Wednesday, July 1, 2009

family camp fun...

There is something truly unique about Family Camp.

It's not just that your meals are cooked for you, or that you don't have to go to work, or that you don't have to clean up after yourself after a meal. It's not even that you can take a nap every day - or two if you'd like. And it's not that you can sit in the shade on the porch of the cabins and read a book for as long as you'd like...

But WHAT is it?

It's the fellowship.

Being in community with other people, with your family without the distractions of everyday life. We can get so bogged down with schedules, appointments, playdates, events, games, etc that we forget to just BE together - to fellowship in community.

At Family Camp - you sit down with your family around a meal table shared with other families and you begin to realize that there are people in the same boat as you. Some that have gone through great trials, some that have walked the road ahead of you and can offer wisdom or advice.

It has been so awesome to watch families connect this week and come alongside each other for support and encouragement. To see mothers and daughters, fathers and sons spend time together in simple play.

That's what is unique about Family Camp!

See you at the one in August?

Kimberly Mallory
Camp Gilead Program Director

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