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 →
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 →
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 →
Okay. For those of you that don't know my daily life; here is an update for you. As many of you know, last fall I started a personal and toxic relationship that lasted a total of five months. As much as I want those months of my life back, I know that can't happen. The... 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 →
Hey guys and gals, I know its been a while since I posted last. I'm sorry about that. School had gotten rough but I survived. Last week as I was preping for my internship that I have this semester at Camp Ao-Wa-Kiya, I found this article by the CEO of CCCA (Christian Camping and Conference... Continue Reading →
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 →
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.