I just returned from the trip of a lifetime!! With 9 of my high-school students in-tow, we took off for Young Life summer camp last week for 7 glorious days! Soooooo amazing. We woke up at the crack of dawn every morning to zoom through the hills in dune buggies, launch ourselves off of the ropes course, and climb up the tower. We jumped in the pool with our clothes on in the middle of the night, square danced across the basketball courts, and catapulted each other off of the blob!! I was pegged with water balloons, made mud angels in the dirt, and got pied in the face TWICE. We laughed at the skits, clapped for the band, and cried during the amazing talks. It was phenomenal! I’ve never experienced anything quite like it! In fact, I had WAY more fun as a leader than I did back in my camper days!
When I went to Castaway camp my junior year of high school, it changed my life. I experienced adventure the same week that I met God. It was amazing. My life was completely turned upside down. Sure coming home to my same routine and same friends was a challenge, but luckily, my family moved right before my senior year of high-school and I got to start all over. I changed the way I dressed, I went to church, got actively involved in Young Life, and joined a new group of friends. We played fugitive instead of drank, had ice-cream sundae’s instead of pot, and ate pizza by the swimming pool instead of sneaking out at night. It was by far my happiest year of high school. I’m so grateful for my leaders that back then led me to the feet of Christ and am so blessed to now get to experience His work as a leader myself.
As always I’m amazed. By the 6 beautiful girls I got to room with for a week. By the loving support of a whole crew of leaders from every corner of the West coast. By a speaker and musician who brought us the gorgeous message. And by our wonderful creator who made it all possible. I can only expect even greater things to come. I am so blessed!
Thank you everyone for an amazing week- love you all!