Thursday, June 16, 2016

Back by Popular Demand! Adventure Camp for Highschoolers!

Do you like adventure? Do you love the outdoors and want to grow in your relationship with God by spending time in His Creation? Then grab your hiking shoes, your courage and your enthusiasm! This will be a summer to remember as you join our adventure trip! 

We will be headed to Hammond Lake, PA this year where we will be combining water-skiing, tubing, canoeing, and hiking as well as Bible study and teaching that will help you grow in your faith and create memories for a lifetime! All-inclusive cost - $280.00

If you are a high school student, get your application in as soon as possible. There is only room for sixteen teens, so register early! For more information, email us at adventure@liloli.org

Campers should arrive on Saturday July 16, prior to Pre-teen 2 and can expect to arrive back at camp no later than the following Saturday morning for regular pick up.




Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Pre-camp staff training!

Please join us for pre-camp staff training this Sunday June 12th! 

Training to be held at Scottlea Gospel Chapel at 4.00 pm! 

See you there! 

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

A Life Well Lived! A Tribute to Midge Northrop

On April 30th, we marked the passing of a life that was part of the first generation of Camp's ministry, namely Midge Northrop. She was born in 1918 and went home to be with the Lord on April 14, 2016. She trusted the Lord at age 13 and faithfully lived her life for Him. She was always a wonderful friend and supporter of Camp Li-Lo-Li and worked tirelessly behind the scenes. She will be greatly missed but the impact she had was eternal.

Our dear sister, Midge also loved to write poetry and this one was read by her grandson, Nathan at her memorial service.

SATISFIED

Each day as I walk with Jesus
In the shadow of His love,
I am blessed beyond all measure
With the help He gives from above

Day by day He sends new mercies,
He works all things for good;
His promises never fail me,
They the test of time withstood

And in the day of trouble,
Every burden He does bear,
When I lift my heart to Jesus
And call to Him in prayer.

His eyes are watching o're me
In whatever path I take.
He will never, never leave me,
Nor will He me forsake.

Each day the outlook's brighter
With the hope of what's ahead;
We'll praise the Lord forever,
For the ways in which He led.

What a future lies before us
When all tears are wiped away;
To our loved ones all united;
For God's long eternal day.

When I fall asleep in Jesus,
Then awake close by His side;
In righteousness I'll see His face,
And I'll be SATISFIED

Psalm 17:15 - "As for me, I will behold Thy face in righteousness.
I shall be SATISFIED when I awake with Thy likeness.


Monday, May 9, 2016

Ready for Adventure? Register today for our Adventure Trip!


Do you like a challenge? Do you love the outdoors and want to grow in your relationship with God by spending time in His Creation? Then grab your backpack, your courage and your enthusiasm! This will be a summer to remember as you join our adventure! 

We will be headed to Lake Hammond, PA this year where we will be combining water-skiing, canoeing, backpacking and a host of other challenging events that will get to that "itch" you can't seem to reach. This trip is not for the faint of heart!

If you are a high school student, get your application in as soon as possible. There is only room for sixteen teens, so register early! For more information, email us at adventure@liloli.org

Campers should arrive on Saturday July 16, prior to Pre-teen 2 and can expect to arrive back at camp no later than the following Saturday morning for regular pick up. The cost is $280.00 per week.



Register online at www.liloli.org 

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Great time at the 2016 Camp Li-Lo-Li Directors Meeting!

Every year we gather all our summer Camp Directors, Staff Directors and Assistant Camp Directors together to talk about the summer. This past Saturday, we met as we have for many years to get some of these issues out of the way before the summer starts. We thank those that were able to come for giving up yet another Saturday of their busy lives to go over the Staff Training for the summer and to think about some of the practical and spiritual priorities for our camp season.

For six hours, they face a constant overload of information and they do it with a smile! The training itself is long but so important as we think through our response to emergencies that may come up during their sessions. We pray always that our weeks will be free of incidents, but we need to have plans in place just in case. It is also important that we are consistent from week to week for the sake of our campers and staff.

We live in an increasing dangerous and dark world and strive to do all we can to keep the influence of the world out of camp. We want our campers and their parents to have confidence that we have done all we can to provide a safe and happy environment for their children. We want to be keenly aware of the dangers and yet not be dragged down by them Please for wisdom and discernment for our directors and their staff.

It is exciting also to hear about their program plans for the summer! Every year they bring great creativity to their programs and this year is no different! If you know of any young people who are wondering what to do this summer, bring them to camp! It is going to be a great year! We are looking forward to seeing the Bible come alive for young people!


Monday, April 18, 2016

Thanks to all our Camp Li-Lo-Li volunteers!

Ted Fox - trimming out windows
We are so blessed at camp to have so many wonderful and willing volunteers that give up their Saturdays (and often many more days) to come alongside and serve at camp!

Don Palmer - finish trim in the cabins
Over the past few weekends we have had close to 80 people at camp in every kind of weather to do a variety of projects. This past weekend we had over 50 people! Here are some of the projects they were working on:

There were three teams of finish trim carpenters working on window sills and door and window trim. Thank you to all these teams.
Bob Wheeler Pocket Doors 

Bob Wheeler has built virtually every pocket door at camp. These pocket doors create great versatility in the way we use the cabins for summer camps and family camps.


Ron Gauthier & Bob Buttriss Schoolhouse ceiling





Ron Gauthier and Bob Buttriss put in the ceiling in the remodeled Schoolhouse which houses our wranglers in the summer.



John Clode - one of many sanders!
Sanding - so much sanding!
Every cabin needs to be sanded before we can spray with polyurethane. That's a lot of sanding! Eight new cabins are being built this year and we could not have completed this time-consuming but important project without their help!





AJ McIntee trenching for electrical
AJ McIntee continues to dig trenches, lay conduit and pull electrical wire to replace our our overhead lines with underground lines. Al McIntee was continuing to work on lights and electrical outlets in the new cabins. These are such important contributions to the comfort and safety of our campers and staff!





Painting the lattice at the Lodge
We had painters everywhere! Some were painting the lattice on the front of the Lodge while others worked down in the cabin areas painting porch and interior ceilings!

Larry Palmer spent the day raking and grading up at the newest home at camp in preparation for planting grass seed.



Wood splitting


Several weeks ago we had a great group of men and boys come down to cut and split firewood. We were grateful for another group this week that continued the job!

Our Property Manager, Stacy Bodder was kept busy during the day managing all these multiple projects and making sure that everyone had the tools, materials and instruction they needed! Thanks Stacy!
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Sorting piles of pines for kindling
It was great to have clean up crews as well! Some of the young guys were able to collect and sort much of the pine pieces into usable sections while the rest went to kindling. They also helped stack wood in the wood sheds in both the boys and girls areas.


Breaktime for the group!
One of the most important jobs on these work weekends is to keep everyone fed and and happy! Thanks so much to David and Amy Larter who came down faithfully to take care of these hungry groups.David and Jacob Meng also spent time on repairs to our Ropes course to make sure we will be ready for our annual inspection this year.

I know that there are many that I have forgotten to thank personally, but we are so grateful to you all. We want you to know that the Lord knows your heart for Him and your service is not in vain. We are so often reminded of the passages in Nehemiah where the people of God came together to serve in so many different ways and what a testimony this was the the world who look on. Thank you to all for your help and your prayers!






Thursday, March 31, 2016

Training for both Experienced Ropes course leaders and helpers!

Experienced facilitators - please join us on Friday evening May 20 and Saturday May 21 for our annual re-training and certification event. We plan to start at camp on Friday May 20th, with review of the basics of knots, belaying and rescues, which are needed to begin to be certified as a Level 1 instructor. 

Proficiency in these basic skills is also required to move on to the zipline training. Please arrive by 7 pm on Friday and plan to go late into Saturday May 21st, 2016 with practical hands-on training.  

It is very important that everybody be there for this training. We cannot open the ropes course unless we have trained and certified personnel manning the events. This training is only for those who have been previously trained on ropes. Please let David Larter know that you will be attending so that we can plan for meals, accommodation and training.

Special Note:
If you're one of the many people who've enjoyed the ropes course at camp, perhaps you'd like to take the next step and become one of our trained facilitators. If you are 16 years of age.or older, you're welcome to join our introductory training session to be scheduled later this year.  


To any who are interest in receiving beginner training for ropes please contact David Larter.  If there is enough interest we would pick a Saturday during a camp session to get together and train.

It is essential that you RSVP to David Larter (davidlarter@aol.com) or Terry Wilson (terry@liloli.org)  by May 10, 2016 if you plan to attend.