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  • Ashley, Counselor 2017-18

Philippians 1:9-11 Takes Me Home

And this is my prayer, that your love may overflow more and more with knowledge and full insight to help you determine what is best, so that in the day of Christ you may be pure and blameless, having produced the harvest of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ for the glory and praise of God. As staff training comes to an end and I am preparing for my second year as a counselor, I am reminded about all of the LOVE there is for and at camp.

A year ago, I had no idea how much I would learn about the campers, nature, my faith, and myself. I am so excited to learn about the way God works through every person that is at camp. Every week, I see the wonderful ways God is working through my fellow counselors by singing, skits, and even eating bugs. Every day is ever changing and there is no campfire, Bible study, or piece of slag that is the same. Seeing the kids experience camp fun that they might never have done before, like swimming in a lake, and loving that activity reminds me of why I am here. The joy that they have in that moment plus how proud they are when they recall the memory is such a blessing. Or even when a returning camper does an activity for the tenth time, like Capture the Flag, and they still get excited about it. The community at camp is like no other. There is so much love and support from all past staffers, parents, and everyone connected to camp in some way.

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