Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Important! CPR Recert - Review and Testing details

Our annual Red Cross Re-Certification day will be held on Sunday, March 30th at 1.00 pm at Cornerstone Bible Chapel. Thank you to all who have completed the training in the past so that we can run our programs each summer. We could not do it without you!

There are several important CHANGES this year,
so please read the following carefully.

You must do all of the review & testing ON-LINE before coming to the chapel.
The chapel time will be for the Skills testing ONLY!
Important: You must first create a profile in the Red Cross Learning Center
prior to registering for the course
Please note:
The Offering ID is: 02787518 and the Offering Date: 03/30/2014. You will need to use a credit card to pay for the course online.
All Testing must be completed at least
2 days before the skills testing.

The fees have increased significantly due to Red Cross price increases. Please do not let this hinder you from coming. Let us know if assistance is needed.

If you have any questions, please contact Betsy McIntee abmcintee@gmail.com

See you on March 30th!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Ladies Scrapbooking Retreat 2014

We recently hosted the second annual scrapbooking retreat and the ladies had a great time! Some of our scrappers started arriving on Friday afternoon, eager to start on their new projects! We had a good representation from many different places including Buffalo, Rochester, Owego, Erie and Canada.

Some were experienced scrapbookers and came with their books, equipment, supplies and enthusiasm! Others were beginners and were grateful for the encouragement and instructional help from our "experts". We were also grateful for those that had brought extra supplies to help those new to scrapbooking get off to a good start. If you have always wanted to scrapbook but didn't know where to start, this would be a great place to be next year!

Betty Martin led the ladies in devotions and took up the topics of Resting and Remembering. What a great time of encouragement in the Word! The ladies enjoyed sitting near the fireplace on this icy weekend, when they weren't working hard at their tables of course!

Al McIntee cooked for the ladies and produced some amazing meals yet again. It is hard to say what part of the weekend was enjoyed more - the great devotions, the amazing meals, the time spent working on the scrapbooks or the opportunity for great fun and fellowship! Thanks also to Clyde Tyson who worked tirelessly cleaning pots and pans for the weekend.

Here are a few of the ladies hard at work!

We hope you can join us next year!

Monday, March 10, 2014

Help our Campers While Training for the Ropes Course!

Camp Li-Lo-Li Introductory Ropes Course Facilitator Training

Each year scores of campers enjoy some part of our Camp Li-Lo-Li challenge/ropes course. Whether it's the team-building challenge course events, the climbing tower with it's multiple inside and outside activities, the high ropes events like Heaven Bound and Leap of Faith or our 1700' zipline, the common theme is having fun with other campers as participants learn to grow personally through challenging experiences.

All of these activities require trained facilitators who operate the events, give instruction to participants and help them to have a memorable experience. If you're one of the many people who've enjoyed the ropes course, perhaps you'd like to take the next step and become one of our trained facilitators. If you're 16 years of age or older, you're welcome to join our introductory training session this year and learn what it's all about!

Training for new facilitators will be held Friday, May 9
through Sunday, May 11 at Camp Li-Lo-Li.
Training will begin at 7:00 PM on May 9th and conclude by 2:00 PM on May 11th.

The scope of the training will include introduction and practice of all skills required to facilitate the challenge course, high ropes events, climbing tower and zipline. Successful completion of the training (along with NYS required CPR and First Aid certification - not offered the same weekend) will prepare you to begin working this summer with our experienced staff.

Overnight accommodations on Friday and Saturday night will be provided by camp at no charge to trainees, as will 3 meals on Saturday and breakfast and lunch on Sunday.

Please contact Mark White by email (Mark.Lori.White@gmail.com) as soon as possible if you're interested in attending or have further questions.

We look forward to hearing from you and to
working with you in this exciting area
of our Camp Li-Lo-Li ministry!

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Time for an update!

It has been a little while since we last updated everyone on the progress of the newest home on the Camp Li-Lo-Li property! In fact as I look back, I see we were last putting the floor joists and decking on back in November. A lot has happened since then, in spite of the bitterly cold weather!

On a cold, wet and misty day in December the walls went up! Thank you to all the volunteers who braved the weather to come and help!

The next step was to sheath the walls with plywood or OSB and then wrap the walls against the weather. Here is the final result! For more than a month, the house stood through some of the coldest weather. Our next step was the roof trusses but this was cold and dangerous work when the temps dropped below zero - way below!

Finally in early February, work was able to resume again. The material had been delivered and the equipment arrived to help get the trusses set correctly! In less than a week the trusses were set and the plywood and weatherproofing was installed .

Most of the interior walls have now been constructed and it is starting to look much more like a house now! Some of the electrical work has begun and final discussions on where light fixtures and outlets will go will be happening this weekend.
Once the gable ends are enclosed, the doors and windows can be installed and work can continue on the interior! It is great to see the progress that is being made daily. We are so thankful to the Lord's people for praying for this project and providing the material and practical resources needed!

Monday, March 3, 2014

Save the Date! 2014 CPR Recertification Has Been Scheduled!

Our annual Red Cross Re-Certification day will be held on Sunday afternoon, March 30th, 2014 at 1.00 pm at Cornerstone Bible Chapel. Thank you to all who have completed the training in the past so that we can run our programs each summer. We could not do it without you!

More information as well as the registration forms will be posted shortly.
Please check back often and help us get the word out!

Please mark your calendars and plan to join us!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Pre-Teen Winter Retreat at Camp Li-Lo-Li!

After a day of snow shoveling- our
hardworking maintenance crew rests!
Steve March
Over the past two weekends we have hosted our Pre-Teen and Teen Winter retreats. What a blessing we had down here at camp! Gary Foster has directed the Pre-Teen winter retreat for over twenty years and this year passed the baton to our new director, Stephen March. Steve is no stranger to camp or to working with pre-teens! He is also the Awana leader at Scottlea Gospel Chapel!

The popular Choose the Right Door!
Bobby Halek
Our numbers were a little lower this year, but the enthusiasm was as high as ever! Campers began arriving on Friday evening and we were able to get everyone registered and over to the chapel before our first meeting. Bobby Halek was our speaker this year and really engaged our young people in the Word of God as he presented a number of miracles of the Lord with practical applications for today.

The climb up the sledding hill!

Most of our snow melted the week before the retreat with our temperatures in the 40's! But it snowed again on Friday night - just enough to create some sledding trails! Fortunately we had many indoor games as well to help our young people stay warm!

We are grateful to the many that came to help in the kitchen, dining room, maintenance and in the cabins. We could not do this without you! Thanks again! Please pray that the messages from God's Word will stay in the hearts of these young people.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Camp Li-Lo-Li Summer Theme 2014

Every year at Camp Li-Lo-Li we have an overarching theme for the whole year. Each of our Camp Directors makes use of that theme in a different ways. For some, our camp theme becomes their program theme. Others take the theme and weave elements of it into their program in creative ways.
Our primary goal is to have a theme that supports our camp mission, which is to present the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and the teachings of God’s Word to children, youth and families within a rural camp setting. In all things we desire to see the name of the Lord Jesus Christ proclaimed and glorified!
Over the past few years, some of our themes have been Walking in the Light, Serving the Lord, and Rejoicing in Hope.  Each one had lessons for those that were believers in the Lord Jesus Christ and those that were not. Many put their trust in the Lord by coming to understand the truths of God’s Word.
This year our theme is taken from the last part of Hebrews 10:23, He who promised is faithful.  Some people make promises with no intention of keeping them. Edmund Burke has said, Hypocrisy can afford to be magnificent in its promises, for never intending to go beyond promise, it costs nothing. However, most of us make promises, expecting to keep them but not always able to control the circumstances. God is never surprised by the unexpected and so when He makes a promise, He is faithful in keeping it. Someone has said that, No pillow is so soft as God's promise and that is true! We can rest in it and rely upon it. The history of the Old Testament is the story of God’s faithfulness and man’s unfaithfulness.  
When we say, I can’t do it, God promises, “with God all things are possible."  Matthew 19:26. We might feel that our circumstances are overwhelming, but God promises, “My grace is sufficient for you” 2 Corinthians 12:9. But more important than our daily concerns, God makes promises that lead us to eternal life “if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved” Romans 10:9. God loves us and desires that we come to Him for salvation. “God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved” John 3:16-17
Please pray with us that the many will come to put their faith and trust in the Lord Jesus Christ and that they will also come to know the reality that “He who promised is faithful”.