Looks like Saturday's post, which I actually fell asleep writing and so saved to my drafts, ended up posting today instead, but I might as well continue with my wrap-up of the week.
This year, we saw fifty-seven people attend LYFE Camp Week One - that's thirty-seven campers of which seventeen were new, plus fourteen junior counselors and eight senior staff members. Last year, our roster was in the low-forties and two year ago we were still in the thirties. I foresee us filling camp to the low-sixties bed capacity at Decision Hills Camp without much difficulty.
It was nice to hear youth speak about camp in church yesterday, plus see all of the virtual connections happening on Facebook in the last few days. As far as the week itself goes, I'm proud to say the seventeen new campers, as far as I could tell, really had potential to have a great week. Meanwhile, I don't believe any of our returners had a stagnant week, every one of them able to grow during the week.
I'm taking today completely off, but there's plenty of LYFE Camp follow-up to do over the summer, though it takes a lot of my work load by how much youth do of their own accord. And that sort of initiative is exactly what I hope camp instill in someone. That our campers can go forth and be stronger individuals so they can create an even stronger community.