Observations of Kids Camp 2014

Kids Camp 2014 has come and gone!  Kids went crazy, counselors endured, fun was had by all and most of all – lives were changed.  Here are some of my observations of kid’s camp 2014:

–          Food was still pretty good – Love the bacon!

–          Boys cabin was more third world country that I would prefer– Yes, we got “that cabin”!

–          Boys stink & Girls were moody – Both are messy!

–          Our Kids and our Counselors were the wildest in the camp – I hope we can go back!

–          We always have 1-2 kids that just seem to wonder in oblivion – Destination Unknown!

–          We always have 1-2 kids that are the “Rebels” in the group – Jesus loves Rebels too!

–          We always have 1-2 kids that are utterly dramatic – enough said!

–          Silly String and Water Balloons are not allowed at camp – We were not good rule followers!

–          It takes a long time to clean up silly string and broken balloon parts – I’m just saying!

–          Pranking was only done by the kids – NOT!

–          There was an unusual # of grasshoppers in the girl’s cabins – Not sure how they got there?

–          Keith Coast is one of the most talented kid and family evangelist around – Funny to the bone!

–          Peter Nestler can Jump baby! – He makes jumping rope extremely cool!

–          I cannot Wobble – Dancing is not a gift of mine…at all…really…not even a little!

The Best Observations:

–          Jesus was with us every second of the day – I felt him there and he had fun too!

–          Many kids made decisions to trust Jesus as their Savior – The real meaning of camp!

–          Many lives were changed – both kids and counselors!

–          The Holy Spirit was alive and well in the lives of the people who ran the camp – Beautiful!

–          God was praised, His Word was taught clearly and He was the focus – even more Beautiful!

For those who sent their kids – thank you for letting us be with your kids.  For those who were counselors – thank you for giving up your time and pouring your lives into these children.  They all belong to God and they needed you as much as you needed them!

Can’t wait until next year!


Brian Holt was called into and served in children's ministry for over 20 years. Brian had the privilege to lead in children's ministries ranging from mega-church to plant church size. Brian changed roles in his church and now serves as the Care Pastor at Rock Creek Church in Prosper, Texas overseeing the Care and Support ministries of the church. Brian has been married to his lovely wife Amy for over 24 years and they have 5 amazing kids. Brian's passion is to see every man, woman and child fall in love with Jesus and become one of his devout followers, transforming their lives in the process to be more like Him everyday.


  • SonShine

    too funny …and relevant

    Loved this as it brought back many memories of the "one time" camp experience given as a gift for being a Pioneer Girl award winner. This would never had happened as my parents had zero money to send me to camp. Anyway, it was a blast and true to form heard the gospel by Jack Wyrtzen a dozen times I presume. I learned at that camp that you can have fun all sorts of ways and that I loved it. It is a sweet memory now that I am (ahem…) "older"

    Thanks Brian..glad the week was good!


    • Brian Holt

      Thank you!

      Thank you for the comment!

      I'm glad this post brought back some great memories for you!!!