September 4th, 2014, Idyllwild, CA - Idyllwild Pines Camp’s summer staff member, Bob Leih, is the new middle school science teacher at Idyllwild School. Leih is our summer time facilities worker, high ropes expert, and mentor to our summer staff. We are very proud to learn that he is teaching at Idyllwild School. For more about his new position at Idyllwild School click the link :Bob Leih returns to Idyllwild School.
When campers see the high ropes elements, many get excited, and some feel immediately intimidated. The campers see these high ropes elements and freeze up. It is hard to see campers enjoying their time on high ropes and while others are not.
During the summer, Boojum and Idyllwild Pines staff facilitated high rope elements for campers and through the high ropes God revealed many truths about His divine nature. One high rope element that stood out was the Vine Walk.
Idyllwild, CA, August 17 – 22, 2014 – Arcadia High School Marching Band and Color Guard enjoyed their Music Camp at Idyllwild Pines Camp for the 19th year. This year’s theme for the band’s music selection is ” Follow The Leader”. Continue reading
Idyllwild, CA, August 22, 2014 – Operations Director Kelly Schlenz and Camp Host Dani McNerlin challenged Idyllwild Pines Camp Staff to participate in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Idyllwild Pines Camp Staff accepted the challenge!
August 4, 2014 – August 9th, 2014, Idyllwild, CA, Idyllwild Pines Camp’s Encounter 924 students continued their summer leadership training, spiritual teaching, life skill training, and fun. Here are the highlights of the week.
Leadership Training with Kevin Relyea
Kevin Relyea discussed with Encounter students about the importance of measuring performance. Relyea shared that one reason why leaders fail to know if they are leading effectively is due to their failure to measure results. If one cannot measure the performance of a team how can anyone answer the question of the leadership framework: How do we know if we are on track?
Relyea challenged the students by asking “Can you measure spiritual growth”. Encounter student Sam Scott, 24, stated, “Yes, through the fruits of the spirit”. Numerous students had different key performance indicators, but the key point that Relyea was making was that leaders need to get in the habit of measuring performance, assessing methods, and evaluating results. The moment leaders believe the lie, “I can’t measure how well we are doing”, is the moment the team or organization becomes unaccountable and aimless in their efforts. Relyea expressed that the God we serve is a God that measures. The Almighty is perfectly just and weighs each of our offerings and doings, therefore, we should measure our performance and evaluate our own growth. Continue reading
July 28th, 2014 – August 1, 2014, 2014, Idyllwild, CA, Idyllwild Pines Camp’s Encounter 924 students continued their summer leadership training, spiritual teaching, life skill training, and fun. Here are the highlights of the week.
Leadership Training with Kevin Relyea
Relyea shared with the Encounter students a lie that we accept especially in today’s culture and that lie is “It’s not my fault”. Many times teachers, politicians, and other industry leaders will cast blame on others or circumstances for their poor class performance, administration, and organization. A mark of an effective leader is someone who takes ownership and responsibility for their own failures or an organizations failure. A leader that takes ownership of their “mess ups” leads as an example to his or her followers and they too become accountable for their own “mess ups”. Accountability spurs from taking ownership, and from that a team can be made stronger.