Posts made in February, 2017

In the Middle of the Storm

Posted on Feb 23, 2017 in Camp Blog, Searchable

Winter was moving along nicely – or so I thought: The days getting longer and the weather remained relatively mild. Thoughts of spring and of planning my garden and flower beds occupied more of my thoughts. Then, it snowed, and it wasn’t such a bad thing. The storm reminded that our plans aren’t necessarily God’s. In a brief pause between shovels of snow, I was able to observe God’s handiwork around me. The contour of large evergreens, shrubs, and leftover stalks of spent summer plants forgotten in the rush of transition from fall to winter were transforming and becoming soft. I...

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A Familiar Groove

Posted on Feb 16, 2017 in Camp Blog, Searchable

Every year since 2015 I have been able to don a sleeping bag and step back into a cabin to be a Winter Camp counselor. Somehow, even after a year, I fall back into a familiar groove. Whether we’re marveling over Chef Alex’s latest gourmet meal, taking a hike on the nature trail, or enjoying the stillness and reflection of Christian Formation, the memories are priceless. Stepping back into the role of a counselor, if only for a few days, always refocuses my view of what we’re doing at Camp DeWolfe, other camps, and in the Church: we’re showing people how much God loves them, cares for...

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God – Eternally Creating Newness

Posted on Feb 5, 2017 in Camp Blog, Searchable

Isaiah 43: 19a – “I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?” The past month has been a busy one for Camp DeWolfe. On January 20-22, over 30 campers came to Camp DeWolfe for our 4th annual Winter Camp! We had a ton of fun, experienced some great fellowship, and enjoyed playing games,  challenging ourselves, and worshiping God through song, prayer and the Eucharist! We learned from Isaiah 43, from the beauty and power of God’s creation, and from the Disney movie Cars that God can do new things in our lives. Campers went home hearing...

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Summer 2017 Staff Bio – Richkisha Walcott

Posted on Feb 2, 2017 in Camp Blog, Searchable

1. Name Richkisha Walcott 2. From? Jamaica, Queens 3 School Attending? Hofstra University 4 Position on Staff? Camp Counselor 5. Most Excited about for this Summer? I’m most excited to see how the youth and counselors can come together and bond as a community of Christian faith. 6. Favorite Camp Core Value and Why? Empowering Leaders: because everyone has a chance to become one. People just need the right environment, opportunities & a little nudge in the right direction, which is exactly what CDW provides for youths. 7. Favorite Camp Activity and Why? Roasting Marshmallows by the...

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