in the quiet

August 27th, 2013 by in Blogs, The Latest

August 27, 2013- Summer still sizzles here in New Orleans, but there’s a breeze coming in off Lake Pontchartrain making the air less stifling. School is back in session and families gather over cereal bowls in the morning before rushing off to work and school. “Busy” doesn’t seem to justify how hectic life is again.


Volunteer Photos – Week of 7/21/2013

August 1st, 2013 by in Blogs, The Latest

It’s a good sign that we’ve been so busy this week we haven’t even posted last week’s photos yet!


T Shirt Design Contest

July 29th, 2013 by in Blogs, The Latest

For this t-shirt design contest, we’re looking to our volunteers to capture the essence of New Orleans and the joy of Camp and combine them into a beautiful work of art. The full set of guidelines are listed below. Submission deadline is September 15th.


blogging is still cool, right?

July 11th, 2013 by in Blogs, The Latest

I met my life’s hero on January 27th, 2012 in a Rudy’s barbeque. It’s true. Michael Hyatt is a brilliant writer and thinker. I saw a tweet that he happened to be dining at a restaurant 15 minutes from my apartment. (Is that creepy?)


Summer is here!

June 18th, 2013 by in Blogs, The Latest

Camp is home to roughly 250 eager volunteers this week—the youngest of whom is a seven year old boy! Even at 6:00 am this morning, coffee was brewing and volunteers moved about the sanctuary preparing for the day. Breakfast is crazy as always with pb&j’s being made and work assignments are being doled out to leaders while bowls of oatmeal were dusted with brown sugar and cinnamon.


Beyond the Final Frontier

June 2nd, 2013 by in Blogs, The Latest

June 2, 2013- For my latest blog, I’m turning things over to Bill Mattheessen, President at Prince of Peace (home to Camp Restore) and our most-dedicated local volunteer, to share a bit of his story.


From Texas to New Orleans

May 23rd, 2013 by in Blogs, The Latest

May 23, 2013- For as long as I can remember, the travel bug ruled my family. Hailing from the great land of Texas, plenty of tourist travel destinations were a day’s drive away. Each summer my parents uncovered some new, fascinating place for our family to visit. Moving away for college failed to quell my need for travel. Naturally, when an internship opportunity to spend two months in unexplored New Orleans came up, I snatched it.


Take It From The Intern: A Reflection

May 22nd, 2013 by in Blogs, The Latest

May 22, 2013- I had left the familiar hilly suburbs of Northern Virginia for a deltaic landscape dominated by canals and muggy bayous. I would call the Crescent City home as I completed my internship with Camp Restore. What would unfold over the next three months will leave a distinct mark on my life.


Not “Goodbye” but “Hope to See You Again…”

May 13th, 2013 by in Blogs, The Latest

May 13, 2013- It seems like yesterday that I was moving to New Orleans with a gambit of emotions when thinking of what was to come in my life. A little over five years ago I got trapped by New Orleans’ love when it wrapped its arms around me and didn’t let go.


On Boston

April 16th, 2013 by in Blogs, The Latest

April 16, 2013- Yesterday was a day of juxtapositions. The news was focused on what happened at the end of the Boston Marathon; the explosions and how many people were hurt. All sorts of questions were being asked about who may have done such a horrific act.