There are a lot of wonderful things that music can do for us – it can be both calming and energizing,
thought-provoking and simple, happy and sad, and all sorts of other things. Music is a significant part of
my life, as well of the lives of countless others, and one of my favourite parts of camp is the constant
song-singing and rhythm-making that we take part in.
For as many times as I’ve been sitting around a campfire hearing a song be sung, it’s a bit surprising that
I will still get chills once in a while – it’s a unique experience you won’t get in too many places
nowadays. And music isn’t just limited to being at campfires either – it’s everywhere! We sing in chapel,
at mealtimes, during FLASH, before going to bed, and simply whenever our energy compels us to do so!
I have the chance to use my guitar at least once a day at camp if I seek the opportunity, and it can be a
fair bit more on some days! The music of Kintail is one of the things I miss the most when I’m away from
camp for a while. I genuinely think that there’s something special about singing together that brings a
group closer to each other, and that the joyful songs heard all around Kintail are no small contributor to
the fantastic sense of community that we’ve been blessed to have at camp.
Keep on singing friends!