2014 Camp Themes

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Reaction to Way of Life Christian Camp 2012

"This last week I went to Way of Life Christian Camp. Arriving on Sunday I did not realize the things I was about to learn and leave with that Friday evening. That week, new relationships were made and the old ones were made stronger, not only with friends but also with God. I learned that being the one standing out in the crowd was not a bad thing. It was actually a good thing if it was showing the light of Jesus Christ. During camp we called this "swimming upstream" and not being the one going with the flow. Being at camp really changed the way I look at my life and other people on this earth. Talking to the people in my cabin, I realized that I tend to judge people by their cover and not really what's inside. This is something that I am looking forward to changing about myself by getting to know people better and not judging them. I am also planning on setting a better example for the people at my school and in my community. I am going to make my example shown and noticed. Looking at my life, I have never realized how great of a life I actually have and I am so very grateful for everybody in it. Camp impacted me in a way I never thought was possible. This was because I didn't think a camp so new in my life (the location) would really change me the way it did. I thought a new location would change the way things worked and the feeling of everything around me, but I didn't realize how much better it would be. I got to meet some amazing people and experience some great things. I was one of those people who contemplated going to camp this year and I regret that deeply. I am so thankful for the people who convinced me to go because I had the time of my life. Way of Life Christian Camp week 2012 was so amazing and I am looking forward to keeping in touch with everybody, especially my cabin 4 ladies. I thank everybody who made this camp happen! Love you all!" - Abigayle Demchak (17yr. - Marysville, OH)

Friday, July 20, 2012

Reaction to Way of Life Christian Camp 2012

"Even though this was my first year at WoLCC, I feel like this camp and everyone there had a great influence on me. I learned that during my journey Up-Stream, I am not alone. I met a great group of girls in my cabin (Cabin 4) who didn't think twice about opening their heart to each other. After this week, I know I have expanded my trust circle to more people I feel like I can trust. (: Everything we've done this week impacted me in some kind of way!" - Jasmine Powell (17yr, Cincinnati, OH)

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Reaction to Way of LIfe Christian Camp 2012

"Nothing really compares to what I experienced at camp this year, not only for myself, but for my close friends as well. In past years, I was timid and shy to step up and to meet new people. This year I took the initiative and wanted to change myself and also give courage to others to do the same. I met some more great people this year who really gave me a different outlook on life and I will always cherish these people. I love camp and this week revived my spirit. (I think they need to make it 2 weeks long!)"  - Colin Dawson, 17yr Cincinnati, Ohio

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Reaction to Way of Life Christian Camp 2012

"I loved last weeks camp! It's something I looked forward to for the past year. I met so many new people, and I'm happy to now call them my friends! The worship was great and very moving. Also the lessons taught me a lot about Christ and how to live faithfully. The activities we did were great and brought everyone in the camp closer together, and they were a lot of fun! Last weeks camp taught me how to be a nicer, happier person and to swim up the stream and be different. Overall camp is something that I always look forward too and I love ! It was truly an amazing week!" - Reagan Longo (15 year old - Westerville, OH)

Friday, July 6, 2012

2012 - Swim Upstream!

“What is striking about the gospel accounts is how Jesus reverses negativity dominance.  Jesus is, to coin a term, positivity dominant.  Contact with Jesus purifies.  A missional church embraces this reversal, following Jesus into the world without fear of contamination.  But it is important to note that this is a deeply counterintuitive position to take.  Nothing in our experience suggests that this should be the case.  The missional church will always be swimming against the tide of disgust psychology, always tempted to separate, withdraw, and quarantine.” - Richard Beck

Way of Life Christian Camp 2012 seeks to resist such temptations and SWIM UPSTREAM against the current of prevailing culture-too often modern church culture-and our own intuitions.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Details for the Upcoming Week

Here are some important details.
Arrival Time for Staff = 7pm - Saturday July 7
Arrival Time for Campers = 2pm - 4pm Sunday July 8
Departure Time for Everyone = 6pm Friday July 13
We will again have a modest Canteen Snack Bar so please bring canteen money (MAX canteen account this year will be $10)
We will have some theme Dress-up nights:
Sports, western, green & costume
*use your imagination & creativity*
(We will also be theming some of our activities around the Olympics next week!)
If you send any snacks with your camper(s) please try to have them placed in sealed Tupperware containers