Preparing for Camp

Podcast IconToday’s 52nd episode – where Tom talks to Cory Sullivan ( about camp trips – marks the 1 year point for the YM Sidekick Podcast.  Thank you all for joining us for a whole year and making this podcast what it is today.

In this episode, Tom and Cory talk about how you can be effectively preparing for your camp trip (with the noted exception of mission trips – that is a whole different podcast).

In the today’s podcast they cover:

  1. Selection of trip (who is it for)
  2. Publicizing the trip (getting the right information out to teens AND parents)
  3. Fundraising (huge)
  4. Prayer
  5. Making sure you stay up to date on all changes as the trip gets closer.

In addition to his blog, if you want to connect with Cory you can find him on Twitter (

Share your thoughts!  What are some ways that you prepare for camp trips?  Do you have a set list of dos and don’ts? Share your stories and experiences below or on social media using the hashtag #ymsidekick. Join the conversation. 

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Tom Pounder

A father of 4, Tom is the Online Campus Pastor as well as Social Media Director at New Life Christian Church in Chantilly, VA. He blogs, vlogs, periscopes and podcasts regularly about student and online ministry stuff. Check out his work at and on iTunes (search YMSidekick).

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