Camp Frederick in Rogers, OH

Camp Frederick
Rogers, Ohio

 

The Request:

“Give a brief description of a project or program you have done to bring care for creation to your LOM site.”  

First, a few definitions and concepts that were used to guide the response.

 

Definitions:

·         Care. Close attention; watchfulness; watch over, or attend to.

·         Care for. To love or like; to take charge of; to look after; to provide for.

 

Concepts:

·         Camp Frederick as a community cares for creation because we love the Creator.

·         A most fundamental reality is that there is a connection between the one who cares and that which is being cared for. 

·         Camp Frederick is, at its core, involved in connections.

·         We see that our mission is to connect people to the Love of Jesus Christ, to connect people to each other and to the Camp Frederick community, and to connect people to God’s creation. The hope is that these connections are real experiences.

 

A peaceful place of transformation:

·         Camp Frederick is now a one hundred acre natural treasure consisting of forests, streams, steep ridges, and open meadows. The original wilderness was settled, trees cleared, grazed over, and abandoned. For the past one hundred years, the area has been slowly reverting back to forest. We recognize the responsibility of “tending” this land and making it accessible for all who come to see and to experience this wonderful transformation.

·         Accessibility is an important key to connect-ability.

 

The Response…A program to bring care to creation:

Camp Frederick has developed and is in the process of implementing a plan to connect our visitors with creation.  Appreciation of creation is woven into all of our programs and presentations.  Also, we are developing a system of walkways, trails, “quiet place” benches, walk-in picnic/group activity areas, remote campsites, and accessible trail experiences for mobility challenged visitors.  Our goal is to enhance the opportunity for all of our guests to actually experience creation.

 

April 3, 2012

John Ferrante, Natural Resource Advisor, Camp Frederick, PO box 258, Rogers, Ohio 44455.    info@campfrederick.ohio.com.

 

Picture one: Three family generations enjoy the experience of actually hugging a sycamore tree in Camp Frederick’s second generation forest.

 

Picture Two: Camp Frederick enables youth to connect to the needs of others, here by improving accessibility. Benches were also constructed along this new trail, providing quiet places for personal reflection.

 

                

 

 

Picture Two: Camp Frederick enables youth to connect to the needs of others, here by improving accessibility. Benches were also constructed along this new trail, providing quiet places for personal reflection.

 

                

 

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