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 that it is never too late to turn to God as he is always there with open arms, searching for us, which is something that I hope the campers took home with them, as well as all the fun memories.
My highs of camp were definitely working with groups on the challenge course and seeing campers achieve their goals and even go beyond their own expectations of themselves, particularly those who were afraid of heights. Spending time on the beach was also amazing, the Long Island Sound is a great place to spend an evening relaxing with friends or having a sand sculpture competition! We’re so blessed that the natural setting at camp is so beautiful, which allows the children to see God in creation everyday.
I am so thankful to God for bringing me to camp this summer, especially for all the new friendships that I’ve made and memories we’ve shared, I couldn’t imagine a better American summer camp experience!
By Bethan Rowsby,
Camp Counselor/Climbing Instructor/Camp America Staff