Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Teen Winter Weekend is Over!

Every weekend at camp is a great one, right? This past weekend was no exception! Teens began arriving on Friday evening and we had a full house! We had just the right amount of staff to handle our unexpected arrivals as well. Thanks to all our volunteers who took care of counseling, cooking, and cleaning.



Our speaker this weekend was Steve Tempest and he did double duty, both speaking and taking care of the music. Thank you also to the many musicians and helpers that came with Steve. His theme for this camp session was Li-Lo-Li - Life, Love and Light! Each message highlighted one of these aspects of the person of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Pete Snedeker was our director and did a great job of organizing and running the weekend. He even got pied during one of the Choose The Right Door questions! If you look closely, you can still see some cream on his face!


Of course the weather was great, with plenty of snow and sunshine. There were lots of opportunities for tubing on both the big hill and even the front "lawn"!




And of course, what would Teen Winterfest be without our Coffee House! The Lodge was transformed with lights and candles and some wonderful homemade treats. This is always a great time for fellowship, sharing and encouraging one another!



Good friends, good food and plenty of time spent in the Word of God! Plan to join us again next year in January!

Monday, January 19, 2015

What a great weekend!

Our Pre-Teen Winter Camp is over but what a great time we had! Our camp director, Stephen March did a great job,  including our "Choose the Right Door" questions!

Our speaker Brian Stapley took the theme "On the Mountain" and talked about how God spoke to men through many mountain experiences. We learned about Elijah on Mount Carmel, when he went up against the prophets of Baal and God brought down fire and consumed not only the wood and stones, but the water and dust as well!

Some of the other men on the mountains included Abraham, Moses, Elijah and the Lord Jesus Christ. Our weekend chapel concluded with thoughts about the most significant mount in all of the Bible - Mount Calvary and the work that was completed there!

Brian also put some of our young people to good use as his "dummies"! There was plenty of fun for all, even his unwilling partners!










The Lord also blessed us with beautiful weather! It was cold, but sunny and bright so there was great times on the hill for tubing and building snowmen!





In addition to outdoor fun, we had some great times inside! We hope everyone is already making plans to join us again next year!

Remember the Teen Winter Camp is coming up this weekend and promises to be just as great!



If you haven't registered for the Teen Winter Camp, register today by clicking on the link below!

Monday, January 12, 2015

Three Great Reasons to be at the Pre-Teen Winter Retreat this weekend!

If you have not already registered for the Pre-Teen Winter Retreat at Camp Li-Lo-Li this coming weekend, here are three great reasons to register today!

1. Great fun indoors and outdoors!









2. Great food and fellowship!


 3. Great Singing, Great Bible Teaching and ..... Choose the Right Door!











Register online today at:


or click on the link below to download the application form!

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!