Camp has been in my life since I was six years old. Each summer I learned more about myself, the world and God through being in the outdoors with new friends and role models. I can’t even begin to explain how much I learned from the simple things, like the warmth of a fire or the sound of a canoe gliding across the water. I found myself at camp, along with the other children my age who sought to find their place. Being a camper inspired me to seek God in places I often overlooked, and to keep going when I challenged the impossible.
Although I’m not exactly a champion runner, I will be running the lane on June 10th so other kids can know the love and joy camp brings. I want them to be able to not stop talking about their new friends and counsellors the whole ride home. I want them to be able to dream, and learn about the wondrous love God has for them. I want them to be able to grow in the amazing Christian community camp is. It may take me the whole day, but I’ll cross the finish line with a smile from ear to ear when I know more kids can experience the wonders of camp and have it shape their life in the way it’s shaped mine.
Holly “Zucchini” Boyne.