We talk a lot about the things that we want our campers to learn: skill-building, self-confidence, leadership skills, and relationships with others and God. But what do campers and alumnae say that they learned? Read below to see what they told us!
From our Facebook poll:
Beth Murphy: Too many to list!! One thing that sticks with me – not to worry about what others think of me. I’m free to be the person God created me to be!
Jocelyn Duersteler: I went to Cedarbrook for 2 years during high school. In the time I was there I not only learned things about different hobbies like the craft cabin or horseback riding. I learned a lot about myself. I learned that I didn’t need to be so hard on myself all the time and that sometimes things will take a different turn than I expected. I also learned that I can’t control every aspect in my life and that’s okay. I can sit back and let life flow how it needs to. Going to this camp gave me a sense of clarity and peace something I hadn’t felt in awhile. It gave me memories and friends that will last forever.
Colleen “Kiska” Heinze: Summer camp taught me how to cultivate my personal walk with my Savior through morning watch.
Jean “Todd” Henderson: Camp taught me that I needed Jesus Christ as my Savior. It was not enough that I knew about Him from going to church since I was a baby. It was not enough that I went to Pioneer Girls, Sunday School, Jr. Choir and youth group. I was a first-year counselor (I knew skills because I passed CIT [now CILT]) and the Holy Spirit pursued me the first three weeks of counseling. At the campfire during the 12th session I bowed my head and asked Christ into my heart. Everything changed. I found peace that only the Savior can give. That was July 30, 1968, one month after my 18th Birthday. His peace continues through good times and hard times. Looking forward to eternity with Him.
grannyagogo: Some girl named Tara taught me to whistle with two fingers…loud. My mom was not thrilled. More important life skills were canoeing, sailing, cooking on a fire, and walking with God.
em_264: Camp Cedarbrook taught me more about God and what it means to have a relationship with him. I also learned to be a better person. God is really encouraging and helpful to guide others in the right direction. I also learned how to shoot a rifle.