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November 2014 Newsletter

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Ci 2.0 Fall & Summer Ci 2.0 Fall Camps

November 2014 Newsletter

















 















A BIT of News from Ci

Ci 2.0 Fall & Summer 

  • Ci 2.0 Fall Camps

    • Ci Mini: Conflicting Worldviews

    • Ci Mobile: Robotics 101 Adventure



  • Ci 2.0 Summer Camps

  • Ci by the Numbers 

  • Blessings & Needs


Ci 2.0 Fall Camps

We conducted our first Fall camps last month, running a Ci Mini: Conflicting Worldviews Camp and a Ci Mobile: Robotics 101 Adventure Camp. Both of these camps were very well received as confirmed by the data we received from the post event surveys. Both of these camps provide our team with excellent ways to extend the mission of Ci during the school year, also exposing our unprecedented summer program to more young people. We believe it will help us identify those young people for whom Ci is a strong fit, as we are not your typical summer youth camp. Our purpose is to inspire young people to discover wonder and amazement in everything they see in the world around them and teach them to face each day with an insatiable curiosity that drives them into a closer relationship with the Infinite One who created it all. If you or someone you know would be interested in scheduling a Ci Mini or Ci Mobile event, send our team an email [email protected] or give us a call 859-412-2203. Here are a few of our favorites shots from both camps:



Ci Mini: Conflicting Worldviews

Group of 7th graders from Bob Jones Academy in Greenville, SC

One of our Ci Team members, Amy Corey, engages the hearts and minds of 7th graders

These young men enjoy the intersection of science & the Bible giving them solid answers for today's challenging issues

Lunch is enjoyed by all in the middle of a very full camp schedule @ the Creation Museum

AiG speaker, Bryan Osborne, does an excellent job with our campers during a Q&A session in the Creation Gardens

BJA administrator, Brad Payne, ready for his Skyline Chili, a Ci tradition
Ci Mobile: Robotics 101 Adventure



Ci Robotics 101 Adventure - 10 hours designed to challenge the mind and engage the heart on creation & theology of technology Here is an overview of the topics we cover:

  • biblical foundation

  • what is STEM?

  • what is robotics

  • benefits of learning STEM with robotics

  • getting started with Lego Mindstorm EV3

  • building

  • programming (what is software?)

  • projects - teamwork (STEM)




A couple of robotics "geeks" enjoy being creative, a human activity which comes from our being made in the Creator's image

Robotics is an excellent STEM activity which transcends gender

Cool to see which campers have a bent toward building and which ones enjoy programming - both skills are needed in this STEM rich activity



Ci 2.0 Summer Camps

We are excited to announce our final dates for the Ci Summer Camp program:


  • May 20-22  Conflicting Worldviews Camp for College age

  • June 24-26 STEM & Apologetics Day Camp for Grades 7-12

  • July 5-11    STEM & Apologetics 7-Day Camp for Grades 7-12

  • July 13-17  STEM & Apologetics 5-Day Camp for Grades 7-12


We are accepting applications now for each camp. There is no deposit required until a camper is accepted and invited to register. We are finalizing the pricing and scholarship details for each camp over the next few weeks. We will release the details for each camp as they become available. To apply and select your week of camp simply fill out our application(http://www.campinfinity.com/apply/camper/). We are also creating a Ci 2.0 scholarship program to allow campers to earn part of their tuition by performing various Ci related tasks that will:


  1. better prepare a camper for their Ci 2.0 experience

  2. help us promote Ci 2.0 to help keep the investment cost down for each family


Details will be released on our website and via our next newsletter.



Ci by the Numbers 

  • 643 - Facebook likes

  • 780 - newsletter recipients now on our mailing list

  • 7 - new counselor applications received

  • 19 - students @ our very first Ci Mobile: Robotics 101 Adventure Camp

  • 75 - students @ our very first Ci Mini: Conflicting Worldviews Camp

  • 440 - visitors to website last month

  • 4388 - total impact hours @ Creation Museum (number of campers X number of hours spent being impacted by the Creation Museum)

  • 9521 - people reached on our Facebook page last month

  • 58 - number of camper surveys submitted last month

  • 5 - number of top positions in Google for campinfinity.com with search phrase "STEM camp bible"


Blessings & Needs


  • First Ci Mini was a huge success

    • students & teachers had a great time

    • survey results indicated we made positive impact on worldview

    • established a new relationship with another camp property, Higher Ground, less than 30 minutes from the Creation Museum

    • several students recognized that the only difference between the Creation Worldview and the Evolution Worldview is a person's starting point, not their understanding of science

    • additional schools are contacting us to schedule Ci Minis this spring



  • First Ci Mobile was a big hit

    • this proved to be an excellent way to bring Ci to home school students and engage their minds in STEM and hearts in biblical apologetics

    • survey results indicated we met or exceeded everyone's expectations

    • additional groups are contacting us to schedule Ci Mobiles this spring



  • Learning how to use Adobe InDesign so we can create our own flyers and ads to help us promote Ci 2.0

  • Traveling safety as we go back and forth between Greenville, SC and KY, OH, IN.

  • We had the privilege of connecting Bob Jones University's new president, Steve Pettit, with Ken Ham and the Creation Museum

  • PRAYER REQUEST: wisdom as we determine pricing & scholarship ideas for Ci 2.0 Summer Camps

  • PRAYER REQUEST: funds for the following promotional tools

    • booth to allow us to promote Ci at various conferences and colleges -need $3000

    • 2 promo videos, one for summer camp and one for our new college camp - need $1500

    • printing of promotional brochures - need $75 per 1000, we need to print 10,000

    • website & graphic design work for Ci 2.0 promotional materials - need $1500




If you would like to be used of the Lord to help meet these needs, you can donate securely using PayPal. Designate your donation to [email protected] which is registered with PayPal or use this secure donation link. If you would prefer to write a check, make it out to "Camp Infinity" and mail to 122 Montverde Drive, Greenville, SC 29609. Your entire donation will be used to help us get the word out about Ci 2.0. Camp Infinity is a registered 501c3 with the IRS.



Thank you for your interest and prayers for Ci. We rejoice as we see the clear hand of God opening doors for Ci 2.0 this fall and beyond. If you know of a young person (grades 7-12) who has an appetite for knowledge and the pursuit of truth, please tell them about Ci 2.0 events. We are excited to be working on a 6-year curriculum that will engage a young person from 7th thru 12th grade, preparing them to pursue their higher education and become modern day Daniels who are competent to stand before the kings of their culture and proclaim God's Truth and point them to Jesus Christ!

 

Dan Wooster

Founder & Director

Camp Infinity, Where Science & Technology Meet Truth





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Dan Wooster

Dan is the founder of Camp Infinity, a retired computer science professor, cofounder of a software development company, and a member of the board for Answers in Genesis. He lives in Greenville, SC with his wife Karen. They have 3 married children and 5 grand children. He loves to inspire young people with a biblical view of the world, especially science & technology.

Featured Authors

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Emily Barney

In addition to her strong organizational skills and heart for children's safety and well being, Emily brings to Camp Infinity a valuable perspective as a mother of two boys. She is happily married to a pastor. In addition, she works as the Children's Ministries Director at her local church. Visitors often comment on the high level of safety they experience when leaving their children under the supervision of Emily's team.

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Max Lorentz

Max Lorentz has loved science (and astronomy in particular) since childhood. He enjoys sharing it with others, especially with young people. He studied mathematics as an undergraduate and is currently completing a Ph.D. in astronomy.

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Georgia Purdom

A member of our advisory board, Georgia is a most gifted author, researcher and speaker for Answers in Genesis.

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Dan Wooster

Dan is the founder of Camp Infinity, a retired computer science professor, cofounder of a software development company, and a member of the board for Answers in Genesis. He lives in Greenville, SC with his wife Karen. They have 3 married children and 5 grand children. He loves to inspire young people with a biblical view of the world, especially science & technology.

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Jeremy Ervin

Dr. Jeremy Ervin is the Inaugural Dean of the School of Education at Cedarville University. With his experience in providing professional learning for K-12 teachers and his time teaching pedagogy in higher education, he recognizes how the 21st Century classroom needs to center on the engagement of the learner with enduring understandings.

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Robert Ring

RJ is a blog writer for Camp Infinity and a student at Bob Jones University majoring in engineering. He loves considering the science and technology claims of science fiction stories. He also loves reading. Throughout his life he has been a dreamer, imagining a never ending series of what ifs and maybes. From a young age, God gave him a passion for learning all he could about the world around him.

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Avery Foley

Avery Foley is a blog writer for Camp Infinity. She holds a bachelors of science in biblical studies and a masters of arts in theological studies. She’s originally from Canada but lives with her husband and young son in Kentucky where she works as a writer for a creation apologetics organization.

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Jason Goff

Jason is the social media manager for Camp Infinity. He loves helping us tell the stories of Ci through the digital mediums of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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