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Summer Camp Countdown: 2011 (with Lindsay Martin)

In 2011, director Josh Foley went for a kind of meta-theme with "What's The Theme?" as the theme. Until I conducted the following interview, I was never really sure what this year's theme was all about. So I got my answers from Lindsay Martin, who served as Program Assistant that year. If you don't…

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Summer Camp Countdown: 2010 (with Jacob Ragsdale)

In 2010, the Summer Camp Director torch was passed from Dave Bouffard to Josh Foley. Josh, a long-time staffer who got his start in 2004 as a Junior Counselor, would now be developing the summer camp program. For his first summer, he used the theme "In Pursuit" – based on Galatians 5:25: "If we…

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Summer Camp Countdown: 2009 (with Dave Bouffard)

Over the span of five years, Summer Camp Director Dave Bouffard worked hard to improve an already-stellar summer camp experience at Black Rock Retreat. He didn't just tinker around the edges: he went in deep, analyzed the structure and logistical details and compared it to the philosophy we were supposed…

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Summer Camp Countdown: 2007 (with Wes Foley)

In the summer of 2007, a young, enthusiastic Wes Foley returned to Black Rock Retreat for his second summer on staff. The previous year, he was a Junior Counselor. This year, he would be Senior Counselor of Paradise. The theme of 2007, per its stylized t-shirt, was "2:20." Specifically, Galatians…

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