By Ashley Cameron
Campers and counselors are some of the many characters that make up Shrine Mont Camps every summer. These camps wouldn’t function without any one of them. We’ve asked them to #ShoutIt from the mountain what they love about Shrine Mont Camps, what causes them joy, what brings them back year after year, and where they see God on the mountain. These are the characters of camp.
“We all have a community of awesome people who care about each other. I’ve learned a lot about faith and community and worshiping God in so many different ways than you normally would. The thing that makes it special to me is just that it’s secluded from the outside world. You get to be your own person for once and you don’t have to represent someone you don’t want to be.”
“In chaplain’s time, I’ve learned how important your identity is to you and how unique you are. Also, how you can relate to other people. When I go home, I’m just going to try to boost my identity and figure out who I am, basically.”
How has being a counselor impacted your own faith?
“It has changed so much. It is so spiritual here. Everyone is so loving and so caring. It is like one big family. Spiritually it has helped me build my own faith up. And I’ve just loved every minute of it.”
Spreading the good news of Shrine Mont Camps into the Valley of the World.
The View from the Mountain is written by a rotating cast of staff writers and contributors.