Last night, my daughter and I attended a big picnic at Grace Community Church that was hosted by the Grace Adventures Day Camp Staff. It was a great time, despite some fairly intense thunderstorms that moved most of the festivities indoors. The weather did not dampen the spirits or fun that all of the participants enjoyed, and I want to once again thank the wonderful Camp staff for the great job they do, not only with the picnic and cookout, but with the entire camp experience. They are making such a positive impact on the kids they care for, and they exemplify the love of Jesus in what they do.
My daughter has attended Grace Adventures Day Camp for the past three years, and she is really looking forward to this year. It is really amazing the difference the camp has made in my daughter's life. She is just a bit of an introvert, which she gets from me (her mother was a big-time extrovert!), and she is reluctant to try new things. So getting her to try summer camp was difficult. But it was necessary, as well. As a single dad, I need to find activities for her to do while I'm at work, since I can't take the entire summer off, and there's only so many weeks she can spend with her grandparents. So the camp was an answered prayer.
It didn't take very long at all for her to become acclimated to the camp environment, and that has everything to do with the counselors. These young men and women are filled with the spirit of the Lord and the way they interact with the kids shows it. Personally, though, it does this Dad's heart good to see my daughter come away each day so happy, and she looks forward so much to each day that she goes back. In fact, she was very disappointed when I told her she would miss one week of camp while we went on vacation. It's awesome to see that.
So my hat is off to these wonderful people who run the camp, and for the great things they are doing in God's name. I'm looking forward to another great summer of fun for my daughter.
Have a great night, everyone!