Twin Lakes Friends Camp changed my life. It was not only where I gave my life to the Lord, but it was smaller milestones as well, such as my first week sleeping away from home and my first job. This camp has been instrumental in the way I have grown up and the way I now lead my life.
My times at camp have been some of my best—what with the incredible food, the team challenges and night games (always a camp favorite), and, of course, the inspiring speakers. In all of my more than ten years at camp, I don’t believe I have heard the same guest speaker twice.
Camp is a wellspring of spiritual life for those who are involved. A huge part of this is not the food or activities or the speakers, but rather the overwhelming attitude of family that exists and thrives up in those woods.
I was a bit of an oddball growing up, never being the most popular on the playground. And yet every year I still attended camp, and I found myself surrounded by love and support. This amazing atmosphere taught me to be bold, not with anything that I could (or couldn’t) bring to the table, but rather to be bold in the name of the Lord, my God and Savior.
This miracle that happened to me by God’s hand at this camp then prompted me to later become a counselor for Twin Lakes Friends Camp. Yes, technically this was my first job, but it didn’t feel like a job. Everything about it just felt so natural and right, in the most peaceful sense of the word, because I knew I was doing God’s will.
I have learned as a counselor that only when you rely on God’s strength can you have that life-changing attitude of love and support permeate through to every single person at camp, and that is what makes all the difference. This camp changed not only my life, but I have been blessed as a counselor to see it change the lives of countless others. Praise God for Twin Lakes Friends Camp!