Friday, November 14, 2014

Save the Date for our Winter Retreats - January 2015!

The year is drawing to a close and we have the first fall snow of 2014! That means the Winter Retreats are just around the corner! Save the Dates and make plans to join us.

 
Pre-Teen Winter Retreat
January 16-18, 2015
Ages 9-13
 
Teen Winter Retreat
January 23-25, 2015
Ages 13-18


Registrations are now open and there are two ways to register!
 
Visit http://www.liloli.org/register.html and click on Winter Retreats to download the application form
Or
Click on the following link for online registration 
 
See you there!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Camp Li-Lo-Li Again Accredited by the American Camping Association!

For over 50 years, the American Camping Association has worked to develop and administer an industry-based accreditation program created especially for camps. Accreditation identifies those camps which offer a solid foundation of health, safety, and program quality as well as the assurance that we comply with up to 300 health, safety, and program quality standards.

 Accreditation also provides solid proof of camp's accountability, credibility, and commitment to our campers and staff. It also demonstrates that we have gone to great lengths, have been evaluated, and have passed the test!

 ACA standards help with every aspect of camp management and operation:
  • Site: Fire protection, food service, sleeping quarters, utility and maintenance systems.
  • Transportation: Procedures concerning drivers, vehicles, and traffic on site.
  • Health and Wellness: Staff qualifications, facilities requirements, record keeping, storage and distribution of medicines, contact information, health forms.
  • Operational Management: Safety regulations, emergency communication systems, procedures for intruders, personal property regulations.
  • Human Resources: Staff qualifications, screening and training, supervision ratios, and procedures.
  • Program Activities: Aquatics, adventure/challenge, trips, horseback riding, staff qualifications for special programs.
Mandatory standards include requirements for staff screening, emergency exits, first aid, aquatic-certified personnel, storage and use of flammables and firearms, emergency transportation, obtaining appropriate health information, among others.
A special thanks to Betsy McIntee for again overseeing the lengthy preparation process for our accreditation visit. It is safe to say that without her we would not have passed our inspection. Thanks also to all of our hardworking volunteers through the summer who make sure that we implement all of the standards that have been put in place! We are so grateful to you all!
 

 

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Some Recent Conferences!

When camp is not is session, we are often able to attend conferences, where we get to talk about camp! Over the past few years we have been pleased to attend the Iron Sharpens Iron Men's conferences in Buffalo and Rochester. Several weeks ago we traveled to Rochester for their conference and hope to be in Buffalo this Saturday to do it again! We have enjoyed the opportunity to meet and talk with many pastors and leaders who are interested in using camp to further their own ministries. We usually set up our putting green to give people an excuse to stop by our table and many great conversations come from that! We pray that the conversations and contacts will result in some relationships for the future.

This past week, we were privileged to attend the National Workers and Elders Conference at Hollywood Bible Chapel in Hollywood, FL. What a joy to be able to spend time with other believers from around the country and hear what the Lord is doing in their areas. We were able to again set up our display table and let people know how the Lord is blessing here in New York. This year we actually manned two tables as the representative from ECS Ministries was unable to attend due to emergency surgery on his eye. The theme of the conference was "The Role of the Church in Revival" and we were challenged from God's word to make sure that we were right with God before expecting blessings in our own ministries.

For those interested, a number of the messages and seminars were taped and uploaded to the chapel website of Boulevard Bible Chapel.  http://boulevardbible.org/chapel/Messages.aspx or visit http://thesermonnetwork.com/sermon-search and search for the Boulevard Bible Chapel channel.

The travel is long - 20 hours down and 20 hours back, but the weather was good and the roads were clear. We even managed to stop for a picture on the beach on the way down and another on the way back! Please pray that the impact of these conferences will be felt in the future and that lives will continue to be changed for Jesus Christ.


Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Update on the new house at camp!

We haven't posted an update on the house for a little while but the work has continued here at camp through the summer and now into the fall! Earlier this year the septic tank and fields were installed. Mr. Jason Kelly came down with Jon Palmer to give us his professional advice and opinion and to oversee the work.





In the meantime, work continued inside. After a couple of false starts, the carpet was finally installed in the bedrooms, living room and on the stairs to the basement. The fireplace is in and connected to the propane. We should be ready for winter!

Over the past week, more work has been done outside, this time on siding. Beginning with the north facing wall, siding was installed as high as the scaffolding reached, then moved around to the front by the garage doors.
The soffit and fascia is now on the front of the house. While the scaffolding was in place, the front wall was also painted. Now work continues near the front door. Later this week, the concrete porch will be poured and the rest of the siding on the front will be installed.

Please continue to pray for these men who are willing to give up their own comfort and convenience and come down to camp. Pray for safety, unity and good weather! The days are getting cooler! Thank you to John Cole, David Larter, Wes Milligan and Bob Wheeler who have come down assist Larry with the project. Our thanks also to Al McIntee and AJ McIntee who have done most of the electrical work as well as dig the various trenches around camp. More updates to follow!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Blasdell Youth Conference Coming Up Soon!


Join young people from Camp Li Lo Li and elsewhere for the 56th annual Blasdell Youth Conference, Friday, September 5-7, 2014 near Buffalo, New York for a weekend of bible study, encouragement, and joyful camp reunion with your friends from Li Lo Li.
 
Our speaker this year is Dr. Steve Price on the topic "Worship the Father in Spirit and Truth John 4:21-26
 
Although transportation is not included, the event is free, and food & lodging is included, but you must register in advance by clicking here: https://56blasdell.eventbrite.com/ 
 
See you there!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Register Online today for the Camp Li-Lo-Li Annual Ladies Retreat!

 The Fall Ladies Retreat at Camp Li-Lo-Li begins in a little less than a month! If you have not registered yet, don't delay! This is going to be a great weekend of fun, fellowship and ministry from God's Word! The retreat will begin Friday evening, September 19 and all day Saturday September 20. Check in and final registration begins at 6.30 pm at camp on Friday evening.




Marilyn Barnes
This year's speaker is Marilyn Barnes from Hamilton, Ontario.  Our theme this year is found in Hebrews 10:23"For He who Promised is Faithful". Marilyn and her husband Phil were commended to the Lords work in Ontario in 1985 and in 1998 were called to work in Zimbabwe. They served there until 2007 when the government would not renew their permit and now involved in ministry in Ontario, Nicaragua and still visit Zimbabwe annually. She will be sharing thoughts from God's Word and her own experiences. IN addition, we will be hosting several seminars on Saturday morning.


 Time is running out to register! Please register online today by visiting www.liloli.org or download the form and return to Lori Robinson as soon as possible!

Click for more information and to Download Registration Form!

Please mail the completed registration form, along with your check to:

Lori Robinson
38 San Mateo Drive
Rochester, NY 14624
Phone 585-719-7634
lori.robin@hotmail.com

 
 
See you there!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Camp Li-Lo-Li Pre-Teen 1 underway!

Happy, smiling faces arrived at camp this past Sunday for the start of Pre-Teen 1. Many were returning campers but a large number were here for the very first time. Our Camp Director, Arthur Manning got straight into the program and introduced our theme for the week, The Promises of God to Noah!

What a great week to talk about Noah! - It has already rained every day this week! Our speaker Bobby Halek has been focusing on the messages that God brought Noah






The kids have kept busy, rain or shine! The store has been a popular destination, especially with the addition of root beer floats!





Tonight was our traditional Wednesday picnic and the kids all hiked up to Fort Seneca to enjoy hot dogs, hamburgers, baked beans, chips and watermelon!




The hike up was especially muddy, but no-one seemed to mind! The creek is running fast, the lawns are waterlogged but everyone is having a great time!


Watch this space for the unfolding story of God's goodness to a sinful world!

"And Noah found grace in the eyes of God"