Tales from Camp Greenwood April 2018

Hello Friends and Family of Camp Greenwood,

Spring is finally here!  Typically in Spring we have a warming of weather but earlier this month during our first “Spring” storm we got ice, snow, and slush which caused a power line to snap and started a fire on our activity field.  After a quick call to 911 and a long night (until 4:30 am) of waiting for Consumers Energy to turn off the power, the blaze was put out by the local fire department.. Thanks so much to our local firefighters and our Consumers Energy worker for putting out the fire and repairing the line.

Birds are beginning to singing their happy tune, the trees are starting to wake up and create new leaves and the flower are sprouting up from their long Winter slumber.  Won’t be too long before Camp Greenwood is filled with laughter, joy, happiness, and most of all God’s Love!

I had the chance to go to ACA Mid-States camp conference earlier this month and one of the keynote speakers, Beth Allison, hit the nail right on the head.  Her Keynote, “Intensive Care Units – How We Come Together to Change the World” was a unique perspective on how we can influence the world for the better.

She challenged us as Camp Professionals to become Intensive Care Units (I.C.U.s for short) so that we may make a ripple effect and change the world.  We were asked to work backwards and take a long look so that we may:

Understand the needs of our community,  be able to make a

Connection with our community, and finally to

Inspire our community to make that change.  

Something so very simple, yet at the same time so very powerful.  It can make a huge difference in our world.

I ask you to take a minute today and think about how you can become a better I.C.U, and what difference you can make in someone’s life.

If you are looking for a way to make a difference, we have a work weekend coming up on May 19th.  If you would like to come the night before, May 18th, at 7 pm we will have a campfire and you can sleep in one of our cabins. Around 8:30 am we will have a light breakfast and will get to work at 9 am.  Please let me know if you want to spend the night on the 18th by sending an email to office@campgreenwood.org

Registration is in full swing and we want to make sure this is a summer to remember!
Don’t have a child or grandchild? Donate to the campership fund!
Have a child and they are not registered for camp? Register them today!
Have a child registered already?  Do they have a friend? Speak with their parents and have them register their friend!  Camp is always more fun with friends!

Because of your support we have been able to continue sharing God’s love with campers.  Thank you so much for that!

As Always,  Camp Greenwood Forever!

Jake Dayringer

Camp Greenwood Director



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