Five Keys to Successful Post-Camp Conversations

After picking up your child from camp, you may have a long, quiet drive - free of distractions. How will you use that time to connect with your child? This blog entry explores five keys to a great post-camp conversation.… read more

Five Keys to Successful Post-Camp Conversations

Top Five Things To Do While Your Child is at Camp

What are your plans while your child is at camp? Lisa Dananay breaks down her top five "to do's" while her kids are at camp this summer.  read more

Top Five Things To Do While Your Child is at Camp

Keep Summer Simple & Memorable - A Summer Family Bucket List

Tawnya Smith provides some of her low key summer bucket list items that are sure to create great family connections and memories for years to come.  read more

Keep Summer Simple & Memorable - A Summer Family Bucket List

Campfire Cuisine in Your Own Backyard

Katie, Forest Springs' outdoor cooking extraordinaire, provides readers with two great outdoor recipes that can be prepared over a campfire or a backyard barbecue grill.  read more

Campfire Cuisine in Your Own Backyard

Top 10 Things I Can’t Go Without on a Canoe Trip

Being in the midst of God’s creation and discovering that you've failed to pack something you need is one of the worst feelings. Reanna Baumgarten, Forest Springs' adventure ministries coordinator, has compiled a list of the… read more

Top 10 Things I Can’t Go Without on a Canoe Trip

Youth Camp Packing Hacks

Mary Burdett knows all about camp. She's in our program department, but she's been a counselor and even a camper back in the day. Mary's an authority on packing for camp, and she's ready to share… read more

Youth Camp Packing Hacks

Coffee & Pi with Junior High Camp’s Oliver Hersey

This year, our Junior High Camp speaker will be Oliver Hersey. He’s been working with young people for a long time – in ministry and as a former math teacher. He currently teaches Bible at North Park University… read more

Coffee & Pi with Junior High Camp’s Oliver Hersey

Q & A with Take 7 Speaker Tony Leair - Not Your Average Youth Pastor

Take 7 speaker and youth pastor Tony Leair isn't your average youth pastor. When he's not surfing, hiking or jump waterfalls, he's impacting young people and pointing them to Jesus Christ. Learn more about Tony in a special… read more

Q & A with Take 7 Speaker Tony Leair - Not Your Average Youth Pastor

Is My Child Ready for Camp?

You know your child better than anyone else.  While there are some indicators to look for, there is not a simple checklist to help you make the decision. However, there are a few questions to ask yourself to… read more

Is My Child Ready for Camp?

Too Busy for Camp? ... Really?

At a Christian camp, you are not just providing your child with a 6-day excursion. You are providing them with an opportunity to make their faith in Christ their own, or take a step forward in their spiritual walk. Remember,… read more

Too Busy for Camp? ... Really?

Top 10 Myths I’ve Heard About Summer Camp

Everyone has a camp story – and most are great. Of course, you might have heard about the occasional bad experience. Having worked as a youth camp registrar recently, Spring Kane has heard a lot of myths that leave people… read more

Top 10 Myths I’ve Heard About Summer Camp

When the Question Comes, How Will You Answer?

Before we know it, the lakes will lose the last of their ice, the school year will be winding down, and your children will be asking the ever-important question, “What are we going to do this summer?”  read more

When the Question Comes, How Will You Answer?

Talking Meltdown!

We sat down with PJ Huffman to catch up on what’s going through his mind as he prepares for Meltdown 2015, Forest Springs’ junior high winter weekend extravaganza (February 20-22). read more

Talking Meltdown!

Winter Family Camp - A Time Away to Engage and Reconnect

Dr. Larry Guthrie, our speaker for Winter Family Camp, has been in full-time ministry for 35 years. Some Forest Springs’ campers may remember him from his time on staff here. He now serves in ministry at Harvest Home Farm with… read more

Winter Family Camp - A Time Away to Engage and Reconnect

What’s in a Name (or a Logo)?

This month, Camp Forest Springs officially changed our name to Forest Springs Camp & Conference Center (or Forest Springs for short). We also changed our logo. During the transition, we’ve been encouraged by the positive response. read more

What’s in a Name (or a Logo)?

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