2012 Summer Staff Graduation
Young people willing to give their summer: 25
Support letters mailed: 750
Staff manuel pages covered: 161
Preparation days completed: 20
A staff that knows it is all about God: Priceless
On the heels of the Memorial Day Work Weekend, 25 summer staff members gathered together to play getting to know you games—games they will teach their campers. Later they sat down to open their staff manuals and get to work.
In only 20 days, The Springs summer staff learned about camping philosophy, water safety, CPR and first aid, facilitating the challenge course, and identifying unique plant life. Of course, that was between learning how to shoot .22s, throw knives, play nine square, canoe, start a fire and sing silly songs.
On Saturday, June 16th, friends and family gathered with the staff to celebrate the completion of staff training. After dinner, guests were treated to a taste of our counselor skits, a video of training highlights, and our graduation ceremony where graduates received staff shirts.
All of this preparation is important to our summer camp ministry. However, the most important lesson learned is that at the end of the day it is all about our God. The Springs exists because God wills it to exist. Campers will come to Christ because the Spirit will draw them. Our staff gives all that they are to God, and then will do their best to trust Him for results.
Our first campers arrived June 18th! We are all watching and praying with anticipation.