June 12, 2018
Weeks before our first campers arrive, the summer staff move into their bunks and begin a time of intensive training. Before the lifeguard certification, before the boundaries training, before learning silly songs, Bible study, or games, they talk about why they're here.
We have future pastors, here to learn how to share their faith. We have future teachers, practicing their skills at working with children. We have future leaders in all areas, mastering the skills of communication, teamwork, creativity, and persistence.
This year, the staff started out by writing their own creed. Armed with a stack of sticky notes, each person wrote several statements about camp, beginning with "I believe..." After all the notes were read and assembled, this statement emerged: