Last Sunday, Camp DeWolfe hosted it’s Annual Camp Open Day! God provided sunshine and warm weather, as families and friends from Brooklyn, Queens, Nassau and Suffolk headed out east for an afternoon of outdoor fun. Over 100 guests to the camp ministry – many new and prospective parents and youth took tours facilitated by Board members and volunteers, tried their hand at archery and Ga-Ga, made a cross-craft to take home to a friend, and hiked down the 140 steps too enjoy the beach on the Long Island Sound! There were parent presentations, vision talks, question and answer time with staff, and lots of outdoor fun on the basketball court and sports field. A Camp BBQ and camp fire was the highlight of the program with some guests even trying a s’more for the first time!
Amongst the fun and fellowship was a beautiful reality of families – new and returning, alumni – from the 1960s through to present day, neighbors from the local community and further afield, volunteers and staff – both past and present, and clergy and lay leaders from across the entire Diocese of Long Island – all coming together as the body of Christ to enjoy God’s natural setting on the Long Island Sound and to make a choice to say yes to a camp family where ALL ARE WELCOME. No matter what the culture, ethnicity, background, language, geography, economic or social status. All are welcome. All are God’s children. All are in God’s family. After the year we have experienced in the USA, this is a precious, hopeful and encouraging sight to experience and be a part of.
We are excited for all the campers who are registered for summer camp 2015 – at a place where all are welcome, all are loved, and all have the opportunity to experience God in creation and community! Summer 2015 will be a one of unity and love as “You are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.” (1 Corinthians 12:27)
There are still a couple of spaces open for summer camp 2015 so click here to register today!