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200 Days Until SMA 2017: Summer Camps for Teens!

Posted by Jud Millar on Wed, Dec 7, 2016

It's hard to believe that it's already December and the holiday season is right around the corner.  According to my calculations the beginning of Stone Mountain Adventures 2017 is 200 Days Away!


Time is a funny thing as it seems to speed up or slow down depending on what is happening in your life.  For example, the memories of SMA Summer Camp 2016 are still fresh in my mind and when I look at photos from the summer it feels like it just happened.  However it has been 108 days since Stone Mountain Adventures 4th Session, 2016 ended.  That's:

    • 9,331,200 seconds
    • 155,520 minutes
    • 2592 hours
    • 108 days
    • 15 weeks and 3 days

Now as we look forward there are just 6 months and 18 days untilStone Mountain Adventures Summer Camp for Teensbegins the adventure that will be Summer 2017.  That's:

    • 17,280,000 secondsNew Call-to-action
    • 288,000 minutes
    • 4800 hours
    • 200 days
    • 28 weeks and 4 days
    • 54.79% of a common year (365 days)

The question on my mind at the moment is will that take long time or a short time to get here.  For me I think the answer is both.  At times time will feel slower and at time it will speed up.  I think the key is to create time in your life to slow down and enjoy the moments.  It's something that we must consciously do because life is so busy.  Has life always felt this busy OR has technology made life feel faster?

Do you remember when you were a child and an adult in your life told you to wait 15 minutes for something, to me that felt like an eternity.  Now at age 44, not so much.  As you know Stone Mountain Adventures is one of many summer camps for teens and we work hard to find time to slow life down a little and enjoy the moments.  We do this by:

  • Having the SMA Evening Meeting each day after dinner where we share the days events and plan the next days activities
  • Holding small group weekly candle meeting to reflect life
  • Planning camping overnights
  • Having an hour of unstructured free time around camp each evening called the Power Hour of Freedom


Summer Camps For Teens


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