Posts made in August, 2014

Growing in God

Posted on Aug 29, 2014 in Camp Blog, Searchable

I’ve been told throughout my life that God has a plan for me and that I should take every opportunity given to me by God. God chose me to work at Camp DeWolfe, to share his message, show his love and I believe to make me a better and more developed person. I am now a different person from when I arrived, before I came I lacked confidence and wasn’t willing to make a fool out of myself. I doubted myself, lacked confidence in myself as a leader, in my skilled area and worried about connecting with the children on a personal level which is where you can actually make a difference. Looking...

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A Journey from across the pond

Posted on Aug 22, 2014 in Camp Blog, Searchable

In February of this year, I began my journey to Camp DeWolfe, a journey that can only be described as the best I have ever embarked upon. Admittedly, I was very nervous coming to camp, so much so that even fellow counselors noticed it at Heathrow Airport. I suppose I was nervous for various reasons, but mainly because I was unsure that summer camp was right for me or even coming to the US was a good move especially when I have a lot on at home such as university. However, I am confident when I say that coming to Camp DeWolfe this summer was the best decision I ever made!! Immediately when I...

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Seeing God in a Second Summer

Posted on Aug 19, 2014 in Camp Blog, Searchable

Deciding to return to Camp DeWolfe this summer was not a hard decision; the experience I had during summer 2013 was completely amazing and I was at a good position in my life to be able to spend another fulfilling summer as a camp counselor. I was unsure of what it would be like, returning and experiencing camp again with new people, but I was excited to be back; camp in general has always been the place I have felt closest to God in my life, ever since I first went to camp in England when I was fourteen. I saw God in all aspects of camp this summer – campers being open to new experiences...

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Alpha and Omega

Posted on Aug 12, 2014 in Camp Blog, Searchable

Co-leading Christian Formation at Camp DeWolfe this summer was an unexpected gift full of growth, new friendships, beautiful scenery, and spending time in God’s presence.  I loved planning the worship services: getting to preach and orchestrate activities that integrated what we were learning in concrete and creative ways. In the evenings I rotated between girl’s cabins for devotions, where I entered an intimate space of sharing and informal “prayers of examine”–recounting our daily highs, lows, and how we saw God. The kids continually amazed me with their insights, absorption of...

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Releasing Our Burdens to God

Posted on Aug 2, 2014 in Camp Blog, Searchable

Last night we took advantage of our amazing location and headed down to the Sound to have chapel on the beach. We sat in a big circle around a bonfire (fortunately for us one of our LIT leaders, Andrew, is a former boy scout), brought guitars and drums, and spent time worshipping. The lights in Connecticut were just starting to emerge as night fell, reminding me of a summer I spent on the Sea of Galilee and the way Tarsus sparkled at night across the water’s short distance. We began with a story about Jesus on that very Sea of Galilee, not unlike our quiet stretch of shore on Long Island,...

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