It’s my absolute favorite time of year: Advent! I love the feeling of anticipation, joy, and even chaos! There are so many things to accomplish, but we also get the chance to take time for family, tradition, and holiday festivities. I am so appreciative that there is a specific time in our church year where we are asked to reflect and prepare because there are so many other times in our yearly, or even daily, routine where we aren’t given that chance.
Camp is given the gift of preparation because what we do changes through the seasons. The question I get asked all the time is “what does camp do during the winter?” While it’s true that our programming tends to slow down, we are certainly no less busy. We get the chance to reflect on what went well for the previous year, what we can improve, and how we can live out our core values of Camper-Centered, Catholic, Humility, Inclusive, Staff Development, and Stewards of the Earth even more. Because camp operates on a cycle, much like the liturgical year, we get the chance to reflect, reset, and improve on everything from new summer camp programs to new name games.
With both camp winter and Advent, there’s such a gift of opportunity: the opportunity to try something new, the opportunity to reach out to the people around us and hear what they have to say, the opportunity to be better people. I’m personally looking forward to taking full advantage of that gift of opportunity in many facets of my life, and am excited to see what goodness comes of it.
Assistant Camp Director
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