by Andrew Rogers Posted Jan 16, 2019
What if you could hang out with all of your camp friends outside of camp? Well, that very thing just happened for some of our summer staffers who went on our 2019 Staff Trips! From cruises to skiing to Dollywood, each of our camps got to spend quality time talking, bonding, and adventuring together.
Bluffs crew hanging out in Orange Beach, Alabama
Camp in the City ETX on the slopes in Santa Fe, New Mexico
Camp in the City CTX on Pleasure Pier in Galveston
Pine Cove strives to be three things: Christ-Centered, Others-Focused, and Seriously Fun! These trips were jam-packed with all of three of those things. Some of the trips were service based, while others were good old fashioned hang outs, but all of them were seriously fun!
Camp in the City South Carolina and Chimney Point on a cruise to the Bahamas
Outback staffers hanging at a cabin in Maggie Valley, North Carolina
Timbers staff making memories at Dollywood!
At camp one of the phrases we like to say is “shared experience builds trust.” Our summer staff have the opportunity to do ministry together over the summer months, which builds strong and lasting relationships with one another. Having another opportunity halfway through the school year to come alongside each other and encourage each other is refreshing for our summer staffers and for us!
Some Shores staffers enjoying the snow in Winter Park, Colorado
Ranch team doing construction work with Habitat for Humanity in San Antonio
Silverado posing for a group picture in the Texas Hill Country
Bonheoffer says this about community: “Christian community is like the Christian’s sanctification. It is a gift of God which we cannot claim. Only God knows the real state of our fellowship… The more thankfully we daily receive what is given to us, the more surely and steadily will fellowship increase and grow from day to day as God pleases.”
We are thankful for the opportunity to come together and encourage our brothers and sisters in Christ. Looking back on memories from camp and looking forward to what lies ahead, we praise God for good friends, for His saving grace and for the community that He brings.