Hey, Camp Fans!
We were delighted to see such a great response to our ‘Share Your Camp Story’ Contest here at Everything Summer Camp and now we’re eager to publish each one right here on the Blog! After our seven lucky winners, everyone else who submitted received a $20 gift certificate to our online store!
Today’s post is from Sarah W. who attended Bay Shore Camp and Ministries in Huron County, Michigan. Check out her submission on why camp was so great!
“Bay Shore Camp is not only a wonderful place, nestled right on the Saginaw Bay on Lake Huron. Every summer since I was a young child in kindergarten, I attended the age group camp. My brothers did as well. Day 1, we came in, nervous and excited rolled together. The counselors cheered for us as we walked out of the Family center, and then we met our counselors for the week. Typical camps would last around a week, filled with activity and more. My favorite parts were: learning about God, worshiping Him, and screaming praise in the Tabernacle at the top of our lungs, meeting new friends and people even though I was shy, and the zip line; eating delicious food which was prepped by the fantastic kitchen staff, and small group sessions each night before bed. Memories of laughter, and cry night (where God became very real to us and many got saved!), and the last day hugs and baptism fill my head. As a counselor, my favorite part of camp, nights lasted until early morning. Eating chocolate just to stay awake at counselor sessions. Tucking the precious kids into bed every night. Kayaking on the lake and crazy games in the pool. Pouring out my heart for the kids and to Christ kept me going, but I made lasting friendship and my friends became family. And Christ was the center of it all!”
Wonderful, Sarah! Thanks for sharing your experience with us. I’m glad you’ve had such a great camp experience throughout your youth and that the memories are still being made in your time as a counselor. Sounds like Bay Shore Camp has been a great foundation for you that has blessed you with fond relationships with other campers, yourself, and God.
If Bay Shore Camp and Ministries sounds like it could be the right place for you, check it out for yourself by clicking here. As always, thanks for reading!