There are so many great reasons to make Summer Camp a part of your schedule this summer! A great blog post from a few weeks ago gives 8 Reasons to Consider Summer Camp. We love all of these reasons, and we wanted to add some of our own! We think Camp Lebanon is a great place to consider as your home away from home this summer, so let us tell you FIVE reasons to spend a week of your summer with us!
1) EXPERIENCE CREATION
Whether you are swimming, hiking, boating, or just looking out over the water in the early morning, there is so much to see and appreciate about God’s Creation at Camp Lebanon. Enjoy cool, clear water, abundant fishing, and a safe waterfront on Cedar Lake, full of opportunities for swimming and boating adventures. Take out a canoe, kayak, or paddle boat. Go sailing. Take a group of friends out to Turtle Bay and see if you can spot some turtles or beavers. Hike one of our many trails along the shoreline, or through the woods and out to our campfire site, Bass Point. No matter the weather, God’s glory is clearly visible in nature!
2) DELICIOUS FOOD
It was no surprise to Camp staff this spring when “Camp Food” won our March Craziness Bracket. We have a top notch creative team in the kitchen, headed by Chef Jim. He loves to cook fun, healthy meals for campers year round. And, BONUS, you don’t have to worry about cleaning any dishes! Also, you won’t leave Camp without hearing about the always delicious, always heart-healthy, Camp Lebanon OATMEAL!
3) LASTING FRIENDSHIPS
Camp has always been about building friendships and growing relationships. Families come to get away from the burdens of technology and a busy world, to reconnect with one another in a peaceful, encouraging environment. Summer campers spend a week away from home learning how to thrive in their friendships and to develop new ones.
4) RELAXED FUN & TIME TO PLAY
From the first seven rings of the Camp Bell on opening day to the cries of “Thank You, God, for a Really Great WEEK!” at the closing rally, Camp is packed full of memories that will stay with kids for a lifetime. Campers spend a week in a cabin with other kids their age, experiencing the joy of being outside, playing games, and laughing together. Our Summer Staff prepares for weeks in advance to provide every kid with the “Funnest Fun!” There are great options like carpetball, foursquare, octoball, and chalk drawing. During Free Time, kids can swim, craft in the Craft Room, get a snack at the Canteen, or ride the Zipline. For older kids, we have archery and paintball options as well. So many ways to enjoy time together in this special place. God’s presence can be seen so clearly in the laughter of His children!
5) SPIRITUAL NURTURE
Every day, campers head into the Chapel to spend time in worship and digging into God’s Word. Camp Lebanon brings speakers in for each age group who encourage campers to think deeply about scripture and the theme that Camp focuses on each summer. Counselors and other staff members strive to meet each child where they are in their spiritual walk, and to provide encouragement in being more like Christ. Through memorizing scripture, daily TAG times (Time Alone with God), inspiring chapels, and nightly cabin devotions, Camp Lebanon hopes to be a meeting place with God for every camper who comes up our driveway!
Want to find out more?
Check out our website for more details on summer camp weeks and availability! If you have any questions, visit our FAQ, or give us a call! We would love to help you find the perfect fit for your family or your child to visit us this summer!