Camp Paxson 2014 Provides Unbelievable Week
Even though the weather tried to put a damper on Montana's summer camp this year, 56 energetic campers had an unbelievable week.
As the staff and support crew set up camp on Sunday afternoon, the campers were eagerly arriving at Seeley Lake with great expectations of having a fun-filled week. The bus from Bozeman had a little hiccup and decided to throw a belt. J.D. Rich, the driver, held down the fort until a caravan was able to pick up the 25 campers and transport them to camp.
The week was filled with water activities, archery, mountain biking, crafts and many more incredible activities. As always, Sandy Jenkins made sure the crew was well-fed with amazing meals devoured three times a day. Staff members were incredibly flexible as many of the activities had to be altered when Mother Nature decided to drop some precipitation on the festive group.
Michelle Boothby, camp pastor this year, told stories of inspiration that captivated campers and staff alike. Her messages were to the point, and many of the campers expressed a desire to take Bible studies to help prepare them for baptism.
One of the main reasons why camp is so successful is due entirely to the dedicated staff. The counselors were amazing this year. In just one short week, they made a huge impact on these young people’s lives. Their worships and skits were loved by the kids, and their genuine care of each child was beautiful. The adult volunteers who went from sunup to sundown were amazing role models for these campers too.
What an awesome opportunity to share Jesus with these young people in an incredible place where God’s beauty is ever-present. Start planning for next year because Camp Paxson 2015 will be even more unbelievable.