By Greg Deekens
St. Elizabeth’s camp wrapped up its 15th year on the mountain with tradition and grace that lives on in all of our hearts for the rest of the year. While only four days long, the concluding impact is just as profound as a 10 day long camp. St. Elizabeth’s runs as every other camp at Shrine Mont with the same unconditional love for all. Each volunteer counselor is commissioned and matched with a buddy camper. Each day is met with morning rotations. Everything from games at the happy pavilion, art time in the Dear Francis, chaplain’s time with Ellen & canoeing on the lakefront. All camps have amazing “evening programs” and St. Elizabeth’s is no exception. Each buddy enjoyed dancing in silly clothes, a relaxed movie night, and a fantastic talent show, all while being able to squeeze in an afternoon adventure on a hayride on the last full day. From the very beginning with the commissioning service of the volunteer staff, it is clear from buddies to volunteers, St. Elizabeth’s Camp is truly a slice of God’s Heavenly Kingdom.
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