Greetings from the Waterfront!
We (Cara and Beth) would like to thank everyone who came to camp this summer. We had a wonderful time with you on the waterfront. Our hope is that everyone who went swimming and boating had a fabulous experience. We would like to acknowledge the counselors and youth leaders who helped us make the waterfront a much safer place. You were awesome!
The two of us have been on staff together for seven years now. Cara has been a lifeguard the entire time and Beth joined the waterfront after doing arts and crafts for a few summers. People often wonder what keeps pulling us back to Mechuwana. Some may think it is the tall, beautiful trees or the great swimming, but there is something else that whispers to us in the dead of winter. It's the Mechuwana Magic! Even though camp is breathtaking in its surroundings, the Spirit and the people of Mechuwana are what make it so special. In our time of being on staff, we have seen campers learn to swim, make strong friendships, and find out more about themselves and God. Some of these campers have even grown up to be on staff! We are very proud and thankful to have been a part of a ministry that is so loving and accepting. No camper is ever turned away because of financial difficulties. Not only do people volunteer their time, but many make it possible to give children the experience of Mechuwana by sponsoring them through camper scholarships. Thank you!
Speaking of giving of their times, the missions crews have given us quite the gift this summer. When we moved to camp in June, the chapel was just a foundation. In a matter of days the ever-faithful New Jersey crew started lifting the walls, and the dedication to building the new chapel spread throughout the rest of the mission teams. In fact, we often saw Norm scrambling to get more supplies because they were working so fast.
At the end of the summer, another group of long-time returners from Massachusetts put up insulation and built a porch! Mechuwana truly needed a sacred place of worship that could be used year-round. Since the chapel was built by volunteers who understand its importance, it has become all the more special. Thank you to our missions crews!
We hope each and everyone of you have a wonderful winter. Rallies and winter camps are great ways to connect with good camp friends. Email Beth Dimond for more information.
We'll miss you!Love,
Beth Libby and Cara Anderman PS- Just keep swimming...swimming...swimming...