Post Camp Follow Up

Kara Powell | Jun 28, 2010

Last week I talked with Sam Coleman, a youth worker in our Urban Youth Ministry Certificate Program who works with Young Life. Sam shared about the great experience he and his team of leaders had with 33 kids at a recent summer camp.

I love how strategic Sam and his team are being with their camp follow-up. Their goal is that they meet with each of the 33 kids in the first two weeks after camp. That way they can help each kid make sure that what they learned at camp isn’t completely erased by life back home. It reminded me of our own FYI resource, Deep Justice Journeys, that has highlighted the importance of meeting with kids after a short-term mission trip.

I love the specificity and immediacy of this goal. What follow-up are you doing after your camp?

Kara Powell

Dr. Kara Powell is the Executive Director of the Fuller Youth Institute (FYI), a faculty member at Fuller Theological Seminary, and Fuller's Chief of Leadership Formation. Named by Christianity Today as one of “50 Women You Should Know,” Kara serves as a Youth and Family Strategist for Orange, and also speaks regularly at parenting and leadership conferences. Kara is the author or coauthor of a number of books, including Growing Young, Growing With, The Sticky Faith Guide for Your Family, Sticky Faith Curriculum, Can I Ask That?, Deep Justice Journeys, Deep Justice in a Broken World, Deep Ministry in a Shallow World, and the Good Sex Youth Ministry Curriculum. Kara lives with her husband Dave and their three children, Nathan, Krista, and Jessica, in Southern California.


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