Monday, July 13, 2009

One Amazing Camp!!!

For a number of years my boys have attended a simply amazing camp for boys.  I think the three of them, if you count their years individually, have spent maybe 17 years there.  It's a camp for middle school boys.  But the boys all love it so much that they go back for years afterward serving as "service team members," junior counselors, senior counselors, etc.  The counselors are not paid.  In fact they pay a small fee to be one.  There are so many guys who want to go back to work they always have MORE than enough staff. 

It's an ecumenical Christian camp.  It's a tough, action oriented, masculine, guy-kind-of-camp, if you know what I mean.  But the best part is the spiritual side.  These young middle schoolers learn that there are cool, young, strong men who pray hard, who love God with all their heart, and are not at all ashamed to say so.  There are daily prayer times and a major group prayer meeting.

Jim, with some fellow counselors.
This year my two nephews came for the first time and had Jim for their counselor.

Typically, these young men come home renewed in their faith.  Some of them develop a relationship with Jesus for the first time.

And ALL of them have a fabulous time being guys of faith.

Above picture was taken on the final day as we were picking up my nephews.
What a week.  Took this photo on the way home.  Two exhausted campers and one exhausted counselor.
If you'd like to know more about this camp, please email me.  I didn't want to post too many identifying details online.


Kelli said...

Yes please more details would be great. I have 4 boys and two girls can you make some recommendations ages1-10 this year.

Suzanne said...

Great! We have something called Brute Days for older boys at least interested in learning more about a vocational call. It is all boy too, man! Ha! They have a wonderful time. Shane went for two years, but it ran into Steubenville this time and I honestly didn't know it and had paid for the Steubie trip already. He will be invited back next year, though, they told me, so I pray he will go.

Sarah said...

It's great to see so many young men taking part!!