Before and After. It’s inspiring to see pictures showing something broken or worn out that has been carefully restored. There is a “wow factor” to seeing the change and celebrating the improvement.
This fall has been busy with some welcomed improvements to the Camp property and we have a few “Before and After” pictures we’re excited to share! God is opening the floodgates of generosity in our camp community and we have seen a number of volunteer work crews come and go, each leaving behind beautiful new spaces for our guests to enjoy.
But the most significant changes at Camp can’t be photographed because they happened in people’s hearts.
New Tube Run:
This wooden ramp might not look like much right now, but once the snow hits, it will launch kids down our Tube Run! We don’t have a “Before” picture here because this project happened last minute while the office was closed the first week after Labour Day. A general contractor had a sudden change of his work schedule and rather than take a few days off, he chose to bring his work crew to camp to rebuild this Tube Run ramp.
New Basketball Court:
We have needed a new basketball court for years but it seemed like such a distant luxury until a donor came forward in summer offering to replace it.
New Waterfront Docks:
Our waterfront docks see a lot of action each summer and definitely needed to be replaced. We are so thankful to the church that donated generously to this project and to the volunteers who gave their time and skills to see it accomplished.
New Chapel Deck:
These old boards have supported tens of thousands of feet carrying eager campers into the Chapel. No wonder they were looking a little worn out! Thanks to the time and talents of our volunteers the chapel deck has been given new life so the next generation of campers can run inside to worship Jesus together.
But the most significant changes at Camp can’t be photographed because they happened in people’s hearts. Families arrived at family camps feeling cautious because of obvious Covid-19 public health concerns. But each week both adults and kids came alive with joy as they encountered Jesus through safe community activities. Teenagers had so much fun in our overnight camps and were reminded that Jesus still loves them and goes with them into their future. Individual summer staff joined us out of the isolation of the past 1.5 years to form a beautiful community of service.
The Bible is filled with dramatic “Before and After” stories where something or someone encounters the living God and moves from brokenness to restoration. We believe He is still at work in the church today and can’t wait to see what He’s going to do next here at Camp!