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Pecometh Notes

Jack Shitama

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Support Pecometh Camperships on #GivingTuesday

Posted by Jack Shitama on Tue, Nov 20, 2018 @ 07:11 AM

This month, we are giving thanks for the many blessings we experience in our ministry at Pecometh. We are continually blessed by our generous donors, who enable us to make a difference in the lives of children who most need us.

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Topics: Supporting Pecometh

#TeamPecometh 2016 Update

Posted by Jack Shitama on Wed, Nov 02, 2016 @ 16:11 PM

On October 29, 14 members of Team Pecometh headed down to Ocean City, and participated in the Seaside 10 Miler/5K Run to raise funds for Pecometh Camp & Retreat Ministries.

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Topics: Supporting Pecometh

2016 Spain Grant Challenge

Posted by Jack Shitama on Thu, Jun 16, 2016 @ 13:06 PM

We are grateful for our donors' commitment to funding camperships. Last year, we awarded $43,245 to 256 campers. Of those, 137 campers received additional Spain Grants totaling $40,721.

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Topics: Supporting Pecometh, Transforming the World

Not sure about summer camp? Read these 4 blogs.

Posted by Jack Shitama on Fri, Mar 04, 2016 @ 16:03 PM

Registering a child for camp is a big decision. This is especially true if you've never been to camp personally. And frankly, camp is not for everyone. But for many, it is the experience of a lifetime. 

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Topics: Camp

Spain Grant Program Expands Options (and Impact)

Posted by Jack Shitama on Tue, Oct 27, 2015 @ 08:10 AM

It’s one thing to get kids to camp. Helping kids find greatness takes things to an entirely different level.

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Topics: Camp, Supporting Pecometh, Transforming the World

Pecometh Launches the Center for Clergy Excellence

Posted by Jack Shitama on Thu, Oct 15, 2015 @ 11:10 AM

The Riverview Retreat Center is a beautiful facility. But, it’s just a facility. What matters is what happens there. In 2015, we established the Center for Clergy Excellence (CCE) at Pecometh with the mission to develop principled Christian leaders for the church and the world.

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Topics: Thriving Churches, Faith Formation, Transforming the World

Nurturing Independent Children One Step at a Time

Posted by Jack Shitama on Fri, May 22, 2015 @ 11:05 AM

It’s a day that most parents know (and hope) will come. Their child is off on her own, making good decisions, paying his bills. But raising independent children doesn’t happen automatically.

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Topics: Camp

5 Things A Camp Counselor Wants You to Know

Posted by Jack Shitama on Tue, Apr 21, 2015 @ 14:04 PM

Sending your child to overnight camp for the first time can create anxiety in a parent. In most cases, there will be little or no opportunity to check in to see how s/he is doing. You can end up worrying about countless things. Are they having fun? What if they don’t like the food? Did they brush their teeth? Not to mention whether they’re safe and sound.

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Topics: Camp

Planning to Fail: Three Ways to Help Your Child Succeed in Life

Posted by Jack Shitama on Fri, Mar 20, 2015 @ 13:03 PM

It's a question most parents have: How do you balance the need to keep your child safe and protected with the desire to see them grow up with the ability to handle all of life's challenges? 

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Topics: Camp

5 Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Retreat Venue

Posted by Jack Shitama on Thu, Feb 26, 2015 @ 12:02 PM

I’m not a meeting planner, but I’ve been involved with planning dozens of events from as small as a few people to as many as 350. I’ve also served as director of a hospitality operation for 15 years. I've learned that planning a successful event goes far beyond finding a location that fits your budget.

These five questions will help you get the kind of impact you are looking for.

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Topics: How To

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