attended Surf N' Sand for four years. I also went to the Junior and
the Chi-Rho Camps that are for this local area. The local area is in
the Pacific North West and we have had people go to these camps from
Washington, California, and also Scotland. But most people come from
Oregon since that is where the camp is held at.
N' Sand is a camp that is here to let teens like myself learn more
about god and to become closer with him. I learned much while
attending these camps. Some of the stuff I have learned are simple
ways to commune with god to the more intense on asking god to help
with the problems of every day life.
benefits of the camps are the relationships that you build between
the camps and the counselors and more important, the relationships
between all the campers. The people that I have met at these camp
still talk to each other and do stuff together. Others may have
already known each other before they went to the camps, but when
they got to camp and spent a week living in closer proximity and
learning more about themselves and their peers they learn and become
closer to those people that they have already known and those that
they did not know. I have met people at camp that live only 20-30
minutes from where I lived and do stuff with them now. If we had not
attended camp then we never probably would have met.
camp is fun and exciting as well. Every night there was a group game
where the entire camp participated. There are also the small groups
where you learn the most about each other. The small groups met
normally about twice a day and talk about the topic of the day
relating it to every day life.
is lots of singing normally at many times of the day along with
other times of worship. We got together to worship once a night
every night of the week and had an hour service with singing. We did
not sing hymns but more contemporary songs.