DLD Virtual Summer Camp

The summer of 2020 is looking a little different than normal.  Many public pools, summer camps, park recreation programs, festivals, concerts and fairs are closed or cancelled due to COVID-19.  Our kids were crushed that these beloved experiences would not be available to them.  With a heavy heart, I began praying and asking God how we could redeem this summer.  His answer was swift and clear: if they can’t go to camp, bring camp to them- and share the experience with others.  That is how DLD Virtual Summer Camp was born.

We would like to invite you to join our family for a summer of fun!  Beginning Monday, June 15th, through our YouTube channel, Doing Life Deliberately, we will lead your kids of all ages in a variety of weekly challenges they can complete around your home.  Challenges include elements of art, science, physical activity and even community service! Every weekday we will announce new projects by email that spur on your kids’ creativity and teach them skills they can use to complete the weekly challenges.  Don’t worry, your kids won’t be on screens all day– we’ll lead them to a couple YouTube channels to get their creative juices flowing and send them off to complete the daily activity.

In addition, we’ll provide an opportunity for our middle school and highschool students to be a part of a weekly Bible study, entitled Experiencing God, where they can grow in their faith in Christ.  Students who chose to participate can dig into the Word daily at home and then join our Livestream every Wednesday where we’ll share what we’ve learned and challenge them to go even deeper with their peers. They’ll definitely want to invite their friends!

On Friday nights, we’ll conclude the week with a family campfire. We’ll encourage you to discuss the highs and lows of the previous week, enjoy some smores and campfire snacks, and hear from some special guests.  We hope that your family can set aside some time to have your own campfire- whatever that might look like (anything from the real deal to smores made over candlelight).  The idea is being intentional about spending quality time together as a family.

The cherry on top? We’re asking all our camp participants to send in a video- 30 seconds or less- of your completed weekly challenge on Friday night by 6pm sharp.  We’ll take the next week to create a mashup of all the wonderfully creative ways that our campers have completed the challenge and air it the following week on Sunday.  This way, we can all celebrate as a community what we have learned and the creative ways we have met the challenge. In addition, campers can earn DLD Virtual Summer Camp swag for completion of mutiple challenges and participation in various contests throughout the summer.

Ready to join us? We hope so! Let us know your camper(s) are “all in” by sharing your email address below. We’ll add you to our mailing list so you won’t miss a thing this summer. We’ll also share how you can get your hands on extra resources to make DLD Virtual Summer Camp an easy, worry-free experience such as a summer event calendar, weekly challenge themes and supply lists. We can’t wait to see you at camp!


Our Story

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Welcome to Doing Life Deliberately!!  DLD was born out of our faith in Jesus Christ!  Both Joe and Trisha came to a saving faith in Christ the summer of 1996.  Long before we knew each other, God was working in our hearts, stirring up a desire to know the meaning of life.  While working in separate theater troupes in different parts of the country, the Lord used his faithful followers to share their testimonies with us: explaining the problem of sin that plagues all of humanity, and the solution to sin- the sacrificial death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, who died in our place to pay for our sins.  Both of our hearts were transformed and a mission was born- to go wherever the Lord said to go, and do whatever the Lord said to do.

Over the last two decades, God has brought us together and set us on a grand adventure: marriage, parenting, church planting in Arizona and Wisconsin, international missions trips, homeschooling, downsizing to live full time in an RV, and roadschooling- seeing and experiencing things we once could only read about!  And sometimes, the adventures our right under our noses- learning to fix a broken washing machine, hiking in the local state park, building a fort in the woods… Regardless of the location, we are eager to learn through experience, see God’s creation, meet new people, and try new things.

We want to inspire YOU to embrace the every day adventure of learning.  Is there something that God is calling you to step out in faith and do?  Is there a skill you are dying to learn?  Is there an area of your life you really want to grow in- whether in character, knowledge or widsom?   We hope our journey will inspire you to step out in faith, Doing Life Deliberately, too.

We would LOVE to hear from YOU!! Click HERE to contact us: share your story, ask us questions about full-time RVing or homeschool.  Even better, join us this summer for the DLD Virtual Summer Camp!  We’d love to redeem this challenging summer by learning and growing WITH YOU!!

We look forward to Doing Life Deliberately with YOU!!

Joe and Trisha

Say Hello!

Making videos and sharing them with you is a whole lotta fun!  But getting to know YOU is the most rewarding part of what we do! We would LOVE to hear from you!!  Do you have a question?  Do you have a suggestion or something helpful to share? Fill out the form below and we will get back to you as soon as possible!! Thanks for taking the time to SAY HELLO!!

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