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2006 National Camporama

 

National Camporama receives high praise

Fri, 28 Jul 2006 - 5:34 PM CST

Although the 2006 National Camporama came to a close last Friday, Royal Rangers leaders and boys -- those who could attend in person or experienced the event online -- are still talking about what may have been the best National Camporama in the history of the event.

With just about 5,000 Royal Rangers leaders, boys and staff in attendance and hundreds of visitors also making their way to the campgrounds in Eagle Rock, Missouri, the event has received rave reviews. What makes the strong reviews so remarkable is the Camporama coincided with record-breaking temperatures, often soaring over 100 degrees along with intense humidity.

However, everything from the new format for evening services to the food has received high marks. And those who have already viewed the events online through the many hundreds of photos posted in the photo galleries and experienced evening services through the streaming videos (located at http://nationalcamporama.org) also have expressed their overwhelming satisfaction and support.

According to Royal Rangers Deputy National Commander Mike Laliberty, the compliments concerning the food at this year's event were not a huge surprise. In years past, a vendor cooking in a large tent was the norm.

Not this time.

"We had an executive chef that works for a company on the West Coast, and he was in charge of food," Laliberty explains. "We also had built a permanent food facility that featured a huge professional kitchen specifically designed for the types of food we prepare -- it was a big improvement."

Laliberty adds that the Camporama provided dozens of activities to keep Rangers active and involved nearly every minute of the day.

"We had four swimming pools and in the range of 40 activities going on at the same time," he says. "Boys would rotate through those activities throughout the day."

However, Laliberty is quick to point out that the evening services were also second to none.

"We had four outstanding speakers," he says. "We had a lot of great comments about the speakers being right on target and just what everybody needed to hear. The altar was filled with boys and leaders each night. God really helped us 'hit the nail on the head.'"

The dates for the next National Camporama have already been scheduled for July 19-23, 2010. Many of the comments coming into the National Camporama site express great anticipation for the event, with some hoping to see 10,000 attend in 2010.

"It's certainly possible," Laliberty says. "With the improvements we've made, it could very well result in more participants next time. But it's really a matter of advance planning and promotion that gets everybody here."

Judging by the positive feedback and strong interest the national office is already receiving, 10,000 may not just be talk.

For more information about the Royal Rangers program, see its Web site at http://Royalrangers.ag.org/. To "experience" the 2006 National Camporama online, see http://NationalCamporama.org/.

Authors: Dan Van Veen

 

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