Another great summer is at an end. St. George's closed on Sunday, Art Camp on Monday, the last two camps on the Mountain. It seems like an eternity since staff week began, but it was less than two months ago (June 20) that we posted the article about Susan Daughtry's chaplain's time with the camp staff. This is kind of the way things go at camp: fast and slow. Every day seems so full, friendships and bonds are made in a day that would take months to form in the "real world." But then it's over and you wonder how it all could have gone so quickly.
Always taking our cues from camp, The View from the Mountain is closing up shop for the summer as well. There's so much more left to write, topics to cover, camps to lift up. But the blog shares camp's good fortune: There will be a next summer. More songs to teach, more games to play, more plays to perform. The same North Mountain will be there for campers to conquer. More lives to transform and transfigure. In John, Jesus says, "A little while, and you will no longer see me, and again a little while, and you will see me," and so it is with camp. But in the mean time, in the Valley of the World, all of us who came to camp will do our best to seek and to see Him, to look for and to recreate the love we experienced.
We leave you with a look back at some of our (and hopefully your) favorite articles from the summer.
The View from the Mountain Staff
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.