Friday, December 18, 2015

Monday, November 2, 2015

What's On Your Door?

At camp one of our kitchen doors is the prominent place for all inside jokes, funny photos, staff quotes, thank you cards and randomness. 

Here's a recent (updated) Photoshop creation.  On a serious note - check out our BIG ANNOUNCEMENT.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Merry Christmas!

Having trouble finding that special something for that special someone?  Need a Birthday present that will make them say, "Wow!"?  Was your New Year's resolution this year to get your Christmas shopping done early?

We can help.  Get your 2015 Shepherds Camp Yearbook(s) today! (red bow sold separately).  If you missed it this summer, you can also order the 2014 Yearbook.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Yearbook 2015

The Shepherds Camp: Summer 2015 Yearbook is ready!  Check out to get yours.

Here's a sneak peak...

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Talent Show

Last night, we hosted our annual Talent Show, in honor of the many talents our campers bring with them. After an epic opening ceremony with the flag and National Anthem, everyone enjoyed a solid hour of singing, dancing, instruments, skits, and comedy - all performed by awesome Shepherds campers. This is one of our absolute favorite traditions, and it's easy to see why!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Theme Night

Summer 2015's theme is pretty cool, and the fact that we celebrate it each week is even cooler. We've mentioned Theme Night a few times before, but now it's time for the full scoop of what it is and how it runs  (You might want to buckle up....pun intended).

 First, the theme: "Winning the Race." Is this a real race with sneakers, shorts, months of training? (I hope not - I'd be really bad at it). Luckily, the answer is no. We based this summer's theme on Philippians 3:14, "I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus," and 2 Timothy 4:7, "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith." This is our legacy as God's followers; we go through life with a strong faith in God.

Logistically, Theme Night takes place on Thursdays. But despite the name, it doesn't start at night. Our day begins with pedal cart rides during morning rotations. Since last year, we've given out pedal cart licenses and allowed campers to ride around the black top with a staff member. Loads of fun!

Then, the decorations. The whole dining room becomes a racing hub of pennants, ribbon, and road-themed tablecloths, which campers can feast their eyes on while they dine on chili cheese dogs and tater tots.

All in all, it's a fun day. But even in the games and activities, we keep the focus where it should be -  God's instructions on faith and living life for Him.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Tuesday cookouts

It's Tuesday, and around here, that means something very special is coming...

Cookout dinner!

After a free time jam-packed with swimming, dancing, and games, what's better than a savory meal cooked on the grill? During the afternoon, we use the tractor to position picnic tables right on the black top, and then our incredible kitchen staff, Program team, and James Project all serve campers from behind the portable food lines. It's a time to relax and enjoy a delectable dinner under the sun, with the aroma of the grill and the pleasant company of others.

Tuesday cookouts are a tradition that's been going strong all summer, and today looks like a perfect day to keep it rolling. We're all looking forward to some good food, and a cheerful meal spent with our campers.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

34,746 Days Old

At the age of 95, "D" wouldn't think of missing her week of Shepherds Camp.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Reconnect with a purpose

This goes out to all you fantastic Arrowhead Bible Camp alumni... it's time to reconnect!

You have served at Arrowhead before, and we want you to keep in the loop about what God does here on a daily basis. It's simple! Just stop by our website and fill out our alumni form, under the Alumni page, to let us know how you've been doing, and to receive weekly updates about what's up at camp. Find us on Facebook, and feel free to share us on your social media pages. Encourage other alumni to reconnect and fill out the form as well!

 The Arrowhead legacy that you helped build is still growing strong. Reconnect with Arrowhead, and spread the word. We look forward to hearing from you!

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Bowling... with people?

Out of all the crazy games we play at camp, Camper-Counselor Bowling is one of the most popular. It involves campers rolling a rubber bowling ball across the grass to knock down the pins... or rather... the counselors! Everybody can play, and everybody gets a spare or a strike. How will the counselors topple? One at a time? With a twirl? It's different every time. It's not hard to see why the campers get such a big kick out of this one - seriously, what's more fun than seeing your counselors get in pin formation and then tumble?

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Meet Katie B.

Here's an illusive photo of Katie B. our Media Design Coordinator (As you can see she is usually on the other side of the camera).  What does a Media Design Coordinator do you ask?  This new seasonal staff role is huge!  Katie takes daily photos around camp, decorates for our theme night, takes and processes camper group photos for printing, compiles the session ending slideshow, writes blog posts, updates facebook, adds to the website, runs our sales table and is designing our 2015 yearbook. 

Wow! is right.  Her artistic design skills, writing forte and photography abilities have been a tremendous addition to our 2015 summer camp season.

Gym Time

Nothing beats a good game session in the gym! That's where we are hanging out today, with parachute games, rubber bowling, bean bag tosses, and dance music. Energy levels are high as always, and campers will have an absolute blast on (shh! it's a surprise!) theme-night Thursday. Spirits are through the roof!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Let the Good Times Roll

This morning was so beautiful, we decided to do our daily stretches and exercises on the black top. Fresh air and a few (walking!) laps got everyone up and ready for a brand new day of camp. Today, we're looking forward to crafts, pedal carts, games, and as always, fantastic food. Seriously, could camp get any more fun?

It sure can!

As we roll into week two of Session 1, we are both excited to welcome new campers, and continue hanging out with those who stay the full session length. With new faces in the mix, we can crank up the energy and dive into a fresh week. It is a blessing to see God bring this many campers out for a retreat packed with so much fun and love. It’s an experience we would like to share with everyone we can.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Sleepy 5k: Before & After

We did it!  Well... 45 individuals, churches, businesses, family and friends across 7 states did it.  165 (and a few extra) mattresses are on their way to Arrowhead.


Thursday, June 4, 2015

O, Summer

It's been an exhilarating week so far during 1 to 1 week. Campers have been enjoying paddle boat rides on the lake, miniature golf, life-sized bingo, crafts, outdoor games, and delectable food (including our famous quesadillas)!

Thursday is theme night, an event which includes special games and decorations centered on our summer theme, "The Brackney 500: Winning the Race." Read more about it by clicking here.

Summer 2015 is shaping up to be legendary!

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

1:1 Week Underway

Yesterday marked the first day of our kick-off summer program: 1 to 1 week! We were delighted to welcome a group of awesome campers into Arrowhead Bible Camp for our first session of summer 2015.

Coloring books, puzzles, bingo, games in the gym, sing-a-longs, dynamite food and Monday night at the Movies got us started off right.

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Locked and Loaded

The Salvo Challenge, the HQ, staff handbooks, polish ping pong, campfires, the Dirty Speed Race, policies & procedures, Pedal Cart Drag Races, the Initiative Course, Animal Shirts, the PPOV and more.  Staff Training  is complete.  Check out our 2015 summer staff.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Sleepy5k Update: That's one!

I ran into my friend Russ the Big Guy the other day.  His CarTOONicatures are the best!

I've been saying, "That's One!" or "That's three!" or "That's ten!"  A big thank you to all of our Sleepy5k investor.  As of today I can say, "That's 108!"  Thanks to our staff, volunteers, winter guest groups, individuals, churches, friends, family,. James Project groups and many others we have just passed the $10,000 mark.  Just 57 mattresses to go!  Check it out:

Thursday, May 28, 2015

TBT - Ready

These guys look ready for something big inside the Lake Arrowhead Tabernacle.

It has been a great week of staff training (just a few more days to go) and we are READY for campers to arrive on Monday.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

2 days and a week

Staff Training starts in 2 days and Summer Camp begins on June 1st... just a week away!

Thursday, May 21, 2015

TBT - Winning the Race

We took some inspiration from this old camp photo and our campers' favorite new program activity - Pedal Carts.  This summer our theme is The Brackney 500 "Winning the Race"

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Work'n for the Weekend... again

This past weekend we had a crew from Easton Bible Church here to help us with the final push before summer.  Collectively they logged in over 160 hours of landscaping, weeding, edging, mulching, cleaning and BUILDING STEPS.

Camp looks great and we are ready for our summer to begin in 7 days!

Thursday, May 14, 2015

TBT - You're Never Too Old

You're never too old or too dressed up to go on a hayride.

Hayrides are just one of the many camp activities we have at camp.  Over the past 14 summers I have driven over 350 hayrides.  On our little 2 mile country loop that's 700 miles.  At 3 mph it adds up to 233 hours of hayrides.  That's like spending just under 10 days creeping along in a traffic jam.  It's a good thing hayrides are fun.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Everybody's Work'n for the Weekend

 They came, they scraped, they painted.

What a weekend!  A huge thank you to Lumber City Church.  You are a continual blessing to us and we love partnering together.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Thursday, April 30, 2015

TBT - Burlap and Dr. Seuss

Light weight, long lasting and American made (or American re-purposed).  It's something wonderful with endless possibilities.  It's the kind of thing a good Dr. Seuss book would be based on. 

Do people under the age of 30 even know what a burlap sack is?  If not, then of course they wouldn't know all the other uses for it either.