Camp is coming and so is King Jesus! I love summer camp! I love the joy and laughter, the fun activities, goofy spontaneity, and worship that seems to permeate everything we do. Few things bring me as much joy as getting to share in the life of summer camp at Camp Saint Christopher. The turn of the calendar to begin the New Year always stirs in me an excitement of knowing that camp is just around the corner. However, I have to say my excitement is almost uncontainable this year as I patiently (or at least try to patiently) wait for the start of camp. Having to drastically reduce the 2020 summer camp season has served as a clear reminder of what a gift camp is and the grace it is to share in this ministry. As I think ahead to this coming summer, my mind immediately conjures up images of campers laughing as they sail out in the estuary or sit around a campfire, as well as the reuniting of old friends and friendships yet to be made. I can feel my spirit rise just writing these words!
However, the thing I am most eagerly awaiting is the opportunity to again be able to share with our campers the Good News of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This summer through our theme, “The True King,” we will look at Jesus’s journey through Holy week, from His Triumphal entry on Palm Sunday to His resurrection on Easter. In the midst of the chaos and uncertainty that surrounds us during this season of life, we all need time to pause and be reminded that we have a sovereign Lord who has taken on and overcome the suffering of this world and is inviting us into His Kingdom!
As we prepare for this upcoming summer, we are in search of individuals who have a passion and joy for spending time with children and a desire to see them come to know Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. We are looking for college age young adults to serve on staff, recently graduated high school seniors to serve as volunteer interns, and high school and college aged students, who will be at least 16 years old by the summer, to serve as volunteer counselors.
Whether you have a camper who is eager to attend camp or you are interested in serving on our team, I invite you to join us in the joy of camp and the hope of seeing Jesus’s Kingdom come at Camp Saint Christopher this summer!
Online camper registration begins at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, February 1st. If you are interested in joining the Summer Camp ministry team, visit our website (www.stchristopher.org) for more information or contact Justin Johnson, Director of Summer Camp, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
By Justin Johnson, Summer Camp Director, St. Christopher Camp and Conference Center