Camp CONNRI makes the list

by Colonel Richard Munn

Congratulations to Camp CONNRI from the Southern New England Division (SNE) for being named in Newsweek magazine’s 2024 listing of “America’s Best Summer Camps.”

This is a significant recognition and not accomplished readily or regularly.

As noted by Newsweek’s Global Editor in Chief Nancy Cooper: “The list presents the 500 best U.S. summer camps, split into 200 day camps and 300 overnight camps. The locations are ranked based on a survey of 30,000 parents conducted in 2023 and 2024 and nearly 700,000 social media reviews on Google and Facebook. Camps were rated on criteria like selection of offered activities, accessibility, staff-to-children ratio and camp safety.”

Captains James and Jina Bang, who currently serve as the camp directors, are quick to commend the staff and give thanks to God: “With dedicated staff serving as mentors and role models, Camp CONNRI is a catalyst for transformation, fostering confidence, resilience, and belonging in every camper,” says James. “As another summer approaches, Camp CONNRI stands as a beacon of hope in Jesus’ name.”

The camp song says it well: “Camp CONNRI, the place you really want to be!”