend Shake-Up Kalamazoo have the opportunity to serve and share their faith in the Kalamazoo area. Youth groups spend the day serving then return to camp in the evening for fun, worship, teaching and debriefing. In my mind, it’s the perfect combination of service and fun! Participants even have opportunities to use several of our camp activities including the waterfront, high ropes and gym.

Last year I was wowed by the feedback I received by Shake-Up participants. Some said that this program inspired them to pursue something in ministry. One even said that Shake-Up was better than summer camp! I did not expect this positive of feedback from our opening year

Shake-Up, Miracle Camp, and Matthew 28:19 all come together beautifully in my mind. This has allowed us to reach out to people in the area who otherwise may not hear the gospel- it also gives students the opportunity to learn what it is like to serve others and spread the gospel. Click here for more information about Shake-Up Kalamazoo.

Frank Colarusso-Assistant Program Director

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