Well, I just got back into Chicago from an amazing week at Pine Lake Camp (part of the Crossways Camps in Wisconsin), and am already missing the stars, songs, and sanctified community of camp life! I feel so honored to have been able to jump into a week as a support person for the staff, each of whom brought boundless energy each day and truly embodied Christ for the confirmation campers throughout the week. Though the middle-schoolers kept the staff pretty busy during the week, I was able to have some significant conversations about call, vocation, and discernment with the counselors. Surprisingly, the kitchen provided the best times for these chats as I assisted with food prep or after meals as we rocked KP ("Kitchen Patrol," though I prefer "Kitchen Party!") Pine Lake campers and congregations are blessed to have such a gifted staff serving this summer! And the theme at Pine Lake this summer? "Let justice roll down." Here you can see us singing that prayer.
From Rebecca Smith, Outdoor Ministry Ambassador (OMA)