Jim Rippey's story has no rags to riches flare, no fall from grace, down in the gutter, saved by Jesus drama. Yet what happened to Jim is no less miraculous. He was a World Champion with countless other titles and that's when Jesus reached out and changed his life: literally at the top of a mountain.
Kanakuk Kamps introduces another option in their Adventure Series of camps for older teens: Survival Kamp. Graham Dodd describes how Survival Kamp not only challenged him physically, but also how he was provided with the faith to see it through.
Eight weeks without mom and dad. It was the greatest adventure my fifteen-year-old mind could conceive, and now I was living it. It wasn’t that I disliked my parents, but the aroma of independence was arousing my hunger for self-sufficiency. Now it was really happening.
After crossing a gentle trickling brook, we begin the hostile ascent to the summit. Any semblance of pathway is replaced by ten foot serrated boulders to scramble over. We share poised laughter as we pull out the logbook from the large plastic tube to document our dirt bike, climb and ensuing snowboard descent off the mountaintop.
Join JSAW on a new adventure! Help Board Shop and Skate Park will be home for expanding youth development programs in the Minneapolis area. The facility will provide offices for staff, a safe, positive and consistent place for students, and a retail shop that will produce revenue to sustain the ministry long term.
Summer camp is more than bunk beds, camp fires and shaving cream fights. It's self-confidence and facing fears. At Kanakuk, it’s building faith and overcoming obstacles through adventure. We create epic experiences that increase confidence and create encouragement opportunities as campers face new challenges.
Shaun Murray is the real deal. He has dozens of wakeboard titles throughout his career which started in 1998. Shaun was the first wakeboarder ever to land a 900 and is the only rider ever to hold World, Pro Tour and National champion titles at once. Check out his story as God truly became real in his life.
Joel Parker and the folks at Nations Foundation make amazing movies, but that's only the beginning. Then, they spend years touring the movie all around the world, partnering with local groups. They don't have to wonder what kind of impact their films have on the snowboard community, they find out first hand.
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