I can’t emphasize enough how important these retreats are for children.
Stalling on the Dock of the Bay
I was sitting on the dock of our diocesan camp, the Barbara C Harris Center, when I began feeling uncomfortable.
This summer, I have learned a lot about how to hold contrasting feelings: joy and sadness, excitement and anxiety, even fear and courage.
Preparing and Trusting on the Nativity of John the Baptist
For a few years after college I was part of a local production of Godspell that toured all over Rhode Island performing the show in various churches and venues.
Transforming Our Back to School Fears
In the days leading up to the start of school I had several conversations with my son Sam and all of them started the same: “Mom, I’m scared to start first grade.”
When Summer Camp is Living Our Best Life
I remember that first pick-up — he was sweaty, hoarse, stinky, and did not want to leave.
What John the Baptist and Fran McKendree Taught Me
Say yes like John. Show up like Fran. Be brave. Be bold. Be loved.
Growing into the Full Stature of Christ at Summer Camp
A few years ago, I wrote this before sending my oldest child off to summer camp. After sending him for three years in a row, […]
A Place To Run Home To: Camp Gravatt
Summer camp was not a norm for me when I was a kid. I was a competitive swimmer, and so my summer consisted of two […]
When your kids don’t love church camp
Do your kids love church camp? What do you do when they don’t? Miriam McKenney shares her experiences with her daughters when some love church camp and some don’t.