Through the pane at both Caroline Furnace Lutheran Camp & Retreat Center (Fort Valley, Virg.) and Mar-lu-Ridge Camp & Retreat Center (Jefferson, Md.) you may SEE snow, but you will ENVISION s’mores, wildflowers and flipflops. “Camp played a significant role in my spiritual life as I grew up. I accepted Christ at camp. I learned to have a quiet time at camp. I learned to recognize God’s Spirit speaking to my heart at camp. I learned to work out my faith at camp,” wrote Nancy Backues in her blog last summer (There Is Grace, 7/24/13). “At some point, your child will choose to either make your faith their own or reject it entirely. You can’t make that choice for them, but you can give them opportunities along the way.” Check out what’s offered for children, teens and families at these two fabulous, nearby, outdoor ministries.