Saturday, May 19, 2012

7 reasons that SBC is the camp for your kids


1. SBC is committed to your child's well being above all else.  Our staff is carefully screened, trained, and dedicated to a high level of safety. Our equipment is tested and well-maintained.  A health officer is always on duty.  Food served at SBC always includes fruits and vegetables and alternatives can be provided in case of food allergies or special dietary needs.

2. Campers love SBC staff.  Don't get us wrong . . . they love the fun and exciting activities and games, too.  Often, though, when you ask a camper what their favorite part of camp was, they say it was their counselor.  Relationships are the most important part of the camp experience at SBC.

3. SBC stretches campers to try new things.  We provide a space in which campers feel emotionally safe so that they can be stretched beyond their comfort zone.  They might feel pangs of insecurity as they arrive, but they'll also experience the thrill of meeting new people and being loved and accepted by their cabin group.  They might be fearful of new activities, but they'll also feel excited and energized when they succeed at something they never thought they could do.

4. Somerset Beach staff members love their jobs.  Our staff members are so excited about what they do and that enthusiasm spills over to our campers and guests.  They enjoy being in the outdoors, they're full of energy and enthusiasm and they love working with kids and teens.  Staff members at SBC are key players in a camper's experience. They help campers to make friends, to learn new skills, to feel loved and accepted, to face fears and disappointments, and to understand the Bible and apply it to their lives.

5. Campers leave SBC with lifelong friends. When kids are here, they don't have mom and dad there to help them approach people and make connections. With the assistance of trained counselors, they have to put themselves out there.  There's something about the SBC setting that allows campers to let their guard down and develop deep relationships with each other.

6. Life-changing encounters with Jesus are the goal of SBC youth camps.  Through Bible studies, relationships, conversations, teachable moments, guest speakers and more, we hope that every camper goes home feeling good about himself or herself, having self-confidence based on the fact that Christ loves him or her and offered Himself as a sacrifice for him or her.

7.  SBC campers have FUN! Zip lines, tubing, campfires, swimming, hiking . . . the list goes on and on.  We believe that when campers are interested and enthusiastic about being here, they're more teachable than they would be otherwise, so we make every effort to make their time at SBC the best week of their summer!  In addition to traditional camp activities, and adventure initiatives, we plan special games and events.  Campers are never bored.

Ready to register your son or daughter?  Click here for more information. 

What about you?  What are your reasons for sending your kids to SBC?  Leave a comment below and let us know!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Prime Time Work Retreat 2012

Our group of retirees never cease to amaze us!  These seniors show up each spring and dive into projects and help us get the camp ready for the upcoming season! Just give them a list of projects to choose from...and away they go!

Click here to find out more about our Spring Prime Time Service Retreat.

Or click here to find out more about our Fall Prime Time Retreat.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Somerset Beach Campground is looking for a Food Service Director

Somerset Beach Campground, a year round Christian camping and retreat
ministry, is seeking a Food Service Director. Responsibilities of the Food
Service Director include the planning and preparation of about 27,000
meals a year for youth, families and retreat groups and selection and
supervision of both paid and volunteer staff.

Applicants should have previous work experience in food service for camps
or institutional groups as well as hold a current certificate in “ServSafe”
or an equivalent program as outlined by American National Standards
Institute. They should also be able to demonstrate the computer skills
needed for ordering and record keeping.

Applicants must have a vibrant relationship with Christ, be available
summers and weekends, be flexible, be self-motivated, have an upbeat
personality and be able to work as a part of a team.

Send resume to Dave Luke, Somerset Beach Campground, PO Box 307,
Somerset Center, MI 49282, 517.688.3783 or