Month: August 2017

Work, Work, Work

How do young people view work?  A graduated scale of attitudes toward work might look something like this…. 1. Work is something to avoid at all costs.  This is an attitude that seems to desire that everything is to be supplied to oneself without any effort.  If you withhold it from me or make me work for it, you are being mean and unfair.  I deserve it and if others have it, I should have it too. 2. Work is putting in time for money.  A job is a way for me to get money.  If I show up you need to pay...

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Salvation in Time & Space: 2017 Labor Day Alumni Camp

2017 Streamside Labor Day Alumni Camp is Friday, September 1 – Monday, September 4, 2017.   Scottye Holloway, the new president of The Mendenhall Ministries, will be our Bible Teacher.  TTM was founded in the 1960 by John Perkins and has been a model for how Christians can wholistically impact their neighborhoods. Our Worship Leader will be J.M. Smith from the Lamb’s Church of Manhattan. For more information and to register:...

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Back to Philly

The Poconos became a destination for vacationers first from New York by railroad before highways made it accessible to tourists from all over the country. With this history and a location only 70 miles from the big apple, why is Streamside more closely tied with the city of Philadelphia which is 104 miles away? Streamside opened in 1942 on the Perkiomen Creek near Boyerstown, PA as a camp for African-American children from Philadelphia who were attending BCM Bible Clubs.  Even after moving to the present location in the Pocono Mountains in 1954, children from Philadelphia continued to the primary...

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Sound Bites from Summer Staff

“It’s great to teach something you already know to the kids, but it’s also great to learn from them something that you need, but didn’t realize you needed.“ Benji Huanca, Bolivia We are grateful for the team God sent us this summer.  Their passion for God, commitment to the vision of Streamside and love for the children was evident as they set aside personal agendas, comfort and relationships to selflessly serve the Lord in the ministry of Christian camping. As you can see, a summer serving at Streamside, not only reaches children, but changes us as well. “The summer...

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Get Out a Do Something!

“It seems it is not enough just to get out and do something—it is important to get out and do something that is unfamiliar and mentally challenging, and that provides broad stimulation mentally and socially,” says psychological scientist and lead researcher Denise Park of the University of Texas at Dallas. “When you are inside your comfort zone you may be outside of the enhancement zone.” The Streamside experience is more than just getting kids out of the city to experience nature and the out of doors.  It is more than just having fun and teaching the Bible.  One week of camp...

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Upcoming Events

BCM Reach Day
– April 27, 2018

Mountain Climb-a-thon
– May 12, 2018

Family Camp
– June 1-3, 2018

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