Antifragile Children: “YOU CAN DO HARD THINGS!”

One of the many joys of hearing Dr. Jonathan Haidt speak was learning more about what makes the human heart so dignified and special. Haidt leads his listeners to this point by grouping various things into three categories: fragile, resilient, and antifragile. In the fragile category, he includes the example of a wine glass. When…

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Be Authentic  

By Janet Howser  January, 2024 1 Corinthians 13:13     And now these three remain: Faith, Hope and Love; But the greatest is Love. What does it mean to choose the hard right?  Every day we’re faced with countless choices, options and opportunities. On a good day, these decisions are easy to make and we often do…

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Simplicity: Following the Lead of the First Believers

“All the believers devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, and to fellowship, and to sharing in meals (including the Lord’s Supper), and to prayer.” – Acts 2:42 I love the simplicity of this verse. After Jesus rose from the dead and ascended into Heaven, his apostles led the disciples in a simple life, a life…

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A Photo Journey of the CKC Mission to Ecuador

This trip surpassed our expectations in a big way. We wish to give a special shoutout to Ricky Lytle, our fearless leader and an amazing liason to our hosts in Ecuador! Thank you for all you did to make this trip happen, Ricky! We love you! Our trip was broken into two parts: (1) working…

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Which Session is Right for My Camper? by Jeffrey Trufant

Mini Session? Junior Session?? Main Session?!? – Oh My!  Each of our summer sessions is unique and so is each of our campers and families.  Which session is right for you can sometimes seem like a daunting question! With several sessions to choose from, let’s talk for a minute about what each one offers so…

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Merry Christmas from CKC!

This year has been one of profound blessings at Kahdalea and Chosatonga. As Jeffrey, John, and I get more comfortable in our new roles as Directors, we are stretching into new territory and planning for growth in our programs, activities, and facilities. We’ve enjoyed weddings and the births of two new future Kahdaladies among our…

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A Word on Singing at Camp

Our camp culture is absolutely inundated with musical moments. The dining halls at CKC are full of song on a daily basis. This is a treasured part of our culture. It is precisely through song that we communicate who we are. Not just so our campers can learn how to be chosmen and kahdaladies, but…

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Introducing the Newest Member of the CKC Team

Meet Janet Howser! Janet joined our CKC full time staff in May, 2023. You’ll find her in the Office where she handles our Communications and Enrollment and a variety of office projects throughout the year. We asked her a few questions about herself. Q: If you could go anywhere for a week with one person,…

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Learning about Thanksgiving from Abe Lincoln

Isn’t it awesome that the United States of America has dedicated an entire day to dwelling in gratitude? President Abraham Lincoln, the American President who established Thanksgiving as a day of national permanence, could have opted for a more cynical view as he led a divided country in the midst of a vast civil war,…

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Inviting our children to become ‘dangerous to darkness’

A common thread to pick up in conversation among parents of young children is how to protect and preserve children from the influences of the world, and how to keep them safe in the midst of the melee of human existence. This, of course, is a natural and good desire. However, one must examine outcomes…

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