Saturday, June 15, 2013

Camp Reflections: Good Leaders

I love the opportunity to invest in middle schoolers at camp, but one of the best parts is the time that I get to spend with my adult staff. This past week I was blessed to work with an incredibly fantastic team that gave all they had physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. They have been brought together over several months all with an eye on creating the best opportunities to impact & influence campers. They range in age from 18 to 66 with varying degrees of experience and are all united in leading youth to Christ.

Camp provided them with physical opportunities which built bridges with our campers. They danced, played sports, went down 30 foot slip & slides, climbed rock walls, walked catwalks 30 feet in the air, and dropped 45 feet on a giant swing. They used those bridges to talk about the important things, to pray with campers, and to lead them to make decisions to follow Christ. Some of our counselors even got to baptize someone for the very first time.

We were family for an entire week as we pushed after an identical goal and we will share a bond that only a week spent with 120 middle schoolers can provide. I would take this camp staff anywhere and trust them to lead with integrity and maximum effort in helping to change the lives of young people. They make me look good as leader and certainly make it easy to run camp when you know things will be handled.

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