Dapper Dan on The Camp Experience
It’s hard to find real people. People who will be open enough to expose their real thoughts and feelings, and safe enough to listen to yours. I’ve had a lot of friends, and I would have a lot of fun with them … but fun is just one aspect of life, and often times I would leave craving something more. Something deeper.
What I loved most about camp was that it wasn’t just a place for fun, but a place to be real. I was able to hang out with people who would do crazy, awesome, fun things, and then turn around and have a serious, deep conversation. I was able to share and listen as we opened up and exposed what we really thought and felt, who we really were. And connecting at a level like that, just made the fun times so much more amazing!
My prayer for this summer is that camp would once again be a safe place for people to come and be real. That both the staff and kids would be open to sharing and listening, and that through it all they would help each other grow. Grow closer to each other, closer to God, and closer to the wonderful person God created them to be.
And of course to have a lot of fun along the way!