Stories from camp, tips for parenting, and encouragement for you!

night sky and meteor

Dreaming … and Making a Plan

July 29, 2020

Do you have dreams you haven’t pursued? Maybe they’ve been pushed to the back of your mind in the day...

Garrett's getting the bikes ready!

A Virtual Dirt Bike Tour of Island Lake Camp’s Blue Loop

July 22, 2020

Ready to ride a Dirt Bike on one of our trails at Island Lake Camp? Join Garrett – and get...

sunrise above dewy grass

Reflections From the Seat of a Riding Mower

July 8, 2020

CRISTA Camps Update From Shane I was asked recently what I’m doing to keep busy at Camp while we are...

American flags waving from fenceposts

Make it a Great 4th of July 2020

July 2, 2020

With social distancing as the new norm, July 4th will look very different this summer. Instead of mass gatherings and...

Pulled Pork Sandwich

The Best Camp Recipes:
George’s Pulled Pork

June 24, 2020

Hospitality is at the heart of CRISTA Camps and we take mealtime seriously. That’s why we strive to make every...

Little girl making finger-binoculars. Photo by Edi Libedinsky on Unsplash.

CRISTA Camps Crafts: Binoculars

June 17, 2020

DO YOU SEE WHAT I SEE? Exploring nature is more fun when you can see it up close. Now you...

Child with old-fashioned fidget spinner

5-Minute CRISTA Camps Crafts: Old-Fashioned Fidget Spinner

June 10, 2020

This Old-Fashioned Fidget Spinner is fun to make and use. It’s good for ages 4 and older, with younger kids...

Youth riding dirt bike

Changing Oil on Dirt Bikes at Camp

June 3, 2020

Garrett Weeks (aka Milo McFly) demonstrates how to change the oil on a TTR 110 dirt bike at the Island...

The Miracle Horse Club Coloring Contest

May 27, 2020

Do your kids like to color? Do they like horses? Are they budding artists? If you answered yes to one...