Sportsman camps an experience like no other

Sportsman camps an experience like no other

By: Rob Somerville

These “Youth Sportsman Camps” for boys and girls, will help your child develop and strengthen hunting and outdoor skills, build positive peer and family relationships, and ensure that your child knows what the hunt is really all about as they develop a passion for God, the Creator of all things wild.
Meet the Director
The Covenant Ranch is proud to introduce Jon Paul Moody as the new executive director. Jon Paul is no stranger to the area, as he was born and raised right here in Henry County. Many of you have already met Jon Paul through the ministry of the Covenant Ranch. He has volunteered his time and God given gifts at the Ranch on many occasions during the SonRise Adventure Camps, retreats and workshops over the last several years. Jon Paul has been working each week this summer, during the sportsman and bowhunter camps, preparing for his role as the director.
Jon Paul, Erin (wife) and Carter (son) are excited about the opportunity that God has given them to minister here at the Covenant Ranch. He Paul brings a lot to the table and has much experience in the area of ministry. He worked 11 summers on staff at Fort Bluff camp in Dayton Tennessee. He is a member of New Harmony Baptist Church in Paris Tennessee, where he serves as deacon, youth leader, Sunday school teacher and leads in a weekly youth bible study. Jon Paul graduated from Mid-Continent Baptist Bible College in 1998 with a degree in Christian Education, and a minor in Psychology and Biblical Studies. He is also the founder and president of Harvest Outdoor Ministries, Inc. (www.harvestoutdoorministries.com). This is a ministry with the goal of evangelizing lost sportsmen through local church events, such as wild game dinners and sportsmen banquets all across the country. Each year, Jon Paul is able to see many men, women, boys, and girls come to know Christ through this ministry.
Jon Paul is passionate about his love for hunting and the outdoors, in which he is very knowledgeable and experienced. He is a two time “World Champion of the NRA Great American Game Calling Challenge”. He is highly capable of teaching and demonstrating hunting and game calling tips and techniques to the young and old alike. Jon Paul is very creative and is always developing new ideas and activities to get kids involved in God’s great outdoors.
2008 SonRise Adventures Youth Camp Schedule:
• June 1-5 – Sportsman Camp – Boys age 10-14 special guest appearance by Gary Miller of Outdoor Truths and PSE Archery.
• June 8-12 – Sportsman Camp – Girls age 10-14 special guest appearance by Brenda Valentine, First Lady of Hunting®
• June 15-19 – Bowhunter Camp – Boys age 10-16 special guest appearance by Mike McLemore – Duck Calling Champions of Champions.
• June 23-26 – Sportsman Day Camp – Boys & Girls age 10-14
• July 6-10 – Sportsman Camp – Boys age 10-14 special guest appearance by Billy Yargus of Woodhaven Calls – Learn more about Billy on the Events Calendar Page
• July 13-17 – Bowhunter Camp – Boys age 10-16 guest appearance by Master Predator Hunter, Mr. George Brint of Advanced Decoy Research and the creator of the Predator Supreme Decoy.
• July 21-24 – Sportsman Day Camp – Boys & Girls age 10-14
Space is limited to just 16 students per week (except Day Camp) to ensure that each child has the time and attention he or she needs from staff. The 2008 Summer Camps will fill up fast, so reserve your spot soon. For more information on each style of camp, availability of dates, and a free brochure, please call (731) 642-2099 or contact us via this website.
Cost of Sportsman/Bowhunter Camps is $200 per session. Deposit of $100 is due upon registration.
Sportsman Day Camp – $30.00 per person (includes lunch). Sessions take place Monday-Wednesday 9 a.m.m-2 p.m.
Camps Will Fill Up Fast – Reserve Your Child’s place today.
Editor’s note: The Covenant Ranch is located in Buchanan, TN. (Northwest Tennessee) just outside Paris. We are just a short drive from Paris Landing and Kentucky Lake.
Address: 8759 Hwy 79 North Buchanan, TN 38222
For more information on pricing, availability of dates, and registration, call (731) 642-2099 or email covenantranch@bellsouth.net. To learn more about this awesome camp for kids, you can also go to their website at www.sonriseadventures.com.
Published in The Messenger 5.14.08

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