My First Summer Without

This past weekend was staff training at Camp. The summer has officially begun. It is a bittersweet moment for me. This will mark the first summer in almost ten years that I will not be at camp for the summer. I graduated from Cornerstone University in December and I now work full time in Agriculture.... Continue Reading →


Summer is Cancelled

Imagine you have been going to or working at the same camp for as long as you can remember. Now imagine going to your camp's website to register for camp or to fill out an application to work the summer at camp and finding the headline, "Summer is Cancelled". What would be your reaction to... Continue Reading →

Summer is Officially Over

As many of you know, today is the first day of Fall. While many campers have been back to school for almost a month now, it is official. Summer is officially over. It may not look or feel the part outside (at least not here in Grand Rapids, MI) but fall is here. This only... Continue Reading →


Sailing will teach you many things. It teaches skills and more about the people with you than almost anything. Now, take sailing and throw it into a summer camp experience. Wow! I remember the first time I went sailing. It was at Camp Ao-Wa-Kiya on Stony Lake in Michigan. There were four of us on... Continue Reading →

Why Summer Camp?

Summer Camps are a beautiful thing that need to be seen as an asset to a person's life. What a person experiences at camp will follow them though the rest of their lives. This includes relationships. Camps give a person the opportunity to step out of their comfort zone and into the 'unknown'. Camps will... Continue Reading →

A Reason Why You Should Invest in Relationships

We have all found ourselves in a deep emotional pit that seemed we would never be able to climb out of. Our friends and family are suppose to be there for us when we need to be pulled from that pit. We should see our relationships as of large importance because they grow and flourish the more we invest in them.

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