40 years, wow what a blessing this camp has been in the lives of so many! Personally, I am very grateful for camp and it holds a very special place in my heart for many different reasons.
I was introduced to Crossroads at age 16 when I was sent by the Chatham Summer Team for two weeks. This Summer Team was a camp organization through St. Paul’s Congregational Church in Chatham that ran both Day Camps and Overnight camps ranging from Art Camps, Bike Camps, and Choral Camps. Each year members from the Chatham Team would be sent to Camp Crossroads to help serve there as well. That first summer at Crossroads I was part of a Leader in Training (LIT) program and was sent to Crossroads for 2 weeks. The first week at Crossroads I was an LIT in a cabin and my second week I was on canoeing. I fought off homesickness those weeks missing my Chatham staff team but
was welcomed with a big hug from Jo, encouraging words and a smile that meant a lot to me. I quickly felt part of the community.
As the weeks went by, I felt how alive camp was with activities, worship, campfires, amazing creative chapels and a genuine love for God. As the years passed, I was fortunate to spend 2 summers at Crossroads serving on the Summer Team. My first year (the summer of 1996) I was on program for the summer and my second summer (1997) I served as Waterfront Director. Having the opportunity to meet so many campers and volunteers, build new relationships, and step out of my comfort zone and be challenged was amazing for me.