Camp Director’s Desk
A Look Back at Promise Camp 2015
Life on Purpose
Promise Camp 2015 was a fantastic ministry in just about every way you can imagine! Our theme for this summer was Life on Purpose and our desire was to show our campers that if we live our lives for Jesus and dedicate ourselves to following Him then He will show us that our lives have purpose…here on earth and for eternity in His presence. We were blessed to be able to serve more kids than ever this past season, 348 in fact, and we did that over six weeks of camp. We were thrilled to have kids aged 7-17 who were in our mentoring programs, affiliated with our growing number of community outreach partners, and those from communities we’ve been targeting over the past years. Although the summer is challenging and not every story has an immediate happy ending, we saw God at work in the life of every single child He entrusted us with this summer!
Mud to Beauty
We had some rain early in the summer which made for some muddy play days and although we adults didn’t always care for it, the kids didn’t seem to mind at all. Our awesome staff poured Christ’s love into the campers from start to finish and that’s all that mattered. Our new dining hall was completed in time for the season and it proved to be a wonderful addition to camp. There were no more flies and no more oppressive heat, and it was so good to have all the campers and staff eating in one place at one time in air conditioned comfort with lots of space. Bistro-to-Go did a splendid job of providing the best camp meals we’ve ever had in my time here. The Outpost program was not as well attended this year and we now know how we have to recruit for next year, but we are excited to have a few campers from that leadership development aspect of our camping ministry coming back next summer to serve on our staff.
We Serve a Faithful God
God has been so faithful to Promise Camp and our campers and staff members for so many years now and it is such a blessing and comfort to see. Plans have already begun for next year and we appreciate all the prayers and support that will make it happen all over again, hopefully in even greater ways!
Our Work Continues…You Can Help!
Our kids need the kind of hope and a future that only the love of Christ can bring. Your gifts help Family Guidance to continue offer that hope.