When we all look back on the summer of 2020, it will be remembered for many things, including the impact COVID-19 has had on our daily lives. And Warner Camp is no exception. We have been, and as fall approaches, continue to be impacted by this new reality. But even amid this new adventure, as a staff and board we were hoping and praying that Warner Camp would still be able to “Do Camp”. We know the value of getting families and young people outdoors into God’s creation, of spending time with committed Christian staff, and the importance of sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ in a unique environment. Therefore, scenarios were discussed, and summer staff lined up to be hired in “waves” … And on the quiet afternoon of June 12th, Michigan camps were given the green light to proceed with overnight camping programs. Procedures were adopted, plans were finalized, safety protocols put in place, and most importantly people and partners were asked to pray for Warner Camp.
The results – July was a full month of food, fun, and fellowship! More than 100 families came for Camp Meeting, and 187 young people grades 3rd through 12th joined us for a week of camp. Words cannot describe how blessed we feel for having the privilege to offer camp. To help give you an idea of what took place at Warner Camp, take a few minutes to view this video.
Yes, the Lord has done great things for us … we are glad!
At Warner Memorial Camp, young people have the mental room to consider some of the most important issues of life. This break from the craziness of their regular routine allows campers to think about their future, to evaluate unhealthy patterns, and to discover the truth that God loves them and has an amazing plan for their lives.