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TABLE OF CONTENTS 3 Welcome to Camp! 5 Gift an Adventure 6 Pulling Through After the Storm 8 2017 Summer Camp Overview by Marty Brown 9 Camper Spotlight: Jasmine Delgado 10 Story by Captain Mike O’Brien 11 Work at Summer Camp 2018! 12 Siemon Family & Youth Community Center 14 See You at Campfire! by Jim Reeves 15 Join the CAMPFIRE Newsletter Team 16 Roar with Gilmore by Lorriene Shaw 17 When Duty Calls, We Unite 18 Stories by the Staff 20 Camp Mt. Crags, Gilmore & Wilderness 21 Camp Advisory Council 22 Editor’s Notes CAMPFIRE | 2
WELCOMETOCAMP! CAMP MT. CRAGS, CAMP GILMORE & WILDERNESS CAMP
Camp changes lives. Summer after summer we continue to serve the needs of our youth in the Southern Calif Division by providing an adventurous experience for young people to learn life skills, social skills, and grow in their spiritual development. It takes a collaborative and collective effort to provide this experience for our young people. This is thanks to our local leadership, divisional leadership, territorial leadership, and our community leaders who help to sponsor kids to go to camp. But most importantly, the staff at camp play a vital role in the lives of our campers. We rely on dedicated and passionate camp staff to mentor our campers and empower our campers to be motivated to succeed beyond their summer camp experience. Growing up in New Zealand I did not have the opportunity to attend a summer camp program like the one The Salvation Army Camp Mt. Crags, Gilmore, and Wilderness provides. As a young child watching movies of kids going to camp and having fun was the closest camp experience I had. So in 1993 when I was given the opportunity to work as a staff at the USA Salvation Army Camp Ladore, I was excited to see what adventures it would bring. I had some rough days as a camp staff but nothing compares to the lasting memories and friendships I made. To this day, those friendships from my camp staff days remain and are treasured. Camp has a special place in my heart. It is a ministry that we as a community cannot do without. Camp made an everlasting impact in my life. From abroad camp staff to now serving as the Divisional Commander overseeing the largest division in the Western Territory, I can say whole-heartedly that the ministry of camp has made a huge impact on my calling and purpose in life. Should you want to have a life changing experience this summer, check out the camp website at www.campmtcrags. com and fill out an application to work at camp. If you are an alumni camp staff or camper please, join me in sharing your life changing story of camp and it may be featured in our upcoming Campfire issues. And as we say at Campfire...“May the Lord watch between me and thee, while we are absent one from another.”
LT. COLONELS KYLE & LISA SMITH
LT. COLONEL KYLE SMITH, DIVISIONAL COMMANDER LT. COLONEL LISA SMITH, DIVISIONAL DIRECTOR OF WOMEN’S MINISTRIES SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA DIVISION, WESTERN TERRITORY USA
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"But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint." Isaiah 40:31
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GIFT AN ADVENTURE TO A CHILD THIS SUMMER!
Mountain Biking $3,000/10 Campers
Musical Instruments $1,500/10 Campers
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AFTER THE STORM MARTY BROWN, CAMP DIRECTOR
On Friday, February 17, 2017, camp was swept with a massive flood causing an estimated $150,000 in damages. Our Camp Director, Marty Brown describes the events of that day to a staff member of our Southern California Divisional Headquarters. “Four buildings on the premises bore substantial water damage, with the facility’s dining hall taking the worst of it. Food storage areas saw two feet of water that caused extensive drywall damage and will necessitate new flooring. The camp store (Java) was hit hard as well, and will need drywall and flooring repair”, according to Brown. “The camp’s fire pit was covered with six to eight feet of water, and the camp pool – a favorite feature of the kids who get transported to Malibu from all over Greater Los Angeles every year – is now a mountain of mud.” After taking an extremely hard hit, no one imagined that camp would be fully operational after two weeks of the camp being flooded, with the exception of two buildings needing repairs and vehicles being replaced. Special thanks to our camp staff for their relentless effort in helping camp recover. We want to also extend our utmost gratitude to the outpouring support of both generous volunteers and donors for helping camp to remain open. CAMPFIRE | 6
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TO SHINE LIKE THE STARS IN THE SKY AN OVERVIEW OF OUR 2017 SUMMER BY CAMP DIRECTOR, MARTY BROWN We kicked off our 2017 summer with the theme “Out of this World”. This theme was a great way to help campers learn how much our God loves each camper. Our theme verse comes from Philippians 2:15, “to shine like the stars in the sky”. This summer each camper had the opportunity to know and accept Christ as their Lord and Savior. As each camper experienced the joy of knowing that they are loved, our hope is that each camper will remember this message as they go out into the world with confidence knowing they shine bright like the stars in the sky. We had 132 summer staff, 18 permanent staff, 94 volunteers, the Divisional Youth Secretary and their family on site this summer. Our concerts showcasing our campers and what they learned while at camp brought in a crowd that out numbered the capacity of our campfire. Camp had 1,964
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campers from our division, which is the highest total in many years; we served 40,740 meals; 527 campers came to accept Christ for the first time or recommitted their lives; this was all accomplished over a 7 week span this summer. This was a great summer for us at Camp Mt. Crags, Gilmore and Wilderness. I am grateful for a wonderful staff and team for making this summer such a seamless operation. As we look forward to providing a fun, safe, and God centered environment for our campers next summer, my hope is that you would join us in making that a reality for children and youth who have yet to experience the wonder and magnificence of God’s love at our camps. Your contribution helps us to increase the number of campers we serve each summer.
Jasmine is currently a Junior Soldier of our South LA Corps. She also attends our after-school program, is a Sunbeam in our Troops program, and attends both the English & Spanish worship services every week. She is one badge away from being a Commissioner Sunbeam.
“Blast-Off” camp at The Salvation Army Mt. Crags camp this past summer was amazing and such a good experience. I really enjoyed making new friends and exploring all the different areas on the campgrounds. I especially loved the creek and would have spent all day there if I could. This year our teachers from The Salvation Army Siemon Family & Youth Community Center joined us for the whole week. It was so good to see
them there having fun with us, leading some of our free time activities, and even being silly during campfire time. I really enjoyed having leaders there that I knew already from the center. I can’t wait to go again next year to make more new friends, and try more new experiences that I wouldn’t normally get to do or see, like the creek at camp.
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CAPTAIN MIKE O’BRIEN
DIVISIONAL YOUTH SECRETARY SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA DIVISION
A few weeks ago, my wife Jillian and I had a parent teacher conference at our daughter’s school. We were prepared for all the regular conversation points such as, “these are your child’s strengths, this is where your daughter has room for improvement, etc.,” but in the middle of our conference, a handful of high school helpers came into the classroom, one of whom kept looking at us as if she knew us, but wasn’t sure where from. As we were about to leave, the young lady asked, “Are you the people who fed us at camp?” The young lady turned out to be a camper from Wilderness Camp last summer. She shared fond memories of the carne asada night, mountain biking, Jesus Theater, and the fun adventures. After catching up with her, I realized that camp had an incredible impact on Monica’s life. I am continually amazed at how many young people are impacted by the ministry of camp. When camp is in full swing, with all its gears spinning, you can’t help but notice campers EVERYWHERE. However, when summer is done, campers return home to prepare to the school year, camp staff return to their homes–some to prepare for school or their next job, and my wife and I return to the business of operating divisional youth programs in Southern California. Certainly some of our campers are members of our year-round youth programs and regularly
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Captains Mike & Jillian serving campers at Taco Night at Wilderness Camp
attend church, but for some campers we don’t have the opportunity to follow up until next summer. So we were especially thankful to have run into Monica and have her share her camp experience with us. It was a beautiful reminder that are campers ARE everywhere. Many campers who once rode a big yellow bus through Tapia Park to camp are now much older and we hope that you will remember camp and share your stories with The Campfire. And with almost 80 years of summer camp history, we are proud to say that this past summer we had the honor of serving almost 2000 kids. We invite you to continue to be a part of camp’s legacy of changing lives. What a blessing. What a privilege. What a legacy. Absolutely thankful for what God continues to do at camp. And to all the camp kids everywhere, young and old...thank you too!
WORK AT CAMP THIS SUMMER 2018! Apply at CAMPMTCRAGS.COM
We’re now accepting applicants for Summer 2018! The Salvation Army | Mt. Crags & Gilmore Camp & Conference Center 26801 Dorothy Dr., Calabasas, CA 91302 • 818-222-6327
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A TEAM THAT GOES TO CAMP TOGETHER The Siemon Community Center of South Los Angeles staff members spent a week at camp with their campers to increase the impact on changing the lives of their community center members.
LIEUTENANT THERESA WILLIAMS
CORPS OFFICER SIEMON FAMILY & YOUTH COMMUNITY CENTER SOUTH LOS ANGELES SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA DIVISION
In previous years, The Siemon Family & Youth Community Center has sent 20 to 30 kids to Mt. Crags & Gilmore camp each week over the summer for a six daylong experience with God and nature. However, this year we were blessed with the opportunity to not only bring 80 kids to camp all at once for this amazing experience, but myself along with our youth leaders from our community center were able to attend as well. This was such a HUGE deal. For many years our youth leaders have heard the stories about camp and all the kidsâ€™ experiences through the campers when they returned but had never been able to see for themselves what camp is like. Having the opportunity to not only see the camp but spend the entire week there with our campers was so impactful for them. They were able to get to know the kids they lead daily in a whole new way. They were all so amazed and intrigued while learning more about The Salvation Army and all the things offered at Camp Mt. Crags & Gilmore. In fact, for most of them this was the first time they had ever had any type of camp experience, for others, it brought great memories of going to camp when they were a child, which helped them to relate more to our kids as they participate in all the programs and activities offered that week. As an officer I normally just get to drop the kids off, and maybe spend a few minutes with them prior to picking them up. This opportunity for me to stay at camp with my kids for the week was life changing. I was able to lead the daily chapel, which allowed me to connect what kids learned during our CAMPFIRE | 12 A TEAM THAT GOES TO CAMP TOGETHER BUILDS TOGETHER
services at the corps community center with what they were experiencing at camp. I also had the pleasure to just hang out with the kids, and participate alongside them in all the other activities. They were able to see me as more than just their Officer, or pastor but as an ally, a friend, someone who was walking alongside them during this once in a lifetime experience. I was able to have meals with them and get so much one on one time with each of them that I normally would not be able to get at the center. Once we returned, I was able to help them take all they had learned and experienced at camp and apply it to their everyday life, so that it wasnâ€™t just a moment or memory, but it was an opportunity to continue to grow mentally and spiritually. Never in my life have I experienced camp in such a way. The bridge between what we do here at the corps community center and what is done at camp became so much more clearer after this experience, and added such a dimension to the holistic approach we are taking with helping our kids live a full life. Sometimes what happens at camp is so disconnected from our kids everyday life, that they think of it as something they can only have at camp, but having both myself and the staff from our center who they see and interact with daily be present allowed them to learn that they can continue all they experienced at camp when they return home.
BUILDS TOGETHER. ILIANA SAMANIEGO
SIEMON FAMILY & YOUTH COMMUNITY CENTER YOUTH LEADER
The growth I saw between my coworkers and I was the strengthen of our communication skills. The week at camp helped us improve our communication skills and being able to share our ideas, but not only for camprelated activities, but for the well-being of all of our campers and students. As a staff, we were able to have the opportunity to know each other a lot more and it helped bring us closer and become more of a family. Seeing our kids enjoy camp and learning about God was great. The atmosphere at camp helped them disconnect from their every day life and really let go and let God in.
SIEMON FAMILY & YOUTH COMMUNITY CENTER siemoncenter.org
The Salvation Army Siemon Family Youth & Community Center is an important program that serves a community with a severe need for after-school youth development services, especially during the crucial hours when school is out and parents are absent from home. The 36,903 sq. ft. community center located on S. Central Avenue and 76th Place (near Florence Avenue) serves the local community through a multifaceted program that includes a
My camp experience made an impact on me because it helped to remind me that I do not have to be an â€œadultâ€? 24/7. It helped me reconnect with my camp experience roots and just let go and have fun. It helped me reorganize my teaching strategies and looked for ways to make my activities a lot more fun and engaging for all my kids. Camp helped bring my coworkers and I a lot closer. Seeing my kids have fun was the biggest compensation I could have received. With love, LILY
family services component, a licensed daycare center, chapel and the youth center. The youth center offers tutoring in math, reading and writing; computer education, instruction in the arts (visual arts, dance); and sports, including basketball and soccer leagues. Additionally, the facility features a library, computer lab with 30 terminals, classrooms, gymnasium, fitness center, and an art studio.
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CAMPFIRE! JIM REEVES
CHAIRMAN CAMP ADVISORY COUNCIL CAMP STAFF 1971-1976
The campfire, a place where we gather to share in fellowship, to sing, to reflect on the day and to worship. And so, this inaugural issue of The Campfire is intended to be the vehicle that reunites us together to experience what Mt. Crags Camp, Camp Gilmore and Wilderness Camp has meant to the many people who have shared the beauty and divine majesty of camp. For nearly eighty years The Salvation Army camps in Malibu Canyon have occupied a unique place in the lives of thousands of campers and camp staff. Many campers and staff accepted Christ as their personal Savior here, some have met their spouses here, and most have had unique experiences that, upon reflection, are counted among the best days of their lives. Take a close look at this issue of The Campfire to see what is going on at Camp today, how its mission continues to be realized in the lives of many and how The Salvation Army and Camp leadership continue to bring the special Camp experience to a modern society. You’ll also get a glimpse of what some of your old friends and colleagues are doing today and reflections and pictures of what Camp was like in days gone past. The Camp Advisory Council is committed to strengthening communication with current and alumni campers and camp staff with the periodic issuance of The Campfire. You can join us around the campfire by letting us know what you’re doing now and how camp has impacted your life. If you have pictures (including pictures taken around the campfire) send them along. If you’re interested in assisting with the production of The Campfire, you can contact us by visiting campmtcrags.com. We look forward to connecting with you. As we launch this inaugural issue, I’m reminded of the origin of the “Mizpah” term and how campfire was concluded on many nights. From Genesis 31:49 - May the Lord be with you, while we are absent one from another. CAMPFIRE | 14
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GILMORE WRITTEN BY LORRIENE SHAW
Today we went to the camps in Malibu that Rick (Richard Shaw) worked at from 1975-1978. This was a day off for the staff...in fact, tomorrow starts the summer session and the camp will be filled with kids for the next seven weeks. Rick and I had the joy and privilege of meeting some of staff as they waited for their Uber driver to pick them up to take them to Target (and the mall) so they could pick up some things before the mass-pandemonium of summer camp begins. I am touched by how engaging and inquisitive these young people are. Richard showed them pictures from his time as a counselor and the staff were intrigued by the changes in the camp since the 1970’s. They loved hearing some of the funny stories Rick had to share and they seemed genuinely happy that we stopped by the camp today. Rick and I both left there today feeling rejuvenated and refreshed. I love young people. I love their excitement and zest for life. I love their smiles and their laughter. And I love how untainted they are by the harsh realities of life. As these young people embark on their summer adventure at Camp Mt. Crags and Camp Gilmore, my thoughts and my prayers will be with each one of them. May they create memories and may their lives and the lives of the kids they work with this summer be forever enriched and changed. Thank you to my hubby for sharing memories of his experience as a camp counselor and camp director so many moons ago. After 35 years together I cant’t believe I’m still hearing new and wonderful stories of life at summer camp. Roar with Gilmore!! CAMPFIRE | 16
WHEN DUTY CALLS WE UNITE On the morning of October 27, 2017, the camp staff woke up to a fire at camp by Camp Mt. Crags archery range at the far end of camp. Unsure of how the fire started, the camp staff quickly begin to put the fire out as they await the arrival of the firefighters. No buildings were harmed and everyone was safe. After the collective effort in putting the fire out, the camp staff, Firefighters, and the Police, had an opportunity to have a meal together prepared by our camp kitchen staff. We are truly blessed to be surrounded by a community who cares about camp.
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LIGHT OF THE WORLD “...WE WITNESSED GOD’S LIGHT THROUGH ALL THE GIRLS AND PEACE THAT IS ONLY GIVEN BY THE HOLY SPIRIT.” “One night, the teenage girls and the female Wilderness staff gathered together as a small group. We opened up the dialogue with questions about life and what it means to have faith in God. Most of these girls had never met each other, but one of them opened up and told us how lost she felt. All the girls saw the sadness in her and sat there and cried with her. Then, they prayed together. This night, we witnessed God’s light through all the girls and the incredible peace that is only given by the Holy Spirit. Wilderness camp is a time and place where teenagers can be a community for each other, try new things, and learn about God and His Kingdom.”
- Jen Park, Wilderness Cabin Leader, ‘16, ‘17
I always wanted to work at camp to help different kids from my community build a stronger relationship with Jesus Christ. In the summer of 2016, I had the pleasure of being a blessing not only the kids but to the staff members as well. Making the transition from a wilderness camper to a staff member was a cool experience because I was able to work with friends and former cabin leaders. The Salvation Army camp is a place where you can be yourself and not feel judgment of your peers. It feels good when campers want to come back because you made an impact on their lives and their faith in Jesus Christ. From the songs that uplift you to Jesus Christ, to the nightly devotions, it all helped me with my own walk with Christ. Whenever I think about the summer, I think of Camp Mt. Crags and Camp Gilmore because both camps gave me a push in life and let me know that God will be with me every step of the way. “Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the Lord your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.” (Deuteronomy 31:6).
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- Joshua Collier, Timothy Staff Member ‘16 ‘17
Every year we travel around the world to recruit the best camp staff for the summer. And every summer our camp staff have the opportunity to experience the life changing work of campers and one another.
The majestic beauty of camp is not all that it has to offer, but the majestic impact it has on the lives that experience camp. We are blessed to have summer staff that finds joy in the transformation of camper’s lives. And in turn, witnessing such change, transforms our camp staff’s lives. When I began working at Camp Mt. Crags, I expected to be the Cabin Leader that every kid looked up to, but I’ll never forget one camper I had; she blew me away with the intensity of her pursuit of Christ. (I look up to her). She surprised me with the strength of her emotions; she was angry and furious, but when she loved, she loved fiercely and when she forgave, she did so completely. Knowing this, I wasn’t surprised when she told me she wanted to write and sing a song in Friday’s talent show. I knew there was something she needed to express, so I encouraged her. She wrote and re-wrote her song countless times in the days leading up to Friday. When it was time for the show, she performed beautifully and delivered a poetic message about the strength and trustworthiness of God, inspired by a miracle she witnessed in her grandmother’s life. I was humbled to hear the unquestioning faith and see the courage of this 10-year-old, and I continue to be inspired by her to this day.
- Sarah Kratzer ‘17, Cabin Leader
“Let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”
‘’The wings of transformation are born of patience and struggle’’ - Anonymous. All my life it has always been tough to express myself and really be comfortable with people, especially people with different personalities from mine. I always wondered why I felt so disconnected and isolated. That soon changed when I started attending The Salvation Army Camp almost every summer. I started going to camp at the age of eight or nine years old. I remember singing in chapel, sitting by the fire every night, and receiving somewhat of a relationship with the Lord. At that time I didn’t understand how the power of God can uplift you. It was very beneficial for me to experience such love from God, my cabin buddies and the incredible staff. Going to camp at a very young age inspired me to work there. My Cabin Leader at the time, Sarah, informed me about the Timothy program. I decided to sign up, but I didn’t get the job, until the following year. Working there and being a camper is totally different. I was mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually challenged. I’m glad I was challenged because it opened my eyes to a lot of things I didn’t know about myself. I learned that I’m patient, hardworking, and willing to listen to others. My experience at camp transformed me into a beautiful young woman.
- Zipporah Collier, previous Camper & Staff, Timothy Staff Member ‘17
Matthew 5:16 NIV
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CAMP MT. CRAGS, GILMORE AND WILDERNESS MARTY BROWN CAMP DIRECTOR | MT. CRAGS, GILMORE & WILDERNESS
Camp Mt. Crags, Gilmore and WIlderness is a place that has been a part of my life since the age of 13. Never in my early years as a camper or young summer staff member did I set out to be a Camp Director. When I left home at age 18 to work at this camp full-time, I did not set out to gain the experience needed to be a Camp Director. When I met my wife at this camp or when we had our first child (while working at this camp), I did not imagine to be the camp director one day. I am extremely blessed because God brought me the opportunity to be the Camp Director at this place. Most people dream of an opportunity like this and although it has its challenges, I thank God for this opportunity to serve Him in this way. I’m thankful to be in my 5th year as your
Camp Director at The Salvation Army Mt. Crags, Gilmore, and Wilderness Camp & Conference Center. There are so many people that have been blessed by this place. This includes previous campers, staff members, and many of our guest groups. We want to reignite your passion and memories that were formed at these sacred grounds. It is our hope that, as you read ‘The Campfire’, you will be brought back to a place that has such a life changing impact on your life. Thank you for your continued support and prayers for camp. Over the last 5 years God has continued to do great things at our camp. We want to highlight some of the great things that have happened here at camp. We look forward to connecting with you at the Campfire.
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straight years of financial stability survived one major flood and fire in the past year served over 140 guest groups annually added approx. 200 beds in cabins approx. 2000 campers per summer campers that have accepted or re-committed their lives to Christ adolescent staff that successfully completed our dicipleship program (Timothy Program) active advisory council members
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Marty Brown & his wife Heather oversee the daily operations of all three camps year-round. They are raising 5 beautiful children: Joshua, Lucas, Lily, and twins, Elijah & Ellie.
CAMP ADVISORY COUNCIL
JIM REEVES CHAIRMAN
JOHN WILBY COUNCIL MEMBER PROPERTY COMMITTEE CHAIR
LOU DROBNICK VICE CHAIRMAN
MARTY BROWN CAMP DIRECTOR
CAPTAIN MIKE Oâ€™BRIEN CAMP DIRECTOR DIVISIONAL YOUTH SECRETARY
MATT STAYON COUNCIL MEMBER PROPERTY COMMITTEE
RICHARD SHAW COUNCIL MEMBER PROGRAM COMMITTEE CHAIR
JENNY PHRASAVATH DAVIDSON COUNCIL MEMBER PROGRAM COMMITTEE
GAVIN SCHOFIELD-SMITH COUNCIL MEMBER COMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMITTEE CHAIR
HEIDI BERNARD COUNCIL MEMBER COMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMITTEE
RICK HODGE COUNCIL MEMBER FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE
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EDITOR’S NOTES JENNY DAVIDSON
PROGRAM COMMITTEE, CAMP ADVISORY COUNCIL
CAMPFIRE is the heart of our togetherness. It is a gathering place where we as one Christ-centered family unite in fellowship, worship, and celebration. CAMPFIRE embodies our connection to one another and will continue to be the hub of our connection. We hope that as you encounter the testimonials of alumni campers and staff, that you will be inspired by the transformative power that the ministry of camp has had on the lives of our campers and staff. As for myself, I grew up as a camper attending Camp Mt. Crags and Gilmore every summer as a young girl. Today, I am the CEO of my own consulting company and serve on the Camp Advisory Council. In the coming issues of camp, it would be an honor and privilege to share with you my life changing experience as a camper and staff. Our hope is that as you encounter The Campfire, you will remember your own life changing experience at camp and share your story. Camp remains to be a special place for many of us and we invite you to join us in keeping camp a ministry that will continue to make an impact in our campers and staff lives. One thing that remains and never ceases to change here, is God’s presence surrounding this glorious campground. May the Lord be with you while we are absent one from another.
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Special thanks to our territorial, divisional, and local camp leadership. Your support and commitment to the mission of The Salvation Army and our camp programs have made an immense impact on the lives of those we serve and care for.
Camp Advisory Chairman
MARTY BROWN Camp Director
CAPTAINS MIKE & JULIAN O’BRIEN Divisional Youth Secretary
LT. COLONEL KYLE & LISA SMITH
Southern California Divisional Commander
COMMISSIONER KENNETH G. HODDER
Territorial Commander of USA Western Territory CAMPFIRE is a publication of The Salvation Army Southern California Division Camp Advisory Council. THE SALVATION ARMY CAMP MT.CRAGS/GILMORE/WILDERNESS 24601 DOROTHY DRIVE CALABASAS, CA 91302 Visit us at campmtcrags.org.
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The Campfire is a publication of The Salvation Army Camp Mt. Crags, Gilmore, Wilderness, & Conference Center Camp Advisory Council. Our hope...
Published on Apr 4, 2018
The Campfire is a publication of The Salvation Army Camp Mt. Crags, Gilmore, Wilderness, & Conference Center Camp Advisory Council. Our hope...