here's how we got started
As program directors at Camp Susque in Trout Run, Pennsylvania, Joel Rishel and Bill Klees began to realize that many counselors and staff were not in the habit of having personal devotions. What they needed was not another staff training session on the importance and methods of personal devotions, but rather a resource tool to meet them where they were each day. We looked around and couldn't find anything, so we decided to write our own in 1996. It was so well received that some people suggested that other camps might be interested in it. So in 1997 we offered our first devotional, SonRise, to other CCCA camps, and it was used by over 40 camps. We realized that there was a need for biblical resources for the edification of Christian camp staff.