Tuesday, November 14, 2006

join us at Campus by the Sea


It's official. The Theule Family is returning to Campus by the Sea on Catalina Island, June 24 - 30, 2007. We'd love to have you join us. Chances are you might hear some material I will have already taught here at Grace, but it would be fun to share the week with you. If you don't want to hear me again (which I totally understand!) pick another week and go. You won't regret it.

Our kids are amped to go again.

If you're looking for a second opinion, ask the Kardels or the Lyons families who joined us last year. I think they're hoping to go back.

Here's the website . . .

Campus by the Sea

I don't think they've posted any info about next summer, but you can check out the facilities and history.

I think I've shared before. . . when we first got there, I was pretty unimpressed. . . it seemed a bit "down home", slow and low tech. (For example, no electricity in the cabins!) I couldn't at first understand why families came back year after year after year. By mid week, I realized that it was all very, very intentional and we were all hooked. Paul and Virginia Friesen, (2 of their daughters live in SLO and attend Grace) have been running the camp for over 30 years. They have put together a very family integrative camp experience. They know exactly what they're doing. And there's something very powerful about leaving the mainland and getting away to the island.

Anyway, check it out!

Oh yea, the picture is of me and the kiddos in our cabin last summer.

1 comment:

Suzette Lyons said...

Catching up so I'm reading all of this backwards. The running with scissors reminds me of this.

We live in the middle of no where and there are no kids close enough for Matt to go play with like I used to do as a kid. When we were on the island Matt was not bored once. Electronic devices were not missed at all. Matt had some friends he would always be asking can I go play. Such a small little valley we never worried and Matt had a little taste of what it used to be like for us as kids.

Oh yeah and the most fun was the talent show. If you are going you can plan something ahead. Our kids wanted to be in it so bad and we didn't know it was coming. So they hung spoons from their noses. It was their little moment in the spot light. Very silly, but every one cheered anyway.

We want to go again and hope it will be that week. Last time we managed to meet a number of people from Cal Poly and from other churches in SLO and even an old neighbor from First Baptist. So If we can't make it that week we know we could go any week and God would plan it out perfectly.