Posts made in August, 2013

Through the eyes of a camp counselor – Part 1

Posted on Aug 22, 2013 in Camp Blog, Searchable

I really enjoyed my summer as a counselor at Camp DeWolfe, mainly because of the community and friendships that were formed, the fun we all had and the ways in which I saw God work in other people and myself. One of the ways in which I saw God was through the campers, particularly in our evening devos, as they were so interested and open to exploring their faith and asking questions. It was so good to see us all grow as individuals and as a cabin, through sharing stories and praying with each other. During Christian Formation we learned that God makes all things new, including ourselves, and...

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The Cabins Have Life

Posted on Aug 20, 2013 in Camp Blog, Searchable

As I now walk through a cabin to check that it is clean, each bunk has a memory attached to it – of a counselor, camper, project, conversation, laughter.  I now know what Godly conversations, blessed fun, and realistic learning is capable of being facilitated by these cabins. Previously, when Matt and Emma walked me through, I could sense their excitement about the new renovations, but didn’t quite grasp the anticipation of what these new floors could hold. To me, it was just empty, and pretty, space. But now that space means that a cabin group can do devotions in a circle, a...

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Muscular Dystrophy Camp 2013

Posted on Aug 16, 2013 in Camp Blog, Searchable

The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) held their first Long Island camp at Camp DeWolfe this summer! Over 60 campers from across New York State attended the week-long MDA camp, between Sunday 11th August and Friday 16th August. Each camper was accompanied by a volunteer, with 1:1 ratio, in addition to support staff and medical staff! Activities included swimming in the pool, arts and crafts, nature time, sports and games, and evening programs including a dance, movie and games! Each day was a different holiday, from St Patrick’s Day to New Year’s Eve! What a blessing to have...

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$10,000 Bethpage Grant awarded to Campers

Posted on Aug 9, 2013 in Camp Blog, Searchable

$10,000 Donation allows Camp DeWolfe Additional Campers from the Heal the Children Program Bethpage Federal Credit Union, inspired by Camp Dewolfe’s hospitality to children affected by Superstorm Sandy, donated $10,000 to Camp DeWolfe on Thursday, August 8. The donation allowed nine additional children to attend in the final weeks of this summer’s session. Camp DeWolfe announced earlier this summer that fifteen Long Island children, who have been devastated by Superstorm Sandy this past year, would be able to attend Camp DeWolfe in Wading River free of charge thanks to Episcopal...

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Making All Things New 2013

Posted on Aug 3, 2013 in Camp Blog, Searchable

Hi, my name is Dan Bell and I’m serving this summer as the seminarian at Camp DeWolfe! We’ve had an amazing time over the past few weeks in Christian Formation, which takes place twice a day throughout each camp session. We gather every morning and evening in St. Luke’s Chapel to offer our praises and prayers to God, and to learn more about what it means to be God’s people. This year we’re focusing on the theme “All Things New” and reflecting on some of the many ways that God wants to do a new thing in our lives. Campers are having the chance to...

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