Summer 2017 has officially come to a close. Of course, we are never happy to see summer end but we are thrilled with how well this summer went! Planning for this summer started over a year ago and hiring our summer staff began at the new year. So much goes into making sure each summer is better than the last.
This year, our campers explored what it meant to break the noise and listen to God. Each week, our camp pastors broke this meaning down in their own way while conveying the underlying meaning of breaking the noise. Young people today live with so many distractions and sometimes don’t even realize it. Our goal this summer was to open our campers’ eyes to what it means to really listen to God, hear what He is saying, obey what He is saying and speak it to others. While our campers are only with us for a week, our goal is to impact their lives endlessly! Here are a few things we got back from parents in our survey. If these don’t convey how powerful this summer was, read it again!
“My camper learned how to turn off the ‘noise’. He shared examples of putting down the phone, remote, and electronic games. He stated that in order to hear God, you need to listen.”
“My camper learned that it is important to take time to hear God’s voice. She also met many young women and men who have and will serve as role models for authentic Christian Faith.”
“My camper learned that with faith she can take on any challenge and God will take care of her.”
“My camper learned that sometimes you need to try to focus on God even when there is a lot going on in your life and you feel too busy.”
“God is with us and never leaves our side. Even the littlest things can make noise between me and God. I can ignore that noise.”
This year, we welcomed 1122 campers at Asbury Hills to share with them what it means to Break the Noise and listen to God. While this doesn’t make this summer our largest, it is definitely our second largest summer to date! Think about it; 1122 campers came on property, were welcomed by their counselor, tried something new, worshiped and made new friends. Still need help putting that into perspective? Keep reading.
- With $1122, you could buy 224 Unicorn Frappuccinos from Starbucks
- 1122 football fields equals over 60 miles
- With $1122, you could buy 93 tickets to watch the Greenville Drive play behind home plate
- With $1122, you could buy 1122 $1 sweet teas from McDonalds
- You could buy 2 iPad Airs with $1122
What did we do? We impacted 1122 camper’s lives.
As you can see, this summer was a huge success! Thanks to over 50 summer staffers, 8 camp pastors and a handful of volunteers for helping make Summer 2017 the best yet!
“My camper’s knowledge is deeper any time he can be involved in something like this, and I feel he can learn in a fun environment like. Camp learning is invaluable.”