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Academic Scholarships for Camp Infinity

We are not your typical summer camp. We have fun like other camps. We take place in the summer like other camps. We have counselors like other camps. But we are NOT your typical summer camp.

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Academic Scholarships for Camp Infinity

We are not your typical summer camp. We have fun like other camps. We take place in the summer like other camps. We have counselors like other camps. But we are NOT your typical summer camp.

Like most camps, we also offer scholarships. But a quick Google search shows that most camps are actually giving out financial aid. Of course, there is nothing wrong with that, we also offer financial aid, but even our financial aid requires campers to do at least one academic scholarship project. You see, we believe, the type of campers for which our programs are best-suited, are "smart" kids. At Ci we believe a smart kid is one that 1) loves to learn 2) is persistent at figuring things out. As such, we give ALL of our campers, those financially needy and those who are not, an opportunity to do academic scholarship reports, both written and video, to reduce their tuition. 

Here's how it works. Any camper can reduce their camp tuition (by up to $150) by submitting scholarship reports or videos. Details are on the website

We have been blessed to read and watch what our campers have submitted the past 4 years. We thought it might be encouraging to share a few with our Ci family. 

Examples of video presentation from past campers:

Example of a written report based upon the book Demolishing Supposed Bible Contradictions, Volume 2

 

These alleged contradictions, whether made by skeptics or Christians, are a problem. If actually true, God’s Word would be contradicting itself. That would mean we shouldn’t believe it because it contains errors and therefore must be inaccurate. This includes both small details and the larger, more miraculous events. For example, one supposed contradiction is that since modern Christians don’t follow Old Testament laws (i.e., kosher, animal sacrifices, etc.), they don’t truly follow God. This would mean we aren’t really Christians, because we’re not obeying all of God’s Word. However, we don’t have to keep these sacrificial rules because they were symbols that pointed to Jesus, and were meant to be kept by ancient Israel.

The first application of this book is that Christians need to both defend the Bible and attack the false philosophies of this world. When a Christian debates a skeptic, the skeptic attacks the Bible by asking multiple questions, and the Christian only defends the Bible. We need to point out the inconsistencies in the skeptic’s worldview. For example, some believe we’ve evolved from slime over millions of years, and that emotions are just meaningless chemical reactions inside our brain. However, these same people wear clothes and are sometimes married. To truly live out what they profess to believe, they shouldn’t marry or wear clothes, because performing these actions is contrary to a true evolutionary worldview. By pointing out their false religion’s inconsistencies, we’d be destroying the false worldview holding them captive and showing them the truth of God’s Word. If we only defend our faith, then we’re just letting them attack the Bible.

The second application of this book is that Christians need to be careful when refuting people’s arguments against the Bible (i.e., these supposed contradictions). Sometimes, we cause more trouble than we solve by giving a possible solution to the supposed contradiction. We need to refute people’s arguments with respect and gentleness, not attacking them and their character, but the false worldview entangling them. After all, these false worldviews are the enemy, not the people caught up in them, who are, like us, made in God’s image. We must remember that we, unlike God, are fallible, not automatically assume that if we don’t fully understand it, then it must be a contradiction. We also need to have faith that since this is the infallible Word of God, who created the laws of logic, there isn’t any contradiction in the passage.

After reading this book, I realized that we need to not interpret Scripture (intentionally or unintentionally) with our own misunderstandings. By asking God for guidance and poring over a passage, we’ll usually find the answer. We also need to show skeptics the inconsistencies of their false worldview, pointing them to the true Word instead.

 

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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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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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