Quote of the Day: Joy is Peace dancing. Peace is Joy at rest. Words shared in community at Mount Carmel Camp on the waters of Lake Carlos in central Minnesota.
Here’s our new friend, Feyat, from the Cameroon, popping corn, as he said it during canteen.
Mount Carmel is a Christian camp/retreat center that has been part of my family’s summer since I was four years old. My mom came here for the first time when she was 10 with her parents for a family camp experience in a Christian community. In the morning, we listen to speakers while the children have Bible school with camp counselors. In the afternoons, we enjoy all the beauty of God’s creation in and around the camp. In the evening, we have a worship service, games for the kids, extras like a talent show, classical recital and, of course, campfires!
Families gathered here to reunite for a week of fellowship and fun. Old friends met up, some finding each other the same week year after year to camp together, and new friends are made.
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What state is that camp in? Looks like fun! :O)
LOVE your tie-dye!
We spent summers at Family Camp in Green Lake, Wisconsin. Still go, through it’s not the same w/o kids, who cannot shake off work and new family responsibilities.
Hundreds of gorgeous acres, prayer towers, night walks with bats and owls. Swims in Wisconsin’s deepest natural lake.
A place to be safe in His hands. And revel in His beautiful creation.
Thanks for taking me back, if even for a flash…
You pics and words bring back all kinds of nostalgia for me. I remember lots of great family camp experiences in my childhood, and working at a camp while in college (art and crafts director!).
Unfortunately, I married a city boy who can barely be convinced to take day-hikes, let alone sleep out in nature. Sigh.
What a wonderful family tradition! I love those family moments you can look forward to all year long. 🙂
Mary, I’m happy to say I have had the privilege of experiencing just a little of this beautiful camp with my children, thanks to you. I wish I could have joined you this year — I’m hoping for a chance next time. Either way, I am so glad you’ve continued to keep this wonderful tradition alive for your boys, and you, too. It’s a little piece of the world where God speaks a little more clearly, perhaps, in part because His gift of nature is so evident and bountiful.
I hope the return wasn’t too difficult. 🙂
See you soon!
Look at you go photographer!
Mary, have my first author guest at my place today and would LOVE you to drop by and say hi if you have time.
Who is it?
summer camps are the greatest. It’s so neat that this particular camp is a family tradition.