Spring 2020 Staff Update
What a spring it has been! The disruption from COVID 19 has impacted all of us, whether it be through the loss of a semester of school, trips and plans, or simply time spent with people we love. I am struck by how much we need the church right now. The community of believers, virtual or otherwise, thrives in times of uncertainty and doubt, and so I’d encourage each of you to lean into your faith communities: your home church, your campus ministry, and your camp family.
You probably are living in a world with more questions than answers right now and we wanted to reach out to you to 1) encourage you that Christ is our surety and our strong foundation [1Corinthians 3:11], and 2) to answer some practical questions about your job at camp this summer. So here we go!
1.Will we have camp this summer?
Yes! We are on track for a full program and your role this summer is vital. As many of our parents have been sharing with us other the past month, our kids will need camp this summer more than ever.
2.Could camp be delayed?
This is unlikely, but it is a possibility. Should we have to push back our start date at all, we will be sure to keep you informed. This decision will come based on recommendations from the health department and our governor’s office and we will handle this week by week if it must happen.
3.What about my arrival date for staff training?
It is still the same. If we have to push back camp by a week, for example, we would then also push back all of staff training by a week as well. There is also the possibility of some online training this year, but don’t worry, we’ll keep you updated.
4.What should I be doing now?
Preparing yourself for an incredible summer. How can you do that? Spend time reading your Bible and praying for your fellow counselors and staff members. Get plugged in with camp’s social media if you haven’t already. If you are able, spend time brushing up on your skills in your activity. Finally, sleep! Working at camp is tiring and we want you to start off your summer well rested.
5. What else?
Remember that God loves you and He is in control. As Christians, we can maintain our peace even in the midst of turmoil because we serve the Creator of the universe and His mercies are new every morning.
“The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end;
they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness” Lamentations 3:22-23
“And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose” Romans 8: 28
We are proud of our camp family and can’t wait to get started on a summer of growth through friends and adventure.
Adam, Ann, John, Catherine, Andrea and Eric