Saturday night I got an email asking if I could help drive our church teens down to Camp Benaiah today for a week of camp. I was thankful for the opportunity to do it because I believe in camp ministry.

Here are some of the reasons why…

1. Young people have fun at camp.

2. Old people act young at camp.

3. Young people slow down at camp.

4. Relationships are built and strengthened at camp.

5. Character is revealed at camp.

6. Convictions are tested at camp.

7. Young people get marinated in God’s word at camp.

8. The world tends to grow “strangely dim” as young people “turn their eyes upon Jesus” at camp.

9. Lives are transformed at camp.

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About Jason Harris

Dr Jason Harris is a writer, pastor, and academic. He has authored multiple books, articles, and papers including his book Theological Meditations on the Gospel. Jason has a PhD from James Cook University as well as degrees in theology, music, accounting, and research. Jason has lived in Cairns, Australia since 2007 and serves as pastor at CrossPoint Church. You can contact Jason at

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  1. Robert Apps 3 July, 2009 at 4:10 pm

    Just emailing from camp:)

    Loved those reasons, including the marinating of campers in the Word.

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