Happy New Year! I hope your resolutions are set and you are encouraged to seek God even more in 2017. I am the Program Director for the High School Ministries at Forest Home and wanted to give you a quick update on Winter Camp which runs from January 6 th  – March 5th. We are enjoying the snow that God has blessed us with and are gearing up for thousands of students to make their way up to Forest Home to encounter Jesus this winter season.  

Winter Camp at Forest Home is an experience designed to challenge, encourage, and engage students from 3 rd  – 12 th  grade.  Each activity is purposefully planned to get them out of their normal routines and challenge them into something more significant, more adventurous, and more intentional.  Our staff strives to keep the teaching Biblical and relevant, and they each look for ways to encourage students to have deep discussions, prayer, and quiet times of reflection. We also think campers should have loads of FUN while encountering their Creator, so we offer tons of options for winter recreation and outrageous group games.  Zip lining through the trees, careening down the snow tube sledding, playing games in a cozy lodge, climbing the Sky Trail (and more!) are sure to create memories that will outlast any SnapChat post.

We will be studying Colossians 3:1-2 and reminding students what it looks like to focus on things above instead of getting wrapped up in the expectations set by peers and society.  A number of weekends are already sold out, but if you have a 3 rd  – 12 th grader that has not yet registered, check out our website at ForestHome.org for availability.

I know everyone is busy at the start of the year; however, I covet your prayers for the thousands of students that will attend over the next nine weekends. We are praying for God to move powerfully and for students to make commitments to Christ as they encounter Jesus on the mountain.  Please pray also for our staff to be the hands and feet of Jesus this Winter Camp season.

Thank you for being a partner and friend of Forest Home. We are so thankful for you all!

-Natalie