The Joy of Summer Camp

by Justin Morton

I love church camp! I grew up attending several different church camps, and as an adult I still spend 3 weeks of my summer serving our amazing young people at camps across Tennessee. This year several local congregations joined in with Walter Hill at Camp Joy, and we had over 100 campers and staff members. Despite the heat, we had an unforgettable week of fun and food, studying and singing.

Many of you may have some special memories from your time at church camp. But perhaps some of you have never had the opportunity to attend church camp. Listen to what some of our Walter Hill young people love about church camp:

I love camp because you get to learn more about God, Jesus and the Bible while playing games with old and new friends. – McKenna Davidson

I love camp because of the people. From getting to learn new lesson and points of view from people to interacting with some of the kindest, funniest and competitive people I’ve met. Also, learning more and more about the Bible and God each day. – Wrigley Phillips

Camp is one of my favorite weeks out of the summer. I love being a part of the devos and singing! – Tyler Lancaster

I love camp because I love being around people I know and the singing. It’s all fun! – Braden McNabb

Camp is a fun place to socialize and learn more about God as well as about each other. – Martin Nance.

I love Ooga Booga – Cade Bailey

I love being at camp and getting to “baptize” people in the creek. – Josh Miller

Camp is a great place to learn more about God. – Caden Morton

Camp is the most influential week of the year. – Will Cooper

Camp is a good time to worship and get to know each other and build a relationship while growing in the Lord (Phil. 4:4). – Emma Dickerson

I love camp because I get to see friends I haven’t seen all year. –Ella Mitchell

I love camp because I get to worship God and hang out with my friends and I really love the singing and all the games we get to play. –Savannah McNabb

I love Bible camp because I can worship God. –Izzy Jernigan

As you can see from the lips of some of our very own, church camp is a special place. If your child or grandchild has never attended Camp Joy, please considering joining us next summer for this life changing experience.