Each week at Camp Weed, we have two deans who help with our worship during the week. Outside of camp, these deans are typically youth leaders and occasionally pastors. We greatly appreciate our high-energy deans who take time away from their normal duties to be with us each week.
Our deans run an age-appropriate program each day to expose our campers to God. These programs are specially designed to be something the campers look forward to and something the campers learn from. Typically, deans choose a theme for the week, and they use different activities, games, crafts, songs, and more to express their theme and bring the campers closer to God. In the past, we’ve used movies like The Incredibles to relay the dean’s message.
In addition to their daily programs, our deans interact with our campers in many of our activities. They jump head-first into the week, really getting to know our campers. Because of this, they’re a great resource for campers to go to when they need to talk or ask questions. Our counselors are trained to talk to campers about a variety of topics, but they always know when to pull a dean in.
Our dean’s programs are complemented by daily devotions led by our counselors and Worship Wednesday, where we hold a church service in our chapel. On this night, our campers are asked to really reflect, and our surveys show this is a camp favorite.
We’re excited about and proud of our dean’s program (and all of our worship activities), but if you have any questions, our camp director, our deans, or our worship coordinator would be happy to talk to you!