Well everyone, we made it: summer camp is finally happening! It’s fun to be in the middle of our busiest season, where the Lord is using lots of different ways to transform campers and staff.
Being the Summer Camp Director, I get to spend my days watching the fun unfold at camp. I have a perfect vantage point to watch kids play tether ball from my office in the HPC. I roam around, hearing the echo of campers singing silly songs at campfires up the hill and seeing people cheer each other on while they climb to the top of our climbing tower. There always seems to be a ton happening here at camp, no matter where you turn. Laughter, shouts, games, songs, s’mores: it’s all around us! We get to be joyful, loud, kingdom-builders.
There's another side to camp, though, that is just as special to me: the still, quiet moments. Moments when I walk along the road beside the Chapel of Pines and see the shafts of sunlight cut through the morning fog. Or when the adventure staff sit with the campers and talk about the things they just learned on the high ropes course. Or when I watch counselors sit quietly with their campers, listening to them share their stories and telling them the good news about Jesus. These moments touch at the deeper power of camp and the transformations that happen here. All of those fun, silly games let us tell kids more about who they are in the eyes of their Creator. I treasure watching them happen, and I can’t wait to see another summer full of them.